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    George Evans - Aces High #7 Cover Specialty Piece Original Art (1990). EC's "New Direction" title Aces High was a dream assignment that played to George Evans' artistic strengths and passions. Aces High captured the sense of wonder that infused the flying corps of World War I. Unfortunately the title ran but five glorious issues. In 1990, a fan commissioned George Evans to create a new cover scene to show what would have been, had the title continued its storied run. The result was this explosive, full-color, mixed-media masterwork. Included in the lot is a photocopy of a letter from George Evans commenting on the historical and technical details of the dogfight. Evans wrote, "The scene is of a Sopwith Camel of the RNAS equipped with wing-mounted Lewis machine guns killing a Zeppelin in a high altitude attack. I've put it as a night scene for artistic purposes, but one Canadian, Lt. Culley, actually did pursue a Zeppelin up to the 18,000-19,000 foot level, and unable to climb any higher, stood on his tail firing upward. He hit the big gasbag and it caught fire. Culley then landed his wheeled-plane in the sea, near a British ship and was picked up, his 'Camel' hoisted back aboard." The cover has an image area of 10.5" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. George Evans signed the art at the lower right. Long after the titles had folded, the stalwart EC fan-addicts kept the legacy of the company alive with sensational commissions, and here is a chance to win one of the best!

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    May, 2005
    18th-20th Wednesday-Friday
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