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    Jack Kirby and Joe Simon - Original Cover Art for Star-Spangled Comics #8 (DC, 1942). The Newsboy Legion and the Guardian, in their second appearance, are featured on this fantastic Joe Simon and Jack Kirby cover illustration. The Newsboys were one of S&K's great "Dead End"-style kid gangs; teamed with policeman-turned masked hero the Guardian, they inhabited over fifty issues of this long-running title. This cover may make you a little dizzy; it's a wild perspective view of the gang straddling two tall buildings, making a human bridge for the Guardian as he battles two gun-wielding bad guys. The shot of the Guardian, sailing through the air, is Jack Kirby at his Golden Age best. This large, 16" x 21" board, with an image area of 12.5" x 17", appears to have been restored to near-perfect condition; the stats may be replacements. The art is clean, with only a light bit of pencil rub and very little white-out. It's a very beautiful piece, one that is sure to be the highlight of some lucky bidder's collection!

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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