DescriptionC.C. Beck - Original Cover Art for Captain Marvel Adventures #2 (Fawcett, 1941). Captain Marvel burst onto the comic scene in 1940 like the proverbial bolt of lightning. His popularity spawned several spin-off characters and comic titles that sold millions of copies monthly. C.C. Beck has always been considered the consummate artist for Captain Marvel. His very clean style was perfect for a hero that was almost like a big soft teddy bear who was, nevertheless, an intimidating force against evil. The significance of this classic work of art can not be overstated. High grade copies of the first few issues of the Captain Marvel titles are highly regarded and sell for thousands of dollars. This may be the earliest original cover art featuring this character that will ever surface. It is certainly one of only a handful of covers from this time period that are known to exist. Captain Marvel Adventures #2 was first advertised as #3 when Fawcett originally considered Special Edition Comics the real #1. Thus, this cover art has the issue #3 on it. The image was rendered on a heavy piece of illustration board that is in excellent condition which measures approximately 14.75"x19.25". It has been professionally double-matted to an overall size of 17"x22". The face of Captain Marvel is a paste-up piece of original art by Beck that is obviously a redraw. There is moderate use of corrective white out and very light staining around the text stats. This incredible piece of comic history with be the pride of any collection. SHAZAM!
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