DescriptionSyd Shores Blonde Phantom #20 Cover Original Art (Timely, 1948). Shores' covers are among the favorites of many Timely collectors, but we were surprised to see that any original covers of his even exist, let alone to have one in our auction! This features one of our favorite characters, the always-elegant Blonde Phantom, and it seems to be the first Blonde Phantom cover ever unearthed, and certainly the first at public auction. A handwritten note on the back of unknown vintage indicates Vince Alascia as the inker, though that is likely impossible to confirm. Produced in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 13.25" x 20.25". Blue pencil highlights were added later by Shores or a staff artist to indication Zipatone placement during production. Professional restoration includes tape removal and the toning of some white-out to make it more closely match the color of the paper. The main image is on a separate board attached to the larger board. The Blonde Phantom's face, while original art, is on a separate piece of board. Staple holes at upper left. Very Good condition.
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