Comic Review: John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artisan Edition (IDW Publishing)

Illustrator John Romita took over from Steve Ditko on the Amazing Spider-Man, changing the look of the comic. IDW has released an Artisan Edition of part of Romita’s run on […]

Illustrator John Romita took over from Steve Ditko on the Amazing Spider-Man, changing the look of the comic. IDW has released an Artisan Edition of part of Romita’s run on this amazing title. It’s 152 pages, black and white and paperback. The volume reproduces issues 67, 68, 69, 71, 75, and 84, plus additional covers. The artwork is, for the most part, reproduced directly from the original artwork done by Romita, showing corrections, comments, and the other ‘behind the scenes’ visuals of production art.

It’s a real treat to see these whole issues collected, without colour, still containing all the dialogue and panels of the original printings. Romita’s layouts and pencils are dynamic and explosive. His figures are graceful and powerful, their features so well rendered. Inker Jim Mooney does a fine inking job throughout.

IDW John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artisan Edition, Paperback $39.99 for 152 pages, 8-1/2″ x 12″

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!