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    Jerry Robinson and George Roussos - Batman #13, page 4 Original Art (DC, 1942). Hold on to your cowls, Bat-fans! Here's a sensational Golden Age page from "The Batman Plays a Lone Hand" featuring the Batman's arch-rival, that Harlequin of Hate, the Joker, as drawn by his co-creator Jerry Robinson! Assisting Robinson with the art was George "Inky" Roussos and the two artists created a stark vision of underworld life that rivaled that of Chester Gould's Dick Tracy feature. Robinson recounted his role in the creation of the Joker in a Jim Amash interview for Alter-Ego magazine: "All heroes in literature had a memorable antagonist: in the Bible, David had Goliath -- Sherlock Holmes had Professor Moriarty, etc. Once I got on that streak, I realized I wanted a bigger-than-life villain. My first thought was to create one with a sense of humor. Good characters have contradictions in their character. The Joker is a villain with a sense of humor, which gives him an extra dimension." Two superb scenes spotlighting Batman, Robin, and Commissioner Gordon are featured in the final two panels of this page. The image area of the page measures 13" x 18" and the art is in Excellent condition. Batman art of this vintage and quality is scarcely seen in the marketplace; don't miss your chance to bid on what is sure to be a prized showpiece of any comic book art collection!

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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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