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    Basil Wolverton - Complete 8-Page "Powerhouse Pepper" Story "A Scoot for Loot" Original Art (Humorama Publications, c. 1950s). Get this straight, mate -- this ain't for the faint of heart! That wackiest of all comic characters, Powerhouse Pepper, has finally arrived at Heritage! Basil Wolverton's muscle-bound bald boy was first introduced in Joker Comics #1 (Timely, 1942), and went on to appear in a number of Timely/Marvel/Martin Goodman publications over the next 30 years. The gags fly fast in each story, and this one is no exception, with plenty of funny "eyeball kicks" on every page.
    Anyone who has ever attempted to put together a collection of Wolverton comic book art knows that finding anything can be extremely tough, but none tougher than a complete Powerhouse Pepper story. In fact, this is the first one we've encountered since Heritage began its Comics Department in 2002. This treasure has long been part of one of the largest and best collections of Wolverton art known to exist, and we're really surprised to see it -- this type of thing practically never finds its way to the marketplace! The story is one of the very few to have been reprinted in modern times; you can find it in Fantagraphics' 1994 trade paperback, Basil Wolverton's Powerhouse Pepper.
    It's known that Wolverton created his comic book page art in two sizes, and this story is done in his larger size, with a per-page image area measuring approximately 12.75" x 18.5". The art is in ink on Bristol board. The pages have a slight bit of handling along the edges, but are for the most part remarkably well preserved, and the overall condition is Excellent.
    Hey, if this eight-page prize doesn't sway you to pay, what more can we say?

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