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    Arthur Adams Dark Horse Classics: Terror of Godzilla #5 Cover Original Art (Dark Horse Comics, 1998). The published version is a dazzling, fully painted gem of radial composition. Adams' pen-and-ink original image is at least its equal or better -- a job of crosshatching so detailed as to suggest a woodcut engraving. The original Japanese film of 1954 had presented Godzilla (alias Gojira) as the embodiment of the Atomic Bomb. Adams recaptures that myth-caliber intensity in deft strokes that coalesce to create an illusion of deadly radiation. Many another artist has found it impossible to do straight-line crosshatching so intensely without having the art "tighten up" to a state of rigidity. Not so in Adams' case: This masterful depiction has fluidity to spare, and a horrific essence to compare with the better Godzilla movies. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. It has a matted image area of 10.25" x 15.75". Signed and dated at lower right. The lightly toned stock also contains two blue-pencil sketches in the right-hand margin. Excellent condition.

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