Comic & Illustration Art - The Property of a Distinguished American Collector

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What makes a “Distinguished Collector”?

A distinguished collector is an individual who has elevated himself within the field by curating an assemblage of such breadth and quality that few can match its stature. Through discernment, taste, and vision, this individual marshals his resources to acquire a body of material that is not only representative of styles and periods, but also selects for works of lasting importance. From an objective perspective, the only downside to the distinguished collector’s endeavor is that prized material vanishes from the market.  The collection on offer here epitomizes both breadth and quality, representing a majority of artists who have had an enduring impact on the medium with examples of their most iconic output. These pieces, in large part, have been locked away for decades. It’s incredibly rare for such a bonanza to see the light of day. The property of a distinguished collector coming to market is always an event, but in this case, with the offering of Bernie Wrightson’s wraparound cover for the illustrated edition of Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, it is truly a historic occasion. While certainly Wrightson’s magnum opus, this mammoth illustration is arguably the finest work in pen and ink accomplished in the twentieth (or perhaps, any) century.

The following selection is just a glimpse of the top-tier material contained in these pages:

• John Byrne original artwork for Fantastic Four #256 complete 22-page story “The Annihilation Gambit”. 

• Jack Kirby and John Verpoorten original artwork for The Eternals #2 cover and complete 17-page story “The Celestials”. 

• Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta original artwork for The Mighty Thor #139 complete 16-page story “To Die Like a God” and many other iconic Kirby artworks.

• Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, and Roy Krenkel original artwork for Weird Fantasy #20 complete 7-page story “I, Rocket”. 

• Robert Crumb original artwork for American Splendor #4 complete 7-page story “The Young Crumb Story”.

• Robert Crumb original artwork for Introducing Kafka complete 10-page story “In The Penal Colony”. 

• Steve Ditko (6) The Amazing Spider-Man pages from the famous original 1960s run & Strange Tales #131 Page 3.

• Will Eisner original artwork for complete 7-page The Spirit story “The Fly” dated March 10, 1946.

• Graham Ingels original artwork for Vault of Horror #38 complete 7-page “The Witch’s Cauldron!” story “Out of Sight...” • Wally Wood original artwork for Two Fisted Tales #35 complete 7-page story “New Orleans”. 

• Barry Windsor-Smith original monumental painting “Artemis & Apollo” and “Conan” artwork.

• Michael Kaluta monumental original painting “The Shadow Knows” and many other Kaluta works.

• Many complete stories from the Golden Age of EC Comics.

• A plethora of covers and interiors from MAD Magazine.

• Bernie Wrightson original cover painting for A Look Back. 

• Barry Windsor-Smith (2) “Weapon X” pages from Marvel Comics Presents.

• Jim Lee and Scott Williams original double page splash artwork for Batman #611. 

• John Buscema and George Klein original title splash artwork for Avengers #58 Page 1. 

• Brian Bolland original artwork for The Outisders #18 complete 8-page story “Freeway of Fear”. 

• John Romita, Jr. and Bob Wiacek original artwork for Iron Man #264 complete 22-page story “Where Is Iron Man”. 

• Sanjulián original cover painting for Eerie #53 featuring “The Mummy”. 

• Dave Stevens and Dave Dorman original cover painting for Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #2.

• Frank Frazetta original sketches for Canaveral plates.

• Gene Colan original large self-portrait artwork with his most popular superheroes.

• Jeff Jones original oil paintings including “The Mummy”.

• Ken Kelly original “Conan” painting “Chamber of Illusions”. 
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George Evans original artwork for Front Line Combat #13 original 7-page story 'Frank Luke!'.31 - George Evans original artwork for Front Line Combat #13 original 7-page story 'Frank Luke!'.
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31. George Evans original artwork for Front Line Combat #13 original 7-page story "Frank Luke!". (EC, 1953) Accomplished in pencil and i
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Frank Frazetta original sketches for Canaveral plates.32 - Frank Frazetta original sketches for Canaveral plates.
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32. Frank Frazetta original sketches for Canaveral plates. (1964) Accomplished in pencil on 7 x 7.75 in. artist's leaf. These detailed and ener
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Al Feldstein original cover recreation artwork for Shock SuspenStories #7.33 - Al Feldstein original cover recreation artwork for Shock SuspenStories #7.
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33. Al Feldstein original cover recreation artwork for Shock SuspenStories #7. (EC, 1953/2005) Accomplished in oils on 19.5 x 23.5 in. s
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Gary Gianni original cover painting and preliminary sketch for The Shadow: Hell's Heat Wave #2.34 - Gary Gianni original cover painting and preliminary sketch for The Shadow: Hell's Heat Wave #2.
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34. Gary Gianni original cover painting and preliminary sketch for The Shadow: Hell's Heat Wave #2. (Dark Horse, 1995) Painting is accom
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Dan Green original artwork 'The Rose of Sharon'.35 - Dan Green original artwork 'The Rose of Sharon'.
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35. Dan Green original artwork "The Rose of Sharon". (ca. 1970s-80s) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 17.5 x 22 in. heavy art board; A be...
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Graham Ingels original artwork for Vault of Horror #38 complete 7-page 'The Witch's Cauldron!' story36 - Graham Ingels original artwork for Vault of Horror #38 complete 7-page 'The Witch's Cauldron!' story
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36. Graham Ingels original artwork for Vault of Horror #38 complete 7-page "The Witch's Cauldron!" story "Out of Sight..." (...
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Adam Hughes original cover artwork for X-Men: The Early Years.37 - Adam Hughes original cover artwork for X-Men: The Early Years.
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37. Adam Hughes original cover artwork for X-Men: The Early Years. (Marvel, 1995) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 13 x 20 in. heavy we
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Klaus Janson original artwork for Detective Comics #549 complete 7-page story Green Arrow.38 - Klaus Janson original artwork for Detective Comics #549 complete 7-page story Green Arrow.
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38. Klaus Janson original artwork for Detective Comics #549 complete 7-page story "Night Olympics, Part One" by Alan Moore featuring "...
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Jeff Jones original painting for The Mummy.39 - Jeff Jones original painting for The Mummy.
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39. Jeff Jones original painting for The Mummy. (ca. 1990s) Accomplished in oils on stretched canvas with 25 x 36 in. visible through 31
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Jeff Jones original nude figure study painting.40 - Jeff Jones original nude figure study painting.
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40. Jeff Jones original nude figure study painting. (ca. 1990s) Accomplished in oils on stretched canvas with 13.5 x 16.25 in. visible through
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