New Spider-Man comic features cooking show sidekick
Friday 04 March 2011
In the latest adventures of Spider-Man, he takes on a sidekick from reality cooking show
Top Chef, tackles a deathtrap octopus, dodges flying blenders and has a Jay-Z and Beyoncé sighting. All in 11 pages.
While it may seem strange to see a knife-wielding Top Chef contestant share the cover with the arachno-hero Spider-Man, the collaboration is a natural one for Marvel's senior vice-president of content development C.B. Cebulski who is a hardcore foodie, points out comicsalliance.com.
Spider-Man: A Meal to Die For , features former Top Chef: Las Vegas contestant Eli Kirshtein as Spidey's heroic sous-chef. In the story, they battle the diabolical plans of villain Mysterio at a society dinner in New York. Taking place inside a kitchen set up as if for a cooking show-style competition, Kirshtein whips up a culinary meal for Peter Parker and his date Carlie using the secret ingredient - octopus - when his own Spidey senses start tingling.
What began as a Twitter friendship grew into continuous tweet exchanges about their shared passions: comic books and food, Kirshtein said. But his front cover appearance actually started out as a lark.
"C.B. and I met on Twitter and began to talk about food and comics regularly," he said in a statement. "I on a whim, almost jokingly asked if he could get me into Spider-Man. With no hesitation he said sure. It's an amazing honor to be part of the legend that is Spider-Man. It's every kid's dream!"
"The more we explore the similarities between art and food worlds, the more we've discovered certain connections between chefs and comics, especially on a creative level ," Cebulski added.
The story is written Marc Bernardin and illustrated by Mike Henderson and Ale Garza.
Chef and cookbook author Vindy Lee, who lives in Los Angeles and Indonesia, was also immortalized in a comic book through Imperium Comics. She's also a former model.
The free digital Spider-Man comic can be read here.
Life & Style blogs
Penis size study: what's 'normal' anyway?
Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
Penis size: is there a correlation with sexual satisfaction? A scientific look
Majority of UK women don't bathe or take a shower daily
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 3 Bali nine: Welcome to 'Execution Island' – the Indonesian holiday resort where foreigners are sent to die
- 4 The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
- 5 Why you're almost certainly more like your father than your mother
iJobs Food & Drink
£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Due to the consistent growth of...
£18000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity exists for an ex...
£20000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity exists for an ou...
£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The fastest growing fitness cha...