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15 hours ago, Brian Peck said:

Jael -Sunday Newspaper Supplement in New York World by Dan Smith

In the late 1890s, Dan worked for Hearst organization and covered the Spanish-American War. From Hearst he joined the New York Herald for a short period then moved on to The World, where “for twenty years, he drew nearly all of the covers for the Sunday magazine of New York World.
I am not exactly sure when this was published, I think this was done around 1920. His originals are rare and this is on of the best I have seen and BIG this one is 22x28.

 

 

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that's just fantastic

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Page 9 of a 10 Page Story by George Tuska (signing his name as George Aksut). From Fight Comics # 3 1941 the Shark Brodie story. I do have the other 9 pages but this IMHO is the best page. BTW this is a great example of HUGE Golden Age Art measuring in at a full 24 x 18. 

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The Opper sketch is from the late 1800s, a "comic" piece but perhaps not true comic OA.   The earliest published OA I have is probably the Captain Marvel (aka Shazam) from 1941.

The others are early OA but not published.  The Cap is from the early 40s and appears to be a tryout page though I don't know by whom (perhaps somebody can ID the artist?).   The Subby is an unpublished splash page from 1942.

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Thor 216 page 5 - 1973

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2 hours ago, hmendryk said:

Pocket Comics #4 (January 1942) by Joe Simon

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Very early EC cover art (1946, I think), for PICTURE STORIES FROM AMERICAN HISTORY # 2,from when the company was managed by Max Gaines and was called 'Educational' Comics .

I also own all of the 54 interior pages . . . along with another complete Educational Comics book from the 1940s (Picture Stories From World History # 1). 

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