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    Superman aka The Mad Scientist Production Cel with Key Master Background (Max Fleischer, 1941). "So you want a story? I'll give you the greatest story of destruction the world has ever known!" says the Mad Scientist. He plots to use his observatory on the outskirts of Metropolis to use his electrothansia Ray Laser Cannon on the town below him. This is a rare hand-inked, hand-painted production cel of the Mad Scientist, as his lab is exploding due to Superman reversing his laser cannon rays back into the lab and not Metropolis. You can see this image around the 9:20 mark. This is right before Superman comes in to the lab to save both Lois Lane and the Mad Scientist. The production cel is on its Key Master hand-painted production background. Cel and Key Master background are trimmed to 8" x 10". Black tape along border. Clouds of explosion smoke is cracking, balance of cel is unblemished. Extensive studio notes on reverse of this extremely rare piece of Superman history. This was the first Fleischer Studio Superman short. It was directed by Dave Fleischer and released on 9/26/41. This "Mad Scientist" would later make a comic book appearance. One of the rarest pieces of Fleischer Studio history we have seen. Good condition.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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