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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Mike Ploog original cover recreation artwork for The Monster of Frankenstein #2.81 - Mike Ploog original cover recreation artwork for The Monster of Frankenstein #2.
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81. Mike Ploog original cover recreation artwork for The Monster of Frankenstein #2. (Marvel, 1999) Accomplished in pencil and gouache o
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to u*****7 for (2,250.00 + 630.00) x 1 = 2,880.00
 
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Mike Ploog original cover recreation artwork for Marvel Spotlight #5, 1st appearance of 'Ghost Rider82 - Mike Ploog original cover recreation artwork for Marvel Spotlight #5, 1st appearance of 'Ghost Rider
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82. Mike Ploog original cover recreation artwork for Marvel Spotlight #5, the first appearance of "Ghost Rider". (Marvel, ca. 2000s) Acc
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to m*******r for (2,750.00 + 770.00) x 1 = 3,520.00
 
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Jack Rickard original back cover artwork for MAD Magazine #209 featuring Jimmy Carter.83 - Jack Rickard original back cover artwork for MAD Magazine #209 featuring Jimmy Carter.
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83. Jack Rickard original back cover artwork for MAD Magazine #209 featuring Jimmy Carter. (EC, 1979) Accomplished in pencil and gouache
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00) x 1 = 2,000.00
 
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Marshall Rogers (10) pages of original artwork for The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #33.84 - Marshall Rogers (10) pages of original artwork for The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #33.
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84. Marshall Rogers (10) pages of original artwork for The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #33 featuring the "Daughters of the Dragon". (Marvel,
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
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John Romita prelimin art - front & back covers of Marvel Special Edition: Spectacular Spider-Man #1.85 - John Romita prelimin art - front & back covers of Marvel Special Edition: Spectacular Spider-Man #1.
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85. John Romita original finished preliminary artwork for the front and back covers of Marvel Special Edition: Spectacular Spider-Man #1.
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,500.00) x 1 = 6,500.00
 
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John Romita, Jr. and Bob Wiacek original artwork for Iron Man #264 complete 22-page story.86 - John Romita, Jr. and Bob Wiacek original artwork for Iron Man #264 complete 22-page story.
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86. John Romita, Jr. and Bob Wiacek original artwork for Iron Man #264 complete 22-page story "Where Is Iron Man". (Marvel, 1991) Accomp
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 12,000.00
Sold to N*********e for (17,500.00 + 4,900.00) x 1 = 22,400.00
 
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Alex Ross original double page splash artwork for JLA: Secret Origins featuring 'Plastic Man'.87 - Alex Ross original double page splash artwork for JLA: Secret Origins featuring 'Plastic Man'.
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87. Alex Ross original double page splash artwork for JLA: Secret Origins featuring "Plastic Man". (DC, 2002) Accomplished in pencil, in
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to M********2 for (2,500.00 + 700.00) x 1 = 3,200.00
 
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Sanjulián original cover painting for Eerie #53 featuring The Mummy.88 - Sanjulián original cover painting for Eerie #53 featuring The Mummy.
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88. Sanjulian original cover painting for Eerie #53 featuring The Mummy . (Warren, 1966) Accomplished in oils on 12.5 x 13 in. can
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to s******1 for (5,750.00 + 1,610.00) x 1 = 7,360.00
 
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Luis Royo original painting 'Palabras Oscuras'.89 - Luis Royo original painting 'Palabras Oscuras'.
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89. Luis Royo original painting "Palabras Oscuras". (ca. 2000s) Accomplished in ink and gouache on 20 x 26 in. artist's leaf. Artwor...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to s********m.. for (1,800.00 + 504.00) x 1 = 2,304.00
 
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Kurt Schaffenberger original unused cover artwork for Magic Agent.90 - Kurt Schaffenberger original unused cover artwork for Magic Agent.
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90. Kurt Schaffenberger original unused cover artwork for Magic Agent . (ACG 1962) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 15 x 22 in. large co
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Start Price : 3,000.00 | Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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John Severin and Will Elder original artwork for Frontline Combat #6 complete 8-page story.91 - John Severin and Will Elder original artwork for Frontline Combat #6 complete 8-page story.
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91. John Severin and Will Elder original artwork for Frontline Combat #6 complete 8-page story "A Platoon!" (EC, 1952) Accomplished in p
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
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John Severin original artwork for Blazing Combat #2 complete 7-page story 'Holding Action'.92 - John Severin original artwork for Blazing Combat #2 complete 7-page story 'Holding Action'.
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92. John Severin original artwork for Blazing Combat #2 complete 7-page story "Holding Action". (Warren, 1966) Accomplished in pencil, i
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
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Jim Steranko original cover recreation artwork for Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1.93 - Jim Steranko original cover recreation artwork for Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1.
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93. Jim Steranko original cover recreation artwork for Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1. (Marvel, 1990s) Accomplished in pencil and g
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to floor for (19,000.00) x 1 = 19,000.00
 
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Dave Stevens and Dave Dorman original cover painting for Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #2.94 - Dave Stevens and Dave Dorman original cover painting for Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #2.
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94. Dave Stevens and Dave Dorman original cover painting for Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #2. (Comico/Dark Horse, 1988) Accomplished in
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
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Angelo Torres original caricature artwork featuring the cast of Cheers.95 - Angelo Torres original caricature artwork featuring the cast of Cheers.
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95. Angelo Torres original caricature artwork featuring the cast of Cheers . (ca. 1980s) Accomplished in pencil and gouache on large 20 x
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Start Price : 2,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Angelo Torres original artwork for MAD Magazine #173 complete 5-page story parodying Kojak.96 - Angelo Torres original artwork for MAD Magazine #173 complete 5-page story parodying Kojak.
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96. Angelo Torres original artwork for MAD Magazine #173 complete 5-page story parodying Kojak . (EC, 1975) Accomplished in pencil
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to u*****7 for (2,000.00 + 560.00) x 1 = 2,560.00
 
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Richard Williams original cover artwork for MAD Super Special #52 'Super Stars Volume One'.97 - Richard Williams original cover artwork for MAD Super Special #52 'Super Stars Volume One'.
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97. Richard Williams original cover artwork for MAD Super Special #52 "Super Stars Volume One". (EC, 1985) Accomplished in pencil and go
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
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Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel  artwork for Weird Fantasy #20 complete 7-page, I-Rocket.98 - Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel artwork for Weird Fantasy #20 complete 7-page, I-Rocket.
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98. Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, and Roy Krenkel original artwork for Weird Fantasy #20 complete 7-page story "I, Rocket". (EC, 1953)
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Start Price : 60,000.00 | Estimates : 60,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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Barry Windsor-Smith original monumental painting 'Artemis & Apollo'.99 - Barry Windsor-Smith original monumental painting 'Artemis & Apollo'.
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99. Barry Windsor-Smith original monumental painting "Artemis & Apollo". (1975-1990) Accomplished in mixed media on 59 x 28 in. arti...
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 60,000.00
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Barry Windsor-Smith original cover artwork for the Cygnus portfolio.100 - Barry Windsor-Smith original cover artwork for the Cygnus portfolio.
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100. Barry Windsor-Smith original cover artwork for the Cygnus portfolio. (Cygnus, 1983) Accomplished in pencil on 10 x 12 in. artist leaf visi
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (5,000.00) x 1 = 5,000.00
 
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