Amazing Spider-Man No. 100 Cover by Romita and Giacoia

July 24, 2021|In General

It was a time of transition. The Sixties were ending, leaving a very different world than when they’d begun. The Silver Age in comics was giving way to the Bronze. The Seventies would be a decade of experimentation in packaging for new publishers and slow decline for Marvel and DC until they worked out a different model of distribution.

On the Amazing Spider-Man, after No. 100, Stan Lee passed the writing to protégé Roy Thomas while he went away to work on a screenplay. Before he did, he summed up the first hundred issues of ASM as only he could and delivered a last-page cliffhanger worthy of a milestone issue like this one.

And it was all preamble for the following two issues that announced Thomas’ arrival with a splash.

Colour and packaging by me.

Amazing Spider-Man 100 by Marvel Comics

As published.

Amazing Spider-Man 101 and 102 by Marvel Comics

The other two issues in the trilogy.

Amazing Spider-Man 100 cover by John Romita and Frank Giacoia

Original art by John Romita and Frank Giacoia. Scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.