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    Jack Kirby and John Verpoorten - 2001: A Space Odyssey #3 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977). "He took the road to conquest -- and found the stars!" When Kirby returned to Marvel in the late '70s, one of the books he took on was this bizarre continuation of the famous Stanley Kubrick film. This powerful piece proves that nobody could craft a cover like the King. The powerful figure -- Marak the Merciless, although the text blurb identifying him as such is missing -- reaches out as if to throttle the reader, and the background boils with Kirby krackle. A cosmic masterpiece from one of the all-time greats. The cover measures 11.5" x 17.5", with an image area of 9.75" x 15". It is in Excellent condition, with some light creasing in the corners and light stains in the margins. Signed by Kirby in the bar code box. A copy of the comic (in FN condition) is also included.

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    August, 2004
    13th-14th Friday-Saturday
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