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    Dan DeCarlo Barney's Beat Comic-Strip Pilot Original Art (c. 1950s). Barney's Beat (with gagwriter Stan Lee) originated during the late 1950s in a surge of activity that found DeCarlo -- a veteran of Atlas (Marvel) Comics and a new recruit at Archie Comics -- attempting to crack the newspaper-strip market. Barney's Beat languished, but a simultaneous effort called Josie was accepted as a comic-book backup feature -- gradually evolving into Josie & the Pussycats. This embryonic example of Barney's Beat introduces some intriguing characters. The figures are pasted in place. Signed at upper right by Lee and DeCarlo. Ink over graphite on illustration board. Image area, 16" x 6". Pronounced toning and adhesive staining. Very Good condition.

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    April, 2018
    8th Sunday
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