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Poor Spidey by MauricioAbril Poor Spidey by MauricioAbril
I suppose this is what happens when you cross fan art with social commentary. I came up with the idea for this gag illustration after watching “The Amazing Spiderman 2″ on opening weekend, but only just now got around to finishing it. It pretty much summarizes how I felt about the new franchise, the larger Marvel cinematic universe and the realities of binding contracts.

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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I happened to LOVE the last two Spider-Man films, I felt like they did an excellent job of showing the audience that the villains are people too and humanity isn't black and white but shades of grey.  
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ChanceTheHedgie15260 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You know this picture actually went through to Sony Pictures. Not sure how, but it did.
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, several people have written me to tell me that. It's crazy to think that at some point some Sony executive attached my work in an email to another Sony executive. What a world!
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:iconchancethehedgie15260:
ChanceTheHedgie15260 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Did you see Age of Ultron yet?
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yes. I'd reply in more detail but I'd hate to spoil anything for anyone reading this that hasn't seen it yet.
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:icontrex841:
Trex841 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you. :D The pic is awesome too.
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:iconlifesbrink:
lifesbrink Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Can we PLEASE get a followup picture?? Pleeeaaaasssseeeee?
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, check out what I just posted today ;)
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:icond-fenderproductions:
D-FenderProductions Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  New member Hobbyist
Thank God this isn't the case anymore.
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:iconburningmetal:
Burningmetal Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2015
I'd rather have them put Garfield's Spidey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe instead of starting from scratch. What's the point in rebooting a franchise only to rush in another one?
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The unfortunate truth I've learned working in the entertainment industry is that creative decisions are almost always at the mercy of business decisions, and business decisions don't always make sense :(
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:iconbat-el:
Bat-El Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Well, he can play with them, now...
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I know, right? So happy! Keeping my hopes up :)
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:iconmega157:
mega157 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member
Well at least it was confirmed he is now in the marvel cinematic universe with now.
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yay for Spidey! Can't wait!
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:icontroyandfriends:
TroyandFriends Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Spidey? What about the Fantastic Four and the X-Men?
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
X-Men seems to be doing well for Fox but we'll have to see about the FF.
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:iconcjmoore25:
CJMoore25 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE'S HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I know, it'll be so cool to see him on screen with the Avengers!!!
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:iconhewytoonmore:
HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
I think you should read this. www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=16033
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, yes I was so excited when I heard the news :)
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:iconhewytoonmore:
HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Maybe you should do a sequel to this picture then.
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:iconfreedomsoull:
FreedomSoull Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww o^o
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:iconsupersawson:
Supersawson Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
D`aaaww poor spidery. How come he wasn't in the movie?
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The movie rights to Spiderman are owned by Sony, so he can't be in a Disney Marvel movie unless they sell back the rights :/
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:iconsupersawson:
Supersawson Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
*sigh* oh well
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:iconlefthandedhero:
Lefthandedhero Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Accurate :)
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:iconcjmoore25:
CJMoore25 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Rumors say this may actually happen! A ray of hope shines!
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We can only dream :)
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:iconcjmoore25:
CJMoore25 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
They just better not screw up the Goblin again. He's my favorite Spidey villain!
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:iconinyuji:
InYuJi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
...Cry forever STITCH LLORA Pikachu Crying Plz Crying Mako 
poor spidey. And this is adorable by the way.
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha, I love your sprite animations! Thank you :)
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:iconinyuji:
InYuJi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
not mine, just wanted to express my immense sorrow that I share with lil' Spidey
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:iconmayksom:
Mayksom Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nice
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmunchkin-t:
munchkin-t Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
it's awesome...but at the same time...it's heartbreaking.

but seriously, brilliant work!
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :) hehe
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:icondalkrai:
Dalkrai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is so Cute!!!!!
:) (Smile) 
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hehe thank you! :)
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:iconspiderninja24:
SpiderNinja24 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Super cute! Sony can't deny that one day Spiderman WILL be an Avenger! SO SAY IT THE SPIDER OF NINJAS!
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:icongojira012:
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
F YOU SONY
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:icondarknesswolf44:
DarknessWolf44 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's so cute!
Poor little spidey!
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks! Cute and sad at the same time :) :(
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:icondarknesswolf44:
DarknessWolf44 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:) (Smile) 
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:iconrockfan448:
Rockfan448 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
AWWW This is cute and sadMeow :3 Waaaah! 
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yes I know. It makes people laugh and cry at the same time.
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:iconrockfan448:
Rockfan448 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Yeah! :)
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words, everybody! And I'm truly sorry I'm making all of you sad :( 
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:iconweasselk:
weasselK Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Too bad Spider-man and Avengers now owned by different film studiou…
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:iconcute-hedgehog:
Cute-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
LOL.
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