Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Jack Kirby Boy Commandos #24 Superman Parody Cover Original Art and Signed Board (DC, 1947). The very first Superman satire cover is an immensely fun and iconic cover that was also featured in the color section of Dick Lupoff's All In Color For A Dime. "Up, Up and Away" (the catch phrase for Superman from the Radio show) was the title of the last story in this issue. It featured Brooklyn capturing a gang of crooks while dressed for a costume party -- a comic book plot that would be repeated in comics, TV shows, and movies for decades to come. This classic page is ink over graphite on illustration board with an image area of approximately 13" x 18.5". Very tanned, and the board has been bent and cracked in the bottom left corner. This has only caused a slight wrinkle on the front side, however. Overall in Good condition. But wait, there's more. At some point, a very young Ron Goulart (now a well-known and respected comics historian) wrote to DC asking Simon & Kirby if they would send him some art. This cover is what he got, along with a note on Bristol board signed "Jack Kirby/Joe Simon" by Jack Kirby.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    20th-22nd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,294

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide 2011
    Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 February 20 - 22 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Your knowledge of comic art and the professional, timely, and courteous treatment I received has been superb! You are a class organization to work with, who removed the stress from this whole process. The service and professionalism went beyond my expectations.
    P. U.,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,702,373
    The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction
    The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction
    REALIZED $425,232