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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 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. This cover was created in ink over graphite on World Color Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". Romita signed in the lower margin. 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 Skulls elbow and foot. In this original piece, you can see whiteout art corrections on the Skull's body already. The entire header is a stat paste-up, as is the text at the bottom of the cover. Skull's word balloon is a hand-lettered paste-up. The "4" in the issue number is missing, and there is a bit of discoloration in some of the image area. Overall in Very Good condition. Comes with a copy of the printed comic.

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