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Superman Artwork Of JFK Makes It To His Library


The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is displaying for the first time comic artwork of the ex-president posing with Superman.

The creator, comic book artist Al Plastino, thought he had donated the 10 hand-drawn storyboards decades ago. But they actually were in the hands of a private owner.

Comic book publisher DC Entertainment bought the black-and-white artwork and donated it to the library in December.

Plastino's four children and wife attended Thursday's opening. They say their father would have been honored to see his work where it belonged. Plastino, of Shirley, N.Y. died in November at age 91.

The 1964 comic called "Superman's Mission for President Kennedy," was part of a White House initiative to promote a national physical fitness program.

Plastino's children say the piece was his pride and joy.

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Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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