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    Harvey Kurtzman - John Wayne Adventure Comics #5 Complete 5-page Story "Pot-Shot Pete, Sheriff of Yucca Pucca Gulch" Original Art (Toby, 1950). Hoo-hah -- it's humor in a jugular vein from...John Wayne Adventure Comics #5?! That's right - not from an early issue of Mad, although EC was astute enough to recognize that Harvey Kurtzman's creation would go well in its new and nutty, satirical title a few years later. Kurtzman's take on Western pop-culture/folklore is a hilarious tale of frontier justice. "Pot Shot Pete, Sheriff of Yucca-pucca Gulch," appeared in the Spring, 1950 issue of John Wayne Adventure Comics #5, and it featured the first mention of one "Alfred L. Neuman." More freewheeling and wild than his war or action-adventure work, this famous story showcases Kurtzman's bold, yet fluid linework, and his complete mastery of "comedic timing" -- this is humor art at its finest! Complete Harvey Kurtzman stories are exceptionally scarce, so don't miss this rare opportunity to win one of his best. Five pages, each with an image area measuring approximately 12" x 8". Each page has been framed separately, and each is in Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2006
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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