Over $70k Riased for Siegel House
The fourth and final week of the auction to raise funds to restore Jerry Siegel’s childhood Cleveland home has begun. The auction runs through 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2008.
After two weeks, the $50,000 goal was met and exceeded. At the conclusion of week three’s auction, organizer Brad Meltzer reported that more than $70,000 has been raised. “In every city I’ve been to, people are throwing in a few bucks, completely unprompted,” Meltzer told Comic Book Resources. “This is the week that will decide the extent of the work we do on the house. So even if you don’t bid on the walk-on part in Heroes, thanks to all who buy a shirt or donate even ten bucks to the cause. It all matters.”
The Glenville Development Corp. has scheduled September 27 as the day they clean the Siegel homestead on Kimberly Avenue. Volunteers are being sought to rake, sweep, plant flower bulbs (in red, blue and yellow of course) and paint and make small repairs to porches and the exterior of some houses.
The top money-earner has been the $14,101 bid for an illustration by Jim Lee to depict Superman and the auction winner.
Week four’s line-up of 22 charity items includes:
Title: Extremely RARE, one-of-a-kind signed t-shirt by Superman creator Jerry Siegel
Description: Right before Superman creator Jerry Siegel died, he signed a few T-shirts for his immediate family — and told his wife Joanne, that if the family ever needed money, they should sell the shirts. No one knows these shirts exist. But now, Joanne Siegel has donated one of these truly priceless items to the auction to save her husband’s house. Forget the MasterCard ads. This is what "priceless" means. And best part? The autograph sits directly on a bright red T-shirt for Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Here it is, one of the rare autographs by the man who created Superman.
Be on the show Heroes
Title: Be A Part Of NBC’s Heroes (Walk-On Role)
Description: This auction is for a walk-on for one person on an upcoming episode of the NBC hit television show Heroes. Comic book fans will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of pop culture history! The winner of this auction is responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses
Title: Original Superman Painting From Jason Palmer – 18×30
Description: From master painter Jason Palmer, this stunning piece features Kirk Allen, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Brandon Routh and Tom Welling; the legendary actors who have portrayed the Man of Steel on both television and the silver screen.
Title: Superman #677 Splash Page (page 22) – 11×17
Description: This is a page of original comic book art from an actual issue of Superman (issue #677, page 22), the first issue of James Robinson’s highly-anticipated return to comic books. This beautiful splash page depicts Superman hovering above Metropolis as he readies himself to confront Atlas. This is a page worthy of framing and hanging on any comic book collector’s wall.
Title – Michael Turner Superman Print signed by some of the greatest – 13×19
Description: A breathtaking (need to get size measured) print of Michael Turner’s famous Superman drawing from the cover of Justice League of America has been signed by some of the most famous writers and artists in comics, including: Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Brad Meltzer, David Goyer, Jeph Loeb, Greg Rucka, Matt Wagner, Ethan Van Sciver, Marv Wolfman, Judd Winick, Andy Kubert, James Robinson, Gail Simone, Alex Sinclair, Renato Guedes, Chip Kidd, Michael Bair, and even the original creator of the Joker, Jerry Robinson!
Title: Original Superman Pencil Art From Ivan Reis – 11×17
Description: Beautiful pencils from Ivan Reis featuring Superman flying as he carries Lois Lane through the clouds. A magnificent piece that deserves to be framed.
Title: Original Artwork By Walt Simonson Featuring Beta Ray Bill And Superman – 14×17
Description: Exclusive to this auction, this original piece of Walt Simonson artwork features Superman and Walt’s fan-favorite character, Beta Ray Bill.
Title: Original Murphy Anderson Artwork – A pencil sketch of Superman by One of the Greatest Artists to ever draw him – 7.5×10
Description: Own an incredible piece of true comic book history! The high bidder will receive this ORIGINAL 7.5” x 10” pencil sketch of Superman as rendered by one of the greatest artists to ever draw the character. A one-of-a-kind item that is perfect for the true collector.
Title: Original Superman Art From Adam Kubert – 11X17
Description: Adam Kubert’s unique style redefined Superman in the pages of Action Comics. Now, you can have a portrait of the Man of Steel in this dynamic pose. Sketches like this from a superstar artist like Adam Kubert are a hard commodity to come by. Why stand in an endless line at a comic convention when you can bid on this masterpiece online?
Title: Chris Bachalo Wolverine Pinup (original artwork) – 11×17
Description: Chris Bachalo is a fan-favorite X-Men artist, and this beautiful black and white original artwork does not disappoint. This moving illustration features Wolverine, claws out, ready to go berserk as the snow falls around him.
Title: Original Superman Art From Eric Wight – 9×12
Description: Few artists can capture the "classic" Superman style the way that Eric Wight can. This 9 x 12 black and white pinup is a modern "classic" with Superman in front of the American flag. Perfect for framing.
