Drawings of ‘Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy’ headed to JFK library

  

After a heroic effort by DC Entertainment, a Superman comic illustrated by Al Plastino will finally land at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Mass.

The prolific illustrator, who died last month, had sued an auction house to disclose the identity of the person selling his original artwork for a 1963 comic book called “Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy.”

For 50 years, Plastino thought his 'Superman's Mission for President Kennedy' had been sent to the Kennedy Library, as promised by the publisher.

Al Plastino/DC Comics

For 50 years, Plastino thought his ‘Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy’ had been sent to the Kennedy Library, as promised by the publisher.

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For 50 years, the 91-year-old artist from Shirley, L.I., thought his piece had been sent to the Kennedy Library as promised by the publisher.

DC Comics illustrator Al Plastino (left) drawing Superman for fans in New York City in 1949.

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DC Comics illustrator Al Plastino (left) drawing Superman for fans in New York City in 1949.

The iconic DC brand somehow acquired the art and confirmed the donation to the library.

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The iconic DC brand somehow acquired the art — which someone was attempting to auction — and confirmed the donation to the library.

Al Plastino/DC Comics

The iconic DC brand somehow acquired the art — which someone was attempting to auction — and confirmed the donation to the library.

Plastino’s family said in a statement that they are grateful the art will be “preserved as part of his artistic legacy and as a tribute to President Kennedy.”

From: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/plastino-superman-artwork-headed-jfk-library-article-1.1550000

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