For Immediate Publication
Date: May 15, 2012

Larry Shell Announces eBay Auction for Superman creator Joe Shuster ACTION COMICS #16 Original

Longtime eBay seller, Larry Shell, whose seller name is sheltone, and specializes in Original Comic Artwork is offering a most unique piece in his one and only auction this week on eBay!

A full-color original by legendary Superman creator, Joe Shuster — a recreation of the image from the cover of ACTION COMICS #16 (December, 1938).

Beginning with Action Comics #19, Superman appeared on the cover of all future issues of the title. A copy of the original comic, in NM- Condition, is valued at $14,500…….more than this One of a Kind original by his creator is starting at!

Drawn in 1983, this is one of only a very few cover recreations that Shuster did and is 100% his work. The art measures a large 15” x 20” in size and is beautifully rendered in lead and colored pencils, which give the image the soft quality of pastels.

Joseph “Joe” Shuster (July 10, 1914 – July 30, 1992) was a Canadian comic book artist who is best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, first published in Action Comics #1 (June 1938). He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. Shuster was involved in a number of legal battles concerning the ownership of the Superman character, eventually gaining recognition for his part in its creation. Shuster died in Los Angeles, California in 1992.

The auction will run on eBay, the online auction website, from Tuesday, May 15th at 9pm EST through Sunday, May 20th at 9pm EST.

The best offer received wins the art. If the only offer at the close of the auction is for minimum bid listed, then that person will get the art. Bids will be accepted from anywhere in the world.

Any interested bidders who would like to be emailed a reminder the day before the auction ends, should email the seller and let him know.


For questions email the seller at before the close of the auction.