DescriptionReed Crandall Modern Comics #78 Blackhawk Cover Original Art (Quality, 1948). For Quality Comics, Crandall first drew the adventures of the Ray, Dollman, Hercules, and Firebrand. His lasting fame among comic book fans came when publisher Busy Arnold turned over the Blackhawk features to the talented draftsman. Although originally created by Will Eisner and Chuck Cuidera, Crandall's Blackhawk was hailed by fans as a masterwork. In his Steranko History of Comics 2, Jim Steranko called the run, "A classic, a work of major importance, and lasting value." Steranko has described Crandall's art in glowing terms as, "unmistakable, distinguished by its unerring accuracy and naturalness. The history of comics has yet to produce another giant like him." This is a gorgeous Golden Age "good girl" cover, sure to please any fan of the genre. 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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