Sam Loeb was seventeen years old when he passed away from a three-year battle with cancer last June, but he had already touched and inspired the lives of so many in such a short time. I've never had the pleasure of meeting him personally, but have heard so much about him that I feel like I already have.
And come this Thursday, many more will too when SUPERMAN/BATMAN #26 reaches stores featuring a story by Sam with a little help from his friends. 26 of them in fact, including Arthur Adams, John Cassaday, Joe Madureira and Jim Lee, just to name a few.
Each artist drew at least one page of this bittersweet issue and posted above, is Jim's pencil rough featuring the young World's Finest team flying high above the city. Check back throughout the rest of this week for more work-in-progress scans of this double-page spread too.
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Jeph Loeb on "Sam's Story"
Superman/Batman #26 Creators tell their "Sam Story"
Jeph Loeb on Superboy & "Sam's Story"