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    Bill Ward Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #8 Cover Preliminary Original Art (Overstreet Publications, 1978). This rough design is very close to the final image that graced the cover of the 8th Edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. Bill Ward is well-known for his long history of illustrating the female form, so he was the perfect choice for this special cover spotlighting female heroes. His own creation, Torchy, gets center stage, flanked by Hawkgirl, Bulletgirl, Sheena of the Jungle, Miss Fury, Wonder Woman, Lady Luck, and a bound Phantom Lady! The work is created in graphite on 11" x 14" paper. There is a personal note to publisher Bob Overstreet, hand-written by Bill Ward, at the top, and another at the bottom where Ward signed it. There are also several penciled in editorial comments from Ward about expected or suggested art changes. With just a bit of residue on the top right corner, and light toning, this is in otherwise, Excellent condition. Glass front framed to 13" x 17".

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