|Winning Bid:||$253.00 (includes 15% Buyer's Premium)|
|Bidding Ended:||June 23, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT|
Auction #203 - Part II
Item numbers 1429 through 3205 in auction 203.
30x30.5" high quality wood frame designed like Superman chest emblem has triple archival mat with 10.75x12.25" opening at top. Hand colored print shows Superman and Batman running and has hand inked text "Limited Hand-Colored Print" with printed signature "Jack Burnley '90" and text at lower right "From World's Finest 29 Cover-1947." Just beneath print is additional 3x4-7/8" opening with handwritten text in black ink "Re-Creation From A 1947 World's Finest Cover. Hand-Colored Limited Edition Print By Jack Burnley '92 First Artist To Draw Both Superman And Batman". Exc. Jack Burnley (1911-2006) was a noted sports cartoonist for King Features Syndicate. In 1938 he began producing sports filler pages for DC Comics and was eventually hired by them in 1940. His first assignment was "New York World's Fair 1940" comic book cover showing Superman, Batman and Robin which made Burnley the first artist after co-creator Joe Shuster to draw Superman. Burnley co-created "Starman" with writer Gardner Fox. Burnley penciled over 100 covers and numerous stories and also worked on both the Superman and Batman Sunday comic strips before leaving the comic book field in 1947 to return to sports cartooning. Wonderful image with exceptional framing, ready for display. Extremely limited distribution, likely less than 30 made. (I - $400 to $700)