George Tuska: Original Comic Art

George Tuska: Original Comic Art

A collection of original comic book and newspaper comic strip art illustrated by legendary comic artist George Tuska is now being offered for sale by James Cummins Bookseller.

Tuska specialized in particularly intense action scenes; he illustrated such series as ‘Iron Man’, ‘Green Lantern’, ‘Teen Titans’, ‘Justice League’, ‘Infinity’, and ‘Power Man’, as well as the newspaper strip ‘World’s Greatest Superheroes’.

Tuska finished his studies at the National Academy of Design at age 21. In 1939, he joined the graphic studios of Jerry Iger and Will Eisner, where he worked on several comic books, like 'Jungle', 'Wings', 'Planet’, ‘Wonderworld' and 'Mystery Men'. In the 1940s, as a member of the Chesler Studio, he drew several stories of 'Captain Marvel', 'Golden Arrow', 'Uncle Sam' and 'El Carim'. Tuska was mobilized during World War II, so he had to postpone his comic activities. After the war, he continued in the comic field with 'Crime Does Not Pay', and as the illustrator on 'Scorchy Smith'. In 1959, he took over the daily and weekly 'Buck Rogers' pages, which he continued until 1967. In the late 1960s, Tuska started working for Marvel, where he contributed to the series 'Ghost Rider', 'Planet of the Apes', 'X-Men', 'Daredevil' and 'Iron Man'. He continued drawing superhero comics for DC, like 'Superman', 'Superboy' and 'Challengers of the Unknown'. In 1978, along with Marty Pasko and Vince Colletta, Tuska started a new version of the daily 'Superman' comic strip. Tuska worked on this series until 1982.

The majority of art held in our collection are Tuska’s pencil art of ‘Teen Titans’, ‘World’s Greatest Superheroes’, romance, horror, and war comics, and ‘Green Lantern’. The art is dynamic and truly shows Tuska’s skill of versatility of subject matter.

The individually sold pages are now offered for sale. If you have any questions, then please contact Candace@jamescumminsbookseller.com