Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    John Romita Sr. Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man #1C Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy "The Kiss" Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1999). Some say the death of Gwen Stacy marked the end of the Silver Age of comics. "This was the end of innocence for comics -- it remains one of the most potent stories ever published," was Arnold Blumberg's comment in Comic Book Marketplace. It's a tragic story that fans still talk about, and the most sense-shattering deathblow in comics. After years of drawing attractive romance comics for Robert Kanigher at DC, John Romita perfected the art of love comics. This tender, alternate cover scene was based on this issue's yarn, "The Kiss." Peter Parker looks back through his photo scrapbook, and relives the special moment when he shared his first kiss with Gwen -- and laments what might have been. The image area of this gorgeous "good girl" Marvel masterwork, showcasing John Romita Sr. still at the height of his talent, measures 10" x 15". The art is in Excellent condition. John Romita signed the page at the lower right. Also included with this lot are unattached Silver-Age-style title logo/masthead photostats, in case you'd like to put them on to get that 1960s feel. This gem is not just another classic ASM cover -- it's a loving memorial for Gwen Stacy and a fantastic call back to Silver Age Marvel.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,227

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide 2011
    Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 February 20 - 22 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The auction was a success! Your guidance and expertise has been so helpful.
    Doug P.,
    North Hollywood, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,696,248
    The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction
    The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $425,232