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    Bob Montana - Original Comic Strip Art for Archie Sunday, dated 12-18-49 (Archie Comic Publications, Inc., 1949). From early in this popular strip's life ("Archie" first ran on the newspaper page in 1947), this is an excellent example of creator Bob Montana's unique style. Somewhat edgier than the better-known Dan DeCarlo version, Montana was a master of facial expressions, as is clearly seen in this strip. Measuring approximately 22" x 15.5" overall, this strip features Archie, Betty, Veronica, Miss Grundy and Principal Weatherbee, as well as a proto-Moose-type character in panels two and three. In very good condition, the title stat suffers from tape discoloration, but this is a small matter indeed. As an added bonus, the piece has been personally inscribed, "Best wishes from Bob Montana" in the first panel. This is a true piece of Americana!

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    July, 2003
    15th-20th Tuesday-Sunday
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