Updated: May 22, 2007
SPACE FAMILY ROBINSION ORIGINAL COVER ART
A pulp style, fully rendered cover painting to Space Family
Robinson Lost In Space comics! The master behind most of Gold
Key comic success in the 1960 and 70's was pulp artist George
Wilson. In recent years, artwork from such series as Space
Family Robinson Lost in Space, Magnus, Robot Fighter and Dr.
Solar have become EXTREMELY sought after and prices have
skyrocketed. Even more rare are the highly desirable cover
paintings by George Wilson.
For those who don't know, The Gold Key Space Family Robinson
series pre-dated the Irwin Allen television series, Lost in
Space featuring another Space Family Robinson. After some
legal leg wrestling, a compromise was reached and The comic
series took on the lead title, Lost in Space over its original
Space Family Robinson after a licensing agreement.
This artwork is very reminiscent of earlier period pulp and
men's adventure magazines by such luminaries as Basil Gogos
and Norman Saunders.
It's a large piece, and has been neatly framed in a tubular
space-chrome frame with cloth mat and fillet insert. All acid
free. The sight opening measures approx 9" X 13" in a 17" X
21" overall frame. Accomplished in qouache on illustration
board the art is in excellent condition.
The art comes with a great copy of the original published Gold
Key comic with a later re-issue (and redrawn cover art from
George Wilson cover art of this type is extremely rare.