Project : Rooftop announced another contest last week, and I already have a few ideas for this one. I've already done a Spider-Man redesign last year when P:R took a bit of a vacation, and I'm sure I have a few more ideas more up my sleeve.
This concept was based on how Spider-Man (and most of Marvel's characters) is a silver-age character. Characters that get their powers from science (GAMMA RAYS!) instead of magic (CRAP FROM EGYPT!) and of course, the litany of personal problems that all characters have had since then. Since today's Peter Parker is growing up and no longer the angst ridden teenager, I thought it might be nice to see what he'd be like in older, vintage duds, trying to inspire the next generation of heroes like he was inspired by the generation before him. So he's a little more mature, can easily be cheerful and even patriotic out in the daylight, but can be dark and pulp noir-y at night for when he meets up with a cowardly, superstitious lot. Spidey's always been honest and truthful, and perhaps a little bit naive, so I think he fits well with a little bit of Golden Age flair.