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    Steve Ditko - Original Splash Page for Showcase #73 "The Coming of the Creeper!!" (DC, 1967). Despite being Steve Ditko's most intriguing post-Spider-Man creation, the Creeper never quite grabbed the public's attention in the same way as that pesky Wall-Crawler, but he remains a favorite among fans. Presented here is the historic title splash to the Creeper's origin story from Showcase #73, where he was given the traditional try-out before getting his own short-lived series. Posed before a metaphoric wall of masks -- representing the faces of the villains he encounters in this tale of his Becoming -- the Creeper is poised for a life of crime-fighting. The image is superb; the body language of the figure and the supple inking are unmistakably Ditko, and one can almost sense his excitement at the launching of this new and invigorating character. An important Silver Age piece from one of the grandmasters of the comics medium. 10.5" x 16".

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2002
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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