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    Jim Steranko - Spyman Concept Art, Partial Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1966). Created by Jim Steranko, Spyman was an "enemy agent fighter" with a powerful robot hand, possibly inspired by the "Outer Limits" episode "Demon with a Glass Hand" (1963). This gorgeous presentation page was meant to show the character's costume and abilities, including a run-down of the hand's abilities. Although the main figure was never used in the comic, the schematic of the hand was used multiple times: in a box on the cover, clumsily grafted onto a smaller figure in the upper left corner of the cover, on the first page of each issue, and in the letter column. Although the finished comic kept Steranko's basic design, the costume colors were simplified from what is shown here. Spyman represents Steranko's first professional work in comics, and as such this character illustration is an important artifact in the history of the medium. Also included in this lot is a copy of Spyman #3. The artwork measures 14.75" x 20" and is in Very Good condition with minor edge wear, some blunting at the corners, and light water damage along the bottom edge outside the image area.

    More information about Jim Steranko, also known as Steranko, Jim, Jim Steranko.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2006
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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