SOLD ON: Monday, 08/30/2021 7:33 PM
COMMENTS: Lee Elias pencils and inks; cover; 1953; image size 10" x 15"
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Lee Elias pencils and inks; cover; 1953; image size 10" x 15"Classic Golden Age war cover by Elias, one of the finest cover artists of his time. Elias is best known for his horror covers, but his work on other books, specifically the war titles was equally impressive. Here we have the dynamic aftermath of a grenade thrown into an enemy encampment, with dynamic action and expressive drama. Pen and ink. Art is in very good condition, there is light staining around the edges of the paper. Signed by Elias.
The title logo is a reproduction.
Lee Elias was a British-American comics artist. He was best known for his work on the Black Cat comic book published by Harvey Comics in the 1940s. Lee Elias left comic books after the 1954 publication of Fredric Wertham's anti-comics book Seduction of the Innocent, which used four of his Black Cat panels as examples of "depraved" comic art. In 1972, Elias came back to American comic books, working mainly on DC's various horror titles and secondary Marvel Comics titles including Power Man and The Human Fly. His last major project was The Rook series for Warren Publishing.