Amazing Spider-Man No. 701 Cover by Steve Ditko

October 13, 2013|In General

The Amazing Spider-Man was cancelled after issue No. 700. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t picked up the book since the 70s. Black costumes, clones, brand new days and all the rest just seemed like something I wanted to avoid. But you can’t ignore Spider-Man. C’mon. He’s SPIDER-MAN. And there were a lot of great issues I have read multiple times, and will likely read again.

The pin-up below by Steve Ditko first appeared in the back of The Amazing Spider-Man 9. I thought it would make a great cover.

The Amazing Spider-Man #701 Cover by Steve Ditko

Raw scan from The Essential Spider-Man 1.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art.

Comic book logos by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

The final coloured piece. In the chill of night, at the scene of a crime, like a streak of light, he arrives just in time…