If you’ve kept up with Spider-Man: Homecoming, then you know the film has a bit of a poster problem. The MCU feature garnered all sorts of jeers from fans when it debuted on meme-able theatrical poster, but Japan is trying to help fans forget about the misfire. After all, Marvel Studios did ask the illustrator of One-Punch Man to ink the film’s Japanese poster.
As you can see below, the poster does look pretty sick.
Yusuke Murata saw his stunning Spider-Man poster shared on Twitter, and fans went wild over the image. The colorful drawing is an intensely dynamic one that features both Spider-Man and the Vulture.
The villain can be seen from the top-down as he flies high above New York. The masked villain has a cracking electricity gun in hand similar to what the Shocker carries, but Spider-Man does not seem deterred. The hero is shown dangling underneath the Vulture as he holds onto his foot. Spider-Man can be seen webbing the Vulture and knocking the baddie’s weapons away as the duo climb higher above the the city’s skyline.
This is not the first time Murata has been asked to ink drawings of Spider-Man. Marvel Comics has previously hired the One-Punch Man illustrator to create cover art for Japanese editions of its Spider-Man comics. Fans have praised Murata’s take on Spider-Man for some time now, so it’s not surprising to see the artist come back to Peter Parker thanks to Marvel’s new film.
If the studio is real smart, they may just go ahead and ask the One-Punch Man illustrator to take care of al
For those unfamiliar with the One Punch Man series, here is a summary of the plot from Viz Media:
"Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on!"
The series first started as an ongoing web-comic by the author that goes by One, in early 2009. The comic went viral and so a full remake and publication of the series began in 2012 on Shueisha's Young Jump Web Comics website. Viz Media brought the manga to America in 2016 in the Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine.
One Punch's anime series was created by Madhouse and first aired in Japan in late 2015, and was dubbed for English in the summer of 2016. The anime and manga both have had huge international success and recognition since release, winning New York Times Manga's Best Sellers List, was nominated for an Eisner Award, and the anime was also featured on the popular Toonami block.