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    Al Feldstein Weird Science #12 Story Page 5 with Max Gaines Portrait on Reverse Side Original Art (EC, 1950). A great sci-fi page with a stunning hidden bonus! On the front side, you get a three-eyed alien with an alien zap-gun, but on the reverse side you get a gorgeous pure graphite very detailed 10" x 10.5" sketch of Max Gaines signed by Al Feldstein! Max was the father of EC Comics' own Bill Gaines, and was also an influential person in comic history in his own right. He pioneered the format of saddle-stitched four-color newspaper booklets that came to be known as "comic books". He was also co-publisher of American Comics, which was eventually folded into National Periodicals and eventually become DC Comics. Max Gaines took his profits from selling American Comics and founded Educational Comics, which would become known as EC Comics under his son's guidance. This vintage image of Max Gaines by Al Feldstein is quite the rare find! The comic art was created twice-up scale in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 13" x 18". There is a missing text correction paste-up in Panel 6. Toned and in Very Good condition.

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