"SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN" #120 ORIGINAL CURT SWAN & NEAL ADAMS COVER ART.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Auction #213 - Part II
Item numbers 1063 through 2753 in auction 213
11-1/8x16.5" thin artboard has been attached to another artboard for backing as art consists of two pieces. Top 4" consists of photostat of DC Comics logo and title. Rest features original art (w/some scattered white correctional fluid touch-ups) by Curt Swan, best known as the artist most associated w/Superman during the period fans and historians call the Silver Age of comic books, Swan produced hundreds of covers and stories from the 1950s through the 1980s. This cover features a doctor listening to a fallen Superman's heart as Jimmy Olsen stands over them his fist clenched and a look of shock on his face. This was the cover for "Jimmy Olsen's Super-Punch!" cover story that was published in "Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen" #120 in June 1969. The story was written by Leo Dorfman w/interior art/inks by Pete Costanza. Margins have scattered editorial notes and bottom right has been signed in blue ink by noted 1970s comic artist Neal Adams, who inked Swan's art for this cover. Backside of artboard has "Comics Magazine Code Authority - Jan. 31, 1969" dated stamp. Art would display VF if framed. Comes w/reading copy of this issue, featuring this cover art.
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