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    John Byrne - Fantastic Four Splash Page, page 1 Original Art (unpublished, drawn circa 1974). In the days when Rich Buckler was drawing the Fantastic Four in his best effort at the Jack Kirby style, John Byrne thought, "Well, if that's what they want, I can give it to them." Byrne was driven. He even went so far as to approach Rich Buckler at a convention and boldly proclaim, "I'm John Byrne and I want your job." Under his arm was a tightly penciled, thirty page Giant-Size Fantastic Four try-out story. This epic tale was eventually printed in David Anthony Kraft's Comics Interview #25. Eventually John Byrne realized his goal, and Marvel assigned the Fantastic Four title to him starting with issue #209. This spectacularly penciled splash page has an image size of approximately 10" x 15", and is in Excellent condition. Showcased on this page is a spectacular view of the FF's Pogo-Plane, complete with Kirby-esque "power globules" shimmering in the sky, over a Manhattan landscape. Now it can be told, this is the first Byrne booty done for The World's Greatest Comic Magazine, so don't miss your chance to own a treasured piece of Marvelmania.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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