DescriptionWayne Boring Superman Sunday Comic Strip #478 Original Art, dated 12-26-48 (McClure Syndicate, 1948). In this forties Sunday, Superman finds that his "flying carpet" prank has backfired and it has created legal problems for George and Mary Paley. This episode was drawn around a time when Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster had just sued DC Comics for a larger share of the royalties on the product licensing of their creations for the company. As a result, DC had the "by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster" byline removed from the comic strip and the comic books, and the byline would not return again until after 1975, nearly thirty years later. So it was that the former Shuster art assistant and "ghost," Wayne Boring, was allowed to sign this splendid episode, and his signature appears in the final panel. Boring's art has seldom looked more majestic, and this Sunday showcases his talent for lighthearted comedy. This episode has an image area of 19.5" x 25.5", and the art has been professionally cleaned and restored to Excellent condition.
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