@s 1948 Joe Shuster And Jerry Siegel Funnyman #1 Orig Art Historic 1st Issue For Sale
1948 SIEGEL AND SHUSTER FUNNYMAN ORIGINAL ART!
After leaving DC Comics and suing that company in a dispute over the rights to Superman, the character's co-creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, rejoined their former DC editor Vin Sullivan—who had bought their character and edited the earliest adventures—at his new company, Magazine Enterprises. The duo's new creation, Funnyman, starred in a series that ran just six issues (cover-dated January–August 1948). The premiere issue was preceded the previous month by a black-and-white "ashcan" printing for copyright reasons.
Offered here is page #5 from Funnyman #1, featuring Funnyman in all panels. While Joe Shuster is credited with all the art, Dick Ayers has stated that he along with others also worked on the pages. As with Superman Shuster would layout a page and draw the heads leaving assistants to fill in the rest. Pen and ink on paper, art measures 18" x 15" and is in overall
A new book by Tom Andrae and Mel Gordon, has brought to light the importance of this character, Funnyman, by two of the most important creators in the medium
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@s 1948 Joe Shuster And Jerry Siegel Funnyman #1 Orig Art Historic 1st Issue: $587