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    Frank Frazetta Johnny Comet Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-30-52 (McNaught Syndicate, 1952). You would be hard-pressed to find a more exciting Johnny Comet strip, or to find a better example of why Frank Frazetta's comic strip work was so remarkable when compared to the rest of the "funny pages" fare. This Sunday is from very early in the short-lived run. The series ran for just over a year from 1-28-52 until 2-1-53, before changing its name and main character over to Ace McCoy. Heritage has offered very few of the Sundays from this fantastic series.
    One of the things that makes this particular Sunday so special is the combination of Frazetta's fine figure work (most notably on Johnny and Jean Fargo), with his highly detailed and well-rendered mechanical drawing skills. Those cars look not only real, but real fast! Gorgeous pen shading makes the images pop off the page and gives them a feeling of depth and weight.
    Produced in ink and Zipatone with white paint highlights over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 24" x 16.25". The board is lightly toned, with some darker spots in places. The title is a toned stat paste-up, as is the printed signature of real-life race car driver Peter de Paolo (who was credited as the writer; however, the series was really ghostwritten by Earl Baldwin). There is a half-inch tear on the top right margin, sealed with tape on the reverse side. There is a bit of glue residue/soiling along the bottom edge of Panel 3, most likely from the missing syndication strip. It is signed by Frazetta in Panel 5, and personalized and signed again in Panel 9. The signature in Panel 9 has faded some, and the "F" has been touched-up with a blue ink pen. Overall in Very Good condition.

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