Dig John Romita’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 Cover

A variant by the greatest Spidey artist of them all…

You’re going to be seeing a lot of Superman coverage over the next couple of weeks what with Action Comics #1000 due 4/18. (Especially here. More on that soon.)

But next month, Spider-Man will take center stage with the release of Amazing Spider-Man #800, featuring the climactic battle between Spidey and his ultimate bete noire, Norman Osborn, as writer Dan Slott’s 10-year run heads to its conclusion.

Naturally, there’ll be a ton of variant covers for this special issue — and the most noteworthy one I’ve seen so far is this one by John Romita Sr., with colors by Richard Isanove, shown off this week by Marvel Comics:

It’s an interesting choice, and quite fitting all things considered.

You might expect a happier image for ASM #800, but ol’ Peter Parker is also defined by his melancholy side, so it’s nice to see something a little unexpected.

Either way, you have about six weeks to prepare yourself for the big issue: Amazing Spider-Man #800 is due 5/30.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Cool. So cool, actually. Interesting to see how Romita’s anatomy and a few other things have subtly changed with the times. Still Romita. The man!

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  2. He’s the best. Period.

    This is probably just an iconic image, and not one related to the book, but maybe Slott will finally retcon that “Sins Past” garbage away.

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  3. Trying to find updated info regarding the printing errors on this one. No word anywhere currently. I received news that many copies were reclaimed and destroyed by Marvel after ink burning problem marred much of the run. I have a pretty nice copy that shows only the slightest indication of the problem, which showed up as a long white streak down the left hand side of the book on the copies that were reclaimed. Of course, some people will still have copies in various states. I received advance news that this variant will be known as the “rare variant” as a result of the problem. I’m hoping mine will still rank as at least a NM-9.4, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it graded a bit lower, given the circumstances. I checked the CGC cenus, and I believe there are currently 6 copies graded 9.8, presuming I’m looking at the right book. Can anyone provide details on how many were destroyed and how many survived, overall? Even a ball park figure would be nice, as I can’t seem to garner the facts anywhere.

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