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
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
Pete also does commissions for famous characters
or elaborate personalized fake covers. Contact us
for details if curious.
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
Provenance: Warranted to be
authentic. Poplaski is exclusively represented by
Poplaski art, The
Peter Poplaski, his 1975 Famous
Button, his extremely rare Batman
Cards and numerous other
Poplaski-related projects are accessible from
Krupp’s Curio Shoppe.