Amazing Spider-Man #50 by John Romita
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Next up is a page from the instant classic Amazing Spider-Man #50 “Spider-Man No More!” (July 1967) written by Stan Lee, penciled by John Romita & inked by Mickey DiMeo.
Although Steve Ditko gave us our first look into the life of Peter Parker & Spider-Man, John Romita’s art style really defined the later look of Spider-Man that carried into the 1970’s.
Lately Peter Parker has been facing so many troubles in his life. His aunt May is sick and he’s not around to take care of her because he’s out fighting crime as Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson is offering a bounty on Spider-Man calling him a menace to society, and the public is scared of him. On top of it all, his grades are slipping in school. He just can’t take it anymore! He has to do something.
He has to give up being Spider-Man.
Here we have an iconic image by John Romita of Peter Parker throwing away his costume and renouncing his role as Spider-Man.
– The Comic Book Critic