DescriptionReed Crandall Modern Comics #77 Blackhawk Cover Original Art (Quality, 1948). In the early forties Crandall's published work for the Eisner and Iger shop so impressed Quality Comics publisher Everett "Busy" Arnold, he persuaded the powers-that-be at that shop to allow Crandall to work exclusively on his own titles. Arnold, who had already hired such legendary cartoonists as Will Eisner, Jack Cole, and Lou Fine, was absolutely smitten by the talent of this newcomer. "I always thought my artists over the years were the finest in the business," Arnold once remarked, "And I rate Crandall as the best man I ever had." With work like this piece, it's easy to see why he felt that way. This fantastic cover, "Blackhawk Battles the Beast Men" is now offered in the marketplace for the first time. The vintage art board of this cover was cut above the image area during the production process at Quality Comics, perhaps in order to reuse the title logo. This missing piece has been replaced using new board and a carefully color-matched replacement logo; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. This page has an overall size of 15" x 19.5".
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