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    Gil Kane and Tony DeZuniga Star Wars #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1978). This was the bestselling title in the industry in 1977-78, ringing up sales so high that it "saved Marvel" by some accounts. So most everyone will remember this cover featuring Han Solo. Kids all over America hungered for more Star Wars material, and the first new story arc following the movie adaptation was provided by Roy Thomas, with a Magnificent Seven-like yarn featuring Solo in the Yul Brynner role. He's joined on the cover by his recruits Hedji, Amaiza, and the rabbit-like Jaxxon. Kids who read the comic will remember Jaxxon fondly, though not everyone was a fan: Thomas has recounted a phone call from Lucasfilm's Charles Lippincott who told him that George Lucas "particularly disliked one of the [Magnificent Seven-like characters] being a six-foot alien who resembled a green Bugs Bunny in space gear."
    Ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 9.75" x 15". The image area is somewhat sun-struck from a previous framing. There are cuts through the board along the outline of the uppermost Cloud Rider, done to allow the logo to be tucked in behind the art. Typical production staining. Very Good condition.

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