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    Arthur Peddy and Bernard Sachs - Original Cover Art for All Star Comics #54 (DC, 1950). Although scarcely a household name, Arthur Peddy was a solid journeyman artist who had a seventeen-issue run on the legendary All Star Comics, including penciling eleven of its last twelve covers. Offered here is a rare All Star cover, beautifully rendered by Peddy and inker Bernard Sachs. In keeping with the DC vogue of the day, the cover is more whimsical than action-packed, with the fabled Justice Society taking part in a circus parade as a gleeful crowd of onlookers cheer their heroes. The detail in this piece is simply amazing, with every face in the crowd clearly delineated, as are the frills and bangles of the circus accoutrements. Golden Age covers are a true rarity, and are highly prized by original art collectors; fewer than ten All Stars covers probably still exist, most from this same era of the later '40s/early '50s. This piece is in exceptional condition; although all the paste-ups are replacement stats (the lettering to the right of the logo, which begins "An exciting mystery-adventure..." is all original, however, lettered on the board), the art is in immaculate condition, with very little white-out and virtually no tanning. There is a light crease in the lower right corner, but this has almost no affect on the presentation. Given the scarcity of Golden Age superhero covers, not to mention a piece as detailed and beautiful as this one, this is a rare prize that would be the centerpiece of any art collection. 12 1/2" x 18"

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    July, 2002
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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