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Edopunk Marvel: Spider-Man by genesischant Edopunk Marvel: Spider-Man by genesischant
Edopunk is an invented term I've been using to describe this particular sort of redesign/reimagining. It's a blanket term to better cover multiple time periods and levels of realism. In this next series I'm probably going to jump around a bit in the Marvel universe, doing major characters and personal favorites.

Spider-Man is reimagined as Tsuchigumo.

Ippei Ippaku is a struggling author/illustrator of 'kibyoushi', a popular type of printed picture book. He works for the powerful Jyuumonji-ya publishing house, the largest in Edo. Ippei's most popular work concerns the sensational exploits of the 'Tsuchigumo' (named after a monstrous spider), an outlaw-vigilante. This roguish character is famous for stealing from the wealthy and corrupt, fighting violent criminals, and visiting ladies' rooms unannounced. Ippei's boss, Jyujiro Jyuumonji, hates the masked character, but acknowledges the public's hunger for the controversial figure.

Luckily, his boss knows nothing of Ippei's other life- as the infamous spider bandit, Tsuchigumo. Ippei is actually descended from a long line of preternatural Tsuchigumo bandits, a fact that was revealed to him by his uncle on his deathbed. Swearing to use his unnatural physical prowess to save the powerless, Ippei donned a mask and trained in the use of rope-skills to easily navigate the dense urban forest of Edo. Ippei is a master of knots, acrobatics, and a wide array of esoteric rope weapons. His exciting night-life is balanced by a miserable daytime grind to meet Jyuumonji's unreasonable deadlines.
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cleitc01 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
any plans to do Venom, Carnage or any of the other Spiderman villains?
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice version of Spidey.
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Avary18 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Cooooooool
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TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOAH- Coooooooooooool. :)
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool idea!
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riderman09 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

hey, i have a idea for ya: Edopunk Marvel, Iron Fist and Power Man!

in the story power man his enemy tried to kill him using a special poison, but instead of killing him gives him skin as hard as diamonds!

and his friend; a man who uses the ancient art of Ki giving him many martial art skills, one in particular the 'Tetsu-Ken' giving him the Title, Iron Fist!

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riderman09 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
epic!
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chomiji Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Love this series so much. His little smirk here is excellent. :w00t:
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Intellectual-Soldier Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Do you plan on doing an edopunk versions of Venom, Carnage or the sinister six?

What does Jyujiro Jyuumonji look like?
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Quantum-Roberts Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is so cool. Can't wait to see what else you have planned.
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Intellectual-Soldier Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
this is most cool reimagning of Spider Man that I have ever seen!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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DrFumblez Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
...I'd totally read that.
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Blaquepsmith Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cool....
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RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Supaida-Man!
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paldipaldi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
aaaaaaaaaaaaah! this is so great!
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solomonfaust Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I love this! I can only hope there's a kabuki-style Mysterio somewhere along the pipeline. Silof needs to do some customs based on your designs, it would be awesome to see them in three dimensions
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love it! I've been meaning to include more kabuki-styled characters.
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solomonfaust Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
OH MAN I CAN'T WAIT.
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very awesome. I love the alliteration in his name, the publishing company, and above all, imagining him swinging through "the dense urban forest of Edo." VERY cool!
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Superhero alliteration is a must.
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girlgunner Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love your reimagings! And I would like to see Jyujiro Jyuumonji, too!
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:icongenesischant:
genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, a popular request, hmm. I'll probably do other characters first, but who knows?
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girlgunner Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just want to see how you handle the jolly green Jonah. Ooh! And you really need to do more villain reimaginings, how about one of Spidey's, seeing as you're already thinking about him?
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Tofubeast Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Totally would love to see Jyujiro Jyuumonji now. :D
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, if I draw a big Spider-Man specific poster with all the side characters, I'll be sure to include his scowling mug.
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome!
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
welcome!
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pappersflygplan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool! :)
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Streyfusis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
As always, i love the description.

'Famous for stealing from the wealthy and corrupt', nice little Robin Hood line there,
'Fighting violent criminals', very Spidey,
'visiting ladies' rooms unannounced', erm... What?
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Printed books of the time were often erotic in nature. During the kibyoushi's time, some began to take on a deviant political dimension as well. My Spider-Man is based on outlaw heroes of pre-modern Japan (particularly Ishikawa Goemon), and this 'Casanova'-style chicanery was pretty standard. He's an exaggerated romantic figure.
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Streyfusis Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Once again, your attention to detail and knowledge of the era staggers me.
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Seiberwing Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
You do think of everything with these--makes it more awesome.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Figuring out how to employ my Peter Parker was a trick. Newspapers were in their infancy in the Edo era, and the kibyoushi was the only thing I could find that was close, that felt like freelance newspaper photography.
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TBolt66 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
love the mask!!
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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tamanou Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Haha! I'm reminded of Marvel Mangaverse, where Peter Parker was "the last ninja of the Spider Clan!" but that's nothing negative. :) I like the "illustrated penny dreadful" equivalent as stand-in for a photographer job.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I thought 'ninja' right away, but then I considered the possibilities of a Goemon-style ninja/outlaw. Goemon isn't a shadowy assassin, but a more appropriate flashy folk hero, like Spider-Man. Best of both worlds.
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Red-Rum-18 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Hrmmm...
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmr?
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Red-Rum-18 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I ALSO came up with a Japanese-based Marvel reimagining. At first I thought you were copying me, but now I don't know what to think.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, awesome! I'll hunt it down-- is it in your gallery? What was your take on old Peter Parker?
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Red-Rum-18 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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RolandAlighieri Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is actually pretty cool
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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