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Mcfarlane Amazing Spider-Man 316 cover

Artist: Todd Mcfarlane (All)

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Title: Mcfarlane Amazing Spider-Man 316 cover
Artist: Todd Mcfarlane (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 14,757
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Favorited on CAF: 20
Comments: 89
Added to Site: 2/13/2009
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This cover was offered to me in 2004. I've had always dreamed of owning it, and frankly I knew I had to have it when I got the opportunity. This cover also represented for the first time the dilema of trying to justify a price that to me was so ridiculous that I still can't believe I paid it. Fortunately for me, nostalgia trumped fiscal responsibility that day, and I definitely do not regret my decision. I wonder if most collectors who overpay for something, do they ever have any regrets?

Anyway, two guys I have to thank in particular. Thanks to Richard Martines for being cool about letting me trade a nice Neal Adams Green Lantern cover toward the Venom cover (I had just purchased the GL cover from Richard a few months earlier). Of course, thank you Will for selling it to me!!!!

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LB Jefferies 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 2/13/2009

Hey Joe, I'll bet fiscal responsibility ends up winning in the end should you ever sell this!

Danny  Tran 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 2/13/2009

EXTRAORDINARY cover!!!!.Sneaky....What else are you holding back?(LOL).Thanks for sharing.

Nelson Animated Ink 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/13/2009

The secret is finally out. Lol. The best cover from his ASM run. Cheers! N.

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/13/2009

Incredible cover. Truly breathtaking. A piece of comics history. Thanks for sharing... at last ! I would never regret paying a crazy price for a crazy page like this one, it would be like having regrets for falling in love ;-)

Eric DLS 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/13/2009

It's funny but whenever I look see this piece (and thanks for bringing it by for me to see in person, by the way) all I can think of is the hours, and hours, and hours, of phone (and live) conversations we had about you buying it, and how much it cost, AND how you were going to come up with the money (which was incredibly resourceful and gutsy on your part, considering). I never understood why you chose to tuck this one away, because you were so happy and so proud of it when you finally got it. I mean, geez, you practically slept with the damn thing for those first few days! LOL! Anyway, it's nice to finally be able to say this in public, so here goes. CONGRATS BUDDY!!!!! =)

Matt E. 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/13/2009

One of the best covers ever!

Jason Weitzner 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/13/2009

Joe - what more can I add that I haven't already told you in person and over the phone a dozen times already... Todd made a serious error letting this one go. I know for a fact he regrets it.

Mike W 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 2/13/2009

Okay, I just finished wiping the drool from my mouth!! I agree with Eric!! This should be on the "Most Views" list for at least a decade!!! Thank you SOOOO much for sharing, Joe!!

Ken R  
Member Since 2006

Posted on 2/13/2009

A classic, legendary piece of modern comic history! But for god sakes, after all these years the least you could do is get us a high-res scan! Haha!

John Bamber 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/13/2009

Not bad.... I "suppose" I can see the attraction. "Iconic", "best of the run", "Incredible artist". Yeah, I suppose I can understand.... Now hand it over or I shoot the rabbit.....!

Jonathan Mueller 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/13/2009

A very belated CONGRATULATIONS on acquiring this, the most memorable of all of Todd's ASM Covers! Phenomenal piece... Spidey getting his butt served up to him has never looked better! Thanks for sharing Joe!~:)

J. Sid 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/14/2009

My favorite McFarlane by far

Seamus O 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 2/14/2009

11 comments the first day of posting? Yeah, I wouldn't regret paying too much for such a piece. There will be plenty of interest from here to the end of the human race. Congratulations!

F M 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/14/2009

They said it,I confirm:Best McFarlane Spidey cover ever!

Bluepop B 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/14/2009

Awesome Cover. Congrats Joe!

Enrico Niederberger 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/14/2009

hands down one of the best pieces in whole comichistory for me ! I can feel u beeing proud of it, just looking at it !

Mike K 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 2/14/2009

I just felt light headed... Nostalgic doesn't even begin to describe this cover. A big, amazing, fantastic congratulations are in order

Mike K 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 2/14/2009

Oh-- and I've only over paid for something once... And because it was something I wanted dearly. I have NO REGRETS!!

Posted on 2/14/2009

I know it happens all the time, but I find it hilarious that such an iconic Marvel cover was done on a DC board.

buzz zz 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/14/2009

You traded a Neal Adams Green Lantern cover for this????

I D  
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/14/2009

The best cover McFarlane has ever done! Not even a close second.

Ben Bressel 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 2/14/2009

the best. probably seems like a steal at today's prices :) Congrats Bro!

