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    John Romita, Sr. - Original Color Spider-Man Drawing (undated). John Romita Sr. is one of the quintessential Spider-Man artists, the man who defined the Web-Slinger for a generation of fans. This piece was discovered, unsigned in a private collection recently and, while it was strongly suspected to be the work of John Romita, we could not be sure. The piece was shown to Romita at WonderCon 2002, where he authenticated and signed it (explaining the " '02" date in the signature), and identified it as a piece he did in the late 1960s or early 1970s. He commented on the "bold, confident" line of the piece, and revealed that he also did the coloring. Unfortunately, John could not recall what the piece was done for. Romita Spider-Man art is extremely prized by collectors, with color pieces such as this being exceptionally rare. The piece measures approximately 11.5" x 17" overall, with an image area of approximately 9" x 11". There is a 1" tear in the right margin, and a heavy crease that runs across the bottom of the page, about .75" from the edge. Additionally, there are a few small spots on the page itself, near the figure. None of these defects, however, affect the art in any way. This is truly a unique and unusual piece.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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