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About this Item

Title

  • Man in the mummy case!

Summary

  • Five drawings for Amazing Fantasy #15 comic book pages 19 through 22 shows the story of a criminal, Rocco Rank, who fleeing the police, jumps through the open window of a museum where he encounters a mummy who offers to hide him in his case. Rocco resists, but hearing the footsteps of the police, permits the mummy to enclose him in the case. The mummy stands still next to his case as the police approach. The police immediately open the mummy case as an obvious place to hide and are surprised to find it empty. The mummy stirs his head while they converse around him. The moment they depart, he opens the case and peers into it. In a twist, the story continues in Egypt, as Rocco assists in pulling a heavy squared stone across the desert floor to build the pyramids, realizing why the living mummy was anxious to assist him.

Names

  • Ditko, Steve, artist
  • Lee, Stan, 1922-2018, author
  • Simek, Artie, 1916-1975.

Created / Published

  • [1962]

Headings

  • -  Criminals--1960-1970
  • -  Galleries & museums--1960-1970
  • -  Mummies--1960-1970
  • -  Police--1960-1970
  • -  Pyramids--Egypt--1960-1970

Headings

  • Comic book illustrations--American--1960-1970.
  • Drawings--American--1960-1970.

Genre

  • Comic book illustrations--American--1960-1970
  • Drawings--American--1960-1970

Notes

  • -  Artie Simek was the letterer.
  • -  Signed lower right of panel on first page: S. Ditko.
  • -  Signed lower left of panel on first page: Stan Lee.
  • -  Title inscribed on first page of story.
  • -  Inscribed upper left margin of first page: 5. Amazing Adult April '62 v. 791. Amazing 15 - p. 18.
  • -  Stamped on verso of each drawing: Comics Magazine Code Authority approved Mar 6 1962.
  • -  Gift; 2008; (DLC/PP-2008:043).
  • -  Published in: Amazing Fantasy, 15 (1962 Aug.), pp. 18-22.

Medium

  • 5 drawings on layered paper board : ink, opaque white, and overlay over graphite underdrawing ; 53.2 x 37.5 cm. (board)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • CD 1 - Ditko, no. 3a-e (B size)

Source Collection

  • Cartoon Drawings (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 18761 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18761
  • ppmsca 18762 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18762
  • ppmsca 18763 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18763
  • ppmsca 18764 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18764
  • ppmsca 18765 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18765

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2016687395

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-18761 (digital file from original, page 1 of 5) LC-DIG-ppmsca-18762 (digital file from original, page 2 of 5) LC-DIG-ppmsca-18763 (digital file from original, page 3 of 5) LC-DIG-ppmsca-18764 (digital file from original, page 4 of 5) LC-DIG-ppmsca-18765 (digital file from original, page 5 of 5)

Rights Advisory

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  • Restricted access: Materials are served to researchers by appointment only; use digital surrogate to preserve fragile drawings.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Call Number: CD 1 - Ditko, no. 3a-e (B size)
  • Access Advisory: Restricted access: Materials are served to researchers by appointment only; use digital surrogate to preserve fragile drawings.

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Ditko, Steve, Artist, Stan Lee, and Artie Simek. Man in the Mummy Case!. American Egypt, 1962. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016687395/.

APA citation style:

Ditko, S., Lee, S. & Simek, A. (1962) Man in the Mummy Case!. American Egypt, 1962. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016687395/.

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Ditko, Steve, Artist, Stan Lee, and Artie Simek. Man in the Mummy Case!. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016687395/>.