John Romita Spider-Man #49 Cover Art Auction
When one thinks of expensive auction items, fine art, exotic jewelry and rare editions of storied books would all come to mind long before a comic book. Nonetheless, it was a very successful Heritage Comics & Comic Art Auction when John Romita’s original cover art for Spider-Man #49 sold for a whopping $167,300. Featuring Spider-Man lunging to escape from Kraven the Hunter as the Vulture hits him hard in the face, the art isn’t as iconic as some other covers, but it’s certainly an exciting piece for avid fans of the comic. Romita, who was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2002, has served as Marvel’s art director as well as penned a huge number of superheroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Punisher and Wolverine.