ENDED ON: Tuesday, 08/28/2018 2:50 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 26; Art attributed to Mike Sekowsky; 14.5" x 23"
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"Destiny's Double Deal!"
Pg. 26; Art attributed to Mike Sekowsky; 14.5" x 23"
"Destiny's Double Deal!"Mike Sekowsky, best known for his contributions to the Justice League of America and Wonder Woman in the 1960s, cut his teeth in the Golden Age at Timely Comics. He illustrated a variety of anthology titles, where his ability to work fast and efficiently made him a favorite among editors and his peers alike.
This striking splash page from Weird Mysteries #9 showcases some of the tropes typically employed during the pre-code horror days, where artists and writers were free to rot the minds of innocent youths looking for a cheap scare. The mirrored image in the half-splash panel is a triumph of design, perfectly setting up the tale "Destiny's Double Deal." Sekowsky's fluid line work and self-assured style leave no doubt that something nasty is about to happen. Golden Age horror pages are difficult to come by, and this rare-to-market piece is sure to garner some rapt attention at auction.