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    Bob Butts (attributed) Whiz Comics #129 Splash Page Original Art (Fawcett, 1951). A written exchange (upper margin) between editor and artist distinguishes this dynamic, high-contrast page from a long-running backup feature, Lance O'Casey. Editor Virginia "Ginny" Provisiero urges the artist to rush the job. The artist, signed as Bob, replies with a thankful apology: "Sorry it had to be rushed so..." Comics historian Jerry Bails has attributed the high-contrast, sharp-featured drawing style to Bob Butts. On the reverse, a penciled notation in an unknown hand cites Bob Lubbers. We're inclined to go with Bails' informed opinion. Page 24 of the issue. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 13" x 18". Moderate age toning. Very Good condition.

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