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EXTREMELY RARE '88 SUPERMAN CUSTOM COMIC - “THIS ISLAND BRADMAN”- NEWLY FOUND
EXTREMELY-RARE-88-SUPERMAN-CUSTOM-COMIC-THIS-ISLAND-BRADMAN-NEWLY-FOUND
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Jan 15, 2012
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US $800.00
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Item location:
Secaucus, New Jersey, United States

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Last updated on  Jan 14, 2012 14:59:03 PST  View all revisions

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Publisher: DC Signed: No
Main Character: Superman Very rare 1988 Superman custom comic: Little-seen Curt Swan artwork

Hi, I’m veteran TV, TV animation, non-fiction and comics writer MARTIN PASKO (“Batman: The Animated Series,” "Thundarr The Barbarian," "G.I. Joe," Bronze Age “Superman,” “Dr. Fate,” “Blackhawk,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Max Headroom,” et. al.).  This auction is part of the ongoing liquidation of my collection of comics, books, and professional memorabilia from comics and show biz.

 

In my storage unit, I just found one more copy of this 1988 custom publication, which is considered among the rarest Superman comics ever produced -- commissioned by a British billionaire as a gift for his Superman fan son.  In it, the boy and some of his friends were written and drawn into a Superman adventure.  It is believed that this book had a print run of ONLY 100 COPIES (approximately), because it was produced as a BAR MITZVAH PARTY FAVOR (and far fewer than that number are believed to remain in existence).  You can read more about the provenance of this book and what mint and near-mint copies of it have been sold for here: http://www.recalledcomics.com/SupermanBradman.php

 

While this book is not mint, the starting price is predicated on its rarity (again, see the link above).  Like the first one of these I offered, this is not "professionally graded," but my evaluation is based on grading criteria posted here on eBay:

http://reviews.ebay.com/How-to-grade-your-comic-book-collection_W0QQugidZ10000000004885332

 

This copy has remained bagged and boarded since I acquired it in 1995.  It was a file copy left in a filing cabinet I inherited from the previous occupant of my DC office. I'd call it FINE - VERY FINE.  There is no foxing, cover gloss degeneration, tears or markings of any kind.  Book lies flat; no roll at spine.  The cover images here are unretouched scans.  Please note the defects that aren't showing up in scans or digital photos: There is an approximately four-inch light crease in the rear cover, and a lighter, less noticeable crease in the upper right corner of the front cover.  The book lies flat, and these creases don't photograph. Very small, barely-noticeable dog-earing in upper left corner of back cover, and several small dents in the back cover.  2-3 light stress lines at spine on front.  Otherwise, it's in excellent shape -- never opened, never read.  I understand, per the recalled_comics site referenced above, that this is only the second one of these to have been offered on eBay.

 

Much about this book is unusual and unique.  It was the first, and one of the few, comics writing jobs by DAVID LEVIN, who went on to a distinguished career in television, and both cover and interior pages feature one of the last Superman pencil jobs by the legendary CURT SWAN -- this one done three years after leaving the feature to John Byrne.  It marks the only time Swan was inked by MAD magazine caricaturist ANGELO TORRES, hired by editor Joe Orlando to “plus” the likeness of the Bradman boy.  You can find more details about the content -- AS WELL AS IMAGES OF INTERIOR PAGES, because I’ve elected not to scan interior pages because I didn’t want to handle the book too much, just shoot the covers -- at David Levin’s blog, here.


Alternative shipping arrangements, expedited service, insurance, etc. -- "extras" beyond the terms listed -- can be available to the winning bidder as agreed-upon via email before shipping. -- MP

 

Please check back often for many more comics, original art, rarities, oddities, and specialty items unique to my collection! Thanks!


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