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    H. J. Ward Green Hornet "Capturing the Gang" Painting Original Art (c. 1939).
    For a pulp and comic art fan, few vintage paintings have the cachet and eye appeal of a masterpiece by famed Spicy pulp cover master, H. J. Ward. In addition to his famous iconic painting featuring Superman, Ward also created scenes of popular culture heroes the Lone Ranger, Dan Turner, Super-Detective and the Green Hornet. This piece, noted in H. J. Ward's own log book as "Capturing the Gang" is one of a very few Green Hornet scenes he is known to have painted, and one of the largest known to exist. The Green Hornet casts a menacing shadow in this scene and in his cast shadow can be discerned the forms of his signature hat and gun. This oil on stretched canvas painting has an image area of 22.5" x 28.5", and it has been framed to an overall size of 29" x 35". There is some discoloration of the varnish in the lower-center quadrant of the painting; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Signed "H. J. Ward" at the lower left.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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