The Amazing Spider-Man

On the left is the original art; on the right is the final printed version.

Issue#81, cover-dated February, 1970
(Which means it was released in November, 1969.)

Cover credits:
    Pencils and Inks: John Romita [ed: That’s Sr., of course.]
    Colors: unknown
    Letters: Sam Rosen

Note that the bottom half has been redrawn. According to Comic Book Artwork:

This was to be the original cover to Amazing Spider-man #81 but Stan Lee decided he wanted the front of Spider-man to be shown leaping over the cars, so John Romita drew another bottom half for this cover, including a new Spider-Man image, and that was what was used for the published cover.

I don’t know if that’s accurate, but it sounds reasonable. Since I haven’t been able to find any other explanation, I’m gonna go with this one for now.

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