DescriptionWill Eisner - Okay Comics Joe Palooka Cover Original Art, dated 12-4-37 (1937). Okay Comics #1 premiered on October 16, 1937, and this British publication reprinted such American newspaper strips as Terry and the Pirates, Alley Oop, Tailspin Tommy, and Mutt and Jeff. These books were "packaged" for export to the foreign distributor by the newly formed "comic book shop" of Eisner and Iger. Will Eisner served as the main cover artist for the title as on this cover, boxer Joe Palooka takes the limelight. As comics historian Ken Quattro has pointed out in his article, "Rare Eisner: Making of a Genius," the Okay Comics covers are "fine examples of Eisner's maturation as an artist. His amazing versatility at drawing in different styles belied his youth, not to mention the sheer bravado he displayed aping famous artists so confidently." Will Eisner signed the cover at the lower left. The image area of the cover is 15" x 21.5". The logo is a replacement and the board shows slight signs of aging; otherwise the art is in Excellent condition.
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