Monday, June 20, 2011
Man-Thing # 17, page 10 - "A Book Burns in Citrusville"
Here is a cherished piece of original art from my second favourite Man-Thing story, "A Book Burns in Citrusville" (top honours go to issue # 15, "A Candle for Sainte-Cloud"). Jim Mooney sold me this gorgeous page from his own collection for $20.00 at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con. He was such a gracious gentleman. Sadly, he passed away the following year. I wanted to get him in on my Defenders Inc. pitch to Marvel but it was not to be, and not just because of Jim's death (a story for another blog). We lost Man-Thing writer Steve Gerber in 2008 as well, not terribly long after Jim's passing, so this page holds even more meaning to me. It is a piece of our collection that I will never sell.