The Siegel & Shuster Society and Brad Meltzer are working together to organize and sponsor a series of charitable auctions to raise funds to help protect, restore, and preserve the childhood home of Superman creator Jerry Siegel. In commemoration of Superman’s 70th birthday, the comic book and entertainment industry have donated a number of items in support of preserving the home where “modern mythology” was created.
Full details can be found at Meltzer’s new philanthropic website, OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld.com.
There is also an in-depth feature at ComicBookResources.com, “Comics Royalty Team-Up to Save Superman Creator’s House“. From the story by Jeffrey Renaud:
We are thrilled to have Brad Meltzer champion this cause and are so thankful to the generosity of those who have contributed to saving the house. It’s a great tribute to Siegel & Shuster and the creativity of Superman,” added Dick Pace, President of The Siegel & Shuster Society.
Meltzer shared that the auction is only the first phase of what the Siegel & Shuster Foundation have planned for the Siegel house.
“The first phase involves working on the exterior of the house, securing the roof, making sure the paint isn’t rotting, doing the concrete work. That will hopefully protect the place from the outside. Joe Shuster’s house, just a few blocks away, was in such disrepair, it was torn down. The first goal is to collect $50,000 to deal with the outside. If we do that, then we’ll go and tackle the much-needed-repairs on the inside,” said Meltzer.
The house is located in one of the tougher neighborhoods of Cleveland and is currently occupied by a couple who have lived there for approximately 20 years.
“They’ve put up with all of us who have come by visiting, but they don’t have the money to do these repairs. Rather than kick anyone out on the street, the goal is to repair this place for them. Why? It’s the right thing to do,” said Meltzer. “In return, The Siegel & Shuster Society has the right to buy the house when it eventually goes up for sale.”
The first of four weeks of auctions are now live on eBay under the username, ordinarypeoplechangetheworld:
Below is a listing of the items coming up for auction, from the Ordinary People Change The World website (LINK):
Brian Michael Bendis
Title: YOU on the cover of an upcoming issue of Powers or Marvel’s New Avengers, PLUS the signed Bendis script of your choice.
Description: Dreams do come true! YOU on the cover of an upcoming issue of Eisner-award winning POWERS from Brian Michael Bendis and Micael Avon Oeming. This one of a kind opportunity will go to the highest bidder, so don’t miss out.
Bio: Brian Michael Bendis is one of the BEST writers in comics! He has won five Eisner awards, including ‘Best Writer of the Year’ two years in a row and has won dozens of Wizard comic awards. His books are always top-sellers and he has written every single issue of the Ultimate Spider-Man since it was released in 1999, and Ultimate Fantastic Four, X-Men, Marvel Team Up. Brian is currently working on both Marvel’s Avenger’s series including the New Avengers and Mighty Avengers, while also writing the Eisner award winning “POWERS”.
Title: ORIGINAL First Draft of the Waterstones Story Card by Neil Gaiman
Description: Last year, thirteen authors (including J.K. Rowling, Tom Stoppard, and Neil Gaiman) wrote stories on postcards for the Waterstones What’s Your Story project. The story is now available in the UK in a book of postcards. But at the last minute, Gaiman changed his story and rewrote the entire postcard. Here’s the original FIRST DRAFT. The final one went for $2,500 in the UK. This is the far more rare version – unseen until now. This piece is a must for Sandman fans! The highest bid will get this RARE literary collector’s dream. (The auctioned card is viewable at http://www.waterstoneswys.com/ (click on Read the Stories then on Gaiman). This one is slightly different…)
Bio: Bestselling author and award-winning Neil Gaiman is one of the top post-modern writers of our time. He has won several awards including 9 Eisners, 3 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 Word Fantasy Award, among many others. He is a prolific author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, comics, and films. His notable works include the DC Comics critically acclaimed series, The Sandman, as well as Stardust and American Gods.
Title: Original Dave Gibbons Superman Artwork – 11 ½ x 16 ½
Description: An original piece, exclusive to this auction, from the legendary artist of Watchmen. This original pencil and ink illustration depicts Superman, the Man of Steel, with his toolbox and the caption “Let’s Get to Work.” This piece perfectly illustrates the mission of this cause, as 100% of the proceeds from this artwork will go to restore the original Superman house in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bio: Dave Gibbons is a legend in the world of comics, with a career spanning 30 years. He has worked for all the major publishers depicting the adventures of Superman, Batman, Dr. Who, Dan Dare and Green Lantern, but he is most famous for his work in the 1980’s on the Watchmen series for D.C. comics, for which he won a Hugo award. He recently collaborated with Stan Lee on DC’s “Just Imagine” series with Green Lantern.