Lee Benaka 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/14/2009

Yes, indeed, this is very, very nice. Thanks for sharing, Joe!

Percy's  Collection 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 2/15/2009

Fantastic cover. A true Grail !!!

Timothy Finney 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 2/15/2009

I was winding down my collecting ways when this came out, but there was such a buzz about McFarlane's Spider-Man every time I hit the comic shops that I just had to check it out. Everything about this cover just screams the Toddster, from the energy of the speed lines (love those) to Venom's triumphant pose. (On a more personal note,I know that I enjoyed my sneak preview of this a while back so I think it's good that this is finally coming out into the digital light of day. Art this good should be seen. Congratulations again.

Richard Rivera 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 2/15/2009

Amazing -Pure Mcfarlane at his prime!! Congrats!!

Duane Murray 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/15/2009

sheesh

TIM TOWNSEND 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/15/2009

Dude...seriously?! Lol...youre killin' us!

Mario B. 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/16/2009

wooooooooooooow...absolut amazing !

Shawn Taniguchi 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/16/2009

Most impressive indeed. When it comes to such an incredible piece of comics history, the price is always justified. Absolutely awesome!

B B 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/17/2009

Oh so you're the one who had this 8). What can I say but I hate you! Its sweet as suger pal, congrats!

Kevin Shuley 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/18/2009

*fap* fap*fap*fap*fap*fap*

Mark Walters 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/19/2009

This was always one of my favorite McFarlane Spidey covers. I love the fact that it's on DC COMICS board. HA!

Justin Hutchinson 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 2/20/2009

HOLY F...!

Thomas V 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/21/2009

Can you actually overpay for something like this? One thing I pretty certain of is that is you decide to let it go I'm sure there are a bunch of other collectors willing to overpay even more! To see the originals I'm blown away by how truly great a comicbook illustrator Todd really was/is. He really had a clear vision of what he wanted.

Mark Warunek 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/20/2009

Just noticed you finally posted a scan of this fantastic cover. Your a very lucky man. Congrats!

Wesley L 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 6/8/2009

Just incredible. Congrats on owning perhaps the greatest ASM covers of all time!

Eric DLS 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/30/2009

Holy crap! You finally put up my scan! About fricking time! Looks way better than that sad ass digital pic you had originally! LOL! =)

E B 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/25/2009

I've been in your shoes of having to debate buying a dream piece at a price higher than I wanted to; in the end, those are the ones I've never regretted owning and trust me, you'd have regretted passing this beauty up if you had. It's a hell of a cover and you've got a spectacular collection!

Lucian Kinox 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 8/1/2009

Amazing!!!!!!

Lorenzo Fratini 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 8/5/2009

What can be possibly said about this cover? Nothing. I will stay silet, and quiet, watching. Must be stunning seen live. Congrats!

. BRAUNY 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 8/21/2009

Holy crap! Now that is a grail piece if ever there was one! Congrats!

George H 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 9/17/2009

Are you kidding me!?!?! An incredible piece of modern (or 'copper') comic history. Very powerful Venom over Spidey.

Crees Tyler 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 10/20/2009

You have the best cover ever done by Mcfarlane !!! WoooooW, this is pure art !!! I'm so jalous... ;-)

Nick Katradis 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/22/2009

Joe, an incredible cover, indeed!

Kenn Y 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/11/2010

A definitive piece of modern comic-book history; money can be earned, but gems like this come by only once so often. Congratulations!

Timothy Guerrero 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/15/2010

Madre mia! You must have it stored in a vault. God this is the best spidey cover by Mcfarlane.

Phillip K  V 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/1/2010

The single best cover from the 90s!

Arjuna Rajakumar 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/4/2010

what ever you paid for it, it is a great investment and will only go up in value

Myron  Tay 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 4/23/2010

Wow!

Jason Versaggi 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 5/27/2010

Reason #1 why life is not fair.

Peter P 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 6/4/2010

Wow I just had the crazy realisation this is the first US comic I ever bought!!! I agree with everyone, one of his best!! =)

Thomas Trout 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 6/7/2010

Why does it say DC COMICS on it???????????????????????/

aric shapiro 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/28/2010

Heat that sound??? It is my jaw dropping to the ground

Dean Abraham 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 8/2/2010

OMG wow what a cover

Anthony Carpenter 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 8/12/2010

What adams GL cover did you trade?

Daniel Cas 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 11/9/2010

I certainly hope my comment doesn't get lost in the crowd . Let's just say this; if your entire art collection were to be lost, and this were to be the only piece left, then I wouldn't feel very sorry for you. "INCREDIBLE"!

