SOLD ON: Monday, 12/12/2022 7:30 PM
COMMENTS: Rich Buckler pencils/Wayne Howard inks w/John Romita; cover; 1973; image size 10" x 15"
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The Day the Earth Stood Still
Rich Buckler pencils/Wayne Howard inks w/John Romita; cover; 1973; image size 10" x 15"
The Day the Earth Stood StillGreat cover featuring the adaptation of the story that inspired the classic sci-fi film, The Day the Earth Stood Still. According to the Grand Comics Database the artwork features corrections and alterations by John Romita. Pen and ink. Art is in very good condition, there is tape and staining, the cover has several patches where art was re-drawn and pasted over the original drawing, the image area was cut and pasted onto a larger board as well. Signed by Buckler and Howard.
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.
Rich Buckler was an American comic book artist, best known for his work on Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four in the mid-1970's and for creating the character Deathlok in Astonishing Tales #25. Buckler drew virtually every major character at Marvel and DC, often as a cover artist.