Title: Comic book legend Jim Lee draws YOU with Superman
Description: Let us be clear here. Jim Lee is one of the BEST artists in comics. His drawings of Superman and Batman are truly legendary, outselling everything else by a mile. And now, Jim Lee will draw the high bidder – this can be you (or your wife, or your child) — WITH Superman. This is the ultimate dream for any comic book fan. You and Superman. Drawn by Jim Lee. Read those last two sentences again. Get read to start your bids, because this is sure to be a hit.
Bio: Jim Lee is a comic book legend and has worked as an artist, creator and publisher for the past 20 years. His illustrations have appeared in the most widely read comic book series, including X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Batman and Superman. His art style has set new standards for superhero comic-book illustration and reinforced a popular trend away from brushed to penned inking. He has received a great deal of recognition for his work in the industry and is considered one of the best comic book artists.
Title: Rare Allen Bellman Invaders Sketch – 9 x 12 ½
Description: Golden Age Marvel/Timely fans take note of this exciting auction opportunity. This two color inked sketch of Captain America, Sub Mariner and The Human Torch is a rare opportunity to own artwork from the legendary Allen Bellman.
Bio: Allan Bellman is an incredible comic book artist from the Golden Age of Comics. He started his career working on Captain America as a teenager and worked on popular comic series including The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, Marvel Mystery and many more.
Title: Original Dan Brereton Superman Artwork (from Legends of the World’s Finest, #3 Page 40) – 13×20
Description: High bidder gets this lush, gorgeous 13 x 20 watercolor from the Legends of the World’s Finest mini-series, issue 3, page 40 (Written by Walt Simonson / Illustrated by Dan Brereton). Almost no one works in color anymore, so here’s a chance to add a true piece of art – this is an actual painting — to your collection.
Bio: Dan Brereton is best known for his moody and noir-inspired paintings as both a series and cover artist on such comic books as Legends of the World’s Finest, Batman: Thrillkiller, JLA: Seven Caskets and his own creator-owned horror comic The Nocturnals.
Title: Rare Superman Artwork By Travis Charest – 15×18
Description: Exclusive to this auction, this piece is a tribute to the creation of Superman and the men behind the Man of Steel. Travis Charest artwork is extremely rare, and this is your opportunity to own a masterpiece from this fan favorite artist.
Bio: Travis Charest became a breakout star when he replaced Jim Lee as the artist on WildC.A.T.s. Charest is known for his smooth style and attention to detail. He recently completed cover illustration for Captain America: The Chosen.
Title: Name a character in Greg Rucka’s newest detective comic, Stumptown
Description: Fans of Greg Rucka will not want to miss the chance to be a part of his newest detective comic; Stumptown. The winner of this auction will become the client who hires Dex in Stumptown in an upcoming story-arc. This is an opportunity to be a part of history and on the ground floor of the next great detective comic book from superstar writer Greg Rucka.
Bio: Greg Rucka is a novelist and comic book writer best known for his gritty action and tight character-driven writing on such Oni Press comics as Whiteout, Queen & Country and the upcoming Stumptown. His novels include Patriot Acts, the sixth in the Atticus Kodiak series, and comics including 52, Checkmate, Detective Comics, Gotham Central and Wonder Woman. His current work includes a segment in the animated movie Batman: Gotham Knight, co-writing Daredevil and the upcoming Final Crisis: Revalations featuring Renee Montoya (The Question) and Crispus Allen (The Spectre). In addition, the film adaptation of Whiteout starring Kate Beckinsale is scheduled to be released in 2009.
Title: Ian Churchill Color Superman Artwork – 11 ½ x16
Description: Beautiful color artwork from Ian Churchill depicting Superman stand above one of his creators. A great piece for this auction.
Bio: Ian Churchill is the artist of Supergirl, Cable, Avengers. Superman/Shazam and most recently kicked off the new DC Comics Titans series.
Title: Original Superman Artwork by Ernie Chan – 11×13 ¾
Description: This pencil illustration by legendary sword & sorcery artist Ernie Chan features Superman in a dynamic pose as he swings a wrecking ball across the remains of the city. Fans of Conan and Claw will want this hard-edged pinup.
Bio: Ernie Chan is an artist best known for his work on the Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian and DC Comics Claw the Unconquered.
