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    Fred Ray Action Comics #46 Superman Cover Original Art (DC, 1942). Like a streak of light, it's Superman to the rescue in the wild ride of a cover that sets the stage for the Man of Tomorrow's battle with Domino in the glittering and dizzying atmosphere of a vast amusement park. Fred Ray brought his superior draftsmanship to fifteen covers of Action Comics, and his association with the Superman character began when his work appeared on the cover of Superman #8, dated January 1941. Fellow Superman "ghost" Jack Burnley was an admirer of Fred Ray's art and wrote a heart-felt appreciation in the pages of Robin Snyder's The Comics. Burnley wrote warmly of his friend's work: "His Superman covers were drawn in the simple style of, and better than, the Shuster studio. Fred improved rapidly and soon he was doing impressive Superman covers that equaled or surpassed mine. Although Wayne Boring has been credited with changing Superman's image from the cartoony Shuster figure to the more realistic modern hero, actually Fred and I were the first to 'modernize' Superman with our covers in the early forties. Fred's outstanding Superman art is enough to earn him a top spot among artists of the fabulous Golden Age." The art was drawn on illustration board and the image area of the cover measures 12.5" x 17.25". Aside from some glue staining to the original title logo stat, some overall paper aging, and edge and corner wear, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Robinson Collection.

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