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    Basil Wolverton Chuck Rawjors Try-out Comic Strip #7 Original Art (circa early 1930s). It's been said that Buck Rogers would not have been the huge hit it was with newspaper strip fans, had it come out a year later. The same time it debuted, a similar, but better drawn strip, Marco of Mars, was offered (and rejected) by young artist Basil Wolverton. Here's another Science Fiction-themed attempt by Wolverton, with more of a humorous slant to the storyline. Chuck Rawjors, with its similar-sounding title, was something of a parody of Buck Rogers, and a pretty funny one at that. The art is in india and white ink on bristol, with an image area measuring approximately 18" x 4". There is a light coffee stain that runs through the last panel, and the bristol is lightly tanned; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. This is a very rare opportunity to own a piece of art from the early career of Wolverton, a cartoonist known as much for his wildly detailed humor art (like "Lena the Hyena") as for his very collectible Science Fiction work (like his 1940s comic book feature, Spacehawk).

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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