Project: Rooftop and Flying Colors Comics Present “Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0” Redesign Contest

He may be Marvel’s most recognizable character by far, but Spider-Man’s no slouch when it comes to costume changes. From the classic design by Steve Ditko to the black-and-white attire of the 80s and the upcoming redesign in the pages of Ultimate Comics, Spider-Man has a full closet. In the latest of Project: Rooftop’s line of of innovative costume redesign challenges, we turn to Spider-Man.

Partnering with long-time comics retailer Joe Field and Flying Colors Comics, Project: Rooftop’s “Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0” Contest gives artists, designs and fans worldwide the chance to spin a new web for Marvel’s resident wall-crawler for the world to see.

“Encouraging artists is something I’ve always enjoyed doing,” said Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord CA, president of ComicsPRO and founder of Free Comic Book Day . “I came up with some cool Spidey-related prizes and look forward to seeing all the Project: Rooftop entries!”

As usual, check our guidelines, include your name and website, and send your art as an attachment in jpg, png, or gif format to

Joining our regular P:R staff in judging these entries will be the co-founders of the comics commentary site Josh Flanagan, Conor Kilpatrick and Ron Richards. Launched in 2000, this fan-friendly comics website has become one of the key sites for comics news and criticism in recent years, with its iFanboy Pick of the Week podcast becoming the most popular comics podcast on iTunes.

The prizes for this contest, provided by Flying Colors Comics, are:

First Prize: The Spider-Man Diamond Select Maquette (retail value of $85) and a bagged copy of Ultimate Spider-Man #160.

Second Prize: Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 5 Softcover (retail value of $25) and a bagged copy of Ultimate Spider-Man #160.

Third Prize: Spider-Man: Peter Parker Essential Vol. 3 (retail value of $18) and a bagged copy of Ultimate Spider-Man #160.

Entries for “Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0” must be received by August 8, 2011.

Thanks to Paul Milligan for designing our contest logo!

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23 comments to “Project: Rooftop and Flying Colors Comics Present “Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0” Redesign Contest”
  1. Ohhhh, wait. Are we redesigning the “I’m 25 and I’ve got a pretty good job and hang at the Baxter Building” Peter, or the “I’m a teen struggling to get by working at the mall and maybe dead” Peter? Or both?

  2. Well, I for one am designing the “hanging-out-with-Ravi-Shankar phase” Peter or the “carbohydrate, sequined-jumpsuit, young-girls-in-white-cotton-panties, waking-up-in-a-pool-of-your-own-vomit, bloated-purple-dead-on-a-toilet phase” Peter…Okay, party. Bonus.

  3. YES! I might actually enter something this time. At any rate, this is going to be a great contest.

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  5. Does he really need another costume design???
    Okay, I’m gonna take a shot at this… But we could we get a P:R Round Table about his top 10 best costumes? or at least top 5? How many costumes has he had anyway?

  6. Dammit, now I have to add this to my to do list. It’s a bit intimidating cos nothing can really compare to the original costume, but he has had like 8 costumes over the past year right.

    I’ll see what I can rig up.

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  8. Spidey’s costume is a very hard one to redesgn. Mostly because it’s iconic. But also because most of the alternate costumes that have come out for him weren’t bad. Symbiote, Ben Reily, Iron Spider, the black and Green Stealth suit he jut had, Ultimate Spidey 2, etc. They all were pretty decent. So coming up with something new and original that fits is kinda daunting. I will try though.

  9. @Dedpool: I totally agree. Almost all the redesign by Marvel is pretty decent and iconic that it is really tough to come out with something new. Really wanna see what everyone will come out with. haha

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  11. Like @Lee Chen Fang said; all his costumes have been pretty iconic… but there’s always one constant; the eyes. I think the most original redesigns will be those which change the eyes. Anything else, and it’s all been done before.

    Some deviantART members have made some really cool changes to the spidey-eyes, namely Spidermangeek ( and Weidel ( Dunno if they follow PR, but I sure hope they catch wind of the “Webhead 2.0” contest.

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