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    John Romita Sr. Marvel Tales #44 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973). Spider-Man is having a hot time with the Kingpin on this original cover for the reprint title. This particular issue reprinted Amazing Spider-Man #61, the original cover of which had a huge vat plummeting down toward Captain Stacy and Gwen Stacy. No doubt it would have been too confusing to show Gwen here, since Spider-Man #121 featuring her death had just come out a month before this! The re-do also benefits from the menace of the Kingpin who was not shown the first time around. Ink over blue pencil on Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". The title and text are paste-up elements. Faint toning, stains, adhesive residue on the bottom right border, and whiteout. In Very Good condition. Accompanied by a copy of the issue.

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    Edit 7/3: Removed an incorrect inking attribution.

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