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Original Art Stories: The Holiest Grail Of All, Superman

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I don't care what anyone else has to say, but if this art is genuine then surely this must be the holiest of the Holy Grails that all comic book art collectors seek. If you're one of the few people on the face of the planet who, like Richard Lester, claim to never have heard of the character Superman, then stop reading right now.

That such a cover can still exist astounds me and makes me seriously wonder about it's veracity. I'd not be at all surprised to learn that the image is a fake, and indeed I'm hoping that some of the more knowledgeable people who sometimes frequent this blog will able to shed some light on it. In the meantime though it did remind me of the Sotheby's New York 1994 sale of comic book art - a sale that I'd have loved to have attended.

The sale featured a number of lovely items. The sale featured official Jack Kirby recreations of his early Marvel Silver Age covers, some of the same from John Romita and Dick Ayers, amongst others, and som…