Heritage Auctions has a number of Superman related “Super Friends” Model Sheet Cels scheduled to be sold at auction this week.
Super Friends Superman and Clark Kent Model Sheet Cels Group of 2 (Hanna-Barbera, 1973)
“Their mission to fight injustice, to right that which is wrong and to serve all of mankind!” says the narrator on the opening of this long-running show. This series premiered on ABC on 9/8/73 and ran, with changes, through 1986. This is a pair of rare 12 field hand-painted model sheet cels of Superman, as well as his alter-ego, Clark Kent. They are dated 4/12 and 4/13/73, created from Alex Toth designs, with extensive ink and paint notes and codes. These are key pieces for the creation of this show for the Ink and Paint Department. Nice image sizes of 3″ – 9″. Rare look into the early making of this Super Heroes franchise. Very Good condition.
Super Friends Jor-El, Lara, and Baby Kal Model Sheet Cels Group of 2 (Hanna-Barbera, 1973)
A rare pair hand-painted Ink and Paint Size Comparison model sheet cels of Superman’s parents Jor-El and Lara, as well as one of baby Kal (Superman’s original Krypton name). Both these were created from Alex Toth designs. His name is on both. These would have been used in the making of the “Planet Splitter” episode, the 15th episode in Season One, which ran on 12/15/73. It shows the destruction of planet Krypton. Jor-El was an astro scientist and member of the Science Council that reported to the Hall of Wisdom in this episode. He was voiced by Casey Kasem in this episode. Extensive ink and paint notes. The model sheet cels are dated 8/27 and 8/28. Both cels are 16″ x 12″, with nice image sizes of 6″ – 9″. Season One items like this are considered very rare! Very Good condition.
Bidding for these and other “Super Friends” character model sheet cels will end on December 8 at Heritage Auctions.