Amazing Spider-Man #601

Marvel ⋅ 2009

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Key Facts

Controversial cover art by J. Scott Campbell featuring Mary Jane Watson

In 2020/2021, an artist caught the attention of J. Scott Campbell after posting to Tumblr a "fixed" rendition of this cover with a less provocative Mary Jane

Campbell responded to the criticism with his own revised sketch that pointed out the weaknesses in the Tumblr artist's technique

While strongly supported by his fanbase, there was a fair amount of backlash on social media against Campbell's professional assessment of the amateur artist

Campbell's revised sketch was listed to eBay and sold for $14,700. 100% of the proceeds were donated to Fresh Artists, a charity that nurtures artistic talent in kids

Issue Details




J. Scott Campbell


Mark Waid


October 2009


RED-HEADED STRANGER: NO PLACE LIKE HOME / THE BEST VERSION OF MYSELF Prepare for the All-New, All-Deadly: DARK MARY-JANE!! Oops, sorry, that's the rest of Marvel's solicits... Actually, in this issue "Red-Headed Stranger" begins just after the surprising events of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 with Pete's love life taking a turn for the worse just as his old flame Mary Jane returns to New York City. (FINALLY!! Sheesh. What took us so long?!)

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