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    Paul Reinman Tales to Astonish #16 Complete 5-Page Story "Save Me from the Mole Men!" Original Art (Marvel Comics, 1961). It was but a small stretch -- from subsurface Mole Men in Stan Lee's giant-monster book Astonish to the villainous subterranean Mole Man in the year-later issue #1 of Fantastic Four. Lee had kept Marvel chugging along with the monster yarns until, when challenged by publisher Martin Goodman to take a cue from DC Comics' new Justice League feature, Lee came up with Fantastic Four as a heroic spinoff from the monster books (and yet, the monster stories persisted while a formal Marvel Universe began taking shape). This example showcases the painterly artistry of Reinman, one of Lee's more dependable backup talents -- an old-timer who always rose to the occasion and delivered the goods. Ink over graphite on Bristol board, with painted white retouching. The image area measures 12.5" x 18.5". Age toning (light), and red marker-strokes at the lower right. Page 1 has a minor crease at the upper right; otherwise, in Excellent condition.

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