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Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (LSH) by Michael Netzer and Joe Rubinstein

Artists: Michael Netzer (Penciller) ,  Joe Rubinstein (Inker)

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Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (LSH) by Michael Netzer and Joe Rubinstein Comic Art
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Pencils by Michael Netzer

1st Partial Inks on Blue Line by Joe Rubinstein

2nd Partial Ink by Joe Rubinstein

Adventure 247 (Original Proposal) by Michael Netzer

Original Adventure 247 splash

Recreation by Al Plastino



Artwork Details

Title: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (LSH) by Michael Netzer and Joe Rubinstein
Artist: Michael Netzer (Penciller)
Artist: Joe Rubinstein (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 5,360
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 1
Comments: 13
Added to Site: 3/22/2011
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I've been an LSH fan since the earliest days of my comic collecting life. I got my first Adventure Comic featuring the LSH while sick with pneumonia in the 3rd grade and I've been hooked since. I own virtually every appearance from Adventure 247 ($25 back in the day) to today.

The Shooter/Swan/Klein era is remains my favorite art era, but the Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell and Michael (Mike Nasser) Netzer runs contributed mightily to my love the team.

As Mike Nasser, Michael Netzer worked with Joe Rubinstein and others to create a run of Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes that I enjoyed as much as any - Cockrum and Grell included. Their combined look really appealed to me - smooth clean lines and great design. I really liked it.

When Joe Rubinstein wrote to the comicart-l mailing list on Yahoo that Michael Netzer would begin taking commission requests, I jumped at the first chance.

In discussions with Michael, I offered a number of suggestions that didn't quite hit the spot for either of us. Though he did a really nice sketch of one of them. Finally, I asked if there was an image that he would like to draw. He allowed that he had one that he'd wanted to do for some time - an image showing the joy of life in the LSH. I thought it was a great idea.

Joe took Michael's pencil drawing and made a blue line copy which he then inked. I think he did an exceptional job; the work really makes the piece pop.

I plan to frame them together so that people can see how the inker completes the image.

If you want a commission from Michael, contact Aardwolf Signatures. You can reach Joe at

PS. Since I have a scan of the first sketch that Michael did for me, I thought I'd show the original Adv 247 splash and my Al Plastino recreation for comparison. Michael's image is very dynamic and I like it a lot, but I like the final product better.


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JONATHAN MANKUTA wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Great piece...beautiful perspective!
Posted on 3/22/2011

Ken Z wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Hey Alex, you must be flying high in the clouds right up there with them after getting this Beauty! Very Nice and congrats.
Posted on 3/22/2011

Patrick  Brooks wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/22/2011

Alex Johnson wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Michael Dunne wrote to the comicart-l, Stunning Alex, simply stunning, this so captures the joy of the Legion ( and comics) that I grew up with and the dynamic talents of Mike and Joe recapture a moment that seems to have vaished for our four color heroes. Thanks so much for sharing. regards Michael
Posted on 3/22/2011

Derek Muthart wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on 3/22/2011

Ted Latner wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
That's fantastic! Congrats!!
Posted on 3/22/2011

Murray Roach wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Incredible! Captures the spirit of those books perfectly. Excellent work.
Posted on 3/23/2011

Timothy Finney wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This shows just how joyous and inspiring superhero art can be and why, when I was seven, I dreamed about getting a Legion flight ring.
Posted on 4/22/2011

Lloyd White wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
What an inspiring piece---long live the Legion!
Posted on 5/17/2011

Maria Coppola wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow this is a great piece! Very full of characters!
Posted on 5/18/2011

Fred DeBoom wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
AMAZING! This artwork is so wonderfully innocent and fun! Long Live the Legion!
Posted on 9/13/2011

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
An abundance of delight and sheer joyfulness
Posted on 9/14/2011

Mike Pascale wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I shudder to think of the amount of time and effort (and perspective) that went into this--on both pencil and ink sides! Amazing piece, Alex. Would love to see the originals framed together--great idea.
Posted on 5/9/2012

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