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    Russ Manning Star Wars Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-16-80 (L.A. Times Syndicate, 1980). Star Wars dailies rarely turn up in the marketplace and Jerry Wiest's 2011 Comic Art Price Guide notes, "unfortunately very few are available to collectors." Indeed, this is only the third example Heritage has offered to date. Russ Manning inspired innumerable sci-fi fans and creators throughout his career. Magnus, Robot Fighter was his co-creation, and in it his talent blossomed -- cementing his place as one of the stellar talents of comics history. A few years before his death, Manning was commissioned by George Lucas to write and draw the Star Wars comic strip from 1979-1980. His talents were at their peak during much of this period, as he also was also doing the Tarzan Sunday pages. Manning continued drawing the Star Wars strip until his health forced him to turn the project over to Al Williamson. Hans Solo and Luke Skywalker co-star in this highly animated two-panel episode. The image area measures 14" x 4.25," and the art is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    15th-17th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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