Title: Original George Perez Artwork -11×17
Description: An original piece, done just for this auction, featuring an iconic shot of Superman in all his American glory. This original pencil and ink is a one-of-a-kind item from one of the most celebrated artists in comics. Want the one picture of Superman no one has? Here it is. By THE George Perez.
Bio: George Perez is one of the most prominent artists in comics. Perez is best known for his work on the Avengers, the best-selling New Teen Titans, the ground-breaking Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series, his relaunch of Wonder Woman and he will be bringing his signature style to the Legion of Super Heroes in the upcoming Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds beginning in August.
Title: Name a Character in the next best-selling novel by Brad Meltzer
Description: Here’s your chance to let you, your wife, or a loved one live on forever. Number one bestselling author, Brad Meltzer is giving you the chance to name a character in his next novel. In addition, Meltzer will spend an hour on the phone answering whatever questions you might have about how to publish your novel, or comic — or just about writing in general. For your wife, for your book club, for yourself. Let’s see Dan Brown do that.
Bio: Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires and The Zero Game. He is also one of the co-creators of the TV show, Jack & Bobby-and is the number one selling author of the critically acclaimed comic books, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America. His newest comic book, DC Universe, will be released in August, and his new thriller, The Book of Lies, will be published in September.
Title: Name the next Villain in Ed Brubaker’s creator-owned comic book
Description: Imagine YOU as the next Lex Luthor. A once in a lifetime opportunity to have Eisner award-winning comic book writer Ed Brubaker give you the naming rights to the alter-ego of the big bad (the main villain) in his next comic book. It can be YOU, or whoever you HATE or LOVE.
Bio: Ed Brubaker is the Eisner award winning comic book writer of Captain America, Criminal, Daredevil, Immortal Iron Fist and many other critically acclaimed books and comics. A one-time cartoonist, Ed has been working as a writer since the early 90s. He’s currently writing a new story and script for a video game.
Title: Original Joe Staton Artwork – Superman and the Green Lantern Corps – 11×17
Description: An original piece, exclusive to this auction, from prolific cartoonist and comic artist Joe Staton. This original pencil and ink illustration depicts Superman showing the Siegel house to the 1980’s Green Lantern Corps. This piece is a must for G’Nort fans!
Bio: Joe Staton is the prolific cartoonist who has been drawing comics for over 30 years. He is best known for his work on E-Man, Mauser and Charlton Comics, but has illustrated for All-Star Squadron, Green Lantern, and many other comics. He won an Eisner Award for his work on the World’s Finest: The Superman-Batman Adventure and currently draws DC’s Scooby Doo comics for kids.
Title: Original Gene Ha Artwork – A re-imaging of Superman from the legendary cover of Action Comics #44 – 11×17
Description: An original piece, exclusive to this auction, from comic artist Gene Ha. This original pencil and ink illustration depicts Superman from the “Golden Age” on the cover of Action Comics Issue 44. Perfect for any military buffs or Superman fans. A breathtaking piece of art by one of the best artists in comics.
Bio: Gene Ha is a comic book artist best known for his work on comics such as Top Ten and Forty Niners. He’s also worked on the Batman graphic novel Fortunate Son and The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix, among others. He has drawn Global Frequency and has done covers for Wizard Magazine and Marvel Comics. He is currently nominated for an Eisner award for his work on Justice League of America #11, “Walls”.
Title: A Personalized comic page featuring Winick’s fan-favorite creation, Barry Wean, and YOU!
Description: The high bidder will receive an original Barry Ween 1-page story starring Barry and the high bidder. Hate your boss? Hate your neighbor? Bid here and watch Barry unleash on whoever you want in the strip (limit one person unless the gag calls for two). A truly one-of-a-kind item.
Bio: Judd Winick is a comic book artist/writer who has worked on various comics, since the age of 16, including Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow before creating The Adventures of Barry Wean, his mini-series about a boy genius. Winick wrote the four-issue Captain Marvel/Superman limited series, Superman/Shazam: First Thunder. He is currently continuing his work with the Marvel Family in a 12-issue limited series called The Trials Of Shazam! He is currently the writer of Green Arrow and Black Canary and Titans.
Title: Original Superman Artwork From Ivan Reis (Action Comics #814) – 11×17
Description: This three panel page depicts Clark Kent transforming into the Man of Steel. A page suitable for framing, this artwork was also used on the movie Superman Returns.
Bio: Ivan Reis is the DC Comics artist best known for his work on Action Comics, Teen Titans, Infinite Crisis and Green Lantern.
