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2008 August Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction
Sale Number: 829
Location: Heritage Auctions - Dallas
3500 Maple Ave
17th Floor
Dallas, TX 75219
Auction Date: August 7th at 1 PM CT through August 8th

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Session 1
Golden Age (1938-1955)
41001 Action Comics #109 (DC, 1947) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Outstanding copy, right down to the white pages, of an issue we've offered on just a handful of prior occasions. The cover's by Wayne Boring. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $1,000. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.2, 3 higher. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41002 Action Comics #150 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1950) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Having seen the one higher-graded copy (the Palo Alto copy at 9.2), we know it has a bit of a mis-wrap, so we'd say the possessor of the Mile High could lay claim to having the most appealing copy. A 150th issue from the days when not many comics had reached that milestone, this one has cover art by Wayne Boring. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $610; NM- 9.2 value = $850. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.0, 1 higher. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41003 Adventure Comics #40 (DC, 1939) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. This is the highest-graded unrestored copy of the scarcest DC key issue!

A look at the CGC census shows that the two other famously tough DC keys, More Fun #52 and All-American #16, are represented with 11 and 12 unrestored copies respectively, while this issue has a mere eight (and the likes of Detective #27 and the first issues of Action, Superman, Batman, and Flash all show significantly more blue-label copies). This is of course one of the ten most valuable comic book issues in the hobby, the debut of the Sandman in this series and thus the first superhero issue of one of DC's earliest and longest-running books. Creig Flessel's famous cover art only adds to the appeal. Overstreet once noted the Sandman's significance as "a transition crime fighter who stuck tenaciously to the trusty regalia of the pulp heroes," and when one compares this book's July 1939 cover date to key books like the aforementioned More Fun #52 and All-American #16 (both from 1940), its place in DC history becomes apparent.

Incidentally, the Mile High copy of this issue, to the best of our knowledge the only pedigree copy certified by CGC, has restoration (color touch), and was certified with an Apparent grade, so collectors holding out for the best blue-label specimen would be advised not to pass up this appealing copy. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $15,000; VF 8.0 value = $37,500. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 7.0, none higher. Sold for: $35,850.00.
41004 Air Fighters Comics #1 (Hillman Fall, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. The Black Commander made his first and only appearance in this premiere issue and was featured on the WWII action cover. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,725. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.0, 4 higher. Sold for: $956.00.
41005 All-Flash #27 (DC, 1947) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. While CGC and Overstreet give Martin Nodell credit for this cover, we're swayed by the "Martin Naydel" shown clearly on the front. Even if you don't know your Nodells from your Naydels, it's clear this is one heckuva copy! Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $925. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.2, 2 higher. Sold for: $836.50.
41006 All Star Comics #5 (DC, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The best copy we've seen in a long time of an issue with an "unforgiving" black cover. In addition to being just the third Justice Society issue, this book is noteworthy for the moment that Shiera Sanders dons Hawkman's spare costume to become "Hawkwoman" -- of course, Shiera is the future Hawkgirl, and this may well be the first comic book appearance of a costumed superheroine! Howard Purcell is credited with the cover art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $3,059. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 8.0, 9 higher. Sold for: $2,151.00.
41007 All Winners Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. The premiere issue of this Timely title is currently listed as the 33rd most valuable Golden Age comic book of all, and this is one sweet copy! Highlights include a Captain America story by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, a Human Torch story by Carl Burgos, a Sub-Mariner story by Bill Everett, and the first appearance of the All-Winners Squad in a text story by one very youthful Stan Lee. The Angel and Black Marvel make their only appearances in this title. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $15,375; VF/NM 9.0 value = $27,688. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.5, 4 higher. Sold for: $14,340.00.
41008 Archie Comics #3 (Archie, 1943) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. What a fresh-looking copy! And what a book to have, one of only three issues (along with #1 and Annual #1) that Overstreet calls "scarce." Gerber gives #3 the "scarce" designation as well. You can't beat an early love triangle cover, one that pre-dates the first definitive love-triangle story which came in #7. Harry Sahle is the cover artist. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $900; VF 8.0 value = $1,931. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 7.0, none higher. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41009 Archie Comics #7 (Archie, 1944) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Key stuff here, it's the "first definitive love triangle story" according to Overstreet! And since the comedic tension between Archie, Betty, and Veronica is the crux of the entire Archie world, this is a significant story indeed. It's the story "Double Date," in which Archie ends up having two dates for the same play. Need we say "complications ensue?" This issue's cover art featuring the trio in question is by Harry Sahle. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $402. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 5.5, none higher. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41010 Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Extensive (P) Light tan to off-white pages. Ranked #6 on Overstreet's list of Top 100 Golden Age Books, the premiere issue of Batman's own title came just two years after Action Comics #1 launched the Golden Age of Comics and one year after the Dark Knight made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27. The issue featured Batman's origin and the first appearances of the Joker and the Cat (later known as Catwoman). Co-creator Bob Kane provided cover and interior art. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $8,200; VG 4.0 value = $16,400; FN 6.0 value = $24,600. Sold for: $10,755.00.
