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    Will Eisner - Okay Comics Tommy Tailspin Cover Original Art (1937). Hal Forrest's aviator hero Tommy Tailspin barnstorms out of his newspaper strip to star on this sensational Golden Age comic book cover by Will Eisner. Eisner's early comic book career was outlined by Jim Amash in Alter Ego #48: "In 1936, Eisner found brief employment at Henle Publications, an early comic book publisher, creating the 'Harry Karry' and 'The Flame' features for Wow, What a Magazine. Along with the ambitious Jerry Iger, a cartoonist better suited for salesmanship, Eisner became the co-owner of the Eisner and Iger Studio, perhaps the first shop to package features for comic books and newspapers." Thus, a collector would be hard-pressed to find an earlier Eisner cover than his Okay Comics covers! Will Eisner later signed this cover in blue ballpoint pen at the upper left of the image. The image area of the piece is 15" x 21.5". Aside from the board, which shows slight signs of aging, and some old pieces of cellophane tape which were used to affix the logo, the art is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2006
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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