Saturday, September 1, 2012

Printer’s Proof of the Recalled Spider-Man Teaser Poster Featuring the World Trade Center

Before the tragic events of September 11, 2001 Sony Entertainment released a number of teaser posters for their upcoming Spider-Man film. The poster featured Spider-Man hanging on the side of a building with the reflection of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in his left eye. In light of the events of 9/11 Sony decided to recall these posters along with all other material using that same image, instantly making them a highly sought for commodity by collectors. Three versions of the teaser poster exist with slightly different taglines:

The North American version states “3 MAY 2002”
 The International version states “COMING 2002”
The South American version states “2002”

An even rarer version of these posters would be a printer’s proof. Before a batch of posters is printed a limited number of test posters are printed with a color chart along the left edge of the poster. Once they are given the ok the proofs are normally destroyed.

Here is an authentic printer’s proof of the highly sought for recalled Spider-Man teaser poster.

The poster has a slight tear on the left border and some white spots are noticeable near the bottom and top of the poster upon close inspection (shown in the pictures). Other minor defects are due to wear from rolling the poster. I have provided several images to help you determine the condition of the item and its authenticity for yourself. If you have trouble authenticating movie posters for yourself you can go to for help.

The poster measures approximately 28 x 40 3/4 inches.

Here are few of the reasons why I feel this poster is authentic.
1) In the original cut version of the poster there is a yellow cab that can be seen partially on the left side of the poster traveling on an overpass. In reprints of the poster this cab is usually not visible due to a difference in cropping of the image. In this printer’s proof the entirety of the cab is clearly shown as it’s an uncut version of the poster.
2) The small red text under the tagline includes the word ‘sale’. This word has been left out in reprints apparently in a move to make them more sale-able.
3) Original versions of this poster also state under the tagline, “THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED. FOR FUTURE INFO GO TO FILMRATINGS.COM”. Reprints, possibly made after a rating was given to the film, are missing this line.

If you are interested in this extremely rare movie poster of Sony Entertainment’s Spider-Man, you can find if for sale on eBay by clicking here.

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I've been a huge comic nerd for a long time. It was my dad who first introduced me to comics when I was very young. He gave me his small collection of comics at the time and ever since then I’ve continued to add to it. Over the years I have collected hundreds of comics, toy figures, and other memorabilia. And though I would really love to hang on to them, due to unfortunate circumstances I have to let them go. *sigh* So, the purpose of this blog will be mainly to showcase what I have up for sale on eBay. Most of the items will be comic related memorabilia but I also have a few other “types” of collectables that I hope to be getting rid of as well. And every once in a while in between the post of what I have for sell I may just post some of the crazy ideas that pop-up in my head which of course you can simply choose to ignore. Thanks for stopping by.