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    Terror on the Midway (Superman) Clark Kent at the Daily Planet Layout Drawing (Max Fleischer, 1942). After covering the circus with Lois Lane, Clark goes back to the Daily Planet building, only to rush back when he finds out about the giant gorilla who is broken loose, in this very rare original layout drawing. Terror on the Midway was the ninth short in Fleischer Studio's Superman series, released on 8/28/1942. It was also the last Superman short to be produced by Max Fleischer; he would soon lose control of the studio to Paramount, who produced the remaining eight cartoons. This scene begins at about the 4:22 mark, when Clark walks up to the building. The artwork is in heavy graphite on a sheet of 16 field 3-peghole animation paper, with an image area of 13.25" x 9.5"; it's loosely mounted to a 13" x 18" black backing board. Director Dave Fleischer OK'd the drawing in the lower left margin, in orange pencil. Some minor tears have been professionally sealed along the outer edges; paper has minor handling and light toning, with a few light fold creases. Very Good condition.

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