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Peter Poplaski Art: THE SILVER AGE SUPERMAN: 1965 “Death of Luthor!" FRONT COVER

Peter Poplaski Art: THE SILVER AGE SUPERMAN: 1965 “Death of Luthor!"  FRONT COVER
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    FRONT COVER (Lot of 2) to THE SILVER AGE SUPERMAN: 1965 “Death of Luthor!" (IDW Publishing, 2020)

    Classic image of Superman flying over an adoring Metropolis crowd including Lois Lane, a saluting police officer, people holding newspaper headlines, and a boy wearing a Superman cape. On the skyline the Daily Planet building can be seen. A wonderful large original that would be a certain attention getter on any collector’s wall. 

     India ink on heavy Bristol board measuring a full 15.5 x 23 inches (39.4 x 58.4 cm). Signed and dated 2019 left of Superman’s extended leg. This lot includes Poplaski’s same-size brightly hand-colored publisher's guide. If the buyer had enough wall space, the original and the color guide framed side-by-side would be a true show stopper. 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: $1,750

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

    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.

    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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