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    Will Eisner - Spirit, "The Strange Case of Mrs. Paraffin", page 3 Original Art, dated 3-7-48 (Des Moines Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1948). For many Silver and Bronze Age fans, their first exposure to the work of Will Eisner came courtesy of Jim Steranko's superb History Of Comics, volume two. Anyone who's read the chapter on Eisner, titled "Sunday Matinee Idol," will experience a thrill of recognition because the chapter reprinted the entire yarn, "The Strange Case of Mrs. Paraffin." This fantastic page displays many of the hallmarks of Eisner's storytelling -- dynamic points of view, shadowy film noir lighting, a foggy atmosphere, inventive montages to create a "voiceover narration," and a sexy femme fatal -- in short, this page is a sensational example of Eisner's talents, and the story was signed with his distinctive, classic signature! The image area of the page is 15" x 21", and the art is in Excellent condition.

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    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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