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    Bob Lubbers and Bob McLeod The Human Fly #16 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1978). The Human Fly redefines the term "Jet Ski" on this cover for the story "Niagara Nightmare!" Billed as "the wildest super-hero ever -- because he's real!", this book was based on real-life daredevil Rick Rojatt. His comic book exploits were obviously highly fictionalized, although in 1977 he did use a hydrogen peroxide rocket powered motorcycle to jump 27 buses, thereby breaking an Evel Knievel record. Bob Lubbers had a long career in comic books and comic strips from the 1940s through the 1950s, and briefly returned to comics for a few issues of this book. The cover was rendered in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 9.75" x 15". The corner box, logo, and header are all modern day recreations on an acetate overlay. The story title at the bottom of the page is the original stat paste-up. The board is signed by Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter in the "sign off" box in the lower margin. There is glue residue on the top portion where the original logo paste-up would have been. In Very Good condition. From the Estate of Bob Lubbers.

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