Title: Original Superman Artwork From Bill Morrison – 11×17
Description: This original Superman artwork by Bill Morrison is done in the classic Fleischer style. Fans of the 1940’s Superman cartoon will want to frame this beautiful duotone piece featuring Superman and Lois Lane.
Bio: Bill Morrison is the co-founder of Bongo Comics, publishers of the Simpsons and Futurama comic books.
John Romita Jr.
Title: Original John Romita Jr. Spider-Man And Hulk Artwork – 11×17
Description: Beautiful inked illustration by John Romita Jr. of Marvel’s most popular super heroes, The Hulk and the Amazing Spider-Man. A very hot piece of original artwork from the artist of World War Hulk and the new Amazing Spider-Man.
Bio: A second generation comic book artist, John Romita Jr. (JRJR) is a fixture in Marvel’s modern age of comics having worked on such titles as Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men, Black Panther, The Punisher, Daredevil, Wolverine and of course Amazing Spider-Man and The Hulk. In addition to another run on Amazing Spider-Man, he is also currently working with Mark Millar on the Marvel Icon series, Kick-Ass.
Title: Original Superman: Red Son Pinup From Dave Johnson – 11×17
Description: From one of DC Comics most popular Elseworld series, this is a beautiful pinup sketch of Superman: Red Son by artist Dave Johnson. There are countless sketches of the Man of Steel, but this is your opportunity to have a unique piece of art showcasing, “the Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact.”
Bio: Dave Johnson is an artists best known for his work on Superman: Red Son and his cover illustrations on 100 Bullets and Detective Comics.
Title: Original Superman Pencil Art From John Cassaday (rare) – 11×17
Description: This original John Cassaday Superman penciled artwork was made exclusively for this auction and is a rare opportunity to own a Man of Steel masterpiece from this Eisner award-winning artist. John Cassaday is known for his inking his own work in his studio, which makes his penciled artwork extremely rare!
Bio: John Cassaday is a cover and interior artist best known for his epic collaboration with Joss Whedon on Astonishing X-Men. His comic book work includes Planetary, Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, Hellboy: Weird Tales and The Lone Ranger.
Title: Original Andy Kubert 1602 Artwork – 11×17
Description: You are bidding on original Andy Kubert artwork from the 1602 mini-series. Andy Kubert has only released three pages from his personal collection of original artwork. Neil Gaiman has two of these pieces. You can have the third. Bid on this piece and become a member of an extremely exclusive club of 1602 original artwork owners.
Bio: Andy Kubert is second generation comic book artist whose work includes Captain America, Ultimate X-Men, Wolverine: Origin, Marvel 1602 and most recently Batman. Andy is also an instructor at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.
Title: Original Joe Quesada Daredevil Artwork (Volume 2, Issue #5, Page 16)
Description: From the Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada run that revitalized Daredevil. This page of original artwork from Daredevil Volume 2, issue #5, page 16 depicts Karen Page watching on as Bullseye and Daredevil fight each other in a battle that changes Matt Murdock forever!
Bio: Joe Quesada’s lush style has allowed him to make his mark on such titles as Ninjak, X-O Manowar, Daredevil and Spider-Man. Quesada is the co-creator of Event Comic’s Ash as well as the Batman character, Azrael. He is currently the Editor-In-Chief of Marvel comics.
Title: Two VIP Tickets To The Colbert Report
Description: Two VIP tickets to a taping of The Colbert Report, starring the keeper of Captain America’s shield, Tek Jansen creator, and the author of the best-selling I Am America (And So Can You!) — Stephen Colbert! This is it, fellow American’s. The prize donated directly by The Colbert Report. See how history is made first hand!
Bio: Stephen Colbert is Emmy-nominated TV show host, New York Times best-selling author, and wildly successful comedian, satirist, actor and writer. He is best known for his ironic style (particularly in his portrayal of uninformed opinion leaders), and for his deadpan comedic delivery. Before launching his own spin-off series The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, he worked on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has been named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2006 and his book, I Am America (And So Can You!) was number one on The New York Times Best Seller List.
Title: Original Superman Artwork from the artist of TV’s Heroes, Tim Sale
Description: Want to hang a piece of comic great (and Heroes Artist) Tim Sale’s art on your wall? Make your friends green with envy and place your bid to win this Original Superman Artwork by famed artist, Tim Sale. This is a highlight of the auction by one of Superman’s most well-known artists. Don’t let this chance pass you by! This is the one you’ll regret not buying later.
