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    Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott - Fantastic Four #57, page 12 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). The collector of Marvel Silver Age original art, and Jack Kirby art in particular, could hardly hope to find a finer page than this masterpiece! Start with two of the most-collected characters ever, Doctor Doom and the Silver Surfer (only the fifth appearance of the latter, by the way). Then top it off with an epic storyline burned into the memory of every true Marvelite -- Doctor Doom's megalomaniacal plan to rob the Surfer of his "power cosmic" through a combination of technological acumen and out-and-out dishonesty. While the top panel offers a taste of spectacular action, it's the "King's" unparalleled ability to stage the drama of a Machiavellian conversation filled with guile and deception that's the ultimate highlight of this page. Kirby imbued the masked Doom and the ever-impassive Surfer with emotions befitting the cat-and-mouse game unfolding. The art shines with the polish that Joe Sinnott, Kirby's best inker in the minds of many fans, brought to Kirby's pencils. The page also provides a fascinating insight into the workings of the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby team and their "Marvel method," and how Lee turned Kirby's succinct summaries of the dialogue (written in the margins in Kirby's distinctive handwriting) into the peerless Lee prose that proved to be the ultimate complement to Kirby's pictures. The image area of the page is 12.5" x 18.5". Aside from a few small stains in panel one, the art is in Excellent condition. So put in your best bid on this gem, or you too will suffer "the ultimate punishment" -- watching someone else walk away with it!

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