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    Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #70 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). A "twice-up" Fantastic Four cover would be near the top of most any collector's want list, but of course not many are known to exist... and the ones that do seldom change hands. This one is another pulse-pounding picture of perilous portents as Reed, Johnny, and Ben have all three already been felled by the Mad Thinker's android. Only the figure of Invisible Girl is left standing. And what a figure it is too... sporting her new mini-skirt costume (we told you it was "pulse-pounding"). Sue had just whipped up that little number back in issue #68. That issue she wore it bare-legged, but in issue #69 she added blue tights, as seen on the final printed version of this cover. And what a cover it is, with that colossal Kirby-rendered figure tower over the team! The black background focuses the viewer's eye on the main image area, and the helplessness of the situation. Dynamic and powerful. The figure of Sue Storm is mostly an original art paste-up art correction. When held to a light, you can see the original form below. It seems someone wanted to make her a bit bigger, to pull her closer to the reader's eye, making the scene feel that much larger. The cover was crafted twice-up scale in ink over graphite and blue pencil, with some whiteout art corrections, on paper with an image area of 13.25" x 20.25". The corner box, logo, and CCA stamp are all stat paste-ups. The title "When Fall the Mighty!" is a hand-lettered paste-up. The issue/date numbers are held on with tape, and there is a bit of tape on the "TM" in the corner box. When the Sue Storm paste-up was applied, it was trimmed around the edges, and some of the scores on the artwork went through the paper. There are some creases, most notably on the lower right corner. There are also some minor discolorations on the cover. In Very Good condition.

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    May, 2019
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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