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    Gil Kane - Original Art for "The Prisoner" - Complete 18-page story (Marvel, unpublished). An instant hit upon its debut in 1966, "The Prisoner" was the story of Number Six, played by Patrick McGoohan, a secret agent trapped in "The Village". A popular show to this day, there were at least two abortive efforts to bring the show to the four-color page before DC eventually succeeded in 1988. According to Steranko's Mediascene Magazine (Nov.-Dec. 1977), the idea of creating a comic adaptation of the popular TV show came via a proposal by Marv Wolfman, leading eventually to a work-up by writer Steve Englehart and artist Gil Kane. The project was reportedly shot down and reassigned to Jack Kirby, who produced a more finished, yet ultimately unproduced book. To our knowledge, although the Kirby pages have surfaced from time to time, this is the first time the Gil Kane effort, long assumed to be lost, has ever been seen by the public. Offered here are 18 pages of tightly finished pencils with indications for the placement of word balloons and various editorial notes and markings. Each page measures approximately 17.5" x 11.5", and all are in excellent condition. This was Kane at the height of his creative output, and his total mastery of the form shines through on every page. We are pleased to be able to offer this newly-found treasure to Kane's legion of fans.

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    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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