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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

June 16, A Sad Date In Superman History

Above, a publicity photo of George Reeves as Superman.

June 16 is a significant date in Superman history, although a sad date.

First, in 1959, actor George Reeves, the star of the Adventures of Superman, was found dead in his bedroom allegedly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The circumstances surrounding his death are still debated to this day.

In 1997, Superman artist Curt Swan died in Wilton, Connecticut.

Above, artist Curt Swan sketches the Man of Steel.

Dennis Hayes wrote:
The artist most associated with Superman during the period fans and historians call the Silver Age of comic books, Swan produced hundreds of covers and stories from the 1950s through the 1980s.

I have a page of Swan's artwork (inked by Murphy Anderson) that was signed by Swan.

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