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The Spider by genesischant The Spider by genesischant
Turn of the century Occult hero Spider-man.

Raised by his Aunty Mae and Uncle Ben, young Peter Parcoeur was lucky to have the best education available to a Negro child of his time. His uncle had fought in the war, and instilled in Peter a strong sense of honor and duty to his fellow man. When his uncle became involved in a dispute with a white business owner and refused to back down, he was murdered by a white lynch mob.

It was in this dark hour that Peter was approached by the Spider God-- who offered him great powers to protect the oppressed. The strength, agility, and cunning of a spider allowed him to become a masked vigilante devoted to bringing down the powerful and corrupt and saving the meek and innocent. Peter maintains a cover as a paperboy and runner for the powerful and pro-Democrat Dixie Bugle.
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Blah1138 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I swear to god I'm not a racist, but I didn'tknow spiderman was black
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Blah1138 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I mean like, I love this it makes more sense than the original spiderman I have nothing against it I was just pointing out
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Axe-Canabrava Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To me, Spider-Man was always the underprivileged superhero, so any redesign that makes him an actual minority feels natural to me. As if he was meant to be like that all along.
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daintynymph Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
This origin makes way more sense than "radioactive spider bite". I love Anansi, so I think this is just fantastic!
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geoisdabest Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
This version reminds me of the pulp fiction spiderman. Who also got his powers through mystical means and avenges the downtrodden. However your Spider-Man doesn't fight crime during the Great Depression.
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nemryn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Is that a parkour reference I see?
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girlgunner Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You got the Marvel Heroes. Now get to work on the villains! >:D I saw that someone else gave you an idea for the origins of the occult version of The Lizard, so I'll give you mine for the occult version of Venom; Occult Venom is an incorporeal demon, masquerading as a benevolent spirit, that attached itself to Spider while he was putting a stop to a summoning ceremony for a much more powerful demon. Having no body of it's own, Occult Venom began the long process of taking over Peter's body, slowly eating away at Peter's soul to make room for itself. Luckily Peter caught on to the demon's plans, and had Occult Venom exorcised from himself. I think you can handle things from there. c;
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genesischant Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's a good one! I'll have to remember that for future projects!
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girlgunner Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I now wish to refine the other persons' idea for Occult Lizard, this is also a chance to bring in a little Lovecraft lore into the mix. The Voodoo priestess instead of getting the attention of one the Loa, she get's the attention of something far more dangerous, the 'Father of Serpents', Yig.
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girlgunner Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I thought it was a good idea. As for Occult Eddy Brock, I'm thinking he's a power hungry white supremacist with a grudge against the Spider for helping to send him to jail for arson.Occult Venom preyed upon these feelings of greed and wrath, with a promise of power, in return for 'co-inhabitation' of Occult Brock's body.
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warman546 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
you are awesome
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genesischant Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you!
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bkno Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I wish that your Turn of the century Occult hero Spider-Man could be featured on Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, man. Me too.
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Seiberwing Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
There is nothing about this that is not awesome. The art, the backstory, the style...everything is awesome.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'd like to expound on The Spider's villains and allies at some point, there is potential there.
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Seiberwing Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
I like all the designs, but his story's the one I'm most interested in. So I'm glad!
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Nurse-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Cool! I love it!
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Celabraine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
This is amazing. I love it.

Now go get a job at Marvel and publish a book.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, man, I hope it happens!
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7outerelements Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I can imagine Anansi (wearing lemon yellow gloves) approaching a young, depressed Peter with a most interesting offer. I would love to see this as a comic, but just the concept is fantastic enough.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah! That would be most excellent.
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avatarofd00m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Now this is probably the most badass of the series so far. Awsome stuff.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
How very kind. I was a little disappointed in the lack of elaborate costume, but the concept makes up for it a bit.
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BlueTanuki Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
This is awesome
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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BlueTanuki Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
You're welcome. The concept is just great and the design is just wonderful.
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CrazyWelshGal Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
LOVE this!!! Can't wait to see more :)
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! There probably will be.
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AutumnEstuary Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Totally what I was going for, actually. You hit it on the nose.
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AutumnEstuary Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
heh, oh good. (I did think that it couldn't has possibly been an unintentional resemblance.)
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greenfrostfire Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
yay spiderman! [link]
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love this. Indian Spider-Man is cooler than ours, I think.
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greenfrostfire Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
parcoeur looks like he has general spiderman snarkyness down pat though XD
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Anansi is a trickster, after all!
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greenfrostfire Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
OH ANANSI!
of course! XD

i always think of it as the trickster spider i tend to forget in those stories anansi is a god
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Tofubeast Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
THIS. Thiiiiiis. Again, I love how you redesign all of the American Superhero guys, and how you pack so much history into their bios.

Speaking of Spidy, Japan had their own (Marvel-approved) version of Spider-Man. This Spidy, however, was a hotheaded motorcycle racer with a flying car and a giant robot. Hahah, Japan. [link]
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
YES!

And if I recall, their Spider-Man received his powers from a race of alien Spider people. I've watched a few episodes, actually. Pretty great stuff! I seem to remember them losing their financial backing early on, though-- which led to a really terrible pattern of re-using footage.
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Tofubeast Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Yeah, that's a shame. D: They should remake the Japanese Spider-Man and have Toei back it--or at least get the Kamen Rider team to work on it.

That would be AWESOME.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
More kaiju (怪獣;) always sounds awesome!
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