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    Craig Flessel Detective Comics #13 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (1994). Batman was still over a year away from revolutionizing Detective Comics when Flessel delivered the gripping cover for issue #13 in 1938. In reconstructing that image for the present painting, Flessel retained both the spirit and the letter of the basic artwork while adding tones and textures and lending more expressive features to both the bad guy and the menaced policeman. Where the 1938 coloring job would have been performed by hired technicians, Flessel was in full command of the palette for the re-creation. He rewarded the opportunity with layers of free-flowing watercolors (using an extremely wet brush), and he augmented the black brushstrokes with crosshatching from a felt marker (a device that had not existed during the 1930s). Ink and watercolors over graphite on illustration board. Image area, 11" x 15.5", framed to 17.5" 22.25". Excellent condition.

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