Journey Into Mystery Poster # 1 by Russ Heath Marvel Comics


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Journey into Mystery is an American comic book series initially published by Atlas Comics, then by its successor, Marvel Comics. Initially a horror comics anthology, it segued to giant-monster and science fiction stories in the late 1950s. Russell Heath, Jr. (born September 29, 1926) is an American artist best known for his comic book work — particularly his DC Comics war stories for several decades and his 1960s art for Playboy magazine’s Little Annie Fanny featurettes — and for his commercial art, two pieces of which, depicting Roman and Revolutionary War battle scenes for toy soldier sets, became familiar bits of Americana after gracing the back covers of countless comic books from the early 1960s to early 1970s. Two Heath drawings of fighter jets in DC Comics’ All American Men of War #89 (Feb. 1962), were the basis for pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s 1962 oil painting Blam and 1963’s Whaam!. Heath was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009.

Near mint condition.