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    John Romita Sr. Captain America #148 Cover Red Skull Original Art (Marvel, 1972). The Red Skull unleashes the Fifth Sleeper in the story "The Big Sleep". This is building on a tale of previous "Sleeper" robots created by the Red Skull. The first story arc ran in Tales of Suspense #72-74 and features the First Sleeper, Second Sleeper, and Third Sleeper. There were subtle changes to some of the blacks on the Red Skull figure on the printed cover, and the image area was slid to the right slightly, with art added to Skull's elbow and foot. In this original piece, you can see whiteout art corrections on the Skull's body already. Ink over graphite on cover stock Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". There is slight toning, stat logo, header, and text paste-ups, incomplete issue number with missing digit paste-up, extensive whiteout corrections, with some of the whiteout chipping, production oil staining, residue staining, with light smudging/handling wear. Appears to be missing cover components (art correction paste-ups of Red Skull and parts of the right side and Cap -- differences in final printed art). Signed by Romita Sr. in bottom margin. In Very Good condition.

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