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    Larry Lieber - Original Art for "The Manhattan Project" Graphic Novel (Marvel, 1985). Offered here is a unique look into the process that goes into the creation of a graphic novel. "The Manhattan Project" was apparently a graphic novel that was scripted and penciled in 1985. Somewhere in the process of inking the pages, the plug was pulled, and this is all that remains of what could have been an exciting chapter in Spider-Man's life. This lot includes 67 fully penciled pages, carefully constructed by Larry Lieber. Many of the pages have had the main figures inked, and though the inker is not credited, it appears to be the work of Marvel mainstay Vince Colletta. Also included is the original typewritten plot, credited on the front cover to James Shooter, Alan Zelenetz, and Larry Lieber. There are marginal notes handwritten in red ink throughout the plot, most likely the thoughts of Jim Shooter. The pages, all of which are in excellent condition, measure approximately 11" x 17". The reasons for this project's cancellation are lost in the mists of time, but these artifacts remain, a tantalizing taste of what might have been.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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