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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2006, 02:57:59 AM »

Do Curt's original pages fetch anywhere near the figures of a Neal Adams or Jim Lee page? 

No, thank Rao!  I wouldn't own one if they did (the Kirby I own was purchased back in the mid-80s but my Swan was bought only 5 or 6 years ago, long after Kirby pages had become too rich for my meagre resources).

Besides Perez, Dave Sim is another artist who has studied Swan and praised his talent.  Any others?

It does seem that even older fans tend to slight Swan for the reasons you mention --but I wouldn't be surprised if he showed up in many fans' Silver Age top 20 artists, for instance.  Along with Dan DeCarlo and Kirby, I consider Swan among my "Holy Trinity" of 1960s mainstream cartoonists.  There are many many others I love, of course, but those 3 sum up the decade for me.

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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2006, 05:20:34 AM »

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We are the customers, and if you ask the customers (who are, I'm told, always right), Curt Swan is one of the most appreciated comic book artists in history.

I don't know about that.

Neither do I now.

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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 09:13:52 PM »

Not by artists but by perhaps today's fans.

As quoted by J. David Spurlock in the book by Eddy Zeno titled: “Curt Swan: A Life in Comics”.

“To me, Curt Swan was the essential Superman Artist. There was something about Curt Swan’s Superman that was exactly right.” - Alan Moore

“I think of him as having been a potential illustrator on a par with almost any of your top men of that day”.- Murphy Anderson

“ I was privileged to know him as a man and artist! He had no peers in either category!”-Carmine Infantino

“ He was a terrific artist and a terrific storyteller. His work gave a feeling of realism...reading one of the stories that Curt illustrated, one would get the feeling that this actually happened. Which I think is what every comic book artist should be trying to do”.- Joe Kubert

The art of Curt Swan inspired icons of the Pop-Art movement in addition to legions of comics readers. An example would be Andy Warhol’s million dollar prints based on Swan’s “Man of Steel” The list of “Who is Who” in the comic book world agree...Curt Swan will always be considered as one of the best and most talented people this industry has ever seen.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1950s-3-D-0rig-Curt-Swan-Superman-Comic-Art-Complete_W0QQitemZ200061221114QQihZ010QQcategoryZ1532QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2006, 04:30:21 AM »

Not by artists but by perhaps today's fans.

As quoted by J. David Spurlock in the book by Eddy Zeno titled: “Curt Swan: A Life in Comics”.

“To me, Curt Swan was the essential Superman Artist. There was something about Curt Swan’s Superman that was exactly right.” - Alan Moore

“I think of him as having been a potential illustrator on a par with almost any of your top men of that day”.- Murphy Anderson

“ I was privileged to know him as a man and artist! He had no peers in either category!”-Carmine Infantino

“ He was a terrific artist and a terrific storyteller. His work gave a feeling of realism...reading one of the stories that Curt illustrated, one would get the feeling that this actually happened. Which I think is what every comic book artist should be trying to do”.- Joe Kubert

The art of Curt Swan inspired icons of the Pop-Art movement in addition to legions of comics readers. An example would be Andy Warhol’s million dollar prints based on Swan’s “Man of Steel” The list of “Who is Who” in the comic book world agree...Curt Swan will always be considered as one of the best and most talented people this industry has ever seen.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1950s-3-D-0rig-Curt-Swan-Superman-Comic-Art-Complete_W0QQitemZ200061221114QQihZ010QQcategoryZ1532QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Wonderful quotes, Super Monkey. Dig what Carmine said!
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2006, 04:47:13 AM »

Not by artists but by perhaps today's fans.

As quoted by J. David Spurlock in the book by Eddy Zeno titled: “Curt Swan: A Life in Comics”.

“To me, Curt Swan was the essential Superman Artist. There was something about Curt Swan’s Superman that was exactly right.” - Alan Moore

“I think of him as having been a potential illustrator on a par with almost any of your top men of that day”.- Murphy Anderson

“ I was privileged to know him as a man and artist! He had no peers in either category!”-Carmine Infantino

“ He was a terrific artist and a terrific storyteller. His work gave a feeling of realism...reading one of the stories that Curt illustrated, one would get the feeling that this actually happened. Which I think is what every comic book artist should be trying to do”.- Joe Kubert

The art of Curt Swan inspired icons of the Pop-Art movement in addition to legions of comics readers. An example would be Andy Warhol’s million dollar prints based on Swan’s “Man of Steel” The list of “Who is Who” in the comic book world agree...Curt Swan will always be considered as one of the best and most talented people this industry has ever seen.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1950s-3-D-0rig-Curt-Swan-Superman-Comic-Art-Complete_W0QQitemZ200061221114QQihZ010QQcategoryZ1532QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Fantastic quotes...

Yikes! 8000 smackers...come on Super Monkey, that's pocket change, right?  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2006, 01:35:24 AM »

I love the reference to how it was Krypton's atmosphere was what depowered Superman, not a red sun or high gravity.

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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2006, 08:15:34 AM »

also note the cameo on the final page Smiley

Lex Luthor?

Suzie?

Super Moneky?

All three are there.  That person with the white hair and mustache also looks famliar and the woman looks like the Silver Age Lois Lane
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2006, 03:03:18 PM »

Lex Luthor?

One of the things about artwork is that it's always open to interpretation, but to me that looked like Jim Nolt.

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