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    Frank Miller Ronin #1 page 5 Original Art (DC, 1983). A key page from the series, there are two bits of dialog here that are foreshadowing. First, in Panel 1, Lord Ozaki tells the young samurai (and the reader) exactly how to kill the Demon Agat. Then, in Panel 4, the young samurai makes a vow that will set in motion the events of the entire series.
    Frank Miller's Ronin changed the direction of comics with its prestige mini-series format, combined with the fact that it was the first modern feature where DC allowed the creator to retain the rights to the character. Ronin has since been celebrated as among the most important and influential stories ever published. Miller is arguably the greatest superhero writer/artist to work during this period, and Ronin helped launch a much-needed comics revolution -- many feel that there would be no Sandman, Watchmen, or Dark Knight, without this visionary work leading the way. Ronin has inspired countless creators, among them Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame.
    This is only the seventh page from this series we have ever offered, owing to the comic industry lore that only pages from this first issue have ever left Miller's possession. That means there are potentially only 48 pages of the 296 pages from this six-issue series "out in the wild". And unlike many pages from Miller's other 80s works, the original art and writing here are pure Frank Miller, making this a rare treat indeed.
    Crafted in ink over graphite on DC Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". Agat's sword in Panel 1 is an original art paste-up, with a bit of glue residue near it. Panel 2 is an original art paste-up in its entirety. Panel 5 is a stat of Panel 4 with a bit of original art paste-up in the sky to cover the word balloons from the previous panel. There is production tape in the margins, and some slight handling wear. Overall the page is in Excellent condition.


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