Auctions — March 1, 2014 at 12:01 am

Original Action Comics Cover $112,015 at Hake’s

YORK, PA – RICHLY visual, historically significant and unique in the dictionary sense of the word, the original Curt Swan cover art for Action Comics #309 helped rewrite the record books at Hake’s when it closed at $112,015 on day three of the company’s Nov. 19-21 auction. The sale achieved $1,346,848, making it the highest-grossing Hake’s auction since the company’s launch in 1967.

An extraordinary treasure to comic art collectors, Swan’s eye-filling cover art for Action Comics #309 is believed to be the only surviving original art from the issue DC Comics tried to recall in the week following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Coincidentally, the issue’s storyline – which included all of the members of the “Superman family” – focused on The Man of Steel’s friendship with President Kennedy, disguised as Clark Kent.

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