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John Romita pencils and inks; cover; 1981; image size 8" x 8"
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
John Romita pencils and inks; cover; 1981; image size 8" x 8"Superb all-Romita Spidey cover from the Bubble Funnies promotional series that was originally packaged with a stick of gum, featuring a great hand to tentacle battle image from the story "In the Clutches of Doc Ock!". This is a rare opportunity to own a Spider-Man cover by one of the artists who defined the character, Romita's contribution to early Marvel comics can't be overstated, and his work on Spider-Man in particular was near and dear to him. This cover features a classic confrontation between everyone's favorite wall-crawler and one of his most iconic foes in Doctor Octopus. The artwork was drawn on an 8" x 10" piece of board which was affixed to an 11" x 17" board with recreated stats and logo, the art never had a logo or stats from the time of publication. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by Romita.
John Romita was one of the driving forces behind Marvel's Silver Age, he took up the reins on Spider-Man following the departure of Steve Ditko with issue #38. Romita's run on Spider-Man would be long and significant, introducing characters including Mary Jane Watson, the Kingpin and many others. He would be a major contributor to the entire Marvel line throughout the 1970s including designing the look of The Punisher.