41011 Batman #3 (DC, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. This is Catwoman's first appearance in costume, and according to Overstreet that makes her the first costumed villainess in all of comics! The issue's classic cover is by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $2,472; VF 8.0 value = $6,400. CGC census 7/08: 7 in 6.5, 21 higher. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41012 Batman #10 (DC, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. A Catwoman appearance in a new costume spices up this issue, which featured a Jerry Robinson cover, and interior art by Robinson and Bob Kane. Overstreet lists both Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson as the cover artist, CGC says it's Ray, and The Grand Comics Database Project says Robinson. Ray, Robinson, and Jack Burnley interior art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $1,092; VF 8.0 value = $2,366. CGC census 7/08: 9 in 7.0, 11 higher. From the Williamsport Collection. Sold for: $1,135.25.
41013 Batman #30 (DC, 1945) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. This is the best copy we've ever offered of this issue, a beloved one thanks to the war cover by Dick Sprang. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $2,250. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.2, 2 higher. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41014 Big All-American Comic Book #1 (DC, 1944) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Atom, Hawkman, Wildcat, and Scribbly appear in this early, 132-page DC annual. The first script by DC's legendary Julius Schwartz appears, as does artwork by Joe Kubert, H. G. Peter, Sheldon Mayer, Martin Naydel, and E. E. Hibbard. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $1,600. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 4.5, 16 higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41015 Brenda Starr V2#4 (Superior, 1948) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. The Jack Kamen cover is what makes this book highly collectible, and it didn't escape the eye of Seduction of the Innocent author Fredric Wertham, who noted, "The whole scene has nothing to do with medicine and is unmistakably sadistic." Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $506; VF/NM 9.0 value = $841. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 8.5, 1 higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41016 Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Slight (P) Off-white pages. The groundbreaking title's first issue came out nearly a year before the US entered WWII, but Jack Kirby's cover, depicting the great patriotic superhero decking Hitler, left no doubt where America's sentiment lay! The duo of Simon and Kirby provided interior art for this issue, which featured the origin and first appearance of Captain America and Bucky, plus the first appearance of the nefarious Red Skull. This impressive copy has had only slight restoration, and it's been professionally rendered. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: cover cleaned, cover & centerfold reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $7,700; VG 4.0 value = $15,400; FN 6.0 value = $23,100; VF 8.0 value = $55,000. Sold for: $14,340.00.
41017 Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent FN 6.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. Ranked among the ten most valuable comic issues by Overstreet, this is the first appearance of Captain America! Also debuting: Bucky and the Red Skull. The Jack Kirby cover is rightly one of the most famous in all of comics, and pure excitement was brought to the story inside by the dynamite Simon and Kirby team. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $7,700; VG 4.0 value = $15,400; FN 6.0 value = $23,100. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41018 Captain America Comics #4 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. This gorgeous book is the best-looking copy CGC has certified to date of this early Cap issue. The professional restoration has resulted in the highest Apparent grade, while the finest unrestored copy has garnered just a VF+ 8.5. The outrageous Nazi torture cover is by Alex Schomburg. Simon and Kirby provided interior art for this issue. This was originally auctioned in 2003, as part of The White Rose Collection, and a certificate for that collection is included. CGC notes, "Restoration includes; color touch, pieces added, glue on cover, reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $771; VG 4.0 value = $1,552; FN 6.0 value = $2,313; VF 8.0 value = $5,397; VF/NM 9.0 value = $9,449. Sold for: $1,792.50.
