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    Historic Cover Artwork

    Fred Ray - Original Cover Art for Tomahawk #1 (DC, 1950). We are very pleased to offer this unique piece of comic book history. Original comic book cover art of this vintage is very rare, and key issue covers by important artists are, of course, even rarer. Our experts were hard-pressed to name another first issue, Golden Age cover extant in today's market. Several that are rumored to have survived were mentioned, but none that have actually been offered at public auction. Fred Ray, best remembered for his work on Superman, was one of the more prominent artists of his day. His Superman #14 cover is an enduring classic. Here, he successfully captures the climatic moment of this great scene, creating a memorable, and very dynamic, image. The art itself is in excellent condition. It is very clean, white and devoid of any distracting stats. Art and type in the logo area has been hand rendered, although that may be a later recreation. Rendered in pen and ink on paper and professionally matted and framed, the image area is approximately 13" x 19".

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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