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    Thor #181 Cover Production Art Signed by Stan Lee (Marvel, 1970). While there are some original art elements here (the small figures at the far left, upper far right, and bottom), this original production cover consists mostly of photostats made from the original art. We are confident that the original elements on this piece are by Marie Severin, but the artist credits for the main figures are a matter of some debate -- Severin, John Buscema, Joe Sinnott and John Verpoorten all may have been involved, and Neal Adams lists the cover in the checklist on his website. Whatever the case, the art stats were rearranged, with additional fill-in art provided by Severin, to produce this piece, which was shot and printed as the actual cover. Marie also did touch-ups on the stats, including Thor's costume and some of the background figures; small figures at the far left, upper far right, and bottom are originals by Marie. The three word balloons are also originals. The piece is in Fair condition, with statted elements beginning to work loose and considerable handling wear along the outer borders, and small bits of tape holding down some of the elements. Stan Lee has added his signature in the bottom margin.

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