DescriptionFrank Frazetta - Original Cover Art for Famous Funnies #215 (Eastern Color, 1955). Among comic art collectors, few items are more coveted than the covers that Frank Frazetta rendered for a brief run of Famous Funnies between issues 209 and 216. Each one a masterpiece, they are the products of an artist who has mastered the discipline of pen and ink. Ironically, they also mark Frazetta's last work in the comic book field. Even before he completed the Buck Rogers covers, Frazetta accepted a job working with Al Capp on the syndicated "Li'l Abner" strip, where he would stay for the next five years. After that, of course, Frazetta started his classic run of Ace paperback covers, and the rest is history. The cover offered here is a wonderful piece, arguably Frazetta's best from this classic run. As an added bonus, the reverse of this cover shows a variety of detailed sketches of nudes, dinosaurs, demons, skulls, and more. In very good condition, there is a horizontal crease crossing above Buck's leg and through his left arm, as well as some minor discoloration. These are minor distractions, however, easily overlooked. Measuring approximately 15.25" x 22" overall, the piece has been attractively matted and framed and is signed by the artist.
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