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    Harvey Kurtzman and Bill Elder MAD #7 Complete 8-Page Story "Shermlock Shomes!" Original Art (EC, 1953). These early issues were MAD in its purest form. And with Harvey Kurtzman writing (and providing breakdowns as he did for his stories), and "Wild Bill" Elder supplying the finished art, you know every single panel is going to be jam-packed with MAD stuff from the foreground to the background! The action and the jokes start in the first panel and charge relentlessly at full tilt through to the last panel on Page 8. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Moriarty and even Mrs. Hudson are parodied here, with nods to some of the original stories as well. The pages are rendered in ink and Zipatone over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 13" x 18". Some text is paste-up, and there is an original art paste-up on Page 3 (patched in from the reverse side). They have tape, tape-pulls, or tape residue on the top and bottom marginal edges, light toning, and corner wear. Some pages have minor spot stains, but overall they are in Excellent condition.

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