The Annotated Wacky Packages All-New Series 2 and 3



Art Stages

Real Product  - Click to Enlarge Rough Concept
David Gross came up with the name, the text, and all the visuals for this title except for the two main characters and their placement. To expedite the process in the face of a tight deadline, Gross asked Jeff Zapata to lay out the figures.
Final Painting - Click to EnlargeFinished Art
 Gross designed the wet magazine in part to mimic "Umbrella" from 1975's 13th series of Wackys. The artist had considered including send-ups of Spider-Man foes The Vulture and The Green Goblin in the background as well as Mysterio and Doctor Octopus, but time pressure prevented it.

The Topps Vault sold the finished art for "Spitter-Man" for $3,801.00 in an eBay auction which ran from July 27 - August 3, 2006.

Printed Cards

Card Front - Click to EnlargeCard Back - Click to EnlargeCard Front & Back
The card back promoted the release of ANS2 while teasing that ANS3 was "coming soon." The design of the back is similar to the layouts of the ANS2 hobby box poster and magazine ads.
Card Front - click to enlarge Card Back - click to enlarge ANS3 Card Front & Back
"Spitter-Man" is # 29 in the ANS3 base set. The Middle-Right (MR) piece of the "Bald-Aid" puzzle is found on the back.


Card Front - Click to Enlarge Defective Comics: "Unfazing Fantasy"
The cover of Amazing Fantasy #15 has been parodied frequently, and at least once in trading card form, in the 1993 Defective Comics set from Active Marketing.

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