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    Frank Brunner Vampirella #10 Story Page 7 Original Art (Warren, 1971). A brilliant dues-paying assignment for Brunner -- foreshadowing his more prominent work as a signature artist at Marvel Comics -- this large-scale closing page catches the artist at age 22, already asserting a command of the anguished facial expressions and illustrative textures that would attract a popular following. Three ghostly faces (upper left) resemble DC Comics spectral character, the Spectre. Brunner's original lettering graces most of the balloons, which editor Archie Goodwin had ordered replaced with Ben Oda's more conventional style of block-lettering. Most of these replacement balloons have loosened, with the advantage of exposing Brunner's calligraphy. Eye-pleasing ink-spatter shading (done with a saturated toothbrush) in the closing panel. Ink, white watercolor highlights, Zipatone shading (graduated and negative), and collage effects over graphite on Bristol board. The image area is 14" x 19", with moderate toning and conspicuous adhesive staining. The closing cameo panel (the story's narrator) is missing. Very Good condition.

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    August, 2019
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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