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    Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Bob Forgione, Steve Ditko - Original Art for Tales To Astonish #27, Complete Book (Marvel, 1961). It is rare that Silver Age anthology books remain intact, and so Heritage Comics is proud to offer the complete contents of Tales to Astonish #27, a classic Silver Age key in its entirety. Included are: "The Man In The Ant Hill" (7 Pages) - Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. There is nothing more exciting to a collector than the first appearance of a major character. Scientist Henry Pym discovers a rare formula able to reduce him to the size of an ant. After drinking his concoction, he shrinks, stumbles into an ant hill and, after befriending the insects, learns to communicate and control them. A few months later, Pym would transform himself into the classic Marvel super-hero, Ant Man. This story is where it all began. Other than this incredible book, only one first appearance of a major super-hero story has ever been offered at auction. Jack Kirby, one of the co-architects of the Marvel Universe, handles the art chores. The story is clean and dramatic in classic Kirby style. "Dead Planet" (5 pages) - Steve Ditko. Elegant line and brush work from the creator of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange. The story is a fun sci-fi piece about a race of space conquerors who are defeated by loneliness and boredom. "Mirror Mirror On The Wall" (6 pages) - Don Heck. This story contains some of Heck's best work. This domestic horror tale points out the danger of getting your wife a haunted mirror for her birthday. "The Talking Horse" (5 pages) - Bob Forgione. Cute story involving a talking horse who convinces his jockey he will win the big race. The jockey, believing the filly, bets the farm on his horse to win. Losing the race, the horse explains that he was mistaken just as the jockey's creditors arrive. All pages measure 12.5" x 18.5", twice-up art, pen and ink on board. The complete book is in excellent condition.

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    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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