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LORD OF THE RINGS - PRODUCTION ART Production Art
FN: 6.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Monday, 08/30/2021 8:19 PM
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COMMENTS: 8 page lot of production color proofs; double sided; c.1979; 9" x 11.75" ea.
From the only official LOTR comic adaptation ever!
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8 page lot of production color proofs; double sided; c.1979; 9" x 11.75" ea.
From the only official LOTR comic adaptation ever!

J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is one of the most celebrated and beloved fantasy stories ever created, having been adapted into multiple feature films both live action and animated. Comic books however, have been the one place where it's presence has been sorely lacking. The only comic adaptation of the story was created by Spanish artist Luis Bermejo (who contributed to Warren magazines Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella) in around 1979 in Europe and was never given a release in English.

What we have here are 8 pages of double sided color proofs (16 pages total) that were sent to the publisher for approval, there's no lettering in them, presumably as they were produced in several languages that was added later.

This collection comes form the estate of Bernard Lieberman, former CFO of Fantasy Records, who had the world wide exclusive rights to Lord of the Rings and had authorization to publish the comic book overseas but not in the USA. Included in this lot is the original return envelope sent from a publisher in Spain to Lieberman c/o Tolkien Enterprises.