Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy 50th Birthday, Spider-Man!

With this week's release of The Amazing Spider-Man #692, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man celebrates his 50th anniversary at Marvel Comics. I remember when Superman turned 50 back in 1988. That didn't really bother me because, after all, my father read Superman comics when he was a boy. But Spider-Man at 50? Yeah, I'm getting old.

For his Birthday, Spider-Man is finally getting a sidekick named Alpha. That's probably a much better present than the Spider-Mobile ever was.

[Built from Vehicle power at rank 3]
Prowess 2
Coordination 3
Strength 3
Speed 4 (effectively Super-Speed 4)
Stamina 3

Binding 6 - Front-Mounted Web Launchers

Marvel Universe Wiki

The Spider-Mobile is built using the ICONS Vehicle and Chase rules found in every issue of Justice Wheels from Fainting Goat Games.

50 years. That's a helluva long time to suffer from teen angst...

Happy Birthday, Spidey!

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  1. the spider buggy was actually a big inspiration for Justice Wheels. I wracked my brain trying to find a way to do an homage that wasn't too direct of a rip-off. And failed. Glad to see you statted it up :)

  2. The best thing about Spidey's dune buggy was he never really wanted it. It probably slowed him down - dune buggies aren't very practical in NYC traffic. At least it could shoot webs. I'm going to have to do a version with the Tinkerer's modifications so it can climb walls.