DC publisher/chief creative officer Jim Lee has been auctioning off 60 sketches in 60 days to benefit Book Industry Charitable Foundation, an organization that is providing relief for comic book retailers impacted by having to close their stores due to the covid-19 pandemic. He’s been auctioning them off on eBay, along with the sketches of some fellow artists who have donated their sketches. Lee has raised $147,992.01 to date, and DC Comics is donating an additional $250,000 to further help retailers who are hurting at the moment.
There is another cool element to this, where the winner of each sketch gets to tell Lee which character he is to draw next, and there cannot be duplicates. Like we did with Stephanie Brown a few weeks ago, we are thrilled to exclusively reveal the latest sketch: Composite Superman!
A wonderful relic of the Silver Age, and a truly bizarre character, the Composite Superman is a villain that visually, looked like a combination (a composite, if you will) of Superman and Batman, but had the powers of both Superman and those of many of the Legion of Super-Heroes. This is a really inspired choice for Lee to draw, so thanks to whoever picked it!
You can bid on this and other sketches on Lee’s eBay page, which you can find by clicking here or searching “ChunkyMonkey0000.” Also currently up for auction are a Bill Sienkiewicz Bizarro, and Lee’s take on Death (from “Sandman”) and Poison Ivy.
And, finally, a big thank you to Jim Lee and DC for doing what they can to help our beloved comic shops through this incredibly trying time. We are appreciative of their efforts!