During the 1980’s Fred Kida drew Spider-Man five days a week in newspapers across the country. He replaced John Romita senior on the Spider-Man strip and he did a hell of a job. He was the first artist I saw when I first started reading the strip. Fred passed away Wednesday April 3rd and was 93 years old. Kida was already well known in the golden age of comics penciling Airboy in the 1940s. He worked on comics and strips until 1987. Thanks to Mark Evanier’s blog for the heads up. Also here is his obit. Check out one of the images of Peter getting rejected by Mary Jane when he proposes to her. I’d forgotten that happened. I hope Marvel continues to release the newspaper strips in trade form.