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    Phil Davis Mandrake the Magician Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-18-36 (King Features Syndicate, 1936). What action hero stakes a claim as the first costumed, superpowered force for justice on the comics page? It's not Superman. Mandrake the Magician began his crimebusting career a full four years before the Man of Steel. Created by 19-year-old Lee Falk (who also created The Phantom), it took ten years for Mandrake to find a home with King Features Syndicate. Falk hired Davis, a commercial artist, to draw the feature, and history was made. This early episode, a superb example of Davis' art deco stylings and drybrush technique, has an image area of approximately 13.75" x 21.25", and the art is in Excellent condition.

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    February, 2009
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