Friday, July 6, 2012

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Spidey vs. the Lizard

Can't get enough of our favorite Friendly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler laying the smack-down on the Lizard, Groove-ophiles? Well then feast your eyes on this cornucopia of cavortin' covers featuring Spidey vs. the Lizard--with a few guest-stars mixed in for good measure! And, yeah, Ol' Groove's cheatin' a little by including Amazing Spider-Man #'s 44-45 in the mix--they're slightly (only by a couple'a months) pre-Groovy Age, but ish #44 is the first ish of Spidey I remember owning--and that cover (plus the cover of ish 45) definitely belong(s) in the GROOVIEST COVERS OF ALL TIME category, don'tcha think?










7 comments:

  1. Thank you,Mr Groove!
    My favourites among these are #76 & #77 by
    Mr Romita (Sr).
    /Mr Anonymous
    p.s.I like it when you cheat,Mr Groove.
    Your site,your prerogative.

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  2. I never noticed before that ish 102 says "Moribus" on the cover. Sheesh.

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  3. Loved seeing the Spidey Super Stories cover. Keep 'em comin'!

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  4. Loved Amazing Spidey #76 as a kid. Who could forget the Iguana from Peter Parker? Spidey #102- great Gil Kane art! Giant-Size #5,Man-Thing + Lizard...very cool!

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  5. Great covers, I remember the Romita covers very fondly as a boy/very young teen. Just wish you had included the Ditko cover/s? also. AAhhh great creepy memories! Not too sure I'll like the way the Lizard looks in the new movie. I'm sure the action scenes & cgi will look we'll Amazing. But the pics I've seen of the Lizard months back. He looks way too big, like left overs of the Abomination from Hulk II. YUCK! I love Romita's & Ditko Lizard!

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  6. Gotta agree with Mike Mikulovsky, the new movie Lizard looks way to bulky. I would have preferred a sleeker version, but hey they'll make him look menacing with the CGI.

    BTW I'm gonna see it next week! :)

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  7. Yes indeed, 44 and 45 were the first issues I bought as a ten year old in 1967. In fact I think I've still got them. Two of the many beautiful Spider-man covers that John Romita drew. I especially liked the one he did featuring Kraven a couple of months later.

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