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    Kurt Schaffenberger (as Lou Wahl) Unknown Worlds #57 Cover Original Art (ACG, 1967). Even after the Comics Code had busted the horror-comics bubble in 1954, American Comics Group persisted with the lineup it had launched in the pre-Code years -- just toned things down a notch, in favor of weird mystery. Unknown Worlds, a latecomer, was as steadfast a title as Forbidden Worlds or Adventures into the Unknown. This final issue boasts Schaffenberger's weirdest image of a long career -- a ghostly tribal warrior tackling a whirlybird. The pen-name purportedly disguised the fact that the artist was moonlighting from his main job of drawing Lois Lane at DC Comics. But of course, there is no disguising that vibrant Schaffenberger style. Ink and white watercolor over blue pencil on Bristol board. Image area, 14" x 21". The logotype is a paste-up replacement. The blurbs (left) are hand-lettered. Varied age-toning or staining, most noticeably at lower left. Very Good condition.

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