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Peter Poplaski Art: THE SILVER AGE SUPERMAN: 1959-1963 FRONT COVER (Lot of 2)


Peter Poplaski Art: THE SILVER AGE SUPERMAN: 1959-1963 FRONT COVER (Lot of 2)
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    PETER POPLASKI ORIGINAL ART

    FRONT COVER 
    (Lot of 2) to THE SILVER AGE SUPERMAN: 1959-1963 (IDW Publishing, 2019)

    Superman is caught in a spiraling time travel maelstrom, hurtling backward to 2365 BC!

    Medium/size/condition:
     India ink on heavy Bristol board measuring a hefty 15 x 23 inches (38.1 x 58.4 cm).

    Signed and dated 2018 at lower left plus again at the very top of the Bristol board outside the border trim. Even the three cities it was drawn in and time frame are dutifully recorded. This lot includes Poplaski’s same-size hand-colored publisher's guide. The guide comprises two sheets carefully taped on reverse. Original art is in excellent condition. 

    Special note: 
    Poplaski is highly unusual in that EVERYTHING on his originals is original. In this case that includes the trademark Superman logo which is NOT a photostat or Xerox: it’s meticulously hand-drawn, as is all the lettering. You just don’t see entirely original cover art like this. 

    Price for 2-piece lot: $1,500

    Corresponding BACK cover is located HERE. If the pair is purchased together a 10% discount applies to the total lot. 

    Pete also does commissions for famous characters or elaborate personalized fake covers. Contact us for details if curious. 

    Poplaski over the years has drawn numerous wraparound covers for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman collections for DC Comics, Kitchen Sink Press, and most recently IDW (some of which are still available in this web gallery). Poplaski has had an unusual career arc, divided evenly between America and France, and also between two unlikely disciplines: serious comic book work as well as sought-after fine art painting and etching.

    His paintings are in the collection of Aline and Robert Crumb among many other Europeans, but this schizophrenic division also means he is not the household word in comics that his obvious talent would imply. That said, two of his drawings sold at Heritage in 2021 for over $9,000 combined, so he is recognized by the sharp—eyed cognoscente. 
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    Provenance: 
    Warranted to be authentic. Poplaski is exclusively represented by this agency.

    Further reference: Besides other Poplaski art, The Sketchbook Adventures of Peter Poplaski, his 1975 Famous Cartoonists Button, his extremely rare Batman Trading Cards and numerous other Poplaski-related projects are accessible from Steve Krupp’s Curio Shoppe.



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