DescriptionJerry Robinson Detective Comics #67 First Penguin Cover Original Art (DC, 1942). Batman and Robin have an ostrich-riding Penguin on the run in this incredible WWII-era cover. Jerry Robinson penciled and inked this cover art, which retains its original paper Detective Comics masthead and "Keep It Flying" photostat, but is missing the "Crime's Early Bird" type blurb. The detail of Robinson's art is amazing when observed close-up, particularly his shading lines on the Dynamic Duo, and the feathery details of the ostrich being straddled by that bird-of-prey, the Penguin. A very remarkable piece of art that has been tucked away all these years in Mr. Robinson's private collection, and now offered to the lovers of comic art (that's you, dear bidders) for the first time ever. The art is in ink, graphite, and white-out on illustration board, with an image area of 12.5" x 17", and there is a penciled figure with a cape doodled on the backside. The board has considerable wear along the corners and outside border edges, and there are a few pieces of old tape holding down the pasted-on stats, with a tear running through the masthead, near the Penguin's top hat. The art itself remains in Very Good condition, with a small tear on the drawing surface running from the base of the ostrich's right leg to the edge (but does not go through the board), and a minor amount of soiling and paper tanning is present. Still, it's one of the most impressive early images of Batman and Robin we've seen here at Heritage -- and we've seen quite a few real gems in the past few years! This Golden Age masterpiece ranks right up there with the best of them! From the Robinson Collection.
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