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    Mike Ploog - Title Splash Page for Werewolf By Night #1 (Marvel, 1972). When the Comics Code eased its restrictions in the early '70s, Marvel responded by launching a passel of horror-related comics that had previously been forbidden. One of the most popular involved the adventures of Jack Russell, a young man who had an unhappy encounter with a lycanthrope, and became the Werewolf By Night. One of the key ingredients to the success of the series was the outstanding artwork by a young talent named Mike Ploog; a protege of Will Eisner, Ploog had a full-blooded style that was both finely-tuned and aggressive, making Werewolf truly exciting and memorable. Offered here is the dynamic title splash to the first issue of WBN (although, as was common in '70s Marvel comics, issue #1 begins smack in the middle of a story arc, in this case begun in Marvel Spotlight #2-4) which depicts the Werewolf transmuted into a pillar of stone. Boldly inked by Ploog, this image is indelible to anyone who followed the series in the early '70s. Ploog art is highly valued, in part because of its scarcity, given his relatively short tenure in the field before giving up sequential art for work in Hollywood. This piece is in excellent condition overall, displaying some telltale brown staining (common on much Silver and Bronze Age Marvel art) on the left side.

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