41019 Captain America Comics #7 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. This classic cover by Jack Kirby and Syd Shores features a Cap pose that was swiped by many other comic artists of the day. Inside, it's Simon and Kirby doing what they do best, and the Red Skull appears. CGC notes, "Store stamp on 1st page." Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $2,058; VF 8.0 value = $4,800. CGC census 7/08: 4 in 7.0, 6 higher. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41020 Captain America Comics #74 White Mountain pedigree (Timely, 1949) CGC FN 6.0 White pages. One of the rarest issues in the entire series (a Gerber "rare") also boasted one of the most provocative covers, starring Cap's arch-nemesis the Red Skull, a cover that Overstreet dubs "classic." The Grand Comics Database Project attributes it to Martin Nodell, and it graced one of just two issues that experimented with the venue-blending title, Captain America's Weird Tales. One of a only a few copies we've offered to date, and the only one in nearly two years. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $1,971. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 6.0, 5 higher. Not Sold.
41021 Captain America Comics #77 (Atlas, 1954) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. Not only do former Nazi-busters Captain America and Bucky head for Russia here, but there's even an anticommunist yarn set in Korea. John Romita Sr. drew the cover and the Cap stories, and there's also a Human Torch tale here. Note that there are no true high-grade copies known to exist -- CGC's census is currently topped by a 7.5. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $402; VF 8.0 value = $838. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 6.5, 2 higher. Sold for: $1,792.50.
41022 Captain Marvel Adventures #20 w/Miniature Comic (Fawcett, 1943) Condition: FN. Issues #20, 21, and 23 were issued with a miniature comic attached, just like Mighty Midget Comic #11, except that each has a full color promo ad on the back whereas the MM #11 had a blank back. Very rare to find these issues with the miniature still attached! It's the first time we've offered the paired set. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $1,065. From the Williamsport Collection. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41023 Captain Marvel Adventures #21 w/Miniature (Fawcett, 1943) Condition: VG/FN. As with the previous lot, we'd never offered a copy of this issue with the miniature comic still attached, not surprising since Overstreet gives the occurrence a "very rare" rating. A Hitler cover appearance, with der Fuehrer flanked by Nazi henchmen Josef Goebbels and Hermann Goering, makes this issue even more in-demand than the #20. This #21 is VG/FN, with the attached miniature (same as Mighty Midget Comics #11, except for the back cover) about FN except for the last page, the inside back cover, which has three pieces of tape covering a 4.5" tear. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $710; FN 6.0 value = $1,065. From the Williamsport Collection. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41024 Circus the Comic Riot #1 Mile High pedigree (Globe Syndicate, 1938) CGC VG 4.0 White pages. The Peewee Throttle story by L. B. Cole is only his second comic book work. Basil Wolverton, Gil Kane, and Will Eisner art. Considered "scarce" by Overstreet. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $1,028. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 4.0, 6 higher. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41025 Crime Does Not Pay #22 (Lev Gleason, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. This historic issue was the first of its genre and currently ranked as the most valuable crime-themed comic book issue of all. Charles Biro did the cover, with Bob Montana and Dick Briefer contributing interior art. One of the finest copies known; only the Mile High copy has earned a CGC grade higher than VF- 7.5 to date. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $900; VF 8.0 value = $1,894. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 7.0, 2 higher. Sold for: $4,481.25.
41026 Crime Patrol #15 Gaines File pedigree 3/11 (EC, 1950) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. A milestone issue, this book showcases the first appearance of the Crypt Keeper and the Crypt of Terror. After one more issue, the title would become Crypt of Terror and ultimately Tales from the Crypt. Johnny Craig cover, with Craig and Al Feldstein interior art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $4,400. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $9,560.00.
41027 Crown Comics #1 (Golfing, Inc., 1944) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This is the only copy graded above 9.2 by CGC to date, and nicer than the Mile High copy which we sold in uncertified form, grading it NM-. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $500. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41028 Daredevil Comics #1 (Lev Gleason, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. One of the most iconic covers from the Golden Age of Comics was a Bob Wood and Charles Biro collaboration showing Daredevil and the Silver Streak battling an oversized Hitler (from a photo image, no less), with the Claw lurking nearby. Classic! The first issue was titled Daredevil Battles Hitler, becoming simply Daredevil Comics with the next issue. Surprisingly, this stunning copy isn't from one of the renowned pedigree collections, but it's currently unsurpassed in grade among CGC's listings. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $22,500. CGC census 7/08: 3 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $21,510.00.
