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    Murphy Anderson Showcase #60 The Spectre Part 1 "War That Shook the Universe!" Original Art Group of 8 Consecutive Pages (DC, 1966). The first Silver Age appearance of the Spectre... and what a way to make a come-back! He comes out swinging as he and Azmodus trade blows swinging comets like baseball bats. The Spectre was last seen 21 years previously in More Fun Comics #101. He would continue turning up in the DCU into the present day. From the space-scape splash page of the unearthly titans, to the gigantic images of the Spectre later in the story, to the eerie smoke from his hands on Page 8, writer Gardner Fox wasted no time establishing that this was the same powerful spirit of the Golden Age back for justice! In fact, Page 3 has two great references to the covers of More Fun Comics #54 and #60. The pages were created in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". The splash page is 10" x 13.25", which allowed room for the indicia below; and Page 8 is 10" x 9.75, to allow for a house ad. The logo is a stat paste-up, held on with a bit of tape. Some pages have stripped-in text corrections taped in from the reverse side. In Excellent condition. From the Murphy Anderson Collection.

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