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Avenging Spider-Woman

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

BIC of the Spider-Woman. Jessica Drew taught me how to draw. Sort of, but not really. I have loved Spider-Woman since her Saturday morning cartoon. That's right, kiddies, before she kicked it with the Avengers, Spider-Woman had a Saturday morning cartoon/marketing tool. But, it really blew my mind! From her infamous mane of gorgeous, raven hair to her mesmerizingly red, skin tight outfit, watching Jessica Drew solve crimes sure beat the crap out of putting up with that old wind bag Jessica Fletcher over on Murder, She Wrote.


Needless to say, I was thrilled to see Joe Madurieria's version of her in Marvel's new Avenging Spider-Man series written entertainingly by Zeb Wells.

When she was originally incorporated in the comics, she would sometimes be featured with a skull cap, a la her male counterpart, Spider-Man, hiding her gorgeous, long locks. This would never satisfy my young "Type A" personality and penchant for all things glam. Thus, I would take a black BIC ball point pen and fill in Spider-Woman's hair that was "supposed" to be there. Hence, my first comic book art work.

 

 


 

 

Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the '70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael's first published book, Homo-Hero's Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the "Divas and Lassoes" panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his "underground" status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!

 

Last modified on Friday, 21 June 2013 01:34