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    Jack Kirby Marvelmania Characters #1 Iron Man, Black Knight, Ulik, Doctor Doom, Rhino, and Doctor Strange Illustration Original Art (c. 1968). Let the banners wave and the trumpets blare, True Believers -- for here is a grail of grails, possibly the greatest, and certainly one of the coolest masterworks Jack Kirby ever drew for Marvelmania, the short-lived fan club based on the Marvel characters. There is no finer Kirby line-up of Kirby-created Marvel character merchandising art in the market -- this is the one for you. The Iron Man and Doctor Doom images were used as border images on the back cover of the 1969 Marvelmania Club Catalog. This piece was most likely produced during the first part of 1968 as the Black Knight first appeared in Avengers #47 (December 1967); Ulik first appeared in Thor #137 (February 1967); and Rhino first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #41 (October 1966). As the Rhino was killed off (for the first time) in Hulk #104 (June 1968) and didn't appear again until Hulk #124 (February 1970), it seems very unlikely that Kirby would have included the Rhino among the characters on this piece after that time. In any case, this iconic Silver Age masterpiece has an approximate image area of 12" x 12", and the art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Kirby at the lower right. An image of the printed catalog is shown below but is not included with the lot.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2012
    22nd-24th Wednesday-Friday
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