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The Estate of Marvin Stein today announced an online auction of “Space Busters” a one-of-kind, rare piece of Jack Kirby art to take place November 4th via ComicLink

“Space Busters” “(link to auction: is said to have been the prototype for Jack Kirby’s popular “Sky Masters” syndicated comic book series and represents a period in the middle 1950’s when this quality of Kirby art was rarely seen. The “Space Busters,” piece is a sizeable board standing 20 X 26.5 inches and combines the inking talents of Marvin Stein and the drawing of creative genius and world-renowned comic book artist, Jack Kirby.

“It’s always exciting when a beautiful piece of art of such caliber — combining the talents of Marvin Stein and Jack Kirby comes on to the market for the first time,” says Doug Gillock, consignment director, ComicLink. “We expect the response of this piece to be overwhelming.”

The Estate of Marvin Stein has worked with ComicLink over the last year, and has offered many pieces of original artwork inked by Marvin during the “Golden Age” of comics. The estate also owns the worldwide publishing rights of the 1960’s long running comic strip McGurk’s Mob. McGurk’s Mob is a family friendly and timeless series that will once again be made available to the general public. The original content will be made ready for mobile and internet distribution sometime early in 2012.

About Marvin Stein
Marvin Stein (Feb. 11, 1925 to Feb. 11, 2010) was an American comic book artist, who also worked in animation, advertising, illustration and television broadcast graphics. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a sign painter. Stein graduated from Pratt Institute, and went to work for the Chesler Studio, which supplied comic stories and art to the comic book industry. He worked on Captain Valiant for Croyden Publications between 1944 and 1946 and the Funnyman daily and Sunday syndicated strip, Superboy and Boy Commandos for National Comics/DC. Stein joined the Simon & Kirby Studio and worked on myriad titles, Black Magic, Headline, Justice Traps the Guilty, Young Love and Young Romance, while freelancing for several other publishers, Atlas, Feature, Prize, Ziff Davis. In 1958 he left comics to work in advertising and broadcast news graphics. From 1964 to 1969 he illustrated the syndicated McGurk’s Mob with Bernard Wexler for Newsday. Stein also worked illustrating children’s books. He resided most of his life in Massapequa Park, Long Island.

About ComicLink
ComicLinkTM is a full service exchange, brokerage and auction house for vintage, investment-quality comic books and original comic art. Launched on the Web in early 1996, we have established the strongest network of buyers and sellers of vintage comic books and comic art in the world, leading to the widest selection of listings for our buyers and frequent sales at record-breaking prices for our sellers. As a result, some of the most valuable comic books and comic art in existence have sold on ComicLink. With our unique and revolutionary combination of options (auction, brokerage and direct sales), ComicLink brings users the most comprehensive and secure buying and selling environment in the industry. We pride ourselves on our experience, professionalism, extensive client base and intensive marketing of vintage comic books and comic art. ComicLink has always made customer service the top priority, has an expert and accessible staff, and a reputation for honesty and integrity throughout the industry. These are just a few of the many reasons why ComicLink always has the largest selection of high-quality vintage CGC Graded comic books available in the world, a wide selection of comic books not CGC Graded (but condition verified by our professional staff) and why comic art sellers have sold some of the most valuable vintage original comic book art pieces on ComicLink. For further information please visit,
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