Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan,

This week DC Comics announced that they have purchased the original artwork for the story "Superman’s Mission For President Kennedy" drawn by artist Al Plastino. Shortly before his passing last month Mr. Plastino discovered that the story had not been donated to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library as he had intended but somehow ended up in a private collection. In honor of Mr. Plastino's wishes and his legacy as one of the premiere Superman artists of the Silver Age DC plans to give the pages to the Kennedy Library to be perserved and displayed for future generations. Read the press release at the link!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Love and Rockets and Action Comics art in this Sunday's Internet Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #3 "Toyo's Revenge" Page 3 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1983)

John Byrne and Dick Giordano - Action Comics #584 Page 20 Original Art (DC, 1987)

Gene Colan and Tom Palmer - Marvel Comics Presents Black Panther Page Original Art Group (Marvel, 1989)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here...



Premium Member of the Week :: Dan Goodsell

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Dan Goodsell.  I am an artist and I live in Los Angeles.  I created a character named Mr. Toast that draws a lot of inspiration from classic kids comics.  I have been a serious comic reader since 1973 when I was 8 years old.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Journey Into Mystery #72 Jack Kirby THE GLOB.  I had read this story in one of the Marvel reprint monster comics and it was one of those comics I just read over and over.  I still have the comic and missing the cover and it is totally falling apart.  Every single page of the story is burnt into my childhood memory.  So owning a page is quite a thrill.

3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?

Although I bought a few pages earlier, I started to seriously collect in 2009.  In 2009 I began to compile a list of books I wanted pages from and then started buying off CAF and dealing with the major dealers.  Although I love so many types and genres of art, I have tried to keep my serious collecting in the first years of my childhood comic collecting from 1973-1976.  Like most collectors I would love to collect John Byrne X-Men, Frank Miller Daredevil, any Jack Kirby, Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing, etc, etc.  Instead I have focused on many of the obscure books that I loved just as much from childhood but can be much more reasonable in price.

4. How do you display/store your collection at home?

I have a number of binders but I also like to keep a favorite art pile that I can just sort through.  I like to hold the pages and really look at them.  I enjoy the art as the objects of history that they are.  It is fun to be a steward to a little part of the history of comics.

5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?

I have found DC comic pages much harder to find than Marvel pages of the same time period so not surprisingly the bulk of my serious wants are DC pages.

Adventure #432 or #433 Spectre by Jim Aparo

DC Comics Presents #59  with Superman & the Legion of Substitute Heroes by Keith Giffen

Flash #225 by Irv Novick

Superboy & Legion #201 by Dave Cockrum

Daredevil #112 by Gene Colan

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