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    John Buscema - Original Tarzan Pencil Art (Undated). Best known for his graphic renderings of Conan and other barbarians, Buscema brought a realism and a dynamism to comics that was previously unknown. Lithe, powerful figures leaped off his pages and into the reader's imagination, whether he was working on The Avenger's, Ka-Zar, The Silver Surfer, or Tarzan. The latter was a particularly difficult assignment for Buscema, as he feared he would constantly be comparing his work to that of Hal Foster and coming up short in his own mind. Despite his misgivings, Buscema contributed an impressive chapter to the comic book life of Burrough's jungle lord. Offered here are three 11.5" x 17.5" tight pencil illustrations of Tarzan, probably done in preparation for the Marvel Tarzan series first published in 1977. None of the pieces are signed or dated, but all are in excellent condition, displaying the raw power and attention to detail that made Buscema one of the most respected artists in comics history. Buscema's pencils tended to be rather loose, so finished pieces like this are quite rare, making this an opportunity that may never be repeated.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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