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    Gil Kane Conan the Barbarian #23 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973). This great cover is immediately noteworthy to all comic fans as the landmark issue featuring the first appearance of Robert E. Howard's hugely popular heroine Red Sonja! The dramatic image features iconic sword and sorcery hero Conan in an intense battle with The Vulture. And the image of Conan is a classic -- boldly rendered by legendary comic artist Gil Kane, who created many of the most memorable covers of the era. Such early Conan artwork has always been valued highly by collectors, and demand for such prime covers, being in such short supply, has collector interest very high in this wonderful example. Ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". Toning, logo and header paste-ups, residue staining from missing text paste-ups, with a stripped-in sword held in place by glue on the back. Tape and production oil staining in the margins, whiteout corrections, and handling wear. Signed by Kane in the left image area, and in Very Good condition.

    More information about Gil Kane, also known as Kane, Gil, Eli Katz, Scott Edwards, Gil Kane.

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