Hobie Brown, aka Spider-Punk, has 2 rules: No gods, no masters. So picking him to join the Web-Warriors in the fight against the Master Planner is a no-brainer! Now Hobie must decide whether he's more Spider, or Punk!
I wanted to do a Spider-Punk episode for Web-Warriors first off because I'm a Hobie Brown fan. More so of him as the Prowler, but still, it's good to see the character get some love. And secondly, he's just such a unique character that it allowed me to get really creative with this episode. I mean, I got to do a music video! Speaking of music, I had two songs that were just made for Spider-Punk! Literally!
Here Comes Spider-Man
Surely a play on the classic line from the most well-known Spider-Man theme song, "Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man!", this song was used in promotional material for the Spider-Man Unlimited mobile game when Spider-Punk joined as a playable character! It was loud and obnoxious enough, I thought, that it would scramble some Symbiote brains!
I Am Spider-Man
Used in another and more recent mobile game, Marvel Strike Force, I Am Spider-Man was made to promote the addition of the Web-Warriors to the game. Hey, that's the name of this series! The other two characters were Ghost-Spider and Ben Reilly, and they also had in-universe songs created for them. I'll try and find some excuse to use those in a future video...
Of course nothing I do is without Easter Eggs! First is Hobie's 2 rules: No gods, no masters. That comes straight from the comics, as Spider-Punk isn't one to bend to authority. You can even hear these rules in the lyrics of I Am Spider-Man.
Spider-Punk v President Osborn
I nearly recreated this scene shot for shot from the comic. President Osborn up on a hill with his V.E.N.O.M. (Variable Engagement Near-Sensitive Organic Mesh) troops. Spider-Punk on top a giant speaker down the street. Even some of the dialogue was taken right off the page. It was the iconic origin battle, and I wanted to do it justice.
When Spider-Punk, um... relieves President Osborn of his head, I threw up a title card that says "This ain't MAX, pal!" That came straight from the comic, the words censoring the decapitation. Marvel MAX was a comic line of more mature and adult comics (Like Alias, starring Jessica Jones). They had graphic violence, strong language, and other adult themes. That's why the words doubled as a censor, letting you know that they weren't going that far. And neither am I! My videos are all-ages!
That's it for my Spider-Punk video! I love Web-Warriors, because I can break free of the narrative of Return to the Spider-Verse for just a bit and have a little fun! I hope you guys enjoyed watching this as much as I enjoyed making it. I can't wait for the next one, and I know that there are certain viewers of mine that can't either! As always, Face Front, True Believers, and I'll see you in the Multiverse!