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    John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #72 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969). This one's been locked away in a personal collection for many years, and we're thrilled to offer it to the bidding public. While the Romita run on Spider-Man is one of the most-collected runs in comics, this cover is a bit more familiar than most as it was reprinted in Stan Lee's 1974 book Origins of Marvel Comics as the only Spidey story other than Amazing Fantasy #15. With a unique and striking costume, and a cool gimmicky gadget, the Shocker first appeared in ASM #46, two years previously. This cover art marks his second appearance. Rendered in ink over graphite on World Color Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". The corner box and logo are stat paste-ups, held on with production tape. The lower story title is hand-lettered paste-up, held on with production tape. There is a paper mask affixed over the art board to block off the correct image area. Signed by Romita Sr. in the image area, and then again on the lower margin of the mask. Toned and in Very Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2020
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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