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    George Tuska and Vince Colletta - Iron Man #48, Complete 21-page Story "The Fury and the Inferno" Original Art (Marvel, 1972). Here's a Bronze Age art bonanza for any Iron Man fan -- twenty-one pages of George Tuska's galvanized art! Most Iron Man issues ran only eighteen to twenty pages in length, so this epic-length story gave readers and collectors alike a sensational "overtime bonus." The thriller is jam-packed with hallmarked scenes from the armored Avenger's life. Tony Stark tries to regain control of Stark Industries, and the tale opens with great shots of Iron Man in flight. Next up, is a terrific scene of Tony Stark packing his collapsible armor into his briefcase. Marianne Rodgers, Tony's fiancee at the time, guest stars in several romantic scenes. Of course she's gorgeous, and also demonstrates her uncanny e.s.p. powers. Corporate ne'er-do-well Simon Gilbert, sinister chairmen of the board of Stark Industries, dies while sabotaging the Stark plant. At the yarn's climax, as part of Firebrand's origin and revealed for the first time, Simon Gilbert turns out to be be the father of Iron Man's nemesis. George Tuska Iron Man versus Firebrand fight pages have proven to be highly sought after fan-favorites in the art marketplace and at the end of this thriller, there is a no-holds barred, eight page battle royale between Iron Man and Firebrand! And if all that weren't enough, a flashback sequence recounts the death of Kevin O'Brian, also known as the Guardsman. The image area of each dynamic page measures 10" x 15". The pages have printer's oil stains, typical of Marvel art from this era, a few lettering corrections, and areas of white-out where lettering or art corrections were made; otherwise the art averages a Good condition. Face Front, Marvelites, and bid!

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