Variant covers might be sought after by some collectors, but what about unused covers? That’s exactly what Ron Frenz recently unearthed on his personal Facebook page. Taking us back to the past, Frenz first uploaded the original covers to his and writer “The Legendary” Tom DeFalco’s controversial (and butt-kickin’) Amazing Spider-Man #279-280, also known as that time Spider-Man made Firelord eat concrete. After that, Frenz posted some rare, previously unseen proposed covers for those two issues.
The original sketches for the proposed covers are either lost to the ages or deep in the annals of some archive at Mavel (so, lost to the ages). However, Frenz apparently saved some photocopies of the sketches and has recently been revisiting them and redrawing them as an exercise. We’re pretty lucky that he’s decided to share with us some rare pieces of Spider-Man history.
They’re just pencils, so we’re getting pure, unfiltered, and unadulterated Frenz here (not knocking Joe Rubinstein, the original inker) and it looks nice. Unfortunately, Facebook’s formatting and autocompression means we won’t be seeing this in high definition, but I’m not complaining!