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    Frank Miller Ronin #1 Story Page 5 Original Art (DC, 1983). This is only the sixth page from Ronin that we have ever offered! It is also a key page from the story, as it tells how they defeat the demon Agat with his own Bloodsword. Also, Lord Ozaki's personal body guard swears he would "rise from the grave" to defend his Lord... a prophecy uttered. Original art from this famed epic is much scarcer than anything else from the period. According to collecting lore, only pages from the first issue have ever left Miller's possession (so only a maximum of 48 pages may be available to the market). A game-changer book, 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 fans feel that there would be no Sandman, Watchmen, or Dark Knight Returns, 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. Miller's art in this series was a wonder clash of styles influenced by Goseki Kojima's work on Lone Wolf and Cub (for the Feudal Japan sequences), and Moebius's artwork (for the futuristic scenes). Produced in ink over graphite on DC Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". Panel 2 is an original art paste-up on Bristol board, as is the sword in Panel 1. The last panel on the page is a stat. The page is lightly toned, with some production tape in the margins. Overall in Excellent condition.

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