Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0 First Place Winner!

Note: After over 150 entries and weeks of judging, Project: Rooftop is proud to present the winner of this summer’s Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0 contest. I’d like to thank everyone who made this contest so successful: our iFanboy guest judges Ron, Conor and Josh; our sponsor, Flying Colors Comics & owner Joe Field; our regular contributors; and most importantly, the artists! Congrats to all of the honorable mentions and finalists… and now here’s the winner! – Chris Arrant

First Place Winner: Mike Dimayuga!


Mike Dimayuga

Total Score: 56 (Out of a possible 70 points)

Vito: 9. This is what I was talking about in Kris Anka’s design. The lack of a spider logo isn’t missed here in Mike’s because the web pattern serves as an identifier. The scarf is cool, but I can take it or leave it. The webs coming from the fingers is a huge addition, one that I wish Marvel would implement.

Josh: 8. Lose the scarf. But those web fingers? That’s some lateral thinking, and no one else in the group did anything like that. Again, the helmet is a nice touch, and while multiple eyes are hinted at, it’s subtle, and doesn’t gross me out.

Ron: 7. I kinda like the scarf. It keeps him warm and is swashbuckling in a 1920s pilot kind of style.  I too like the finger-web shooters, but I always dislike the bracelet/external webshooters.  Those should be hidden. Not a big fan of the multiple eyes but this does make it work, so I could warm up to it with this one.

Conor: 7.5. I LOVE the web fingers. Fantastic. I am of two minds on the scarf. On the one hand I’m a big fan of scarves. They are jaunty and keep you warm. On the other, it would probably get tangled up in the webbing and would be easy to yank on in battle. Again, the multiple eyes thing freaks me out, but I am willing to accept that that might just be me.

Jon: 8

Rachel: 7. I really like the general design of the bodysuit, but the red parts look more like brick than web. Bonus points for the tabi boots, which make a lot of sense for Spider-Man, since he’s all about the dexterity. Does the mask remind anyone else of one of the various Goblin iterations?

Chris A.: 9.5. Man oh man, does Mike D. draw for me or what? The cut of the suit, the vertical piping, even the buckle-less belt all add up to amazing. That helmet is amazing, but the scarf has to go.

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77 comments on “Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0 First Place Winner!
  1. I have to go with the dissenters, sadly. The helmet is too clunky and the multiple eyes feel too spooky. Looks like a member of the Spider-Man Corps.

  2. Thanks, Vanni; seeing Jeremy’s costume—and now Ilias and Ray’s—it’s pretty clear that the artists who inferred from the rules that the suit should be an in-continuity redesign and not a ground floor reinvention weren’t on the same page as the judges. But debating that kind of stuff is half the fun, and has certainly fueled the comment section!

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  4. Calvin: Plus anyone trying to argue practicality for a comic book hero needs to understand that comic books almost never follow practicality

    Thus they created this site… You can’t even call it design without function in mind. The more fantastical or impossible a world, the more you need to think things through to make it believable.

    I have to agree with Freelancer on this one, maybe there were too many submissions , not enough time, who knows… but this design although really cool isn’t something i would see under the label of marvel as the new spider man. Another iteration of manga marvel?

    Arachne came up with the black and white and the finger webs…remember? For a female version of the spider, she sure gets ripped off.

    I wear scarfs all the time, and if i’m into any action it gets tucked in or removed, even easy tear scarfs would get in the way of a guy who’s flipping and turning and avoiding all kinds of stuff. And armored shoulders with that helmet wouldn’t help with getting them arms up either…

    Loved the contest, lots of great work, lets go make some more!

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  6. I was kind of hoping for suggestions and comments. I mean, I don’t mind sharing, but I am serious about wanting some suggestions. I’m not saying that to get you to say that you like it, no, if you don’t like, then post too and tell me what you don’t like about the designs.
    Thanks.

    As for the actual winner, I don’t think the scarf or the helmet or the finger-webbing are good ideas.

  7. Fahd: It’s clear you’ve done a lot of thinking, but honestly, it’s hard to know where to start with the pencil-sketches you’ve linked. I for one would want to see something more fleshed out before I attempted to offer criticism. My $.02.

  8. Fahd:
    I was kind of hoping for suggestions and comments. I mean, I don’t mind sharing, but I am serious about wanting some suggestions. I’m not saying that to get you to say that you like it, no, if you don’t like, then post too and tell me what you don’t like about the designs. Thanks.
    As for the actual winner, I don’t think the scarf or the helmet or the finger-webbing are good ideas.

    I think you should work the design up to a colour version. At the moment, it’s pretty “sketch” stage. As a passing comment, the “legs” on the spider logo appear a bit wide and seem more like wings to me.

  9. Thanks to anyone who commented. Regardless of whether or not it is a sketch, isn’t there a lot there that can be looked-into and commented-on? This is very preliminary stuff, but looking at the others’ works, I think it would have fit right in if it was well-colored. Regardless, I am planning on working on it more. Left it so I can come with fresh ideas later. I’m still learning how to use colors and don’t have a tablet. I sent in really badly-colored versions that I did on Photoshop using a mouse.
    Check the album to see the badly colored pictures and some thoughts and drawings behind the designs
    http://s84.photobucket.com/albums/k18/Hulk432/

    hoylus:
    I think you should work the design up to a colour version. At the moment, it’s pretty “sketch” stage. As a passing comment, the “legs” on the spider logo appear a bit wide and seem more like wings to me.

    You mean all the spider legs seem like wings to you? I was leaning towards that idea since I read your comment but then I stopped thinking of wings when I saw how many legs there are.

    I found yours on Google, Jonathan. I really liked it but I thought it would be hard to tell that it is Spider-Man. Maybe partly because of the colors and the mask. It looks like something out of a high-tech military. I think this can be a great Iron Spider suit.

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