JACK KIRBY "FANTASTIC FOUR" #95 COMIC BOOK COVER ORIGINAL ART.
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Auction #208 - Part II
Item numbers 1278 through 3040 in auction 208
11-3/8x17.5" thin artboard featuring original pen and ink art by legendary comic book artist Jack "King" Kirby for the Feb. 1970 issue of "Fantastic Four" #95 published by Marvel Comics. The issue itself was written by Stan Lee w/art by Kirby and inks by Joe Sinnott. Art is for the cover of this issue and has "Fantastic Four" title paste-over as well as "If The F.F. Fails, It Means...World War III!" text paste-over at lower right. In addition, art has Marvel Comics Fantastic Four company imprint paste-over at upper left. Art depicts all four members of the Fantastic Four, as well as their Fantasti-Car MK-II vehicle. Great action scene depicts the team having been blasted out of the Fantasti-Car (which was destroyed this issue), The Thing falls as The Human Torch flames on and flies while Mr. Fantastic wraps his elastic body around his wife The Invisible Girl to protect her. All are depicted full body, w/just a bit of Mr. Fantastic's body off panel. Detailed New York City riverfront in bkg. White correctional fluid touch-ups to explosion, two boats in river and original trajectory of falling Fantasti-Car. Sheet has various penciled notations on margins, including comic story title "Tomorrow...World War III" at top center. Sheet has some lt. margin handling wear w/staple holes at top left corner and 1x1.75" moisture stain at bottom center margin as well as some scattered margin soiling, though art remains unaffected. Page is Fine overall, while art areas remain bold, clean and Exc. This original cover art has been in a private collection since our consignor acquired it at The Comic Art Convention that was held in New York City at the Statler Hilton Hotel on July 3-5, 1970. After over 40 years off the market, we are thrilled to be able to offer this stunning piece of original art by a true comic book legend to the collecting community.
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