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    Roy Crane - Captain Easy Soldier of Fortune Hand-Colored Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-19-33 (NEA Syndicate,1933). Captain Easy traveled the globe in his quest for rollicking adventures. Roy Crane's strips were considered the newspaper comic equivalent of magazine illustrator Dean Cornwell's exotic tableaux which were all the rage in the magazines of the 1920s and 1930s. In this episode, from within three months of the Sunday strip's debut, trouble is brewing in the Far East, as kidnapping bandits plan to hijack a ransom being sent their way to secure the release of a Mogul chief -- Crane's villains were among the meanest to appear in comic strips. Roy Crane signed this hand-colored Sunday at the lower right, "With my very best wishes from Roy Crane." Stamps on the back of the art indicate that at one time the piece was in the collection of well known art collector Murray A. Harris. The image area of this art measures 20" x 24". The art was folded between panel tiers two and three. The paper has since been reinforced with the addition of new paper to the back of the page with tape. The title logo tier is missing; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition. Add a dash of exotic adventure to your collection with this handsome Roy Crane Sunday!

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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