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    Dave Gibbons Watchmen #2 Cover Original Art (DC, 1986). Many collectors are kicking themselves for not bidding aggressively enough on the Watchmen covers we auctioned some years ago. Well, here is a second chance to get the magnificently moody and somber cover for the story "Absent Friends". This chapter revolved around the burial of Eddie Blake, The Comedian. The tale was built around four flashbacks to the actions of Blake, and Rorschach's unhindered attempts at unraveling who was his murderer. Watchmen was a turning point in comics history, one of only a handful of stories that shattered the limits of what the medium could achieve. Visionary writer and co-creator Alan Moore used the series to deconstruct the traditional superhero mythos in a nihilistic way, never seen before. This wonderful cover was created in ink over blue pencil on bright white DC Sparta Bristol board and it has an image area of 10" x 15". The logo/DC bullet is a stat paste-up. In Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 30
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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