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    Matt Baker Seven Seas Comics #5 Cover Original Art (Universal Phoenix Features, 1947). Never before have we auctioned an original Baker cover! Matt Baker is one of the most-in-demand post-World War II artists -- represented here by one of his most dynamic compositions. A gorgeous full-figure fighting image of Alani (Iger Studios' trademarked South Sea Girl) dominates the space. She stands 15" tall on the twice-up-scale cover, almost to the height of the 13" x 18.5" image area. Created in ink over graphite on 14" x 19.25" Bristol board. The Seven Seas logo is a two-piece stat, affixed to a slightly larger Bristol board section, with some added original art to fill in Alani's hair. This section is affixed to the art board, but is starting to come un-stuck on the edges, and there are some minor slits in the board from when it was trimmed in place. The issue number and price paste-ups are missing. There are some white-paint retouchings, and some minor creases in the image area and bottom left corner. Signed and dated 1976 on the reverse by studio chief S.M. "Jerry" Iger. In Very Good condition.

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    February, 2019
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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