41029 Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Extensive (P) White pages. The first appearance of Batman, offered without reserve! This key comic is second only to Action Comics #1 in the ranking of the most valuable comic books, and it's the only one with a serious chance of dislodging Action to claim the top spot in years to come. Bob Kane's six-page story reveals at the very end that "the Bat-Man" is in fact dissolute playboy Bruce Wayne... and the rest is history. A professionally restored specimen with excellent page quality. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cover cleaned, interior lightened, reinforced, re-glossed." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $35,000; VG 4.0 value = $70,000; FN 6.0 value = $105,000. Sold for: $50,787.50.
41030 Detective Comics #38 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent VG/FN 5.0 Extensive (P) Cream to off-white pages. The first appearance of the most famous sidekick in comics, Robin the Boy Wonder, makes this a key issue; it's currently ranked at number 13 on Overstreet's list of the most valuable comic books. According to legend, sales of this title nearly doubled once Robin came onto the scene, ushering in a kid sidekick craze throughout comics. This issue's cover art is credited to Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cover cleaned, reinforced, re-glossed." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $3,850; VG 4.0 value = $7,700. Sold for: $3,346.00.
41031 Doc Savage Comics #12 Mile High pedigree (Street & Smith, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. The only CGC-graded copy as of this writing! Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $521; NM- 9.2 value = $725. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41032 Doc Savage Comics V2#8 Mile High pedigree (Street & Smith, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Last issue of the series. The only copy currently graded above VF 8.0 by CGC. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $650. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $1,912.00.
41033 Donald and Mickey Merry Christmas #1943 (K.K. Publications, 1943) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. A Firestone Christmas promotional comic that reprinted a Carl Barks Donald Duck story from Walt Disney Comics and Stories #32. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $1,150. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41034 Flash Comics #2 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Hawkman's first full comic book cover came in this issue, his second appearance.

Having seen the copy just below this one on the census at NM- 9.2, it is hard to believe just one grade separates them. The Mile High has much better corners, a much nicer spine, and better page quality, and then there's the fact that the red area at the top looks absolutely immaculate here. This copy was pictured in Gerber's Photo-Journal, as well it should have been, as this is undoubtedly the finest surviving specimen of the issue.

This is the second appearance of the Flash, seen in a vignette on the cover. Dennis Neville is the cover artist. CGC notes, "Very minor amount of glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $13,500. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $53,775.00.
41035 Flash Comics #3 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. We've only offered a copy of #3 on five previous occasions, so it's a toughie in any condition. But would you believe CGC has certified just two copies nicer than VG 4.0 to date? And, of course, the Mile High wins the blue ribbon! Sheldon Moldoff provided the cover and some interior art in an issue that featured the first appearance of King Standish. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $9,300. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $41,825.00.
41036 Flash Comics #4 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The Mile High copy stands tall over the next highest-graded CGC certified copy (9.4 to 8.0). Sheldon Moldoff does the first of his many Hawkman stories, with other DC Golden Age mainstays E. E. Hibbard and Harry Lampert also providing story art. CGC notes, "Very minor amount of glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $7,000. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $23,900.00.
41037 Flash Comics #5 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Of the few copies of #5 to be certified by CGC to date, only four have garnered grades nicer than FN+ 6.5, and this is the only one earning a grade higher than VF/NM 9.0. The King cover's by Jon Blummer. DC standbys Sheldon Moldoff, E. E. Hibbard, and Harry Lampert provided interior art. CGC notes, "Very minor amount of glue on spine of comic." Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $5,800. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $21,510.00.
41038 Flash Comics #6 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. As the only copy graded above FN 6.0 by CGC to date, this is obviously the best we've seen, and we're taking a good look at the red and yellow surfaces with not a hint of dirt, dust shadows, color breaks or any other defect you could name.

This is just the second Flash cover! Amazingly enough, for the covers of issues #2-5 our hero took a backseat to Hawkman, Cliff Cornwall, the Whip, and the King, though from this issue forward the Flash and Hawkman would alternate. E. E. Hibbard is the cover artist.

This immaculate copy evokes memories of the 9.6 Mile High copy of issue #1, which remains Heritage's highest-selling single comic at $273,125. Yet this one has the added bonus of the "white pages" certification. Note that the text in the middle of the CGC label is not the notation of a defect, but simply a typographical error reading "and art,," (sic). Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $8,700. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $65,725.00.
