DescriptionDick Sprang and Stan Kaye World's Finest #85 Cover Superman and Batman Original Art (DC, 1956). This is only the second original Dick Sprang cover we have ever offered! Sprang was often referred to as the "Good Batman Artist" by fans because in the early days, Batman comics and comic strips were signed "Bob Kane" regardless of the artist. This cover shows not only Sprang's mastery of Superman and Batman, but it also has a lovely romance comic element to it. That dress is stunning! The published cover has slightly different trade dressing in the logo and cover text (including moving that word balloon off Batman's shoulder), which was probably done from a stat of this image. It is interesting that you can also see a penciled logo/header below this that was even more different from the printed book. This is the original art produced in ink over graphite on Bristol board with a twice-up image area of 13" x 18". Sprang signed in the left image area. The board has a small nick out of the left margin and is toned. All logo and header text is stat paste-up, and "The Super-Rivals" is a stripped-in stat paste-up as well. Otherwise, this is in Excellent condition.
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