Well, so I had this extra bit of time over the last two days - convinced myself to take a break from studying for medical school examinations - and I've been doing abit of digging around in the Marvel Universe. I've been an on-and-off fan of Marvel Comics. When I was a kid, it was Spiderman this, Spiderman that, and X-men pwns you, but other than that, was not a real avid collector of comics.
So last year, I got to know Jimmy, Spencer my friends who are absolutely insane about statues of super heroes, and all this great sculpting that's going on over at Statueforums. 90% of statues over there are MARVEL or DC stuff, so it's no wonder that it has rekindled a spark of interest in me, fueled by all the recent Super Hero blockbusters lining up one after another on the big screen.
Anyways, today I went to read up on the Iron Spider, and decided that DAMN, this has got to be the coolest super hero cum super hero costume in the universe.
There's quite a bit on the origins of this red gold costume, so I'll just sum it up for you, my dear reader. Basically, Peter Parker aka friendly neighbourhood Spiderman was near death, after having power malfunctions and been defeated - including having his left eye plucked out and eaten by his enemies. It was later revealed that he was merely going through a stage in metamorphosis and would later be resurrected with new powers including night vision, the ability to sense vibrations and more. In the Marvel Civil War series, Tony Stark aka Ironman built this Spiderman a new suit hence the nickname IRON SPIDER.
Among many things, this suit was made from liquid nano fibres, and was able to appear or be concealed at will. It's also equipped with 3 prominent mechanical limbs mounted on Parker's back which are able to to serve as round the corner scopes, handling of objects and was even used in combat despite Stark mentioning that they were too delicate for battle. The Iron Spider Suit also comes with a complete Geek's arsenal of audio visual amplications including UV and IR spectrums of light, emergency police/fire department scanners, carbon filters to help Spidey cope with poisonous particles and more.
On one hand, my 23 year old sense of logic is telling me that damn, I really should grow out of this stuff, but on the flip side, it's still so insanely cool that it's appealing to my inner child. Mental verdict: Iron Spider is the coolest Super Hero ever!
So I did more statue related digging, and here's an awesome Iron Spider Comiquette from Sideshow Collectibles:
If only real life is as cool as that. That's why all of us need statues to remind ourselves of that ultra cool escapade that lives on in our imagination.
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