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    Will Eisner and Wally Wood - Original Art for Spirit Section, 4 pages (8/31/52). This is a tremendously exciting offering. Will Eisner and Wally Wood are two of the true giants in comic history. Individually, their work is highly prized and consistently exceeds estimated values. For over thirteen years, Will Eisner's Spirit Section was distributed as a syndicated comic book insert in Sunday newspapers across America. While the Spirit never achieved the mass appeal, or pop culture icon status of a Superman or Batman, the Spirit is likely one of the most critically acclaimed characters in the annals of comic history. The stories entertain and enthrall on many levels; the art and layouts are masterful and inventive. The four pages of Spirit art offered here are from the last weeks of the series, when Wally Wood was working as Eisner's "ghost". It appears that much of the layout and some pencilling is Eisner, but the inking and dominant "feel" of the pages is definitely Wood. The story has an outer space/science fiction theme, with the splash panel and about half of the smaller panels being classic Wood sci-fi art. Page three of the story is all sci-fi, and is masterful, its value is equal to that of the splash page. Four sequential pages of a Wood/Eisner collaboration is very rare and desirable. Similar offerings of Spirit artwork rarely appear in the market. These pages are in excellent condition and measure approximately 22" x 15".

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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