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    Will Meugniot - Marvel Comics Christmas TV Special Concept Art (New World Entertainment, 1990s). The nefarious supervillain Dr. Doom kidnaps Santa and it's up to a cadre of Marvel Comics' superheroes to come to the rescue and bring Doom to justice. This was the premise of a proposed holiday television special dreamed up by the great Stan Lee (1922 - 2018) for New World Entertainment in the early '90s. Noted comic artist Will Meugniot was tasked with creating this one-of-a-kind promotional concept art as a visual to pitch the idea to studio execs. The artwork includes a collection of some of Marvel's best known characters mixed with a few of the more obscure. Captain America, Hulk and Spider-Man lead the pack, with the Fantastic Four, Cyclops, Silver Surfer, and Thor close behind. Off in the distance are Dr. Strange, Vision, Sub-Mariner, Daredevil, and Tigra. This is, to our knowledge, the first time Vision and Tigra were considered for an animated role. It's a remarkably eclectic crowd that has mobilized in Santa's defense. The character art is rendered on acetate overlays with the black line art printed on front and the colors meticulously hand-painted on back. It is presented over its original background, hand-painted in gouache on illustration board. The space above was to carry the headline "Join Your Favorite Marvel Superheroes As They Team Up to Save Christmas from Dr. Doom!" A similar image created from Mr. Meugniot's original pencil art for this piece was featured on the January 2019 cover of Alter Ego Magazine. The character artwork measures 17" x 17" over a 24" x 20" hand-painted background and the acetate is held in place with clear tape. It's a large and impressive composition. The TV special never made it to production, making this artwork a true lost Marvel treasure. The piece comes with a letter of provenance from the former owner. The piece exhibits some small scratches, edge wear and glue or wax residue over Dr. Doom's cape; otherwise, condition is Very Good.

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