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    Ron Frenz and Tom Palmer Star Wars #71 Cover Original Art (May, 1983). Han Solo frozen in carbonite! Out of eleven movies and countless TV series, cartoons, video games, and comic books, the carbonite scene still remains the most gut-wrenching scene in any Star Wars story. This issue came out about a half a year before "Return of the Jedi" was released, so Han is rendered as such. Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian also appear. Comics master Tom Palmer brought continuity to the look of Marvel's Star Wars series, inking Howard Chaykin, Carmine Infantino, and Walt Simonson, among others in the course of the run. Here, Palmer provided finished pencils over Ron Frenz's breakdowns in addition to inking the story. Ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 8.75" (excluding stat text paste-ups). All text are stat paste-ups, mild all over toning, small spots of adhesive residue, staple holes, and marginal notes. Signed by actor Billy Dee Williams, and Ron Frenz, and in Very Good condition.

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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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