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Original Art Stories: Sal Velluto & Bob Almond's Thirst

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Normally I'd rather drink paint than to write about First Salvo, but one thing they did do, before they decided to flee owing some serious cash to people, was to get some bloody good artists working on stories, both published and unpublished.  Norm Breyfogle was the main artist for them, but they did hire others.  On the strength of my own recommendation they commissioned Alan Weiss to pencil his own cover and to ink one of Breyfogles.  Norm then inked the Weiss cover, with great results.  I'm lucky enough to own them both, along with another unique cover - Trevor Von Eeden, also inked by Breyfogle, a cover that they never paid Trevor for, by the way.

Another set of artists they hired, much to my delight, was none other than Sal Velluto and Bob Almond.  Both artists established their rep as one of the premier artistic teams of all time, in my own opinion, with their stellar work on Marvel's Black Panther.  Bob might not fully agree with me there, but history will bear me o…