November 9, 2010: Original "Superman #14" Artwork Up For Auction

Superman #14 Artwork Artist Jerry Robinson is selling off his original artwork for "Superman #14" and "Detective Comics #69".

    Jerry Robinson was 18 when he created the Joker, Batman's villainous psychopathic nemesis. He was among the pioneers of a new American art form that included Fred Ray, whose iconic 1942 comic book cover known as Superman Patriotic Shield sealed the superhero's status as the defender of "Truth, Justice and the American Way."

    The two men worked side by side at DC Comics. But it was Robinson who had the wherewithal to save the original Superman 14 cover art depicting "The Man of Steel" with a bold eagle perched on his shoulder in front of a U.S. shield - as well as his own "Double Guns" Detective Comics No. 69 prototype showing the maniacal Joker rising out of an Aladdin lamp pointing guns at Batman and Robin.

    Nearly 70 years later, Robinson is reluctantly parting with the two original artworks through the online auctioneer ComicConnect.com, from Nov. 10 through Dec. 1. The Superman cover is expected to bring $500,000 to $1 million, the Joker more than $400,000.

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