TShirt Tuesday Best SpiderMan Shirts

first_img Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: eleven sweet-ass shirts inspired by the wall-crawling hero who recently underwent a cinematic reboot.The Spider-ManThe thing with Spider-Man is that his costume manages to be simultaneously complicated and iconic. The web pattern on the suit is a pain in the ass to draw, but it can inspire artists to really make some cool stuff. Case in point: this unusual illustration by JoshBelden, which transforms Peter Parker into an actual eight-limbed life form. It’s both creepy and deliciously drawn, a fine tribute to a character who has received as much hassle as he has heroism.$20, buy it here.Midtown HighPeter Parker rocks a bunch of super geeky T-shirts in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but the one we craved was the official Midtown School of Science & Technology shirt. The high school that Spidey attends is just as important in the flick as all of the spandex action, and the logo for the fictional institution, ably reproduced by Vicener, pays tribute to the Atomic Age origins of Marvel in a stylish way. Now all you need is a student ID card.$20, buy it here.Feudal WebslingerRecasting iconic heroes like Spider-Man in different contexts is a fun thing for artists, and we have to give props to Figzy for their slick take on a Japanese feudal samurai Peter Parker locked in combat with an equally historical Doctor Octopus. The linework, color choices, and composition in this one are all totally on point, making for a classy superhero shirt that you could wear pretty much anywhere.$20, buy it here.E. Brock’s ElixirThe black costume era of Spider-Man is a favorite for many fans. After the events of Secret Wars saddled Peter Parker with a slick looking black & white costume, he discovered that it was actually a parasitic alien entity that bonded with him. Parker eventually managed to shake it off, but the symbiote found a new host in Eddie Brock, who became the rampaging Venom. This charming shirt from OrderedChaos takes that black goo and recasts it as an old-timey health tonic. Special props to the bubbles in the bottle mimicking Venom’s face – a nice subtle touch.$20, buy it here.Ooh YeahOne of the most memorable moments in the first Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movie is when he climbs in the ring with professional wrestler Bonesaw McGraw to make some extra cash and test his new abilities. Bonesaw was played by the in-ring legend “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and this T-shirt from westonoconnor merges a classic John Romita Spidey drawing with Savage’s iconic 80s shirt design that featured his wrap-around shades to create something truly wonderful. Snap into a radioactive Slim Jim!$20, buy it here.Venom Wants To PlayWe’re trying to keep this list Peter Parker-centric, but this Venom shirt by MiraDesigns is just so striking that it needed to find a place on the list. It takes the blobby, amorphous nature of the symbiote suit and uses it as a graphic element to form words and the shapes of Venom’s face. It’s a real eye-catcher that doesn’t look like any T-shirt we’ve ever seen.$20, buy it here.Strange Impulses From BelowTaking old comic books out of context for comedy value is a time-honored tradition in geek circles, and this T-shirt design from ronwlim does exactly that with a Steve Ditko panel featuring the tingling of the Spider Sense. We’ve always wondered exactly what Peter Parker’s danger perception actually feels like – from the art, it’s something like when your foot’s asleep, except on your head. That doesn’t sound too comfortable, but maybe he gets used to it.$20, buy it here.Where The Amazing Things AreSpider-Man’s rogues’ gallery is one of the most well-developed in comics, springing primarily from the fertile minds of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Artist TanoshiBoy re-interprets some of Peter Parker’s most deadly foes – Venom, the Lizard, the Rhino, Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin – in the style of Maurice Sendak’s classic Where The Wild Things Are. It’s a remarkable feat of visual invention that makes for a cute and charming T-shirt.$20, buy it here.The Mary JanesThe alternate universe of Spider-Gwen has proven surprisingly popular, which is good because it’s a lot of fun. Gwen Stacy got the radioactive spider bite, while Peter Parker became the Lizard and lots of other things changed as a result. When she’s not fighting crime in one of modern superhero comics’ best costumes as Spider-Gwen, Stacy plays drums in a band called the Mary Janes; their logo cribbed from Queens’ favorite sons the Ramones. Artist Ziem83 lets you represent the band in style.$20, buy it here.Michigan J. VenomI don’t know why this is cracking me up so much, but it is. This design from hellboy (presumably not the actual Hellboy) takes the Venom symbiote and attaches it to the Warner Brothers dancing and singing amphibian Michigan J. Frog. Why exactly this would be a thing that happens (especially since Warner Brothers owns DC, not Marvel) is anybody’s guess, but the image is just so ridiculous that it kills me.$20, buy it here.Italian SpidermanForeign knock-offs of American heroes are always funny, but none is quite as weird as Italian Spiderman, the Australian parody of same that was released in 2007. This shirt by faceofpuma depicts the movie’s star Franco Franchetti in full spider-duds cradling his trademark pump-action shotgun and getting ready to spring into action with his razor-sharp mustache and massive physical strength. It was made by the same minds behind the genius Danger 5, which you should watch immediately.$20, buy it here. T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Hulk ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Fortnite Shirts Stay on targetlast_img

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