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It seems that during World-War II, before the era of "smart bombs," the United States Army Air Corps called on the Last Son of Krypton to help them hit their primary targets. This hand painted cover recreation was drawn entirely by the Original Artist who drew this great Golden age cover to Superman #18! This Fred Ray re-creation of the 1942 Superman #18 cover is an artistic "bombshell!" This iconic cover was drawn sometime in the 1980's, and it captures this unique scene in all it's World War 2 glory! Originally drawn in pen and ink, Fred ray then hand colored superman and the p[lanes, and then he actually PAINTED the sky backgrounds! Just a GREAT effect that surely took many hours to create to perfection! Thus Golden Age great only rendered one fully executed re-creation of this show-stopping cover ever...and THIS IS IT! Since the original pen and ink cover art to superman #18 has never turned up (presently not known to exist), this may be the closest opportunity you will EVER have of obtaining this classic cover by it's ORIGINAL ARTIST! Golden Age Batman legend Jerry Robinson (friend, peer, and admirer of Fred Ray), has cited this cover image as among his favorites. Informed collectors know that Fred Ray only did a handful number of re-creations, and as a result, they are highly sought-after by ardent Superman enthusiasts. The image area of this VERY LARGE cover re-creation, created with ink, tempera, and watercolor measures 16 by 20 inches on a very large 18 by 21.75 inch thick Crescent board! (As a side note... A John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man cover recreation to issue #100 sold for $77,675 dollars in 2011, so what should something like THIS Iconic World War 2 Superman cover recreation be worth?) Don't miss out on this piece of GOLDEN AGE SUPERMAN COVER HISTORY if you can help it! Compare this nice cover recreation to the published comic book in the red link above! ALL HIGH end pieces of art, including this one, are able to be purchased with VERY fair time payment plan options, and trades are always considered towards this and "ANY" art on our website! Just send us an email to email@example.com and we can try to work something out.