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    Johnny Craig - Extra #3, Complete 6-page Story "Dateline: Paris" Original Art (EC, 1955). Johnny Craig's dramatic storytelling and crisp inking for Extra rivaled the slick illustrative cartooning of adventure comic strip masters such as Milton Caniff, Stan Drake, and John Cullen Murphy. In an interview, Johnny Craig told comics historian Roger Hill, "I greatly enjoyed Extra. At the time, it was the most fascinating kind of story I could have wanted to do, precisely what I loved to do. I liked it because it was a clean kind of book, and it had many advantages for me as an editor. It had an engaging character with whom I could get acquainted, consider a friend and get to know -- someone whom I could develop and build on. It gave me the chance to take him anywhere in the world and do any kind of story that I felt like writing. I could bring in characters, take them out, and, in general, had unlimited freedom. It was great." As an "art bonus," four of these pages have Johnny Craig pencil sketches on their backs. The image area of each page measures 8.75" x 12", and the art is in Excellent condition.

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