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    Will Eisner - Smash Comics #3, "Espionage Starring Black Ace" Title Page 1 Original Art (Quality, 1939). Behold -- the earliest Will Eisner comic book feature title page yet offered in the market place. It would be hard to overstate the importance of Will Eisner's storied career to the comic book industry. If any of his Golden Age comic book work cries out for a high-quality reprinting and more study, it would have to be the "Espionage/Black X/Black Ace" series that first ran in Feature Funnies #13-20, then relocated to Smash Comics #1-13. The series continued in Smash Comics to the end of its run, with issue #85, but without Will Eisner's art. After Eisner left the "Espionage" strip, he went directly to work on his famous feature, The Spirit. The "Espionage/Black X/Black Ace" stories should be collected together, as they display the rapid evolution of Eisner's work like no other facet of his career -- even more so than his Hawks of the Seas. This historic title page has an image area of 13" x 18". There is some paper aging and the edges of the board have been trimmed very closely to the panel borders; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Don't miss your chance to win this spectacular piece of Golden Age art!

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