DC Publisher Jim Lee is auctioning off another original drawing to benefit comic shops struggling during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and his latest illustration is the Hal Jordan incarnation of The Spectre.
The drawing is the 31st of 60 planned illustrations Lee has completed on behalf of comic shops. Stores have had their revenue drastically curtailed due to comics publishers suspending new product during the pandemic. These same shops’ operations have further been reduced or halted by various states’ stay-at-home orders.
The auction is in support of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The charity has been providing aid to comic stores needing financial assistance during the pandemic.
Other recent drawings Lee has completed for the charity include Poison Ivy, Swamp Thing, Atrocitus (Red Lantern) and Darkseid.
The original piece is currently available for auction. The auction ends Wednesday, May 6.
While Hal Jordan is better known as Green Lantern, Jordan briefly assumed the identity of The Spectre in 1999’s Day of Judgment mini-series by Geoff Johns, Matthew Dow Smith and Christopher Jones. Jordan was no longer Green Lantern following the aftermath of 1994’s “Emerald Twilight” saga by Ron Marz, Bill Willingham, Fred Haynes and Darryl Banks, but took back the role in Johns and Ethan Van Sciver’s Green Lantern: Rebirth in 2005.
DC's publisher Jim Lee has completed the 31st of planned 60 original illustrations to benefit comic shops during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.