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    C.C. Beck Whiz Comics #52 Cover Recreation Captain Marvel Original Art with Signed Letter (1978). Beck reveals the story behind the art in an accompanying (original) typewritten letter. The artist had been responsible for some of the brightest and funniest superhero comics of the 1940s. He re-emerged during the 1970s, eager to reconnect with his signature character, Fawcett's authentic Captain Marvel, but soon grew hostile to the fatuous writing of the revived series. Still, Beck reserved the right to revisit his glory days via such paintings as this one: Taking liberties with his original 1944 cover, Beck substituted Captain Nazi and an accomplice (right) for the original's generic convicts. And, he explains in the typewritten piece, "The colors and values ... have been ... heightened." Ink and opaque watercolors over graphite on illustration board. Image area, 11" x 15.25". Excellent condition.

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