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    Default Any Super-Art experts here?

    Someone is trying to identify a 1941 Superman drawing. Is it by one of the "official" Superman artists of the era?

    http://essrose.livejournal.com/90754.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKCarrier View Post
    Someone is trying to identify a 1941 Superman drawing. Is it by one of the "official" Superman artists of the era?

    http://essrose.livejournal.com/90754.html
    Well, I'm no expert but the proportions of the head are a lot farther off-model from the Shuster version than was common in '41. Doesn't mean it *wasn't* drawn by one of the Shuster ghosts, though.

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    You might look here:

    http://dccomicsartists.com/superart/superart.html

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    Looks like JK's mystery artist might be Ira Yarbrough. He's the only artist cited on Rob's link whose Superman bears any resemblance to the sketch.

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    Maybe it's just me, but at first glance my immediate reaction was WAYNE BORING! The drawing of the head is so reminiscent of the cover for SUPERMAN: FROM THE 30s TO THE 70s. However, it doesn't exclude the possibility that the artist favored the Boring version of Supes...
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    Looks like Ol Man Muscles to me.

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