Bio: Tim Sale is the Eisner award-wining comic book artist known for his elegant illustrations of DC Comics popular icons in Batman: The Long Halloween and Superman For All Seasons. Sale also broke ground with his frequent collaborator Jeph Loeb on the Marvel “color” books Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue and Hulk: Grey. Sale’s artwork has also been showcased on the hit television series, Heroes.
Title: Rare Geoff Darrow Original Artwork Featuring Krypto – 13 x 17 ½
Description: This beautifully inked illustration of Krytpo the Superdog is exclusive to this auction and is one of a kind since Geoff Darrow has never illustrated a DC Comic. This might be your only chance to own a rare piece of his artwork depicting everyone’s favorite dog from Krypton.
Bio: Geoff Darrow is Geoff Darrow is a former Hanna-Barbara cartoonist, Eisner award-winning comic book writer/illustrator and the ‘Conceptual Designer’ on all three Matrix movies. A frequent collaborator of comic book legends Moebius and Frank Miller, Geoff Darrow’s comic book work includes Hard Boiled, Big Guy & Rusty The Boy Robot and Shaolin Cowboy.
Title: Ron Garney Cover, Justice League America #101 – 11×17
Description: Own the original Ron Garney artwork to Justice League America #101, depicting Superman as he flies through a supernova of flames while the rest of the League looks on from above. Ron Garney rarely draws DC characters, and this cover has all of core Justice League characters on one cover. Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and Batman.
Bio: Ron Garney is a comic book artist best known for his work on such titles as The Hulk, The Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America and Justice League America.
“Rags” Morales and Mike Bair
Title: Identity Crisis Original Artwork starring Superman (courtesy of Steve Morger – comic art dealer) – 11×17
Description: This is original artwork from the groundbreaking DC Comics limited series, Identity Crisis (Issue 4, page 14) – and is one of the few pages to showcase the Man of Steel. It is a beautiful illustration of Superman, Green Arrow, and Black Canary from penciler Rags Morales and inker Mike Bair. The winner of this auction will have the option to have writer Brad Meltzer personalize this artwork for them.
Bio: Rags Morales and Michael Bair are comic book artists known for their work for the DC Comics series Identity Crisis, as well as Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Batman Confidential, and Hawkman. The miniseries was eventually selected by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s 2007 recommended list of Great Graphic Novels For Teens and was nominated for numerous awards.
Title: Original Supergirl Artwork by Frank Cho – 10×17
Description: Exclusive to this auction,a jaw-dropping illustration of Supergirl by pinup artist Frank Cho. There’s not a man, or woman, alive that wouldn’t want to frame this gorgeous Supergirl artwork.
Bio: Best known for his illustrations of beautiful pinups, and monkeys, Frank Cho, is the National Cartoonists Society winning artist behind Liberty Meadows, The Mighty Avengers and Shanna The She-Devel. He is also the cover artist for Red Sonja.
Title: Original Eric Powell Superman Artwork (Action Comics #857 p20) – 11½ x17
Description: From Eric Powell’s first, and only, work on Action Comics. This page (#857, p20) depicts an intimate moment between Superman and Pa Kent. It is unclear if Eric Powell will be back for another run, so this might be your only chance to own Superman artwork from the fan-favorite creator of The Goon.
Eric Powell bio: Eric Powell is the Eisner award-winning creator of The Goon. Action Comics was his first DC Comics work.
Richard Donner – donation from Geoff Johns
Title: Superman: The Movie Script – Unshot Early Draft, Signed By Richard Donner (Extremely Rare)
Description: Courtesy of Geoff Johns. A copy of the original SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE SCRIPT prior to Mario Puzo. See what could have been. This is the 1976 draft by David Newman, Leslie Newman and Robert Benton. Signed by Richard Donner. This item is extremely rare and you will not find it any other auction!
Richard Donner Bio: Richard Donner is the director who made the world believe a man could fly by bringing The Man of Steel to the silver screen with Superman, starring Christopher Reeve. Donner’s Superman movie is considered by both comic and non-comic fans to be one of the masterpieces of modern cinema. He is also the director of such classics as Goonies, The Omen and the Lethal Weapon series. Donner recently treated Superman fans to two amazing new projects; Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut DVD and an Action Comics run co-written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Adam Kubert.
Title: Original Amanda Conner Artwork Featuring Superman, Supergirl and Power Girl – 12×17
Description: This original Amanda Conner artwork features the Superman family; Superman and cousins Supergirl and Power Girl. This beautiful 12″ x 17″ full-color piece is the original artwork to a limited edition print that Amanda Conner will be signing at Baltimore Comic-Con . Don’t settle for the print when you can own the original! Get your bid in ASAP!!
