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I've been looking through issues where Garney has drawn the Iron Spider suit and I noticed something I had missed before. For some reason, he draws 4 notches on the golden arm sheaths Spidey wears, and he seems to be the only artist who does this. I was trying to figure out what they were for, when I saw that he's drawn Spidey shooting webs out of them, sometimes out of all 4 at once (see issue 534)! So I was wondering, how can this be? I know Spidey's webbing is organic now, can he shoot it out of any part of his hand? Does the new suit have a mechanism that diverts it's path? Since when did his webbing become organic anyway? And how can it go through his regular costume which doesn't seem to have holes in it?
10-29-2006, 06:08 PM
Even with the organic webbing, Spidey seems to have complete control of how many strands he can shoot at a time, what direction they go, etc. I haven't noticed the way Garney's been drawing it, but it's certainly possible that the Iron armor has little "barrels" in the wrist for the webbing to shoot through. Probably more of a stylistic thing than anything else.
The regular costume must have had at least a miniscule hole in it, right around the underside of his wrist. Some artists have even drawn a tiny little barrel as he's shooting his webs, so maybe it only protruded from beneath the costume when he hit the trigger.
And Spidey has had organic webbing since the "Disassembled" crossover in Spectacular Spider-Man a year or two ago. I can't in good conscience recommend it, though.
Thanks for all the answers you provided. I'll probably check Spiderfan for a summary of that Disassembled arc.
About the webbing, I know Spidey can shoot out more than one web at a time, but they all usually come out of the same "hole." These strands were coming out of odd places, like the top of his wrist and the side and it was weird. I'll just attribute it to the suit though.
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