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    Default Alien Costume/ Black Costume/ Symbiote Appreciation 2020

    I started an Eddie Brock appreciation thread, but realized there should be one for the symbiote in general, especially with Symbiote Spider-man in stores.

    It's a bit inspired that once upon a time, Marvel had a tough time getting writers for satellite books willing to write the Alien Costume Spider-Man, although they wouldn't realize it would mean their work is in print decades later.


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    I wasn't a fan at first, but I've grown to LOVE the Alien Costume:


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    My Top 3 Favorite Covers with the Alien Costume:

    1. The Amazing Spider-Man #252


    2. Marvel Super-Heroes: Secret Wars #8


    3. Web of Spider-Man #1
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    I've always liked the costume. I became familiar with it thank to Spider-Man 3 and the tv animated series. As a child, I was super into it because of how dark and gritty it was, same with Venom. As I grew up, I lost interest in Venom but not in the costume, which still is one of my favorites. I think this design gains a lot because, even when it wasn't actually the symbiote but just a black costume, it has participated in such great stories such as ASM #300, The death of Jean DeWolff, Kraven's Last Hunt, Back in Black, To have and to Hold, Renew your Vows among others. I love that the design is so simple yet so powerful
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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    My Top 3 Favorite Covers with the Alien Costume:
    Here are my faves.

    From Mike Zeck.



    From Al Milgrom in an underrated Lizard story.



    From John Byrne.


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    Charles Vess also did a fantastic mini-poster in a special.



    The images K7PV5 and I have found are classics, but does anyone have recent great alien costume images, from Back in Black or Symbiote Spider-Man or whatever?

    While looking for Marcos Martin's Peter VS the symbiote cover....



    I came across a Marcos Martin alien costume image I've never seen.


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    Awesome! I had no idea we could also post non-alien versions. Well, in that case...

    My Top 3 Faves:

    1. Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #107



    2. The Amazing Spider-Man #290



    3. Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    Charles Vess also did a fantastic mini-poster in a special.

    https://whatwouldspideydo.files.word...lin.jpg?w=1024
    Charles Vess actually did quite a few covers, as well:


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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Awesome! I had no idea we could also post non-alien versions. Well, in that case...

    My Top 3 Faves:
    It's a fair point. Visually, there isn't much of a distinction so this should be a black costume appreciation as well.

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