Friday, March 11, 2011

Spider-Man 125! Original 1973 Comic Art! John Romita Sr.! Marvel!

ANOTHER John Romita riotous rouser! This time, it's the power-punched cover to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #125! This perfectly rendered action scene depicts Spidey in a life-and-death battle with his then-spanking-new baddie, The Man-Wolf! As usual with the work of JRSR, you get impeccable composition, shading, figure work, anatomy, and plain old Marvel-style action! Not only is this quite possibly one of the greatest covers of the Bronze Age of Comics, but it was also my first regular issue of Spider-Man, after being introduced to him thru afternoon reruns of his 1967 cartoons, and the fantastic "Rockomic" LP! What a place to start! BONUS FACT: This issue was one of two used to create the 1974 Power Records book-and-record SPIDER-MAN "Mark of the Man-Wolf" offering! Click images to enlarge!

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