Andrew Van Embden 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/2/2010

The BEST McFarlane cover EVER !!!!! Whatever it cost you Joe, it was worth every darn cent !!!!

David C. 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 12/4/2010

the best cover by mcfarlane, congrat.... my friend

Marc Pecorella 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 2/5/2011

Beautiful cover. I remember it well......and, in terms of collectors having regrets for overpaying, well, in my case, I NEVER regret it! Hell, how do you expect to get such great stuff if you don't blackmail (not bribe!) the former owner. Great, great piece. Well worth whatever price you paid/traded to get it.

Joseph Normoyle 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/5/2011

What can be said, simply amazing!

Eric B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/21/2011

Joe, this is simply incredible. Todd was at the top of his game with this one. The envy of everyone here was worth the money. Congrats. Seriously. Congrats.

COMIC PARADISE 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/22/2011

best spidey cover ever by mcfarlane!!!

Mike B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/22/2011

Late to the party in regards to leaving a comment, this is a true gem. Huge congrats, can't stop looking at this bad boy.

Robbie  Cook 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 2/27/2011

W-O-W! Just over the top! It'll be worth triple in a few years.

Ron Sonenthal 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 3/25/2011

Can't believe I haven't commented on this. Wonderful! Best of the run. Congrats!!

Maria Coppola 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 5/19/2011

My first visit to your gallery, and I must say, simply amazing! Many strive to have one Grail piece, but here you have multiple! Beautiful, simply beautiful!

Paul Stanson 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 8/4/2011

SHEESH! This. Is. The. Best. Jealous but in a good way! :)

Patrick Dowdakin 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/22/2011

One of my favorite covers...EVER!

Rabid Ferret 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 1/8/2012

It simply doesn't get any better than this. My jealousy knows no bounds:) McFarlane perfection!

Alessandro Franzò 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/17/2012

NON PLUS ULTRA

Alex MacPhee 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/6/2012

Beautiful. OMO, Mcfarlane is the only person who has drawn venom properly. The slighty exagerrated eyes, the evil menacing gring with the teeth and the steroid pumped up body Now it has become a parody of itself with the drool, the fangs and the tongue. UGH!

D Sugar 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 7/17/2012

The good old Venom days, Congrats on this Excellent Cover!!!

Crees Tyler 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/31/2012

Simply the best ASM cover by McFarlane !!!

L. C. 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 8/14/2012

Joe, I'm sure now looking back you got a good deal for this cover after the recent auctions. You have one of the most amazing collection and yet you are so humble about everything.

Fred L. 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 9/30/2012

Just discovering your collection today for the first time. Every time I see a cover, it seems to be better than the next one. Hope you cherish them and have framed some. These beauties are not for portfolios.

j sly 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 11/11/2012

Unbelievable! You're a lucky guy! Huge Congrats!

Lionel C 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 2/14/2013

top of the line! congratulation

John Schwenk 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 3/24/2013

My all time favorite ASM cover. This is the issue that introduced me to the best artist to ever draw Spider-Man.

MARVIN  HOOVER (SPI-D-FAN) 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 1/10/2014

THE BEST SPIDEY COVER IN MY HUMBLE OPINION

MARVIN  HOOVER (SPI-D-FAN) 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 1/10/2014

THE BEST SPIDEY COVER IN MY HUMBLE OPINION

David C. 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 4/8/2014

one of the best cover of spider man never made, congratulations my friend ;)

Jonathan Mueller 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/24/2015

Updated scan looks SO nice!! Love those blue line pencils! Congrats again! Arguably Todd's best ASM cover!

Lucky Baru 
Member Since 2014

Posted on 1/7/2016

Was Todd's signature in the top corner of the page removed, signed in pencil, or was it signed in a shade of ink that doesn't show-up? It seems very faint in the scan. For me, it is Venom's hands that sell that cover and make it pop.

Paul P 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 6/7/2017

This is one of those one-of-a-kind covers that collectors (like me) only dream of. There is nothing, NOTHING!!, better than a McFarlane Venom cover.

Rick W 
Member Since 2017

Posted on 7/11/2017

Eureka indeed! You struck gold pardner!

John Nguyen 
Member Since 2016

Posted on 11/25/2017

What a holygrail to have in your collection. Congratulations!

Marc W 
Member Since 2014

Posted on 12/8/2017

Massive! Your collection is insane, biggest congrats

Greg G. 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/18/2017

Both "Amazing" and "Spectacular"! This McFarlane cover has it all! WOW!

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