Sunday, November 9, 2008

Double Feature: "The Spider's Web" & "The Locked Room Mystery"

The Spider's Web
Hello Pulp Friends,

Today double feature, like it was used to have a few years back in those matinee movie theaters :)

The above one is a real movie, from 1938, an attempt in putting the Spider in a real action movie. The result is something that reminds a bit the luchadores in the look (full head mask and web-ed cape ;). I decided to tribute that movie since we just recently were talking about the Spider, and that alternate look was cool and inspiring.

The next feature (below) is sadly just fruit of my imagination: I thought it would be cool to have a classic Agatha Christie mystery of the locked room murder with the Green Hornet.

Anyhow, hope you guys enjoy the features and please click on the images if you want to see them bigger :)


The Locked Room Mystery


Greg said...

Very cool, I've always had a lot of love for the old Spider movies version of his costume with the webbed cape and all, and the Green Hornet always makes me smile. Great work!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Thank you, Greg :D That Spider costume was inspiring indeed: I want to draw it some more :)


Dave_Flora said...

I've only seen the stills from the SPIDER serials, but you've done a wonderful job with that poster! I think we should have more cowled villains.)
The Agatha Christie/Green Hornet combo is a neat idea, Francesco! I'm only familiar with the Hornet through the TV series, which was actually pretty darned good!
Thanks for the treat!


rory said...

These are great, Francesco. You really know how to create a mood.

Honolulu Dogfight said...

My god these are brilliant!
You are an extremely inspiring guy Francesco.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Dave, Rory, and George: thank you so much, guys, it's the enthusiasm of pulp afecionados like you that makes this all worth :)

Cheers to you all,