Title: Original Hellboy Illustration From Mike Mignola – 9×12
Description: Beautiful inked illustration from creator Mike Mignola featuring everybody’s favorite BPRD agent sporting the classic Superman logo underneath his trench coat. Hellboy art is rare, and customized sketches like this even rarer! Be sure to get your bid in early.
Title: Original Rags Morales Art – Superman And Nightwing Splash Page
Description: This beautiful splash page from Nightwing (issue #140, page 22) illustrated by Rags Morales features Superman and Nightwing. The first story in an 8 issue arc called, "Freefall". Perfect for framing, this original artwork of the Man of Steel and the former Boy Wonder is something fans of “The Dynamic Duo of Kandor” will not want to miss out on.
George Perez – donated by Doug Welch
Title: Original George Perez Artwork: Captain America vs. Batman
Description: This 11 x 17 full figure illustration by George Perez features a face off between Batman vs. Captain America.=2 0 Why settle for just DC or just Marvel character artwork, when you can have both represented in a single beautiful piece drawn by modern age master George Perez!
Chip Sansom – Born Loser Comic Strip
Title: Original Comic Strip Artwork: Born Loser (9/29/08)
Description: This comic strip was created specifically for the Siegel & Shuster Society Charity Auction and will be syndicated in 1,300 newspapers worldwide, and on the web, on September 29th, 2008. Since it will be auctioned before it appears in publication, if the winner would like, Chip will personalize a dedication under the artwork for the winner.
Jim Bowers – CapedWonder.com – 2 items
Title: Christopher Reeves Superman "Dreams" Canvas Gallery Wrapped Original CapedWonder "Giclée" Print
Description: This 16 x24 canvas gallery wrapped original "giclee" print from CapedWonder celebrates the legacy of Christopher Reeve in his role as the Man of Steel, pictured flying towards the heavens. Printed on professional grade "Giclée" photo artist canvas, and stretched on thick, heavy-duty 1-1/2" solid wood stretcher bars with the image wrapped around the sides (in this case solid black). They are also sealed with 100+ year protective UV coatings to enhance and preserve colors, and prevent fading.
Title: Noel Neill/Christopher Reeve Canvas Gallery Wrapped Original CapedWonder "Giclée" Print
Description: Taken on May 14, 1994 at the now historic Dixie Trek Sci-fi Convention in Atlanta, GA. This particular Dixie Trek event is very significant because it marks the first and only time that Christopher Reeve was a guest at a U.S. sci-fi/movie convention. It is also the first (and last) time that Noel and Chris had seen each other since her visit to the Superman-the Movie set in October 1977.
The very first time CapedWonder Giclée canvas prints have been produced of this image.
Bob Greenberger, ComicMix’s News Editor
Title: Naming Rights in Bob Greenberger’s Iron-Man 2
Description: [Iron Man 2] is an as-yet-unnamed original novel set in the Marvel Universe featuring the cast of characters now made world famous from the box office smash film. The novel will be published sometime in 2009 and the winner will be written in to a scene. The more donated, the larger the part.
Title: Naming Rights In Mark Millar’s War Heroes!
Description: In the Kick-Ass charity auction, comic-fan Dave Lizewski paid a four figure sum to have the lead character named after him. Kick-Ass is now the biggest-selling creator-owned book on the market and a $65 million dollar Nic Cage movie out next Summer. Now Mark Millar is auctioning off your chance to be a character in an upcoming issue of War Heroes. War Heroes is published by Image Comics and has just been bought as a major motion picture. This is your chance to be the next John McClane, Harry Callaghan or Peter Parker. Bid now and be the envy of your friends forever."
Title: Original Superman the Movie Painting from Steve Stanley – 15’’x20’’
Description: Illustrator Steve Stanley captures the Man of Steel and the essence of the benevolent and evil Kryptonians from the films Superman I & II, featuring Christopher Reeve, Marlin Brando, Terrance Stamp, Sarah Douglas & Jack O’Halloran in their classic roles from the silver screen.
Title: Superman: The Movie Script – signed by Geoff Johns
Description: A copy of the original Superman: The Movie Script prior to Mario Puzo. See what could have been. This is the 1976 draft by David Newman, Leslie Newman and Robert Benton. Signed by Geoff Johns. This item is extremely rare and you will not find it any other auction!
Title: Signed script for Superman: The Movie and Superman II
Description: Full color copies of the shooting scripts for "The Donner Versions" of Superman: The Movie and Superman II, complete with writer Tom Mankiewicz’s notes. Both copies signed by Tom Mankiewicz and director Richard Donner.
Title: Original Superman Action Figure Artwork
Description: Exclusive to this auction, this illustration of a Superman turn around used for modeling of an action figure for the Superman/Batman "K" run. This original artwork consists of two pages: the first of Superman’s figure and the second of his cape and how it should flow on the figure. Week four’s line-up of 22 charity items includes: