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    Lee Elias - Original Cover Art for War Battles #1 (Harvey, 1952). Trust Lee Elias to produce a powerful image any time he was given a cover assignment, but this powerful war cover seems even more striking, perhaps because the ravages of the second world conflict were still fresh memories; in any event, Elias' powerful composition shows a bayonet-wielding Nazi getting the business end of a U.S. rifle, an image that is both patriotic and rather harrowing. The heavy black lines -- used more liberally in his war work than in the horror tales he drew for Harvey -- lend the piece a weight and power that is palpable. To top it all off, this is an issue #1 cover, always a bonus for any collector. Very clean cover with minimal white-out, the logo is a recent replacement. This amazing piece measures 20" x 14.5".

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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