Spider-what?

Two more critters ready for San Diego Comic-Con! I might be seven months behind on this one, but dammit, it was a REALLY good movie, and in what I considered to be a slow year for TV and movies it felt wrong if I didn’t make some characters from this one. So let’s talk about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I’ve made Spider-Man before in previous years:

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But this time I’ve added a little oinker:

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I’ll be honest, when it comes to the variations of Spider-Man featured in the movie I’d only known about Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen, and Miles Morales, and I honestly thought the other additions were created for the movie for fun. I’d never heard of Spider-Ham before, so I was even more amused to find out that not only was he a REAL character, he’s been around since 1983.

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I wasn’t going to make a little oinker without a curly tail!

The first thing that stood out about Into the Spider-Verse to me was how visually stunning it was. Love love LOVED the visual style of the 2D/3D hybrid stylization, and the little details that would occasionally revert things back to “comic book mode,” like adding sound text bubbles (I cracked up when Peter Parker threw a bagel and a “BAGEL!” sound effect bubble popped up) or having clever slow-mo shots that would make it feel like you were darting your eyes from one frame to the next. Great pacing, great moments of humor, and lots of heart. I absolutely adored it, especially when the other big comic book blockbuster release at the time was Aquaman and I was…not feeling too impressed with that one. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a breath of fresh air after that debacle (look, I love Jason Momoa as much as the next girl, but even he couldn’t save that movie), so to see something so visually unique AND with a great flow in storytelling and likeable, well-rounded characters was such a pleasant surprise for something that I knew close to nothing about. Enough that I felt like I should make some characters to drop at Comic-Con this year. 🙂

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Both Spider-Man and Spider-Ham will be ready for drops at San Diego Comic-Con in July! Find them and they’re yours to keep!

If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

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