NEW YORK (AP) — An auction house has withdrawn from sale the original artwork for a 1964 Superman comic book featuring President John F. Kennedy.
Heritage Auctions had hoped to sell the artwork Friday in California for an estimated $50,000. But its creator sued the Dallas-based firm Tuesday, seeking to disclose the seller’s name.
Illustrator Al Plastino of Shirley, N.Y., believed “Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy” had been donated to Boston’s Kennedy Library decades ago. But last month he spotted it at New York Comic Con, where Heritage was exhibiting it.
Heritage says the seller purchased it at auction in 1993.
Plastino’s attorney says DC Comics told his client the work would be donated to the library. The attorney says he believes it was stolen before that could happen.
DC Comics had no comment.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Grand Prairie’s Delayed Prairie Lights Display To Reopen Thursday
- Oncor Crews Restoring Power in Oklahoma Amid Winter Storm Outages
- Foreign Investors Fuel Price Real Estate Trend
- Video: Carolina Fan Put In Choke Hold By AT&T Stadium Security Guard
- Frisco PD Gives Back on “Giving Tuesday”
- Before Drug Sentencing Former Cowboy Sends Letter To CBS 11
- 4th Abduction Attempt In Tarrant County
- Evacuations In Milford After Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion
- Witnesses Watch 2 Lions Kill Lioness At Dallas Zoo
- Safety Institute Suggests Booster Seats Until Age 12
- PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures