SOLD ON: Wednesday, 04/14/2021 8:42 PM
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Classic L.B. Cole devil cvr! rare issue
Classic L.B. Cole devil cvr! rare issueOne can only wonder what the initial response to this cover was back when it was published in 1945, at once gruesome and beautiful, sinister and eye-catching, there can be no doubt that Mask #2 made an impression on newsstands that would grab a shopper’s attention, and that was the whole ball of wax back in the good old Golden Age. Known by industry insiders as the Cole Satan cover, this is an unmitigated classic, recognized as one of the greatest of comic images of the time. The faces of the damned souls tormented by el Diablo are perfectly realized, as the cartoonish antagonist, with the requisite pitchfork, dominates the action. An appealing copy that sits around halfway up the census, there are less than fifty copies registered, making any surviving example pique the attention of bidders of a certain stripe. Mask #2 is consistently an immensely popular piece at auction.