web confessions

The other shoe drops: here’s my version of Steve Ditko’s rejected cover for Amazing Fantasy 15, featuring Spider-Man’s historic debut. Eventually printed on the back cover of a mid-eighties publication indexing the earliest adventures of the Web-spinner, I’ll confess that I vastly prefer Mr. Ditko’s version to Mr. Kirby’s. Maybe editor Lee hedged his bets, passing on the comparatively quirky style of Ditko for Kirby’s more traditionally robust approach, but it wouldn’t have been MY call. Ah well, whatever the reason, it’s all webs under the dam now,,,