SOLD ON: Monday, 06/05/2023 9:30 PM
COMMENTS: Curt Swan pencils/George Roussos inks; page 11; 1969; image size 10" x 15"
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Curt Swan pencils/George Roussos inks; page 11; 1969; image size 10" x 15"Superman vs. The Destroyer in this great Silver Age page by Swan. Pen and ink. Art is in very good condition, there is a light horizontal crease about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom of the page.
Swan was a house artist at DC working on titles like Tommy Tomorrow, he began gravitating towards Superman and his related books, Superboy, World's Finest and Jimmy Olsen, he would eventually leave DC thanks to his personality issue with Editor In Chief Mort Weisinger. He would eventually return and go on to be the artist that defined the look of Superman in the Silver Age, eventually becoming the editor of the title, but after thirty years of keeping up standards of all things Superman, Swan was given the boot in favor of John Byrne's Superman reboot, Swan's comic work began to taper off after this dismissal and he eventually retired, but will forever be recognized as the Silver Age Superman's finest artist.
George Roussos also known under the pseudonym George Bell, was an American comic book artist best known as one of Jack Kirby's Silver Age inkers, including on landmark early issues of Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four. Over five decades, he created artwork for numerous publishers, including EC Comics, and he was a staff colorist for Marvel Comics.