Every once and a while I get a piece that is just unique to say the least. Something odd, or a little different that is hard to describe. The other day I received a new piece from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant titled Spiderman vs Venom. It’s an animated style piece, something I normally don’t care for but there was something different about this one that really grabbed my eye. I don’t know if it’s just the concept, or the fact its suck an evil little sculpture designed to look adorably cute. Whatever it is I love it.
First off this is a very small piece. Little like you would keep on your work desk. It features Spiderman being overtaken by Venom. Overtaken to the point her it being eaten alive. Look at this close up of the faces. You can see Spidey has a big almost perfectly circled head and the white eyes are drawn overly big to give it a look of fear. He’s sticking out of Venoms overly large mouth. I love how the Venom tongue, and inside of the mouth is pink to not clash with the red in Spiderman outfit. The tongue is huge and flows down and out from the piece itself. The teeth are overly large as well. There a nice combination of white, with very faint black shading. You can see how Venoms eyes are painted on almost slanted to give him a much more sinister look.
The body on Spiderman is fantastic. It’s perfectly done to resemble the classic comic book look. Red, white, blue, and black. The red is bright, almost a candy apple. Those little spider webs are etched into the piece and painted a dark black. Even the little black spider on the front is done to match the comic, albeit with a cartoon style. You can see Spiderman feet stuck in the black goo that is Venom. I love how the right foot is covered in the goo, whereas the left is pulling out of it. You can see the black dripping pulling from the ground to the foot, as well as wrapping around the hands and part of the leg. It really looks funny, but also just cute as hell.
The back shows you how Venom has essentially swallowed Spiderman’s head and is slowly overtaking his entire body. If you notice you can see that Spidey is incredibly bright whereas Venom is done more in a dull black as opposed to say a bright or metallic black. I really like how even though this is a smaller piece, its actually 6 ½ inches is all, is so well sculpted and detailed. All the web lines look fantastic in the Spiderman outfit, and to make it better its an all resin piece as well.
This is a great little statue from Gentle Giant and if you’re a fan of Spiderman, Venom, or just different pieces in general I highly recommend picking on up. It’s a collectable piece and it looks fantastic displayed. I have mine up where all can see it, and I have to say everyone does a double take when they notice it. Go get one today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!