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    John Buscema - Avengers #52 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). The Grim Reaper has claimed victory over Goliath, Wasp, and Hawkeye -- only the Black Panther stood in his way. This milestone in Marvel lore featured the origin and first appearance of the Grim Reaper. The Black Panther was made an Avenger by the end of the epic, titled "Death Calls for the Arch-Heroes." John Buscema's heroic figure work lifted the Avengers title to new heights of glory and firmly established Big John as one of the crucial mainstays of Marvel comics. John Buscema's art set the standard for the House of Ideas after Jack Kirby departed in 1970. This sensational, large-sized cover has an image area of 13.5" x 19.5". There are numerous pasted-up art corrections and logo stats, as well as areas of white-out; overall the cover is in Very Good condition and has tremendous eye-appeal. Don't let this Silver Age Marvel masterwork slip past you, without a bid!

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    18th-20th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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