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    Carl Potts Punisher and Wolverine in African Saga #nn Recreation Cover Plus Complete Layouts for Punisher War Journal #6-7 Original Art (Marvel, 1989 and 2018). The two-issue Wolverine storyline in the Punisher's title, by Carl Potts and Jim Lee, was such a hit that it was collected in 1989 in a graphic novel format. This lot includes Potts' complete pencil layouts for both original issues as well as a recreation of the collection's wraparound cover. The cover was produced in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 16.25" x 12.25"; and dated 6-2-18. Also included are the complete 8.5" x 11" preliminary pages for The Punisher War Journal #6 and #7 by Carl Potts. In Excellent condition.

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    Carl Potts' recollections about this work:

    "After the original Steven Grant/Mike Zeck Punisher miniseries I edited became a surprise hit, Marvel launched a Punisher ongoing monthly title. I was fortunate to get Mike Baron and Klaus Janson to produce the creative work for the new monthly.

    I had plenty of ideas for Punisher stories but there was no outlet for them on the ongoing monthly. Baron had more than enough strong story ideas of his own - there was no need for his editor to feed him storylines. The sales on the monthly Punisher title kept climbing. So, I decided to propose that Marvel do a second ongoing Punisher title that I would write and do layouts for.

    As a full-time staff editor at Marvel, there was little time for me to write and draw an ongoing periodical title. My freelance creative work could only be produced at night and on weekends. So, I proposed that Punisher War Journal (PWJ) be published on a six week schedule instead of a monthly schedule. That allowed me to write and do layouts for PWJ.

    Jim Lee had been drawing Alpha Flight for my editorial office for about a year. Alpha Flight was his first ongoing professional comics assignment. Jim was doing his own layouts and finished pencils on Alpha Flight so it didn't occur to me to ask him if he'd be interested in producing the finished PWJ art over the layouts.

    When Jim and I spoke on the phone about upcoming Alpha Flight work, I mentioned my search for someone to do finished art over my layouts. Much to my surprise and delight, Jim said he was very interested. And that was that.

    The Potts/Lee combination produced the art for five of the first seven issues of PWJ (including issues 6 & 7 depicting the first encounter between Punisher and Wolverine). After that, sales were so strong that Marvel really wanted to bump the book up to a monthly schedule.

    So, I pulled back my role writer and Jim handled all of the penciling work."



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