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Love prelims. They remind me of musicians sitting on a bus jotting down ideas for a song. Below is a favorite one from the great Giordano of a Batman cover that never was.

 

 

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My favorite (only) prelim

Lucifer

Purchased from another collector a couple of years after I was lucky enough to get the final painting

 

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25 minutes ago, mister_not_so_nice said:

My favorite (only) prelim

Lucifer

Purchased from another collector a couple of years after I was lucky enough to get the final painting

 

That's awesome. What's odd about prelims is the pricing, they can be very inexpensive in most cases. It's one of the last corners in the comic industry that hasn't inflated. I've said too much! :o

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Here are two prelims John Bolton did for the first issue of Mephisto vs mini series. Both are great but I do agree the one Marvel choose for publication is the best design. Anyone know where the published original is?

 

 

Mephisto vs #1 cover prelim1.jpg

Mephisto vs #1 cover prelim2.jpg

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8 minutes ago, Brian Peck said:

Here are two more prelims for the first issue from Wolverine. John Buscema really knew how to convey alot of information with minimal detail

wolverine1CVR_prelim.jpg

wolverine1cvr_prelim2.jpg

Incredible. What's the story behind betting these if you care to share?

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5 minutes ago, Blastaar said:

Incredible. What's the story behind betting these if you care to share?

I was at Wonder Con many years ago when it was in San Francisco. A fellow collector was looking to do a big deal, he had brought alot of art to the show to trade with Burkey. He asked me to help him value the artwork, the two Wolverine prelims was in the pile of artwork he brought. I asked if he would sell me the two prelims and he did.

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Bolland's prelims are super detailed for a prelim but that's why I love this one. One of my favorite Animal Man issues.

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MR. MONSTER #8 Michael T. Gilbert Layout Panel 1987 Eclipse Original Comic Art Comic Art Mr. Monster by Michael T. Gilbert

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Kevin Eastman. Prelim from Issue#1. Neat little bit of history, in the final issue 1 of this page they accidentally misspelled "Michelangelo"... But here in the prelim, they got it right! 

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24 minutes ago, TMNT said:

Kevin Eastman. Prelim from Issue#1. Neat little bit of history, in the final issue 1 of this page they accidentally misspelled "Michelangelo"... But here in the prelim, they got it right! 

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Very cool!  I also believe that the art from issue 1 was re-inked and used again in Palladium's RPG TMNT and Other Strangeness.

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1953 Dennis... Lee Holley, Al Wiseman, Hank Ketcham?

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9 hours ago, westform said:

1953 Dennis... Lee Holley, Al Wiseman, Hank Ketcham?

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Oh my! That second panel is all sorts of amazing. I love seeing these characters drawn from different angles and that one really pushes things. It works so well! Thanks for sharing!

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I have quite a few nice prelims - notice I have quite a few Bollands

I have a cool WW one but no scan found

 

Bolland Dredd Time Out Magazine Prelim 001.jpg

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Here are a few prelims for Warren magazines.

Eerie #45 cover prelim by Luis  Dominguez

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Vampirella #85 cover prelim by Paul Gulacy

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Vampirella #95 Cover prelim by Ken Kelly

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16 hours ago, TMNT said:

Kevin Eastman. Prelim from Issue#1. Neat little bit of history, in the final issue 1 of this page they accidentally misspelled "Michelangelo"... But here in the prelim, they got it right! 

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You may want... to look again... at that spelling.

(Even funnier, in the IDW Artisan Edition there is a thumbnail to this page in which it's misspelled a THIRD different way)

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