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    Jack Kirby - Original Cover Art for Warfront (Harvey, circa 1952). Jack Kirby served in the Infantry as a Scout, earning a Bronze Star. The scrappy artist, raised in "Hell's Kitchen," brought the drama of his combat experiences directly to his war comic art. Kirby expressed his war genre themes in an interview, "...A small squad of 'everymen' caught up in the crushing tide of events, pushing their 'know-how' to the limit in a wild effort to survive. Incredibly, the panorama of war covers massive situations in which 'everyman' is as likely to brush shoulders with history as well as mingle with history makers.... Did some G.I. once jump in the same foxhole with a 'biggie' to avoid a simultaneous cessation to existence? Did a Wehrmacht dumkopf accidentally run his tank over General Rommel's monocle? Did a lead-lined duck ever sink in a pond? You can bet on it!" The Kirby talent for drawing explosive action is showcased here, as this paratrooper battles through the ultimate trial by fire. The original art paper measures 15" x 20", with an image area of 12" x 18". The art is in great condition. There is a very minor glue stain just above the rifle. The gunfire burst and the sea's horizon are rendered in red ink to indicate a "color hold" to the printer. A powerful Jack Kirby WWII cover image.

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