Gil of course, drew the picture of the Punisher that original fans saw on the newstand - Frank Castle's first appearance on the cover of Amazing Spider-man #129! Any Kane Punisher original is an important part of Marvel history - especially considering Kane rarely drew the character again! This original Gil Kane art is dated 1991 - in classic Gil Kane logo signature style!
Kane was still firing on all cylinders artistically, and this piece shows it! Frank is gritty, blasting off rounds in a classic Kane pose. The circle in the background hearkens to 70s-era Marvel round "corner boxes"!
Anyone familiar with Gils work will recognize that this was self-inked, but unfortunately, while Gil used permanent ink for much of the embellishment, he appears to have used a felt-tip with impermanent ink for some of the large areas of black and the feet. The quality ink held up, but the felt-tip areas are faded. All Kane's linework is present, but as you can see from the close-ups, the lines from the cheaper pen are not as deep black. This was probably not something Gil wouldve considered at the time - over 25 years ago now.
Most artist of his era just wanted to meet the deadline and have the art reproduce - they werent considering the longterm prospects of original art. Sadly, after producing many classic pages and covers and being inducted into both Eisner and Kirby Halls Of Fame, Gil Kane left us in 2000. This stunning full-figure piece is a reminder of what an incredible artist he was. I have often considered hiring an accomplished contemporary inker to fix the art, but feared the authenticity would be compromised. The art is currently framed as shown in subsequent pics.It will be insured and require a signature. As always, if you have any specific questions not answered here, please contact me for more info. We typically work a normal 5 day week, Monday-Friday, 9:30 to 5:30. We will respond to all e-mails, typically answers will take under 24 hours to arrive, with the exception of weekends or holidays.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Splash Pages". The seller is "supermegabot" and is located in Salem, Massachusetts.
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