I knew there was an Indian version of him, but hadn't researched it too well. And I knew nothing of Hanuman. If you think about it, the idea of a spider monkey is blatantly obvious. I'm sure a trillion people have thought about it before. Still doesn't make it any less appealing as a concept, though.
Funny you should mention lemurs. I'm trying to find more ringtailed animals to fill in for the rest of Earth's Green Lanterns. So far I have ringtailed lemur, ringtail cat, red panda, civet and ringtail coati. Now I just havta figure out which one fits which. Of course, Alan Scott hasta be a Red Panda.
Marvel deserves this version, so well wrought! As for animal / other versions of the Spiderman troup - - -
Aunt May: a mummy
J J Jameson: a gorilla with seriously protruding brow
Mary Jane: a pink pussycat, working on the side as a hooker
Dr. Octopus: As an octopus............
Flash: another pink pussycat, he has a secret life and is always in danger of being outed.
Green Goblin: a cross-eyed version (in green) of A.A. Milne's Tigger
Dude, I love your stuff! Tu est un ex-pat o Mexicano? Poquito curious!
Hrm... never really gave Aunt May any real thought. That aside, your comment was hilarious!
Mary Jane as a pink pussycat? I think you're thinking of Felicia Harding.
Dr. Octopus. Best animal I came up with was orangutan, with those super-long arms, and pouchy but strong looks. Plus, simian-against-simian is always fun. Thing is, I can't make him an actual octopus 'cause I made it a rule to only use mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, except in the case of alien creatures. If I included invertebrates, I'd feel under obligation to make 90% of all my furries insects, since... well, it would seem elitist of me to do otherwise and ignore the facts of the world. Also, as an industrial designer, I'd feel complied to take insane ergonomical considerations with the real world. Civilization would have to be built to accomodate all sizes, shapes, and environmental considerations. And as cool as it would be to see a city designed to accomodate intelligent whales and gnats alike, it would be too daunting for me to try it. I'm already having a hard enough time just trying to reallistically picture a world where a good percentage of the population can fly. Imagine how that would impact building design alone! Ahem. Yeah, I'm obsessive about that sort of crap.
Flash Thomson's secret life, eh? Gold!
Green Gobbo: Gah! You can't believe how much I've agonized over this one! Would you believe the best choice I've come up with so far is a green elephant riding a mechanical flying sea turtle?
And yep. Mexican. Though I'd totally vote for a country-free world if given a reasonable alternative, so clearly I'm no fan of nationalism on the whole.
that's great! how about a drawing of nightcrawler as ... a nightcrawler!
as far as other spidey characters go, any of the animal themed villains should be easy, but have you thought of doing morbius as a bat? or mysterio as a fish, with his head in a fish bowl!mary jane as a tiger? i think jameson could work as some big dog.
Whoops! Would you believe I mistook the rest of your comment for your signature, and only now noticed it?
Ahem. Anyway... Morbius as a bat? Hrm.. I'd go for something equally fitting, but a bit less obvious. Like one of those blood-drinking mockingbirds from the galapagos. Now those are seriously creepy hitchcockian bastards right there!
Mysterio as a fish in a fishbowl is a brilliant idea! Unfortunately, it came out too late. The Supermegatopia online comic already exploited the idea with Dr. Ghotti. Mysterio would haveta be something related to illusions, though there are so many animals to choose from in that aspect. Hmmm...
Mary Jane as a tiger. Totally agree with you there. Nothing else will do. Although I _did_ enjoy Four Panel Hero's rendition of her as "Mary Jane Waterbuffalo."
Someone else suggested Jameson as a dog to me. Can't remember which one. Gah! The only Spidey co-character I've got a good choice for is Electro.
Anyway, thanks for the comments, and hope ta hear some more again!