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    Jack Kirby and Mike Royer - Superman Illustration (Early '70s). "The King" spent precious little time on Superman, and even his brief run on Jimmy Olsen was marred by having Superman's faces re-drawn by Murphy Anderson (apparently the DC brass didn't feel Jack's rendition of the Supes matched the "house" style). Probably the coolest thing about this illustration is that it is unfettered Jack, with no "editorial" interference, and it boasts the kind of explosive action that was Kirby's trademark. As club-weilding cavemen flee, the Man of Steel puts his best fist forward and clobbers a rampaging dinosaur. Superman duking it out with a classic Kirby monster is a rare image indeed, and the King gives this one his all. Beautifully inked, we believe by Mike Royer (we don't have documentation, but it certainly has all the qualities of Royer's full-blooded '70s work on Kirby), this has all the elements of a great Jack Kirby piece. 8 1/2" x 11".

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    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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