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    Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia - Original Cover Art for Amazing Spider-Man #131 (Marvel, 1974). Back in the early seventies, just when it seemed like Spidey's life couldn't get worse, it did. Still reeling from the death of his girlfriend Gwen Stacy a year earlier, Spider-Man has to suffer the indignity of his Aunt May's unholy marriage to his arch nemesis, Doc Ock. This exciting and dramatic cover represents a classic example of the problem-ridden hero that has made Spider-Man so enduringly popular. Gil Kane covers are highly sought after and Spider-Man examples rarely come up for auction. Kane, along with Ditko and Romita, is considered to be a definitive Spider-Man artist. The cover is in good condition with some white-out on Spider-Man's leg and around his figure, used mostly for effect. Aunt May is a stat and her facial expression has been slightly re-worked. The stat conceals a fully rendered Aunt May with a slightly different facial expression. A stat is also missing from the prayer book in the lower right corner. The image area measures 10" x 15", pen and ink on board.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2002
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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