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John Romita Sr. Marvel Treasury Edition #1 "The Spectacular Spider-Man" Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1974). One of the most recognized and spectacular Spider-Man covers of the Bronze Age, this web-crawling wonder sums up the visual appeal of the dramatic, living embodiment of the World's Greatest Superhero. John Romita Sr.'s covers, highly prized by collectors, command top prices in today's original art market, and one would be hard-pressed to find a more show-stopping Spidey cover by this beloved Marvel master. With an image area measuring 11" x 17", this large-sized masterwork will certainly be the prized showpiece of any collection. The original illustration, drawn on a sheet of vellum, was affixed to another board. The logo and type are replacements; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Signed by John Romita Sr. A signed hand-written 2009 Letter of Authenticity from John Romita Sr. is also included with this fabulous lot.

Romita Sr., John:(American, b. 1930): John Romita Sr. started drawing comics after spending a year in commercial art. His first jobs were done for the Atlas group in 1949, and he drew mostly horror and romance stories, but also war, western, and crime features. After the Atlas implosion, Romita Sr. went to DC, where he drew romance stories for eight years. After that, it was back to Marvel, where he initially inked The Avengers and drew Daredevil. However, Romita Sr.'s most celebrated work was done for the Amazing Spider-Man, the feature he took over when Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko left Marvel in 1966. Under Romita Sr.'s tenure, Spider-Man became one of the comic field's most popular characters. Romita Sr. left his regular Spider-Man art chores in the early seventies to become an Art Director at Marvel in the Special Projects Department, and as Art Director for Marvel Books. In 1977, Romita Sr. briefly drew the syndicated Spider-Man newspaper comic strip. His son, John Romita Jr., is also an artist at Marvel .

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Auction Dates
May, 2013
16th-18th
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