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    Joe Shuster Superman Specialty Illustration Original Art (c. 1941). When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in 1933, they couldn't possibly have predicted the eventual impact that he would have on pop culture. This is a fantastic image of this comic book icon more than likely produced at the height of the team's career before the sad lawsuits that virtually ended Joe Shuster's involvement with the comic industry. Though Shuster's minimalistic approach to the ink medium was not as refined as some of the more popular artists who subsequently worked on the Superman titles, his Superman has the endearing appeal that could have only come from the hand of his co-creator. This piece was rendered on a thick piece of illustration board that measures an overall 20" x 30.5". It was inscribed to Vernon Louis "Lefty" Gomez (1908 -1989), who was the celebrated American left-handed major league pitcher who played in the American League for the New York Yankees between 1930-1942. The inscription by Joe Shuster reads, "Best personal regards to Lefty Gomez, from one Superman to another," and the drawing was signed by both Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. With the exception of some overall paper aging, this piece is in Very Good condition.

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    May, 2012
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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