New SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Book Now Available - Check Out The Spider-Ham Excerpt!

New SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Book Now Available - Check Out The Spider-Ham Excerpt!

New SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Book Now Available - Check Out The Spider-Ham Excerpt!

Titan's 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse The Official Movie Special' hardback book is now available to purchase, and it'll be a hit with collectors and fans of the film! Get a sneak peek after the jump!

If you haven't seen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, you're really missing out! If you HAVE seen it, you may very well want to pick up the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse The Official Movie Special collectible hardback from Titan. It just hit retailers today, and will be a great addition to your collection, or gift for fans of the film.

The book features exclusive content, behind-the-scenes images, artwork, and information on each of the characters from the film. You can pick it up via Amazon.com by clicking here!!!

Titan was kind enough to send us an excerpt featuring none other than Spider-Ham, who was my teenager's favorite character. We've included it below, as well as text transcripts!

Production/Animation Team Thoughts Regarding Spider-Ham

JUSTIN K. THOMPSON, PRODUCTION DESIGNER: As a fan, I was so thrilled getting to include Spider-Ham in the film. He’s such a pure fan-favorite character. Making movies is hard work - no movie is easy - but on my darkest days all I need to do is see Spider-Ham, and I’m ready to go again! He is such a fun cartoon character vs. the gritty realism of Spider-Man Noir. The way they play off of each other feeds into their characters. It’s not just an excuse to do a different style, Spider-Ham is a funny character who contrasts with a guy who has a gun and is a killer. You can have them side-by-side and, just by standing together, they are a visual pun.

JOSH BEVERIDGE, SENIOR ANIMATION DIRECTOR: Spider-Ham is fantastic. We wanted him to feel like classic 2D animation like some of the projects we’ve done here at Sony Pictures Imageworks in the past. A lot of folks on the animation team have worked on movies like Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Spider-Ham is more in that vein of thinking, but we wanted to go even flatter and more exaggerated. He can do anything you can do in a classic 2D cartoon from yesteryear.

DEAN GORDON, ART DIRECTOR: Spider-Ham is from a cartoon universe. In Miles’ universe his form accepts light but doesn’t get as fully rounded and 3 dimensional as the people who live there. He looks flatter than other characters. In almost all lighting situations he has a strong white rimlight. Ham’s world look has the look of an old 2 dimensional animated cartoon.


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Spider-Ham Profile

Peter Porker, also known as Spider-Ham, is a version of Spider-Man from Larval Earth, an anthropomorphic universe. In his original series, Peter was a spider who was bitten by May Porker, an anthropomorphic pig scientist who was experimenting with an atomic hairdryer. This transformed Peter into Spider-Ham! Spider-Ham has all the same powers as Peter Parker. Created by Tom DeFalco and Mark Armstrong, Spider-Ham first appeared in a humorous one-shot parody comic book titled Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham #1 together with Captain Americat, Hulk Bunny, and Goose Rider. Spider-Ham later starred in his own his own ongoing title, Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham.

What do you think of the excerpt? How about the film? Let us know in the comments below!

About Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is currently in theaters!!!
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