Longtime readers of Best Shots know I absolutely adore the work of criminally underrated artist David LaFuente. But now that I’ve seen his cover for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16, I have even more respect for the man. Check this out:
Spider-Man, pining in a park with all the loving couples. But what’s that to his far right? Your eyes aren’t deceiving you — that’s a happy homosexual couple, moving in for a kiss. Is this a first for Marvel Comics, putting a gay kiss on a cover? For the Big Two in general? Am I wrong? I’m sure it’ll cause some hubbub among some readers, but I gotta say, just looking at the way the world works these days, it feels a little overdue. Either which way, good for LaFuente for drawing it, and good for Marvel for printing it! Rama readers, let’s start discussing this book!