Original Spider-Man #49 Cover Art, by John Romita Sr., Expected to Bring $100,000+ at Heritage Auctions


DALLAS, TX.- The original 1967 cover art for Amazing Spider-Man #49, by legendary comic book artist John Romita, Sr., featuring Spidey in a seemingly impossible bind between Kraven the Hunter and the Vulture, is expected to bring $100,000+ on Aug. 17-18 in Heritage Auctions‘ Signature(r) Vintage Comics & Comic Art Auction. This is the first time this indelible cover art has ever been offered for public sale. “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.” Iconic original comic art is not only represented in mainstream offerings like Spider-Man, but also in the form of classic Underground Comix