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Look Here: Original art by Michael Lark and Richard Case

As I have mentioned in the past, I have often bought pages of original comic art based not on the name(s) of the artist(s) or on the title of the book or on the characters in the scene but on my positive reaction to and assessment of the page itself, in isolation from its proper context. What follows is one of those pages:

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The script here is by Steven T. Seagle, from a story idea by Matt Wagner, the penciller is Michael Lark, the inker is Richard Case, and the letterer is John Costanza. The page was published in Sandman Mystery Theatre #57 (December 1997). The magnificent edifice that the people construct and then are consumed by is a doppelganger of the Battersea Power Station, which was constructed in two stages beginning in 1929 and decommissioned in two stages in the mid 1970s and early 1980s:

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