Heritage Auctions is selling the original art to the cover of Spider-Man #1 by Todd McFarlane, on behalf of its owner Martin Shamus, father of Wizard Magazine’s Gareb and Steven Shamus.
In 1990, there was no bigger star in comic art than Todd McFarlane, and his “spin” on your friendly neighborhood wall crawler garnered tons of media and fan attention. Not since the days of Steve Ditko had Spider-Man looked so cool.
This cover appeared when Marvel launched its record-smashing premiere of the new title Spider-Man, in multiple variations, following McFarlane’s acclaimed run as the fan-favorite artist on Amazing Spider-Man.
Long held in a private collection, this is without a doubt, one of the most famous covers of the 90’s. This timeless Marvel masterwork has an image area of 9.75″ x 15″, and is in excellent condition. Boldly signed by Todd McFarlane in its lower border.