41039 Flash Comics #7 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The first Hawkman cover by the character's signature artist Sheldon Moldoff, is also just the second Hawkman cover ever, behind only #2 of this series. Note the unusual logo with a vignette of the Flash character, which was only used on issues #3-7. To see this cover's yellow background without any sort of smudge or dust shadow is an amazing sight indeed! Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $8,400. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher. Sold for: $28,680.00.
41040 Flash Comics #8 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. From outside the slab, this copy's page quality looks perfect to us, and the only defects of any note we can see are minor white-on-white bends on the back cover. An amazingly sharp front cover, and a very desirable copy. Sheldon Moldoff is the cover artist. CGC notes, "Very minor amount of glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,970; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,485. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 8.5, none higher. Sold for: $9,560.00.
41041 Flash Comics #9 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. If not for Edgar Church's copy, two others at VF 8.0 would rule CGC's census! It's a peerless copy right down to the typically pristine page quality so often associated with this pedigree. Sheldon Moldoff provided cover and interior art. CGC notes, "Very minor amount of glue on cover." Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $5,400. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $33,460.00.
41042 Flash Comics #10 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Overstreet gives a "classic" nod to this issue's cover by Sheldon Moldoff, who also provided interior art, as did DC associates E. E. Hibbard and Harry Lampert. Classic cover by Sheldon Moldoff. CGC notes, "very minor amount of glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $5,800. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $38,837.50.
41043 Flash Comics #11 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Sheldon Moldoff is the cover artist here, and no doubt you notice the presence of a gorilla, before the time such simians became an institution at DC. If you haven't seen these early issues much, you might be surprised by the grim-looking Flash at upper left, who only appeared on issues 9, 11, 13, and 15 before giving way to an "all-smiles" rendition. The solid red on the front cover is so impressive, it's no surprise that this is the highest-graded copy. As to what differentiates this sharp-cornered specimen from the copies certified 9.4 in this same run: well, from outside the slab we can't see any difference at all! Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $3,150. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $10,755.00.
41044 Flash Comics #12 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Chances are, that provided the unbelievable grade and page quality, you would have just assumed that this copy came from Edgar Church's collection, even if we hadn't mentioned Mile High. In this case, the book is even more spectacular than most Mile Highs! To give you an idea about the rarity of the book in high grade, CGC's second rated copy scored a VF/NM 9.0, while a FN/VF 7.0 copy holds down third place in its census for #12. E. E. Hibbard was responsible for the cover, and as usual he, Harry Lampert, and Sheldon Moldoff provided interior art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $3,150. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $33,460.00.
41045 Flash Comics #13 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. This is the finest copy of #13 we've seen, tied with the Rockford pedigree copy auctioned in 2005, but with nicer page quality. It's just the fourth time we've offered a copy in any grade. Sheldon Moldoff provided the cover art, as well as art for the Hawkman feature inside. CGC notes, "Very small amount of dried glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $3,150. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.2, 1 higher. Sold for: $8,365.00.
41046 Flash Comics #14 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Sheldon Moldoff's WWII cover creation became one of the most colorful in the run. Then again, the pedigree copy may be swaying us just a tad! Moldoff, E. E. Hibbard, and Harry Lampert provided interior art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $3,700. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $35,850.00.
41047 Flash Comics #15 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Nice cover colors and great page quality characterize this copy, the same one that was pictured in Gerber's Photo-Journal. Sheldon Moldoff is the cover artist. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,253; NM- 9.2 value = $3,150. CGC census 7/08: 3 in 9.0, 1 higher. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41048 Flash Comics #16 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Identified as the scarcest issue of the original #1-104 run by Comic Book Marketplace, #16 is an issue we had only seen on one previous occasion. We don't doubt the Mile High is the best we'll ever see, since no other copy has been CGC-certified above VF- 7.5 to date! The cover colors are just stupendous, and anyone who has Golden Age books with yellow covers knows how they can pick up smudges, dust shadows, etc, none of which are to be found here. E. E. Hibbard is the cover artist. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,253; NM- 9.2 value = $3,150. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $10,157.50.
41049 Flash Comics #17 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Another issue that shows up infrequently; we've auctioned just two other copies in the past six years, neither of which holds a candle to this beauty! The Hawkman cover and interior story were drawn by Sheldon Moldoff. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $3,150. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $19,120.00.
41050 Flash Comics #18 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. We've never before offered a copy of #18 nicer than FN+ 6.5; furthermore, CGC has certified only two copies nicer than that to date. E. E. Hibbard did the cover and the interior Flash story. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $3,150. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $20,315.00.
