Neal Adams Batman #222 Cover Beatles Original Art, Color Guide, and Printer's Proof Group of 3 (DC, 1970). At the crossroads of Penny Lane and Crime Alley, Beatlemania meets Batmania! Playing off of the conspiracy theory that Paul McCartney had died (and it was being covered up), this cover has a nice nod to the some of the "real" clues... Paul is barefoot on the Abbey Road cover (and this one), and facing backwards on the fake album that Robin is holding (as he was on the back of the Sgt. Pepper album). Naturally, DC didn't use the real names of the musicians or band in the comic -- the group was called the Oliver Twists, Paul was changed to Saul, etc. This piece of original art was created in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". The logo is an original stat paste-up. The word balloons are stat paste-up with two of them missing completely (leaving glue residue). The third is held on with a small piece of tape. There are some small whiteout art corrections, the most notable was to remove the shoes that the Paul McCartney character was wearing so bare feet could be drawn in. Also included in this group is the hand-colored color guide, with a reverse-colored logo that was used as a paste-up. Lastly, there is a printer's proof of the final cover (one sided on cover stock paper). The proof is in Excellent condition. The color guide and the original art are in Very Good condition. Don't pass this by!

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