SOLD ON: Friday, 03/23/2018 1:05 PM
COMMENTS: crm/ow pgs; cvr re-attchd w/tp, mod amt tp on int cvr
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classic ultimate bondage cvr by Alex Schomburg; L.B. Cole art
crm/ow pgs; cvr re-attchd w/tp, mod amt tp on int cvr
classic ultimate bondage cvr by Alex Schomburg; L.B. Cole artOne of the classic images of the Golden Age, this Alex Schomburg cover can be described as a Nazi/Bondage/Horror/War hybrid. It's as striking today as it was in the 1940s and is listed in the Overtsreet Price Guide as one of the Top 100 Golden Age books. Here you have the unforgettable image of a hooded Nazi holding a sword, ready to plunge it into the heaving breast of a captive woman in peril. Meanwhile, spear in hand, her would-be savior stands poised to strike at the dastardly soldiers gathered around a fire, as one of them makes a futile attempt to protect their ill-gotten prize. This book also features interior art by the legendary L.B. Cole.
One of the scarcest of Golden Age books, and one of the most instantly recognizable, we are happy to offer this stalwart example of pre-code weirdness at a grade that makes it attractive to buyers seeking to acquire a classic without raiding their savings, but remaining attractive and appealing enough to allow its striking cover imagery to deliver maximum impact.
Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $7,500.
Known for his dizzying, bustling war covers, bondage covers and airbrush Sci-Fi covers! Truly one of the most highly collected artists of the Golden Age. Alex Schomburg was born on May 10, 1905, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Schomburg freelanced primarily for Timely Comics, the 1940s forerunner of Marvel, displaying his talent for action tableaux in covers featuring Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch, and other superheroes. He also provided covers for Pines Publications, for titles including Exciting Comics and America's Best Comics, featuring such superheroes as the Black Terror and the Fighting Yank, as well as for Harvey Comics.
Stan Lee said the following about Schomburg "I've always felt that Alex Schomburg was to comic books what Norman Rockwell was to The Saturday Evening Post. He was totally unique, with an amazing distinctive style. You could never mistake a Schomburg cover for any other artist's. ... I remember hearing Timely Comics publisher Martin Goodman tell me time and again how great a cover illustrator Alex was, and how he wished we had more like him. Despite the quantity of work we gave him, despite the care and effort that went into every Schomburg cover, I cannot remember Alex ever being late with any illustration."