41051 Flash Comics #19 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Sheldon Moldoff's rendering of Hawkman's wings is unmistakable! It appears that only some inconsequential bindery chipping at the bottom of the back cover prevented this copy from joining the other books in this run at grades of 9.2 or better. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,356; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,253. CGC census 5/08: 3 in 8.5, none higher. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41052 Flash Comics #20 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. We've never offered a CGC-certified copy of #20 before, so let's cut right to the chase -- here's the finest copy of all. It beats the second-ranked copy in CGC's census by a wide NM+ to VF+. E. E. Hibbard provided the Flash cover and interior art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $3,150. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $28,680.00.
41053 Flash Comics #21 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. This classic Hawkman cover by Sheldon Moldoff is one of our favorites in the series. Of course, the Mile High copy of most any issue is our favorite, so we're beside ourselves with this offering! Moldoff also provided interior artwork, along with his longtime DC associates E. E. Hibbard and Harry Lampert. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,147; NM- 9.2 value = $3,000. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.0, 2 higher. Sold for: $8,962.50.
41054 Flash Comics #22 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. CGC has certified a grand total of five copies of #22 to date, with higher grades than FN- 5.5, and none higher than this gorgeous Mile High copy. For most of the title's run E. E. Hibbard did the Flash covers -- as he did here -- alternating with Sheldon Moldoff's Hawkman covers. Both DC artists did interior art for this issue. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $2,750. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $13,145.00.
41055 Flash Comics #23 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. If the grade seems a bit modest for the legendary pedigree, the page quality and overall presentation are unmistakably Mile High. Sheldon Moldoff provided art for the Hawkman cover and for the interior, where E. E. Hibbard also plied his craft on the Flash story. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,188. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.0, 3 higher. Sold for: $6,572.50.
41056 Flash Comics #24 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Shiera Sanders becomes Hawkgirl for the first time in this issue (though to quiet naysayers, we will acknowledge that All-Star #5 saw Shiera briefly don Hawkman's spare outfit to become "Hawkwoman"). E. E. Hibbard drew the cover, featuring the Flash. By far the nicest copy we've seen, this is also the only copy certified above 9.0 by CGC to date. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $3,300. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $20,315.00.
41057 Flash Comics #60 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1944) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. The only higher-graded copies of #60 come from other esteemed pedigrees, the NM+ 9.6 "D" Copy and the NM 9.4 San Francisco copy. It's hard to believe there's a prettier copy than this one! Martin Naydel cover and art on the Flash story, with Sheldon Moldoff contributing the Hawkman story. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $1,275. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.2, 2 higher. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41058 Four Color #16 Porky Pig (#1) (Dell, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. The first Porky Pig comic makes this one extra special. And so is this copy, the only one CGC has certified higher than FN- 5.5 to date. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $680; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,265. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.5, none higher. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41059 Four Color #386 Uncle Scrooge (Dell, 1952) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. It's considered Uncle Scrooge #1 and featured "Only A Poor Old Man" by Carl Barks, who also provided the cover and story art. The issue also occasioned the first cover appearance of the miserly, but lovable McDuck. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,292. CGC census 6/08: 6 in 8.0, 21 higher. Sold for: $1,434.00.
Platinum Age (1897-1937)
41060 Funnies On Parade #nn (Eastern Color, 1933) CGC GD 2.0 Off-white pages. This is the first comic book ever published, and unrestored copies such as this one turn up very seldom. The print run was a mere 10,000! This was a giveaway book, produced for Procter and Gamble. The comic was sent for free to customers who clipped coupons from the company's products -- charging a dime for this new item wouldn't come until later. Ernst Gerber gave this book a scarcity rating of "8" in his Photo-Journal. Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $1,000. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 2.0, 6 higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
41061 Gene Autry Comics #10 Mile High pedigree (Fawcett, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Last issue published by Fawcett. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $444; VF/NM 9.0 value = $722. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher. Sold for: $1,135.25.
41062 Haunt of Fear #7 Gaines File pedigree 3/12 (EC, 1951) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. EC fans are passionate about this Johnny Craig cover, as evidenced by the fact that the original art sold for top dollar in a recent auction (a Heritage auction, we immodestly admit)! The 9.8 grade is not given out willy-nilly for early-1950s books, and a close look at this scan will show you the grade was fully merited here. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $710. CGC census 7/08: 6 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $2,987.50.
