Always trying to strike the perfect balance between "HIGH" art and "LOW" art, I may be leaning a bit to the low here. Basil Wolverton (all bow) and his illustration for the 4th issue of Panic, 1954. Which was apparently copied from the cover of Mad magazine earlier the same year. Found last weekend for pennies, and as I am reading it, not putting it into a mylar bag...I can assure you it is worth every single one. Each panel a miracle.
Panic Magazine 1954. Collection Jim Linderman