Bio: Amanda Conner is a cover an interior artist best known for her work on Painkiller Jane, Lois Lane, Codename: Knockout and most recently the origin of Power Girl with Geoff Johns in JSA Classified. Her next comic will be Terra, a four issue mini-series written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.
Title: Limited Edition Alex Ross Superman Art (Yes, You Read That Right. Alex Ross Artwork!)
Description: Alex Ross has painted many of the modern iconic images featuring the Man of Steel. Now, this is your opportunity to own a Limited Edition printpiece of Superman artwork by this award-winning painter. The piece is a huge 36 x 24 Giclee print on canvas; as big as a painting. When Alex Ross puts his brush on the canvas, the end result is always a classic. This is your chance to own a modern masterpiece.
Bio: Writer and painter Alex Ross is best known for his iconic work on the DC Universe in Kingdom Come and the tabloid-sized Superman (‘Peace on Earth’), Batman (‘War on Crime’), Shazam (‘Power of Hope’), and Wonder Woman (‘Spirit of Truth’), as well as two specials featuring the Justice League, ‘Secret Origins’ and ‘Liberty and Justice’. He is the co-creator of Astro City and one of the most sought after cover artists in the industry, most recently providing covers for the JSA.
Title: Extremely RARE, one-of-a-kind signed t-shirt by Superman creator Jerry Siegel
Description: Right before Superman creator Jerry Siegel died, he signed a few T-shirts for his immediate family – and told his wife Joanne, that if the family ever needed money, they should sell the shirts. No one knows these shirts exist. But now, Joanne Siegel has donated one of these truly priceless items to the auction to save her husband’s house. Forget the MasterCard ads. This is what “priceless” means. And best part? The autograph sits directly on a bright red T-shirt for Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Here it is, one of the rare autographs by the man who created Superman.
Bio: Jerry Siegel is without question one of the most important figures in comic history. His contribution, in the form of a myth who flies, is probably the greatest contribution by any single individual in the history of comics. As co-creator of the most famous of all mythical beings, the immortal Superman, he along with Joe Shuster propelled the superhero into the public consciousness, injecting popular American culture with one of the most enduring icons of the twentieth century.
Be on the show HEROES
Title: Be A Part Of NBC’s HEROES (Walk-On Role)
Description: This auction is for a walk-on for one person on an upcoming episode of the NBC hit television show HEROES. Comic book fans will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of pop culture history! The winner of this auction is responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses
Heroes: Heroes is the hit NBC television show, created by Tim Kring, about ordinary individuals who discover they have superhuman abilities.
Jeph Loeb Bio: Jeph Loeb is an award-winning comic book, movie and television writer best known for his ability to combine intimate character moments with large-scale “Hollywood blockbuster” style action. His comic book work includes Batman: Hush with Jim Lee, Superman/Batman, Hulk and Ultimates 3 and is perhaps best known for his frequent collaboration with artist Tim Sale on such books as Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman For All Seasons and the Marvel “color” books including the upcoming Captain America: White. Jeph Loeb’s television credits include Smallville, Lost and Heroes where he is currently co-executive producer.
Title: Original Superman Painting From Jason Palmer – 18×30
Description: From master painter Jason Palmer, this stunning piece features Kirk Allen, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Brandon Routh and Tom Welling; the legendary actors who have portrayed the Man of Steel on both television and the silver screen.
Bio: Jason Palmer is an artist who has worked on numerous projects including Star Trek comic books, prop art for various TV shows, licensed artwork for Warner Bros., Universal Studios and Lucasfilm properties.
Title: Superman #677 Splash Page (page 22) – 11×17
Description: This is a page of original comic book art from an actual issue of Superman (issue #677, page 22), the first issue of James Robinson’s highly-anticipated return to comic books. This beautiful splash page depicts Superman hovering above Metropolis as he readies himself to confront Atlas. This is a page worthy of framing and hanging on any comic book collector’s wall.
Bio: Renato Guedes is a comic book artist who works for DC Comics. He has done the illustrations in various comic books based on TV series, including Smallville, Stargate and 24. As of 2008, he is the official ongoing artist for DC’s Superman comic series.
Title – Michael Turner Superman Print signed by some of the greatest – 13×19
Description: A breathtaking (need to get size measured) print of Michael Turner’s famous Superman drawing from the cover of Justice League of America has been signed by some of the most famous writers and artists in comics, including:
Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Brad Meltzer, David Goyer, Jeph Loeb, Greg Rucka, Matt Wagner, Ethan Van Sciver, Marv Wolfman, Judd Winick, Andy Kubert, James Robinson, Gail Simone, Alex Sinclair, Renato Guedes, Chip Kidd, Michael Bair, and even the original creator of the Joker, Jerry Robinson!
