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    Harry North MAD #189 Complete 7-Page Story "The Ominous" Original Art (EC Comics, 1977). Gregory Peck (the real-life Gregory Peck) spoke fondly of this parody of his starring role in The Omen: "I thought they caricatured me and Lee Remick very accurately -- not flatteringly, but accurately." Indeed, North's dead-on-the-money caricatures distinguish the takeoff on one of the earlier major-studio horror films to adopt the visual tactics of the low-budget grindhouse, or splatter, movies. No punches pulled, either, in a welcome reminder of EC Comics' larger pre-Comics Code origins as a publisher of straight-ahead horror comics. North's signature appears on first page. Ink and ink wash over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 17" x 23". Very Good condition, taking into account light-to-moderate toning, scattered adhesive staining, and the occasional patch of missing paste-in dialogue. From the MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton.

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