Amazing Fantasy #15 by Lee and Ditko
I’m a little late for Steve Ditko’s birthday, but it’s never too late for art appreciation, yeah? A year ago I saw these pages of Ditko’s original art (Spider-Man’s first appearance) when they were exhibited at the Library of Congress, and they were amazing to see up close. Weirdly, the white-out on Liz Allen’s face my be my favorite detail—it’s fascinating to see how these classic pages were drawn and completed.
John Romita sketch for “Spidey Kids” proposal.
“Face it tiger…you just hit the jackpot.” That’s the first thing she said to me. I just couldn’t stop seeing her. There was nothing about her that promised to be easy, but I couldn’t keep away and I didn’t know why. And I’m kind of a scientist when I’m not — you know. Maybe that’s why she fascinated me so much, because I couldn’t explain her. This girl confused me right down to the core —I always think about my wife. Always.
Spider-Man’s Tangled Web #21, story and pencils by Darwyn Cooke.
J. Jonah Jameson: the worst boss ever, except when he pulls things like flying your wife home from where she’s been stranded in Philadelphia so you can spend Christmas together.
Love the nod to MJ’s classic “you just hit the jackpot” entrance.