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Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)
Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)This is the Silver Age equivalent of Action Comics #1: a historic, game-changing key issue that acts as a pivot point from what came before, and what came after. The creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, this radical new concept featured a passive, neurotic, everyman hero; an unusually emotionally charged origin story touching on issues of mortality and family tragedy; a worldview grounded solidly in a real, recognizable universe obviously our own; and open-ended storytelling that rewarded close attention and regular readership. This milestone has also proven to be the success story of comics investment, growing rapidly and unstoppably in value and becoming one of the few completely bulletproof investments in recent times.
This copy boasts breathtakingly crisp eye-appeal which belies it’s dark, foreboding color-scheme, sporting a cover illustration from the fertile pen of Jack “King” Kirby which will forever be etched into the minds of billions of human beings as one of the most iconic and memorable images in pop culture history. Note the beautiful, rich colors this copy has to offer: The reds on Spidey’s uniform, the mesmerizing yellows in the title graphic, and the subtle background gray that allows Spider-Man to seemingly swing right off the cover and into your living room. This book’s upward momentum shows no signs of stopping and the savvy investor would be wise to grab it while they still can. Amazing Fantasy #15 is a true collector’s item, one of the Holy Trinity of comics, and anyone who considers themselves to be a true fan of the art form needs to own a copy to complete their collection. ‘Nuff said!