"Shazam!" Original Poster Painting.

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 Shazam!  Original Poster Painting.
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(Thought Factory, 1977) An extremely rare original painting of the classic DC Comics superhero "Shazam!", also known as "Captain Marvel." The artwork was created by Ignazio "Iggy" Gomez, and features a more realistic depiction of the character at top, and a more traditional comic-panel style representation at the bottom. This original artwork was created and used in a popular series of collectible posters that were marketed by a partnership between Thought Factory and Bill Wallen, and comes from Wallen's personal collection. The artwork is composed of primarily airbrush, with some ink, acrylic, and underlying pencil lines. The character's head was painted on a separate sheet, then trimmed and applied over the body. Measuring 35"x23" on sturdy art board, the original painting is in very good condition with some minor expected wear from the production process and age, including a few faint small spots of discoloration near the bottom, and a faint circular indentation in the body of "Shazam!". The Thought Factory superhero posters were very popular when they debuted in 1977, with surviving examples becoming difficult to find. This is the first time the original artwork for these exceptional posters has ever been offered for public sale, and beautifully represents the legacy of this iconic superhero.