Photo Number:
14.5" x 22.25"  
Comic Art  
Frazetta, Frank  
comic cover art  
Original cover art for Weird Science-Fantasy #29 (EC, June 1955) by Frank Frazetta. Originally conceived as a Buck Rogers cover for Famous Funnies, and drawn in 1954, Eastern Color deemed this cover too violent for the new comics code, and thus it was never published by them. Instead Bill Gaines’ EC Comics used it in 1955, but in a slightly altered form – helmet replaced by blond hair, and one of the attackers given more hair. It also holds the distinction of being the only EC cover that Gaines agreed to buy the rights to without owning the original art. Today, it is almost universally regarded as the most iconic Atomic Age (late 1940s through mid-to-late 1950s) comic cover. EC and comic art authority/publisher Russ Cochran famously called it “the most outstanding cover ever put on a comic book." This art has been matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5" x 30.75". Click here to view a video of Dave Winiewicz speaking with Frazetta about this art. (ECart) (Item 00058)  
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