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    Jack Kirby and Mike Royer - Unpublished "Hunger Dogs" Page 17 Original Art (DC, 1985). Darkseid appears in every panel of this drama-drenched scene, which was slated for the "Hunger Dogs" graphic novel that concluded Jack Kirby's "New Gods" saga. However, the art was not published as inked by Mike Royer. He revealed why in the pages of the Jack Kirby Collector: "There are pages I inked in the Graphic Novel, but they're not the pages I inked. They're the pages that Greg Theakston re-inked because, as he said, in adapting the smaller formatted page to the larger Graphic Novel page, for some reason they weren't able to stat them so they'd work." Here is a chance to acquire the original Royer-inked version. Among the Kirby cognoscenti, Royer is regarded as perhaps "the King's" most faithful inker. Royer recalled in a Jack Kirby Collector interview, "I did what Jack wanted me to. Ninety percent of the time I completely submerged my personality and any desires to embellish. If you were to ask Jack privately, he'd say I was the truest inker to his pencils. When he finally retired from comics, he said that I was his favorite inker." The image area of this piece measures 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. The page was professionally framed, and the black overmat features an enlarged facsimile of Jack Kirby's famous signature.

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    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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