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    Mo Gollub Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan #57 Cover Original Art (Dell Publ., 1954). Lex Barker had done his last Tarzan film in 1953, but the lithe athlete-actor remained an inspiration to Morris "Mo" Gollub, the most accomplished of the Dell series' cover painters. This confrontation with an angry leopard is among Gollub's best - and among the best Tarzan representations over the long term, in a procession of such fine overall-series artists as J. Allen St. John (hardback novels), Hal Foster (comic strips), and Frank Frazetta (paperback novels). The Dell Comics Tarzans had started in 1948 with cover artist Jesse Marsh (who also handled the interiors), followed by additional artists and, sometimes, by movie tie-in photographers. Gollub remains the most accomplished of the Dell series' cover designers, combining emotional qualities with action. Few of Gollub's originals have survived. Oils on artboard, measuring 12.25" x 17.75". Excellent condition, with minimal left-edge scuffing.

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