Batman Superman Dark Knight Returns Original Production Art Page F Miller 1986
It is one of the official final approval pieces for two of the interior color pages Pgs. They are together on one larger high-quality glossy coated page (approximately 11 5/8" by 16 5/8"), which contains a hand-written notation (in marker), and has the printer target symbols on it.This is a truly incredible piece, with 2 important pages. Page 35 features Batman, Robin, and Alfred in the Batcave, with flashbacks to Batman's origin and the death of his mother, as Bruce prepares for The Final Battle between the Caped Crusader and The Man Of Steel! Page 46 is the next-to-last page of the series, and features the iconic moment when Clark is at Bruce's grave, and discovers Batman is still alive! These stories featured a dark and more realistic approach to comics that had not been seen before. Miller takes Batman into a dark future, where Bruce Wayne has retired due to age, but is forced to once again put the costume on, to save a city that has been overrun by crime and corruption. Featuring a new Robin (a girl for the first time), Batman's final fight with the Joker, a politically spineless Superman, and more, this is one of the greatest comic book works of all-time, and is seeing renewed interest since the release of the sequel story, The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Story is by Frank Miller, with artwork by FM, Klaus Janson, and Lynn Varley. With original pages rarely surfacing for sale, and those that do commanding upwards of 5 figures, anything used in the production of this landmark work is highly sought after. Don't miss out on a rare chance to get an amazing piece of history that would look fantastic framed and prominently displayed, and would be a key piece in any collection. Please note that this is an authentic piece from the 1980's, not something made for a later reprint or collection book. We have been told there are reprint production art pieces being listed by other sellers that make them seem to be old and from original printings, even though they are not for example, older production art did not have the words on a separate sheet from the images. Those kinds of things were only done much more recently, using computer technology. We advise buyers to be careful, as there are disreputable sellers tricking many people into believing they are purchasing items that are older and more valuable than what they actually are. Some sellers simply do not state their items are from reprints, while others make very long listings and put a tiny mention about reprints buried deep in the listing, and/or use a hard-to-read font color (like yellow) to prevent buyers from seeing this information. Unfortunately, everything else in the listing the title, pictures of the cover of the comic from the 1st printing, etc. This item is a genuine proof from the'80's, not something made for a reprint. Check out our other auctions for more great items.