What does expensive, retro comic book art look like? Well, exactly like this. Expected to bring in $100,000+ when it goes up for auction, this original 1967 cover art for Amazing Spider-Man #49, by legendary comic book artist John Romita, Sr., will soon be one man or woman's treasure. It features Spidey in a seemingly impossible bind between Kraven the Hunter and the Vulture.
On Aug. 17-18, at Heritage Auctions' Signature Vintage Comics & Comic Art Auction, this piece will be sold to the highest bidder. This will be the first time this indelible cover art has ever been offered for sale to the public.
“This cover was only John Romita Sr.'s eleventh for the title and it's simply one of his very best,” said Ed Jaster, Senior Vice President at Heritage Auctions. “It's not just a cool cover; it's a priceless piece of Silver Age Marvel lore and only the second Romita Sr. Spider-Man cover from this era we have offered to date. We're expecting some fireworks when this comes up.”