May just be the greatest comicof all time. From the Dick Giordano Collection (personally owned by Giordano himself) this photostat of Neal Adams’ and Dick Giordano’s double-page splash measures approximately 18 by 21 inches and is from the All-New Collectors Edition #C-56. Better known by its popular title, Superman vs. Muhammad Ali , the book was released by DC Comics as an oversized “Treasury” Edition in 1978. With story by Denny O’Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, and inks by Dick Giordano, the book is one of Adams’ more iconic works. As inker, Giordano received many of the original pages from the story. According to Neal Adams, when these were presented to him to autograph, he believes Giordano created photostats from the originals so that, after making the originals available to collectors, he would still have the images of the artwork for his own collection. A great, one-of-a-kind item from Giordano’s personal collection. It includes its original COA from VaultCollectibles. About the Dick Giordano Collection. Saved by Dick Giordano over the course of his fifty-plus year career in the comics industry, the Dick Giordano Collection spans from the beginning of his career in the 1950s into his semiretirement period in the mid 1990s and beyond. It includes various comic books, special projects items, advertisements, book covers, cards, stickers, and more. While the reason Giordano may have kept any given item is now unknown, the comic books themselves (all of which date back to the early days of his career) were specifically used by Giordano as source material and references images for latter works. The Charlton Comics portion of his collection include some books Giordano himself contributed to, either as artist, editor, or inker and the remaining comics – which he did not contribute to – were obtained by Giordano in the early days of his career possibly to examine the styles and methods of other artists as the books including work from such talents as Jack Kirby, Wally Wood, Nick Cardy, John Romita, Sr. They were perhaps even passed around the offices at Charlton Comics by artists working under Giordano during his years there as editor. Each item in the collection comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity, hand-numbered and signed (COA shown is a sample and will actually be hand-signed, numbered, and note the item information). About Dick Giordano (From the VaultCollectibles biography). He is perhaps best known for his work on Batman but his contribution to comics in general cannot be overstated. He began his career at. Iger Studios and soon moved to Charlton Comics (in 1952), where worked his way up to editor, bringing in new talent such as Jim Aparo and Denny ONeil (who he would later bring to DC). In 1968, at the suggestion of Steve Ditko, Irwin Donefeld and Carmine Infantino hired Giordano. One of his first assignments was editing Ditkos creation Hawk & Dove for Showcase #75. He went on to pencil and ink numerous DC characters, including inking Neal Adams’ classic run on Green Lantern/Green Arrow. He left DC for a time, drawing The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu and Dracula for Marvels black & white magazines, co-founded with Neal Adams Continuity Studios, and illustrated several other projects before returning to DC. He was also instrumental in helping to develop DCs popular Vertigo line of books and bringing in such British talent as Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. After leaving DC in 1993 and continuing on in to the early 2000s Giordano illustrated a graphic adaptation of Modesty Blaise, helped launch Future comics, illustrated several European and Australian comics featuring Lee Falks classic character the Phantom, and completed with writer Roy Thomas their Dracula comic originally began in the 1970s but left unfinished when Marvel canceled their magazine-sized monster comics line. His last published work appeared in, appropriately enough, a DC comic- Johan Hex #51, published in March 2010. Please inquire for full details. We package items extremely securely. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Your government may impose upon you before they will release the package to you. The item “DICK GIORDANO COLLECTION Superman vs Muhammad Ali SIGNED Neal Adams Art Splash” is in sale since Monday, August 22, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Other Original Comic Art”. 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