And check out OUR NEWLY LISTED ITEMS. This is a rare original printed proof page for the Superman Sunday newspaper comics strip, from December 10, 1961 (12/10/61).
Early Silver Age Superman production pieces (whether from DC Comics or the newspaper strips) are tough to find, since many were of course lost, destroyed, thrown away, etc. This is a black and white proof of the complete strip page, featuring beautiful artwork by Wayne Boring (but please note this is a printed proof page, it is not the hand-drawn original artwork). The proof is on high quality smooth coated stock, and measures approximately 10 1/4" by 16 1/4".It is blank on the reverse side, and is in very good overall condition, especially considering it's age more than 50 years old! The artwork is by legendary artist Wayne Boring, who did a considerable amount of classic work for DC Comics, and is without question regarded among the several most important creators associated with the Man of Steel (including Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and Curt Swan). The piece features a classic episode where Superman is contacted by the mermaid Lori Lemaris, who was once his sweetheart! And what's particularly awesome is that this piece shows Clark Kent going into a storage room at The Daily Planet, and an iconic depiction of Clark opening his shirt to show the S costume underneath, as he changes into the Man of Steel!
He then flies off at super speed to stop a new super-atomic underwater depth bomb from destroying the sunken island city of Atlantis! This is an exceptional and unbelievably rare piece of comic production art, that would look great framed, and would be a key addition to the collection of any Superman fan.
Please note that this is an authentic piece from the 1960's, not something made for a later reprint or collection book. We have been told there are reprint production art pieces being listed by other sellers that make them seem to be old and from original printings, even though they are not for example, older production art did not have the words on a separate sheet from the images. Those kinds of things were only done much more recently, using computer technology. We advise buyers to be careful, as there are disreputable sellers tricking many people into believing they are purchasing items that are older and more valuable than what they actually are. Some sellers simply do not state their items are from reprints, while others make very long listings and put a tiny mention about reprints buried deep in the listing, and/or use a hard-to-read font color (like yellow) to prevent buyers from seeing this information.
Unfortunately, everything else in the listing the title, pictures of the cover of the comic from the 1st printing, etc. This item is a genuine proof from the'60's, not something made for a reprint. Check out our other auctions for more great items.
Check it out, you'll be glad you did! The item "SUPERMAN 1961 ORIGINAL SUNDAY COMIC STRIP PROOF PAGE PRODUCTION ART WAYNE BORING" is in sale since Wednesday, November 19, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Comic Strip Art". The seller is "satchj3" and is located in Brooklyn, New York.
This item can be shipped worldwide.