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Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #12 "Unmasked by Doctor Octopus" Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1964)....

2013 May 16 - 18 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas #7076

 
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Auction Ended On: May 17, 2013
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Dallas, TX 75219

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Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #12 "Unmasked by Doctor Octopus" Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). Excelsior. You could hardly ask for a more action-packed Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus showdown than this "twice-up" thriller. In this early Marvel classic, Peter has the 24-hour flu when Doc Ock captures Betty Brant in hopes of luring Spider-Man into battle. As all True Believers know, Ock beats the under-the-weather web-head and unmasks him -- but everyone mistakenly believes Peter is just trying to be brave by impersonating Spidey. Once the wall-crawler has recovered, he battles through the wild animals Doc Ock has released from the zoo, to take on old six-arms himself. Stan "The Man" Lee and "Sturdy" Steve Ditko are showcased at their best for swinging' sixties melee. This ASM masterwork has an image area of 12" x 18", and aside from a glue stain in panel one left behind by a missing pasted-on lettering correction, the art is in Very Good condition.

Ditko, Steve:Steve Ditko is an American comic book artist and writer perhaps most celebrated as the co-creator of the Marvel Comics heroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Ditko also worked on the Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and the Question for Charlton Comics, as well as Hawk and Dove and the Creeper for DC. He has also self-published stories featuring Mr. A. and The Avenging World, philosophical titles thought to be inspired by Ayn Rand's Objectivism and the writings of Aristotle.. Steve Ditko (American b. 1927): An American comic book artist and writer perhaps most celebrated as the co-creator of the Marvel Comics heroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Ditko also worked on the Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and the Question for Charlton Comics, as well as Hawk and Dove and the Creeper for DC. He has also self-published stories featuring Mr. A. and The Avenging World, philosophical titles thought to be inspired by Ayn Rand's Objectivism and the writings of Aristotle.

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