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    Wally Wood and Dan Adkins - Dynamo #3 Cover Original Art (Tower, 1967). Mike Benton, in Masters of Imagination, defined the appeal of Wallace Wood's inking, "During his lifetime, Wood was the undisputed master of inking and he used light and shadow to create rich effects of reflection, depth, and contrast seldom seen in comics. He explained his approach to inking: 'First outline everything, go back and ink everything black that should be black, and then make a few things black that shouldn't be black.' Black ink defined Wood's work and his bold outlines and black draping made his art instantly recognizable." Tower comics often featured Wood's poster-like covers on their titles, and they have seldom been matched for their sheer beauty. Dynamo, the super-strong T.H.U.N.D.E.R. agent, was used by his superiors as the ultimate human weapon, a powerhouse capable of immense destruction. He was often dropped as the sole payload from a high-flying bomber, shot from a cannon, or launched from a helicopter. Here, Dynamo takes skydiving to its extreme as he plunges from the upper reaches of the stratosphere straight through an ariel dogfight, without a parachute -- no sweat for "the big blue boy scout." The art is drawn to the edges of the paper and its overall size is 14" x 21". The Tower logo and Comics Code Authority stamp have slipped off the art. and those areas were later filled in with a marker; the paper color shows signs of aging. Otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. This fabulous cover is a Silver Age bombshell, offered on the open market for the very first time, so bid accordingly!

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2004
    8th Monday
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