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    Russ Heath - Original Cover Art for Astonishing #8 (Atlas, 1952). This explicitly violent cover is an excellent example of why comics got in trouble for scaring little kids in the 1950s. Although a prolific and popular cover artist for Atlas comics, very little of Russ Heath's work from that company has survived. Russ deftly depicts the dying moments of the man as the zombie holds his head under the water. You see the desperation in his face and the strain in his muscles as he tries to push himself up. We also think the lobsters were a nice little touch. The logo and caption stats are all recreations. There is some use of white-out but only in the three little inset pictures on the left. Overall size of art and image is approximately 14"x 20".

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2002
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
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