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    Mike Zeck and Others Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8 Story Page 25 Black Costume/Venom Original Art (Marvel, 1984). This page was the big reveal teased on the cover! This is where Peter Parker actually got his spiffy new black costume. But... it's a costume with a secret! Because it very soon turns out to be alive and have its own agenda. This is the origin of the character Venom!
    The costume first appeared months earlier when characters from this series returned to the Earth. But there was no explanation for Spidey's new duds. ...Until this page seven months later!
    Oh yeah, Professor X, Captain America, Mr. Fantastic, the Hulk, and Thor are in the last panel also. But it's really all about that huge splash panel costume reveal! There were three inkers on this issue, so it is unclear which one(s) worked on this page... John Beatty, Jack Abel, and Mike Esposito. Ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". The lower corners are trimmed, and the paste-up "continued..." strip is missing. Very light toning and in Excellent condition.

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