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    Al Avison Tomb of Terror #3 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1952). There is certainly a lot going on with this horrific pre-Code horror comic cover. And there is certainly a lot to like about it as well! For one thing, pre-Code covers are rare enough as it is. Art by the well-known 1950s artist Al Avison is also something desirable. And on top of all of that, this is just a great piece on its own merits! Rendered twice-up scale in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 12" x 18". The logo is a stat paste-up, as are all of the text bits in the lower caption (one is missing). The hand in the water, in the lower section, is a trimmed original art element that was added by the artist, and there is a section that was trimmed out by the artist to accommodate the paste-up hand. The board has been creased and folded across the center, and there is glue residue down the right side from a missing paper mask for the image area. There are also some graphite "X" marks across the female figure on the toned board. In Very Good condition.

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