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    Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, and Steve Ditko - Fantastic Four #20, page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). "If a man could control molecules, then he could control... anything!" So boasts the Molecule Man to New York's finest. Most of this early Marvel masterwork was drawn by the talented team of Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. However, panel three of this page is a replacement panel drawn by none other than Sturdy Steve Ditko! The original panel was cut out just below the word balloon and Ditko's new panel was taped in from behind. The back of the page has a thumbnail pencil sketch for the basic composition of this new panel, and it's possible Stan Lee drew it as art direction for Ditko. Faint penciling in panel five also reveals an alternative Kirby composition that was abandoned for the final inked version. This pulse-pounding page features the work of four of early Marvel's greatest talents -- Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, and Steve Ditko. Now there's a fantastic foursome! The page's image area measures 12.5" x 18.5" and aside from the cut out panel, the art is in Excellent condition.

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    January, 2006
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
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