“The Night Gwen Stacy Died” is a story arc of the Marvel Comics comic book series The Amazing Spider-Man 121-122 (June–July 1973), that became a watershed event in the life of the superhero Spider-Man, one of popular culture’s most enduring and recognizable fictional characters.
Superheroes has always reaching large figures of auctions, like 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. 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, trend continued.
This is a story that fans still talk about and still one of the most familiar and recognizable Spider-Man covers. It is one of John Romita Sr.’s true masterpieces, a piece of art that has only grown in popularity as Spidey’s popularity has soared in the last decade. At $287,000, this cover now sits in the top 5 highest prices ever paid publicly for an original pencil-and-ink cover. The art by John Romita Sr. represents but one of about 100 covers Romita created for Amazing Spidey, but it is, without question, his most famous.