Bio: Co-creator of Witchblade and one of the hottest cover artists in modern comics, Michael Turner is best known for his work on Identity Crisis, Superman/Batman, The Flash, Wolverine Origins, Civil War and his creator-owned characters Fathom and Soulfire for his Aspen Entertainment.
Grant Morrison Bio: Grant Morrison rocked the world of modern comics with his groundbreaking work on Arkham Asylum, The Doom Patrol, The Invisibles and Animal Man. He continues to redefine comics with his work on such mainstream titles as JLA, the Uncanny X-Men, Seven Soldiers, All Star Superman, Batman and Final Crisis.
Geoff Johns Bio: Geoff Johns is considered by many to be the foundation of the DC Universe in the 2000’s. He is a fan-favorite and award-winning writer whose credits include 52, The Flash, Teen Titans, Hawkman and Infinite Crisis. He is currently writing Green Lantern, Action Comics and the upcoming Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds with George Perez.
Brad Meltzer Bio: Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as The Book of Fate, The Millionaires and The Tenth Justice. His comic book work includes the new DC Universe: Last Will and Testament, Green Arrow, Identity Crisis and his Eisner Award winning work on the Justice League of America. His new novel, The Book Of Lies, is currently on shelves.
David Goyer Bio: David Goyer is a writer, producer and director who has written for comic books (JSA) and best known for successfully bringing Marvel’s character Blade to both movies and television. His writing credits include Blade, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Jumper. His directing credits include Blade: Trinity, The Invisible and he has been named the director on the upcoming X-Men Origins: Magneto.
Jeph Loeb Bio: Jeph Loeb is an award-winning comic book, movie and television writer best known for his ability to combine intimate character moments with large-scale “Hollywood blockbuster” style action. His comic book work includes Batman: Hush with Jim Lee, Superman/Batman, Hulk and Ultimates 3 and is perhaps best known for his frequent collaboration with artist Tim Sale on such books as Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman For All Seasons and the Marvel “color” books including the upcoming Captain America: White. Jeph Loeb’s television credits include Smallville, Lost and Heroes where is currently co-executive producer.
Greg Rucka Bio: Novelist and comic book writer Greg Rucka is best known for his Atticus Kodiak series and his creator-owned comic books Whiteout and Queen & Country. His comic book credits include 52, Checkmate, Detective Comics (where he created the character Sasha Bordeaux), Gotham Central and Wonder Woman. His current work includes his newest novel Patriot Acts, a segment in the animated movie Batman: Gotham Knight, co-writing Daredevil and the upcoming Final Crisis: Revalations featuring Renee Montoya (The Question) and Crispus Allen (The Spectre). In addition, the film adaptation of Whiteout starring Kate Beckinsale is scheduled to be released in 2009.
Matt Wagner Bio: Matt Wagner is the creator of the long-running Grendel series and the writer/painter for the DC Comics mini-series Trinity featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. His credits include Vertigo’s Sandman Mystery Theatre, Mage, Batman and the Mad Monk as well as covers for Batman and Green Arrow. He is currently writing Madame Xanadu for Vertigo and Zorro.
Ethan Van Sciver Bio: Ethan Van Sciver is the artist best known for his work on Green Lantern: Rebirth, The Sinestro Corps War, Uncanny X-Men and The Flash. He is currently working on Green Latern: Blackest Night and a new Flash series; both with frequent collaborator, Geoff Johns.
Marv Wolfman Bio: Marv Wolfman is best known for his collaborations with artist George Perez on Crisis On Infiniite Earths and the best-selling New Teen Titans. At Marvel Comics he wrote Tomb of Dracula where he created the character Blade as well as served as Editor-In-Chief.
Judd Winick Bio: Creator of Barry Ween and TV’s Juniper Lee, Judd Winick’s graphic novel Pedro & Me was the recipient of six American Library Awards and an Eisner nomination. His comic book work includes creating the fan-favorite X-Universe team of the Exiles as well as work on DC Comics including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Outsiders, Titans and Trials of Shazam. He is currently concluding his work on Green Arrow/Black Canary, a monumental five year run writing the character of Green Arrow.
Gail Simone Bio: Best known for her work on Birds of Prey and Villains United, Gail Simone is the current writer of Wonder Woman and the upcoming Secret Six regular series.
