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    Specialty Illustration: John Byrne, Terry Austin, George Perez, Joe Sinnott, Bob Wiacek, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Keith Pollard, John Romita Jr., and John Beatty Original Art (c. 1979-81). This mammoth, one-of-a-kind collaboration features a mind-boggling array of all-star talent from the mighty Marvel Bullpen, from a time period most fans would call the height of the artists' respective careers. Note the striking size: the framed piece is 3.5 feet long! The care that was taken by each artist is remarkable, more comparable with art intended for publication than with a specialty illustration an artist might typically produce for a fan (and indeed, publisher/editor/creator Martin Greim is much more than a fan).

    This beautiful masterwork spotlights the greatest heroes of Marvel and one special guest -- the Uncanny X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Man-Thing, Captain Marvel, Thor, Iron Man -- and coming over from DC, the Manhunter.

    We dare say the Byrne/Austin X-Men rendition would itself be a highlight of any comic art auction as a stand-alone piece. The Walt Simonson illustration is particularly notable as well -- Simonson art of any sort seldom becomes available, as the artist famously keeps his originals. Whatever your favorite character or creator, this piece represents the best the Bronze Age of comics had to offer!

    Framed to an overall size of 42" x 20.5", the art is in Excellent condition. In addition to being signed by all of the artists, this magnificent piece was also signed by all-time-great writers Chris Claremont, Stan Lee, and Archie Goodwin. From the Martin Greim Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 27
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