SOLD ON: Monday, 08/30/2021 8:31 PM
COMMENTS: Herb Trimpe pencils/Pablo Marcos and John Romita Sr. inks; page 1; 1976; image size 10" x 15"
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Herb Trimpe pencils/Pablo Marcos and John Romita Sr. inks; page 1; 1976; image size 10" x 15"Great Bronze Age splash featuring the classic villain team of Dr. Doom, The Sub-Mariner, and Henry Kissinger, pictured here watching the Fantastic Four slink away. The Dr. Doom face is an original art paste-up, redrawn by John Romita Sr.. Pen and ink w/pencil. Art is in very good condition, there is minor staining and a light horizontal crease.
Herb Trimpe was an American comics artist and occasional writer, best known as the seminal 1970s artist on The Incredible Hulk and as the first artist to draw for publication the character Wolverine, who later became a breakout star of the X-Men. During his career he would draw nearly every character in the Marvel stable, and a few that weren't including memorable work he provided for Marvel's 1980's licensed titles for Godzilla, Shogun Warriors and The Transformers.
John Romita was one of the driving forces behind Marvel's Silver Age, he took up the reins on Spider-Man following the departure of Steve Ditko with issue #38. Romita's run on Spider-Man would be long and significant, introducing characters including Mary Jane Watson, the Kingpin and many others. He would be a major contributor to the entire Marvel line throughout the 1970s including designing the look of The Punisher.