A bittersweet follow-up to the story about former DC Comics artist Al Plastino learning that Superman artwork being auctioned that featured President John F. Kennedy, that Plastino drew just after his assassination that he had designated for donation to a museum, which we discussed here…
Sadly, Mr. Plastino passed away just three days after we posted our article. As a tribute to Mr. Plastino’s passing, DC Entertainment just announced that it secured the artwork from Heritage Auctions, and as a tribute to the artist donated the pages to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum as the late artist had wanted.
Mr. Plastino’s family issued this statement last night: “We are extremely grateful to DC Entertainment for ensuring that the original art Al Plastino created for ‘Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy’ will be preserved as part of his artistic legacy and as a tribute to President Kennedy. This art was always very, very special to Al and our whole family and it would have meant a great deal to Al to know that DC Entertainment stepped in to make this possible.”
Kudos to DC for this nice gesture.