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    Gill Fox - Police Comics #11 Cover Original Art (Quality, 1942). The pliable Plastic Man emerges from a test tube to squirt a chemical in a mad scientist's eye. The image size of this gem is approximately 9" x 12", on 11.5" x 14.75" paper. The title logo is a replacement with white-out, otherwise the art is in Excellent condition. The character line-up running down the left edge is all original art, not stats, and it features superb portraits of The Spirit, Manhunter, #711, Chic Carter, and the Human Bomb. Fox's art shows the influence of his peers and close friends Jack Cole and Lou Fine. Fox's first cover for Quality was a Doll Man cover for Feature Comics #54 in March of 1942, and he soon followed it with this, his most renowned Plastic Man cover. In a recent interview he recalled, "I remember when Jack [Cole] brought in the first Plastic Man and we were all elated. It was something with a totally different look and thinking. Arnold recognized fairly quickly that he had a hit here." Gill Fox became an editor for Quality, and the editors did the early covers in-house. Fox would do a cover rough and then submit it to Everett "Busy" Arnold for approval. The covers were only about 10-15% larger than the reproduction size. Fox explained in a Jim Amash interview for Alter-Ego, "We had a lot of shields and titles, so it was different than the interior pages. They were made smaller for speed. That made them easier to color, which we did by codes." This is an opportunity to own a highly coveted piece of Golden Age history, and you'd do well to bid on this piece, even if you have to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your collecting budget a tad.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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