Amazing Fantasy No. 15 Cover by Steve Ditko

For a rejected cover, it’s made its rounds over the years. Steve Ditko submitted this image, but Marvel’s then-publisher Martin Goodman rejected it. Gone was Ditko’s downward-looking POV to be replaced by an upward-looking Kirby-pencilled version.

The Ditko version was used in Marvel Tales and as a variant cover to Amazing Spider-Man #700. The lineart was published in a fanzine, and facebook acquaintance Jim McPherson supplied a scan (thanks, Jim) for me to work with.


Amazing Fantasy 15 cover by Steve Ditko

Scan from the fanzine.

Amazing Fantasy 15 cover by Steve Ditko

Cleaned-up art.

Colour by Scott Dutton

New colour.


Amazing Fantasy 15 cover by Steve Ditko

Stripping away the original branding.

Amazing Spider-Man #702

Re-created trade dress added to make Amazing Spider-Man #702.


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