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    Howard Chaykin - Cody Starbuck #1 Cover Original Art (StarReach, 1978). Howard Chaykin initially made a splash among early fandom with trippy work on series like Ironwolf and Cody Starbuck, which included vampires, tall ships, and intergalactic empires, before they all became trendy. He wrote and drew Cody Starbuck for the anthology Star Reach, one of the first independent titles of the 1970s. These strips saw him explore more adult themes as best he could within the restrictions often imposed on him by editors and the Comics Code Authority. This stellar cover illustration was created in mixed media, and has an image area of 30" x 19.5". The condition is Excellent.

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