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    Dave Gibbons Watchmen Movie "Tales of the Black Freighter" Prop Comic Cover Original Art (DC/Warner Brothers, 2009). Created to produce a screen-used prop comic and posters for the movie Watchmen. Tales of the Black Freighter is an imaginary comic book, woven into the narrative of Gibbons and Alan Moore's allegorical superhero novel, Watchmen. This cover-design piece depicts the story, "Marooned," which is presented as a sub-plot in the fifth issue of Watchmen. The objective was to create a facsimile of what an EC Comics title of this nature might have resembled. Mission accomplished. In the movie, the final printed version was seen in the hands of the boy at the newsstand, and also this cover was used to produce a large "New Issue" poster on the side of the street corner newsstand. The pseudonymous signature at lower left suggests Al Feldstein, an EC mainstay. Signed by Gibbons at lower right. Ink and felt marker over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 10.5" x 16". Excellent condition.

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