Johnny Craig Collection Amazing Spiderman #121 - Death Of Gwen Stacy
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Johnny Craig Collection Amazing Spiderman #121 - Death Of Gwen Stacy:
(SC) Here’s a copy of THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN #121, dated June, 1973, published by Marvel Comics. This comic comes from the collection of JOHNNY CRAIG. Be sure to keep an eye out every week for my other sales as we continue to sell EC COMICS, SCIENCE FICTION and MONSTER MAGAZINES and fanzines from the collection of JERRY WEIST. We also sell COMIC BOOKS, EC COVER PROOFS, and VAULT KEEPER, DRUSILLA and other HORROR original art every week from the collection of Johnny Craig. Check out my photos below of the front and back covers.JOHNNY CRAIG worked for EC Comics for many years and even after EC folded, continued to buy and save other comics that appealed to him, either because of story content or the art inside. During the late 1960s Johnny returned to comics working first working for ACG and then Marvel Comics later on. During this time and later, Marvel gave Johnny a subscription to their AMAZING SPIDERMAN title and various other comics they produced. This is the famous "DEATH OF GWEN STACY!" issue in a tale called "THE NIGHT GWEN STACY DIED! Who would of thought it could ever happen, but this is the one! This issue has a subscription crease running length-wise from top to bottom in the middle of the book. Because of the sub-crease, I am grading this book as GOOD to VERY GOOD, based on the OVERSTREET standards of grading. If not for that, it would have graded in the FINE to VERY FINE range with beautiful glossy covers. Check out my photos of the front and back covers. This issue was scripted by GIL KANE, penciled by JOHN ROMITA and inked by TONY MORTELLARO. This book has always been stored in a climate-controlled condition and the paper shows no age discoloration.This comic comes with a CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY, signed by long time EC historian, collector and friend of Johnny Craig, Roger Hill. In the coming weeks we will be offering more comic books, EC cover proofs and original art on from the Craig collection. These items will be sold over the course of the next year with .Johnny Craig (1926-2001) was born in Pleasantville, New York and grew up in New York City. During his youth he was influenced by many artists, including Milton Caniff and Will Eisner. He broke into the comic’s business as an assistant working with Golden Age artist Harry Lambert and went on to become an Assistant Editor to Sheldon Mayer at All American Comics. After serving in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army during World War II, he joined up with the EC Educational Comics Company and was soon turning out covers and stories for CRIME PATROL, GUNFIGHTER, MOON GIRL and other titles. In 1950, when Bill Gaines introduced his "New Trend" series of crime and horror titles under the Entertaining Comics seal, Johnny wrote most of his own stories and contributed to CRIME SUSPENSTORIES, SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, THE HAUNT OF FEAR, THE VAULT OF HORROR and others. After the comic industry implosion of 1956, brought on by the earlier establishment of the Comics Code Association, John retired from comics and went to work for a leading commercial art studio in New York City. During the mid 1960s he free-lanced again in comics, providing mystery stories to the American Comics Group. For Marvel, he worked on IRONMAN and SUB-MARINER, and drew a BATMAN story for DC. During this period, Johnny did some of his best work for Jim Warren’s new CREEPY and EERIE comic-magazine titles. Beginning in the early 1970s, he free-lanced work to various magazines and in his spare time accepted commission work for pen and ink watercolors and oil paintings of The Vault Keeper. He also took on special assignments of painting EC cover recreations. Johnny Craig was posthumously inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame on July 15, 2005.We have tried very hard to describe this item and its condition properly, but if you have any questions just email me and I’ll get back to you ASAP. We guarantee satisfaction on all transactions.Failure to pay within seven working days will result in this item being relisted and buyer being reported to for non-payment. Check my rating if you have any doubts about my dealings. Thanks for looking and good luck to all!We accept PAYPAL. Priority postage on this item will run $5.25. If you need shipping that is quicker and don't mind paying for it, let me know and I'll see what I can do. I will combine shipping fees if you win other sales of mine. Handling time will be three days or less, depending on when payment is made. All foreign orders will be shipped by U.S. First Class International mail. We have over 30 years of packing and shipping experience and have had very few problems getting orders shipped safely to customers.