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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Brian Hitch and Paul Neary original artwork for (4) pages from The Ultimates #10 and #11.141 - Brian Hitch and Paul Neary original artwork for (4) pages from The Ultimates #10 and #11.
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141. Brian Hitch and Paul Neary original artwork for (4) pages from The Ultimates #10 and #11. (Marvel, 2003) Accomplished in pencil and
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r*******P for (750.00 + 210.00) = 960.00
 
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Adam Hughes original 'Superman'/'Gen 13' artwork (publication unknown).142 - Adam Hughes original 'Superman'/'Gen 13' artwork (publication unknown).
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142. Adam Hughes original "Superman"/"Gen 13" artwork (publication unknown). (DC/Wildstorm, 2000) Accomplished in pencil on 8....
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (900.00) = 900.00
 
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Adam Hughes and Rick Magyar original cover artwork for The Maze Agency #2.143 - Adam Hughes and Rick Magyar original cover artwork for The Maze Agency #2.
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143. Adam Hughes and Rick Magyar original cover artwork for The Maze Agency #2. (Comico, 1988) Accomplished in pencil, ink, and blue col
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to s********m.. for (700.00 + 196.00) = 896.00
 
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Adam Hughes and Rick Magyar original artwork for The Maze Agency #4 Page 20.144 - Adam Hughes and Rick Magyar original artwork for The Maze Agency #4 Page 20.
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144. Adam Hughes and Rick Magyar original artwork for The Maze Agency #4 Page 20. (Comico, 1988) Accomplished in. pencil, ink, blue penc
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r*******P for (200.00 + 56.00) = 256.00
 
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Graham Ingels original artwork for a page from Impact #3 story 'The Good Fairy'.145 - Graham Ingels original artwork for a page from Impact #3 story 'The Good Fairy'.
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145. Graham Ingels original artwork for a page from Impact #3 story "The Good Fairy". (EC, 1955) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 15 x
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00) = 1,200.00
 
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Jack 'Jaxon' Jackson original artwork for a page from The Secret of San Saba series.146 - Jack 'Jaxon' Jackson original artwork for a page from The Secret of San Saba series.
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146. Jack "Jaxon" Jackson original artwork for a page from The Secret of San Saba series . (Kitchen Sink, 1989) Acco
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to R********t.. for (600.00 + 168.00) = 768.00
 
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Michael Kaluta original cover artwork for Bold Adventure #3.147 - Michael Kaluta original cover artwork for Bold Adventure #3.
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147. Michael Kaluta original cover artwork for Bold Adventure #3. (PC, 1983) Accomplished in pencil and ink with paste-up elements on 11
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00) = 2,250.00
 
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Michael Kaluta original artwork 'A Gift from the Gozniks'.148 - Michael Kaluta original artwork 'A Gift from the Gozniks'.
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148. Michael Kaluta original artwork "A Gift from the Gozniks". (ca. 1970s) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 5.75 x 16.5 in. trimmed ar...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (425.00) = 425.00
 
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Jack Katz original artwork for Creepy #45 complete 10-page story 'Targos'.149 - Jack Katz original artwork for Creepy #45 complete 10-page story 'Targos'.
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149. Jack Katz original artwork for Creepy #45 complete 10-page story "Targos". (Warren, 1972) Accomplished in pencil, ink and zipatone
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00) = 1,000.00
 
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Jack Kirby and Vince Colleta original splash page artwork for Journey Into Mystery #128.150 - Jack Kirby and Vince Colleta original splash page artwork for Journey Into Mystery #128.
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150. Jack Kirby and Vince Colleta original splash page artwork for Journey Into Mystery #128. (Marvel, 1966) Accomplished in pencil and
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to C****o for (5,500.00 + 1,540.00) = 7,040.00
 
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Jack Kirby and Mike Royer original double page splash artwork for Silver Star #3 Page 2 and 3.151 - Jack Kirby and Mike Royer original double page splash artwork for Silver Star #3 Page 2 and 3.
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151. Jack Kirby and Mike Royer original double page splash artwork for Silver Star #3 Page 2 and 3. (Pacific, 1983) Accomplished in penc
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to k********l.. for (3,000.00 + 840.00) = 3,840.00
 
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Jack Kirby and Rich Buckler original unpublished artwork featuring 'The Warriors Three' from 'Thor'.152 - Jack Kirby and Rich Buckler original unpublished artwork featuring 'The Warriors Three' from 'Thor'.
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152. Jack Kirby and Rich Buckler original unpublished artwork featuring "The Warriors Three" from "Thor". (ca. 1960s) Accompli...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to C****o for (2,250.00 + 630.00) = 2,880.00
 
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Jack Kirby original artwork featuring 'Kublak'.153 - Jack Kirby original artwork featuring 'Kublak'.
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153. Jack Kirby original artwork featuring "Kublak". (ca. 1990s) Accomplished in pencil and ink with paste-up elements on 7.7 in. x 14 i...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to r*******P for (1,000.00 + 280.00) = 1,280.00
 
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Robert Klein original cover artwork for Rocket's Blast Comicollector.154 - Robert Klein original cover artwork for Rocket's Blast Comicollector.
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154. Robert Klein original cover artwork for Rocket's Blast Comicollector . (RBCC, 1969) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 13.5 x 16.5 in
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******e for (1,100.00 + 308.00) = 1,408.00
 
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Joe Kubert original concept cover artwork for a baseball-themed comic.155 - Joe Kubert original concept cover artwork for a baseball-themed comic.
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155. Joe Kubert original concept cover artwork for a baseball-themed comic. (ca. 1960s) Consisting of (3) pages of art, including (2) accomplis
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to R********t.. for (350.00 + 98.00) = 448.00
 
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Garry Leach original artwork for Global Frequency Page 22.156 - Garry Leach original artwork for Global Frequency Page 22.
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156. Garry Leach original artwork for Global Frequency Page 22. (Wildstorm/DC, 2002) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 14.5 x 20 in. com
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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David Lloyd original artwork for V for Vendetta #9 Page 19.157 - David Lloyd original artwork for V for Vendetta #9 Page 19.
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157. David Lloyd original artwork for V for Vendetta #9 Page 19. (DC, 1988) Accomplished in pen and ink on 13.5 x 19.5 in. comic art sto
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to l****5 for (2,250.00 + 630.00) = 2,880.00
 
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David Lloyd original artwork for V for Vendetta #2 Page 22.158 - David Lloyd original artwork for V for Vendetta #2 Page 22.
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158. David Lloyd original artwork for V for Vendetta #2 Page 22. (DC, 1988) Accomplished in pen and ink on 15.5 x 20.5 in. comic art sto
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to D****1 for (4,250.00 + 1,190.00) = 5,440.00
 
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Bobby London original artwork featuring 'Dirty Duck'.159 - Bobby London original artwork featuring 'Dirty Duck'.
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159. Bobby London original artwork featuring "Dirty Duck". (1975) Accomplished in pencil and marker on 14 x 17 in. cream-colored artist&...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to u*****7 for (225.00 + 63.00) = 288.00
 
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Bobby London original commissioned artwork 'Dirty Duck meets Popeye'.160 - Bobby London original commissioned artwork 'Dirty Duck meets Popeye'.
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160. Bobby London original commissioned artwork "Dirty Duck meets Popeye". (1990) Accomplished in marker on 14 x 17 in. artist's lea...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to R******Z for (1,100.00 + 308.00) = 1,408.00
 
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