How This Amazing Spider-Man Cover Reinvents a Classic Formula

Marvel Comics has published literally thousands of Spider-Man comics over the years. Heck, their flagship Amazing Spider-Man series just reached issue #801 last week. When it comes to cover images, many of those comics feature variations on a familiar theme, with Spider-man swinging through the streets of New York and contorting his body in ways only a spider can. You’d think after several thousand comics that there’s nothing new any artist could possibly bring to the table in that regard. But as Russell Dauterman’s Amazing Spider-Man #801 cover shows, you’d be wrong.

Amazing Spider-Man #801 cover by Russell Dauterman. (Marvel Comics) Amazing Spider-Man #801 cover by Russell Dauterman. (Marvel Comics)

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