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    Alex Raymond Jungle Jim Historic Fifth-Ever Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 2-4-34 (King Features Syndicate, 1934). Not only is this the earliest Jungle Jim strip to ever come to market, it is actually strip #5 in release! Jungle Jim was created by Alex Raymond and Don Moore as a topper for Raymond's Sunday Flash Gordon strips. Both strips were launched simultaneously on January 7th, 1934. So the notation in the top margin that this is the "top piece to Flash Gordon #5" indicates that this is only the fifth Jungle Jim strip every drawn at that point. The adventures of hunter "Jungle" Jim Bradley would go on to be chronicled in radio, film, comic books, and TV. After retiring from the role of Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller played the character in several films and TV episodes. This strip has been in a private collection for the past 25 years and we are proud to bring it to market. Alex Raymond had only been a professional artist for a few years at this point, but check out panel #5 for the clean and dynamic lines on Jim and the beauty and grace on the deadly leaping leopard! This piece is ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 25.5" x 12". Some tanning (more so on the edges), chipped corners, otherwise the image area is in Excellent condition.

    More information about Alex Raymond, also known as Raymond, Alex, Alex Raymond.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2015
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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