DescriptionBernard Krigstein (as B.B. Krig) Sensation Comics #84 Story Page 1 Original Art (DC Comics, 1948). Fascinating as an example of the Golden Age superhero boom, this dazzling showcase for Wildcat, the costumed prizefighter, derives immense additional value from the artist's signature: Krigstein would become one the most radically inventive of EC Comics' crime-and-horror illustrators. Many of the Krigstein hallmarks are already apparent, here -- the lithe, rubbery figures in ballet-like motion, the eccentric facial expressions, and the combination of realistic figures with expressionistic touches, such as the spiral background (a chaotic touch, borrowed from Germanic cinema). The logotype is a fine detail: Each letter is pasted singly in place, like a collage. The first 1940s art by Krigstein we have ever offered. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 13" x 19". Excellent condition. From the Ethan Roberts Estate Collection.
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