Todd McFarlane is an artist born in Canadian, designer, writer and business man, best known for his unique work in comic books.
At the end of the 1980s and at the beginning of the 1990s, Todd McFarlane became a comic book big name due to his work on Spider-Man franchise for Marvel Comics, on which he was the artist to draw the first full appearances of the super villain called Venom.
In 1988, McFarlane united writer David Michelinie “The Amazing Spider-Man”, start with issue 298. McFarlane rendered the webbing Spider-Man with outlying more detail. While it has basically been rendered as a series of X’s between two lines, McFarlane blows up it by detailing far additional individual strands. McFarlane was also the original artist to draw the first, full appearance of Eddie Brock, the original personification of the villain Venom.
The work of McFarlane on “The Amazing Spider-Man” made him an industry superstar. In 1990, after a 28 issue run of Amazing Spider-Man, McFarlane told to the editor Jim Salicrup he had tired of drawing the stories of other people and would be leaving the book with issue No. 328 to write his own work.
Salicrup offered McFarlane a new Spider-Man book, prompting the release of a new monthly title called “Spider-Man”, which McFarlane wrote and illustrated by himself. Spider-Man No. 1 sold 2.5 million copies, mostly due to the variant covers that were used to cheer collectors into buying more than one edition. McFarlane wrote and illustrated the first 14 “Spider-Man” issues, in addition to the number 16; a lot of issues of which were crossovers with characters such as X-Force, Wolverine and Ghost Rider.
Todd McFarlane became a superstar illustrating The Amazing Spider-Man, but he changed the industry perpetually with his project: title SPIDER-MAN. McFarlane ushered Peter Parker into a determined new era and it began with Torment!
When blood washes the streets of the Big Apple, the super hero goes into the sewers to stop the homicidal storm of the Lizard. But what is driving his old friend and enemy? In addition, in the ultimate Nineties team up, Spider-Man joins X-Force to battle the inexorable Juggernaut!
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