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    Alex Schomburg - Original Cover Art for Speed Comics #31 (Harvey, 1944). By 1944, despite the fierce battles being waged with Germany and Japan, America's resolve to win the "great war" was as strong as ever. The comic industry as a whole had reflected that sentiment even before America officially entered the war. The classic cover to Speed Comics #31 by Alex Schomburg magnified those feelings and has long been admired by serious collectors of Golden Age comics. Heritage is proud to present the original cover art that must have evoked patriotic outbursts as Captain Freedom, the mighty arm of the United States, carries Hitler and Hirohito through the conflict while Black Cat, Shock Gibson, and the Young Defenders fight against the tyranny of Nazism. Schomburg's skill with an ink brush is a joy to behold. Every line was methodically placed creating master compositions that accentuated the most important elements yet allowed the eye to easily move around so as to experience every little nuance of the image. Only minor use of corrective white-out intrudes upon the exciting image area. The "Speed" title stat is the original and the rest have been professionally restored. The artwork has been professionally framed and matted under glass to an overall size of 18" x 23.75" with an image area of 11" x 14.75".

    More information about Alex Schomburg, also known as Schomburg, Alex, Xela, .

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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