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    Curt Swan and Angelo Torres Superman Bradman Birthday Custom Cover and Mitzvah Partial Story "This Island Bradman" Original Art Group(DC, 1988). When it comes to this low-print-run comic it's difficult to separate legend from fact, but one thing we know for sure is that DC completist Ian Levine and Rick Frogge of have each told us it is one of the scarcest DC promotional comics. According to lore, this comic was commissioned by an ultra-cool father as a party favor for his son's bar mitzvah (13th birthday), with a print run of 125, and less than 25-40 copies are believed to exist. Not only did these kids get to be drawn into an original Superman story -- all-time great Curt Swan did the art. None other than Mad caricature ace Angelo Torres contributed as well, and the likenesses of the kids are likely his work. The scarce, printed copies of the comic have sold for recorded prices of $1,900-$5,000 (Overstreet does list the comic in its promotional section but does not list a value). Note that page 1 of the story is missing -- the remaining pages of art for this super-rarity each have an image area of 10" x 15", and aside from some light overall aging and scattered staining, they average Very Good condition. Curt Swan signed each page.

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