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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Esteban Maroto original portfolio artwork 'Fantasy Warrior'.161 - Esteban Maroto original portfolio artwork 'Fantasy Warrior'.
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161. Esteban Maroto original portfolio artwork "Fantasy Warrior". (1975) Accomplished on pencil and ink on 20 x 28.5 in. artist's le...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to u*****7 for (475.00 + 133.00) = 608.00
 
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Val Mayerick (9) pages of original artwork from the story 'Fever' for Vampirella #82.162 - Val Mayerick (9) pages of original artwork from the story 'Fever' for Vampirella #82.
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162. Val Mayerick (9) pages of original artwork from the story "Fever" for Vampirella #82. (Warren, 1979) Accomplished in pencil and ink
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
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Val Mayerik original artwork for Ka-Zar #17 complete 7-page story 'Tales of Zabu: Of Kith and Kin'.163 - Val Mayerik original artwork for Ka-Zar #17 complete 7-page story 'Tales of Zabu: Of Kith and Kin'.
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163. Val Mayerik original artwork for Ka-Zar #17 complete 7-page story "Tales of Zabu: Of Kith and Kin". (Marvel, 1982) Accomplished in
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to u*****7 for (1,200.00 + 336.00) = 1,536.00
 
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Val Mayerik original artwork for Young Master #4 complete 27-page story.164 - Val Mayerik original artwork for Young Master #4 complete 27-page story.
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164. Val Mayerik original artwork for Young Master #4 complete 27-page story. (New Comics Group, 1988) Accomplished ink, ink wash, and c
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to s******g for (650.00 + 182.00) = 832.00
 
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Val Mayerik original cover artwork for Young Master #4.165 - Val Mayerik original cover artwork for Young Master #4.
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165. Val Mayerik original cover artwork for Young Master #4. (New Comics Group, 1988) Accomplished in pencil, ink, and mixed media on 16
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Val Mayerik original cover painting for Young Master #9.166 - Val Mayerik original cover painting for Young Master #9.
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166. Val Mayerik original cover painting for Young Master #9. (New Comics Group, 1988) Accomplished in pencil, ink, watercolor and mixed
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Sold to s******g for (350.00 + 98.00) = 448.00
 
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Val Mayerik original artwork for Young Master #9 complete 22-page story 'Fear and Sin'.167 - Val Mayerik original artwork for Young Master #9 complete 22-page story 'Fear and Sin'.
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167. Val Mayerik original artwork for Young Master #9 complete 22-page story "Fear and Sin". (New Comics Group, 1987) Accomplished in pe
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Hermann Mejia original back cover art 'MAD Evolution' for MAD Magazine #367.168 - Hermann Mejia original back cover art 'MAD Evolution' for MAD Magazine #367.
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168. Hermann Mejia original back cover art "MAD Evolution" for MAD Magazine #367. (1998) Accomplished in pencil, ink, and watercolor on
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Sold to R******Z for (950.00 + 266.00) = 1,216.00
 
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William Messner-Loeb original artwork for Wasteland #1 complete 9-page story 'R.ab.'.169 - William Messner-Loeb original artwork for Wasteland #1 complete 9-page story 'R.ab.'.
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169. William Messner-Loeb original artwork for Wasteland #1 complete 9-page story "R.ab.". (DC, 1987) Accomplished in pen and ink on 13
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William Messner-Loeb original artwork for Wasteland #8 complete 9-page story 'The Dead Detective'.170 - William Messner-Loeb original artwork for Wasteland #8 complete 9-page story 'The Dead Detective'.
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170. William Messner-Loeb original artwork for Wasteland #8 complete 9-page story "The Dead Detective". (DC, 1988) Accomplished in pen a
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Norman Mingo original preliminary sketch of MAD Magazine host 'Alfred E. Neuman' for a MAD paperback171 - Norman Mingo original preliminary sketch of MAD Magazine host 'Alfred E. Neuman' for a MAD paperback
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171. Norman Mingo original preliminary sketch of MAD Magazine host "Alfred E. Neuman" for a MAD paperback. (EC, 1976) Accomplishe
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Jon J. Muth original woman in a forest artwork.172 - Jon J. Muth original woman in a forest artwork.
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172. Jon J. Muth original woman in a forest artwork. (ca. 1990s) Accomplished in pastels on 19 x 26 in artist's leaf. A large beautiful work de
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Jon J. Muth original cover painting for The Secret Sharer by Robert Silverberg.173 - Jon J. Muth original cover painting for The Secret Sharer by Robert Silverberg.
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173. Jon J. Muth original cover painting for The Secret Sharer by Robert Silverberg. (Underwood, 1988) Accomplished in mixed media on 22
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Jon J. Muth original cover painting for Moonshadow #9.174 - Jon J. Muth original cover painting for Moonshadow #9.
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174. Jon J. Muth original cover painting for Moonshadow #9. (Marvel, 1986) Accomplished in pencil, ink, watercolor, and mixed media on 1
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Sold to b*********N for (1,400.00 + 392.00) = 1,792.00
 
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Jon J. Muth original woman with a sword artwork.175 - Jon J. Muth original woman with a sword artwork.
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175. Jon J. Muth original woman with a sword artwork. (ca. 1990s) Accomplished in brushed ink on 15 x 22 in. heavyweight artist's leaf. Master
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Sold to b******6 for (450.00 + 126.00) = 576.00
 
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Alex Niño original unpublished portfolio plate artwork.176 - Alex Niño original unpublished portfolio plate artwork.
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176. Alex Nio original unpublished portfolio plate artwork. (ca. 1970s) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 20 x 25 in. art board. An unused port
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Sold to j****a for (1,000.00 + 280.00) = 1,280.00
 
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Howard Nostrand original artwork for a Black Cat Mystic #61 complete 6-page story.177 - Howard Nostrand original artwork for a Black Cat Mystic #61 complete 6-page story.
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177. Howard Nostrand original artwork for a Black Cat Mystic #61 complete 6-page story. (Harvey, 1958) Accomplished in pencil and ink on
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Sold to c****s for (11,000.00 + 3,080.00) = 14,080.00
 
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Dan O'Neill original Air Pirate Funnies style artwork featuring 'Mickey Mouse' on a biplane.178 - Dan O'Neill original Air Pirate Funnies style artwork featuring 'Mickey Mouse' on a biplane.
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178. Dan O'Neill original Air Pirate Funnies style artwork featuring "Mickey Mouse" on a biplane. (ca. 1980s) Accomplished in ink ...
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Dan O'Neill original cover recreation artwork for Air Pirates Funnies.179 - Dan O'Neill original cover recreation artwork for Air Pirates Funnies.
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179. Dan O'Neill original cover recreation artwork for Air Pirates Funnies . (1987) Accomplished in pencil, ink, and crayon on 15 x 20 in
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Mike Ploog original page artwork for Marvel Super Action #1 story 'An Ugly Mirror on Weird World'.180 - Mike Ploog original page artwork for Marvel Super Action #1 story 'An Ugly Mirror on Weird World'.
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180. Mike Ploog original page artwork for Marvel Super Action #1 story "An Ugly Mirror on Weird World". (Marvel, 1977) Accomplished in i
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