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    John Lehti Tarzan Daily Comic Strip Original Art #2921 (United Feature Syndicate, 1948). Tarzan braces to ambush a party of sacrificial guards. The tension is palpable: Lehti's propulsive composition benefits from a deep-perspective opening panel, a solid two-shot close-up, and a quick cutaway to the defiant victims. While holding true to the Tarzan likeness established by Hal Foster and Burne Hogarth, Lehti also gives the hero a slight resemblance to Johnny Weissmuller, the movies' most famous Tarzan impersonator. This is a poignant touch, inasmuch as 1948 marked Weissmuller's departure from the Hollywood series. Ink over graphite on Bristol board, with an approximate image area of 20.5" x 5.5". Handling wear and toning, with old glue stains over the caption areas; Very Good condition.

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