Thursday, October 13, 2011

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #79! Rare John Romita Sr. 1969 Color Art! The Prowler Strikes!

Wow! Sure, we've seen some great finished and preliminary comic art by the great John Romita Sr., but there exists little of his color composition work! Here we see his color scheme prelim for the front of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN # 79, from 1969! John is very unsung for his color work, including his fantastic paintings for many Marvel novel and collection covers (such as the 70s "Origins" books), but also his color design work, as seen here! This scheme served as not only a rough for the overall cover art itself, but also as directions for the final color printing of this bombastic cover, which tops an ish that features the debut of the new hero/villain, the pugnacious Prowler! Click to enlarge!

BONUS! Stare at the image below to see yet another re-imagining of the above captivating cover scene, this time from a 1975 issue of MARVEL TALES, the once-fabled Spidey reprint comic!

Above: The added Spider-Man figure was probably
whipped up by sensational Sal Buscema!

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