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Amazing Spider-Man #121 cover ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ fetches $287,000 at Heritage Auctions

Andrea Divirgilio / February 25, 2013

Rare comics associated with the Earth’s mightiest superheroes has always fetched handsome prices at the auctions, and this becomes apparent from the most expensive comic book auctions of all times, where the Tintin comic book cover fetches $1.6 million, the Amazing Spider-Man #328 Cover Art by Todd McFarlane sells for a record $657,250, and the Tintin Shooting Star artwork sold for $288,300. And now this trend continues with the sale of Spider-Man #121 Original Cover Art ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ for $287,000 as part of the Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature auction held in New York on February 21-23rd. The Seminal Spidey cover is notably regarded to be one of John Romita Sr’s true masterpieces, a piece-of-art that has only grown in popularity as Spider Man’s popularity soared in the last decade. Interestingly, the Spider-Man #121 Original Cover Art is the one that actually warned the world-wide readers the end of innocence in comics.

Amazing Spider-Man #121 cover 'The Night Gwen Stacy Died' fetches $287,000 at Heritage Auctions

Also some says that the death of Gwen Stacy marked the end of the Silver Age of Comics. The caption at the lower right of the art cover crystallizes the theme of what the auctioneer Heritage labeled as the most desirable piece of 1970sw comic art ever auctioned by them.

Notably, the dynamic art spotlights the taut suspense in a superbly unbearable manner that is who among the beloved Amazing Spider-Man cast would die.

Via: HeritageAuctions / PaulFraserCollectibles

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