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Pit Spidey against his archenemies in Threadless design competition

Marvel and the T-shirt site Threadless have teamed up for a design competition: Create a shirt “inspired by the battle between Spider-Man and his archenemies.”

The rules spell out what you can and can’t have Spider-Man doing on the shirt:

  • Use your original artwork.
  • Characters outside of the Marvel universe are not allowed, but Spidey can do battle with any (or all) of the following villains: Dr. Octopus, Electro, Sandman, Venom, Lizard, Kraven, Green Goblin, Vulture, Rhino, and Shocker.
  • Spider-Man cannot be used on his own, but his archenemies may go solo.
  • Remember Spider-Man is a super HERO, so he always wins—and he does it without blood and guts.
  • You may not use actor likenesses or any logos in your design.
  • No political or adult content (sex, smoking, drinking, etc.) is allowed.
  • The characters cannot be represented as children or animals.

So no solo swingin’, no Spot or Stilt Man, no boozin’ it up and no Spider-Ham. Other than that, go wild. The shirts will be judged by the Threadless community, with the most popular ones going on to be printed and sold on the site.


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