DescriptionCharles Coll - The Shadow May, 1946 Pulp Cover Original Art (Street & Smith, 1946). The world's most popular crime-fighter, the Shadow, defied "The Curse of Thoth" in this macabre cover montage. It was rumored that those who violated the tombs of the high priests of the Nile would suffer a horrible death from the hand Thoth, the Egyptian god of creation. When a strange bird-creature arises from the depths of an ancient and terrifying past to cast a spell of horror on its victims, who but the Shadow could grapple with the sinister monster? Charles Coll is celebrated for his work on the Golden Age Shadow Comics series, but he also painted several late forties Shadow pulp covers. This gouache on illustration board painting has an image area of 12" x 16.5", and is in Excellent condition. The work was originally painted without logos or type elements and these have been carefully recreated on an acetate overlay so that the work may be displayed with or without the type. A copy of the pulp magazine is also included in this lot. Here's your chance to capture a captivating cover scene spotlighting everyone's favorite pulp hero!
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