Renato Guedes bio: Renato Guedes is the new ongoing artist of the Superman title being written by James Robinson. His previous work includes Supergirl, OMAC and Stargate SG-1 for Avatar.
Michael Bair Bio: Michael Bair is the inker on JSA and is best known for his collaborations with Rags Morales on Identity Crisis and most recently Nightwing.
Ernie Chan Bio: Ernie Chan is an artist best known for his work on the Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian and DC Comics Claw the Unconquered.
Title: Original Superman Pencil Art From Ivan Reis – 11×17
Description: Beautiful pencils from Ivan Reis featuring Superman flying as he carries Lois Lane through the clouds. A magnificent piece that deserves to be framed.
Bio: Ivan Reis is the DC Comics artist best known for his work on Action Comics, Teen Titans, Infinite Crisis and Green Lantern.
Title: Original Artwork By Walt Simonson Featuring Beta Ray Bill And Superman – 14×17
Description: Exclusive to this auction, this original piece of Walt Simonson artwork features Superman and Walt’s fan-favorite character, Beta Ray Bill.
Bio: Walt Simonson stylized artistic style and his unique signature have left a mark on mainstream titles such as Elric, Star Wars, Fantastic Four and X-Factor. In addition to his creator-owned Star Slammers series and DC’s Manhunter, Simonson is perhaps best known for his epic run on Thor and the creation of Beta Ray Bill. He is currently the writer of the World of Warcraft comic book series for Wildstorm.
Title: Original Murphy Anderson Artwork – A pencil sketch of Superman by One of the Greatest Artists to ever draw him – 7.5×10
Description: Own an incredible piece of true comic book history! The high bidder will receive this ORIGINAL 7.5″ x 10″ pencil sketch of Superman as rendered by one of the greatest artists to ever draw the character. A one-of-a-kind item that is perfect for the true collector.
Bio: Murphy Anderson is one of the greatest comic artists of all time. He is an excellent penciller and inker and has worked for DC Comics for over 50 years, starting in the Golden Age of Comic Books, after Superman became popular. Anderson created what many fans consider to be the defining images of the modern-day Flash, Adam Strange, Atom, Superman and Batman. He has won many Alley awards and accolades for his work as an inker and artist and was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1988.
Title: Original Superman Art From Adam Kubert – 11X17
Description: Adam Kubert’s unique style redefined Superman in the pages of Action Comics. Now, you can have a portrait of the Man of Steel in this dynamic pose. Sketches like this from a superstar artist like Adam Kubert are a hard commodity to come by. Why stand in an endless line at a comic convention when you can bid on this masterpiece online?
Bio: Adam Kubert is a second generation Eisner award-winning comic book artist who drew Wolverine, The Uncanny X-Men as well as launched Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four for Marvel comics before signing an exclusive with DC Comics where he joined Geoff Johns and Richard Donner on Action Comics and recently completed DC Universe: Last Will And Testament with author Brad Meltzer.
Title: Chris Bachalo Wolverine Pinup (original artwork) – 11×17
Description: Chris Bachalo is a fan-favorite X-Men artist, and this beautiful black and white original artwork does not disappoint. This moving illustration features Wolverine, claws out, ready to go berserk as the snow falls around him.
Bio: Chris Bachalo first gained attention with his work on Shade: The Changing Man, The Sandman and Death at Vertigo Comics. He has since gone on to be illustrate a number of X-titles including Generation X, Uncanny X-Men, and Ultimate X-Men.
Title: Original Superman Art From Eric Wight – 9×12
Description: Few artists can capture the “classic” Superman style the way that Eric Wight can. This 9 x 12 black and white pinup is a modern “classic” with Superman in front of the American flag. Perfect for framing.
Bio: Eric Wight is the 2004 recipient of the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award and became a part of mainstream pop culture as the “ghost artist” for Seth Cohen’s character on The OC. He has worked on such comics as Action Comics, Justice League of America and illustrating the comic book adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Wight is also the creator of My Dead Girlfriend.
Title: Original Hellboy Illustration From Mike Mignola – 9×12
Description: Beautiful inked illustration from creator Mike Mignola featuring everybody’s favorite BPRD agent sporting the classic Superman logo underneath his trench coat. Hellboy art is rare, and customized sketches like this even rarer! Be sure to get your bid in early.
Bio: Mike Mignola is the writer/artist best known for creating Hellboy. Before that, he was the artist on The World of Krypton, The Incredible Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, Gotham By Gaslight, Cosmic Odyssey as well as the covers for Batman: A Death In The Family.
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