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    Johnny Craig - Iron Man #14 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969). EC alumnus Johnny Craig applied his highly polished line to Marvel's armored Avenger for the thrilling cover to Iron Man #14. Craig's gleaming art fit the Golden Gladiator like a iron glove; it was a real shame that Marvel only assigned him four Iron Man covers to pencil. Iron Man rescued the gorgeous Janice Cord from a near-fall only to find himself faced with the towering menace of the Night Phantom. Spooky! When it came to his art, Johnny Craig was a perfectionist and in a conversation with comics historian Mark Evanier he revealed why, "I had no formal art training, no art training in any real sense. I learned to draw by trial-and-error, and I continued to work the same way. I was never satisfied by the first version I did, or the second, and often not the third. I'd draw things over and over, roughing them out, correcting them until I got them close to the way I wanted. I usually wasn't satisfied with what I ended up handing in, either, but I had to hand something in." The cover has an image area of 10" x 15" and retains its original logo stats. Aside from a few minor stains in the logo, and at the bottom of the page, the art is in Very Good condition. Although this yarn was written by Archie Goodwin, Marvel writer and editor Roy Thomas has signed the art in the upper left margin. With only four examples in existance, a Johnny Craig Iron Man enthusiast would be wise to bid on this Siver Age beauty!

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