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    Joe Shuster - Original Superman Illustration (DC, 1940s). 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. After being turned down by every other publisher of comics, DC finally printed the first Superman story in Action #1 that was comprised of edited panels from a series of rejected comic strips that Siegel and Shuster had initially created. The rest is history. This is great image of this comic book icon more than likely produced at the height of their 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 an honest quality that could have only come from the hand of his creator. This piece was rendered on a thick piece of illustration board that measures 15" x 20". It was inscribed by Joe Shuster and signed by both he and Jerry Siegel. With the exception of some water staining at the top and bottom that doesn't detract from the image, this piece is in excellent condition.

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