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    Earl Norem - Original Cover Painting for The Six Million Dollar Man #4 (Charlton, 1977). During the 1970s, no one was cooler than "Steve Austin... astronaut... a man barely alive." Critically injured while test-flying a new airplane, Austin was rebuilt using the latest bionic technology, rebuilt to be "better, faster, stronger," at the staggering cost of six million dollars. Easily conquering TV, Steve moved into not only comics, but a comic magazine as well. The piece offered here, showing Austin effortlessly tossing a black belt through the air, is by cover artist supreme Earl Norem, whose work appeared on many Marvel magazines of the period. In very good condition, the piece measures approximately 20" x 26.75" overall, with an image area of approximately 16.5" x 21" and is signed by the artist.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2002
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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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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