41063 Haunt of Fear #17 Gaines File pedigree 7/12 (EC, 1953) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Putrefaction guaranteed! Questions about why Graham Ingels was called "Ghastly?" See this scan. Questions about why people rave about the Gaines File books? See this scan. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $600. CGC census 7/08: 5 in 9.6, 1 higher. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41064 The Human Torch #2 (#1) (Timely, 1940) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. Tied for 19th place on Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Books, this key is tied for third most valuable Timely comic of all. Featured is the introduction of Toro and the only appearances of the Falcon, the Fiery Mask, Mantor the Magician, and Microman. The origins of the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner are told in a text story. The classic Timely trio of Alex Schomburg (cover), Carl Burgos, and Bill Everett provided the artwork. Very nice-looking copy as a result of professional restoration. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, staples cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $3,000; VG 4.0 value = $6,000; FN 6.0 value = $9,000; VF 8.0 value = $22,500. Sold for: $3,883.75.
41065 The Human Torch #3 (#2) (Timely, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. An outrageous Alex Schomburg bondage cover is the highlight of the second issue of the title. Inside, Bill Everett and Carl Burgos provided story art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $3,800. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 8.0, 8 higher. Sold for: $3,107.00.
41066 The Human Torch #4 (#3) (Timely, 1941) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. The Alex Schomburg cover art looks great on this solid copy. The Sub-Mariner guest-stars, and we should note that another Timely hero, the Patriot, makes his very first appearance in this issue. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $858. CGC census 6/08: 6 in 4.5, 15 higher. Sold for: $836.50.
41067 The Human Torch #5 (#4) (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg provided the first Nazi war cover for the title with this issue, and per his usual, it's a doozy. One of the nicest-looking copies of the issue known, and it has just "Slight" restoration. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: spine split sealed, cover reinforced at staples." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $364; VG 4.0 value = $728; FN 6.0 value = $1,092; VF 8.0 value = $2,366. Sold for: $836.50.
41068 The Human Torch #8 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (A) Off-white pages. This is a very pretty copy. While CGC gave this its "amateur restoration" designation, from outside the slab it appears any work was done quite skillfully -- have a look at our scan and judge for yourself. This is a Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner battle issue, with a dynamic cover by Alex Schomburg that at least equals, if not tops, his effort for the heroes' first slugfest in Marvel Mystery #9. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, cover cleaned." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $370; VG 4.0 value = $740; FN 6.0 value = $1,110; VF 8.0 value = $2,405. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41069 The Human Torch #23 Double Cover (Timely, 1946) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. While it's hard to single out one cover by Alex Schomburg over another, we'd have to agree with Overstreet's deeming this a "classic Schomburg robot cover." CGC notes, "1st cover 5.5, interior cover 8.5." Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $969. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 7.5, 10 higher. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41070 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #6 (Dell, 1942) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. By far the finest copy CGC has certified of this issue (9.6 to 7.0) to date. Walt Kelly art is featured. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $1,450. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $2,270.50.
41071 Magic Comics #1 Mile High pedigree (David McKay Publications, 1939) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Given the runaway popularity of Blondie and the presence of multimedia sensation Mandrake, it's amusing in hindsight that the cover of this anthology book shows the follicly challenged Henry. This first issue is rated "scarce" by Gerber. A word on CGC's notation below: comics that Edgar Church bought second-hand sometimes have this flyer from a Denver exchange. The "7 cents" penciled on the cover remind us there was a time when back-issue comics were marked down rather than up! CGC notes, "'Reader's Guild' flyer glued on 1st page." Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $1,041; VF 8.0 value = $1,943. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 7.0, 2 higher. Sold for: $2,151.00.
41072 March of Comics #20 Donald Duck - File Copy (K. K. Publications, Inc., 1948) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The second most valuable issue of the 488-issue promotional series that ran from 1946 to 1982, it featured the Carl Barks story, "Darkest Africa" for which Walt Kelly contributed the cover art. CGC notes, "'Carl Barks' written on interior cover in pen." Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,763; NM- 9.2 value = $5,400. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.0, 3 higher. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41073 Marvel Mystery Comics #2 (Timely, 1939) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Extensive (P) Off-white to white pages. If the grade were Universal, this copy would be tied as the finest known. As it is, CGC hasn't seen a better looking restored copy to date. Currently ranked as the 26th most valuable Golden Age comic book by Overstreet, as well as "rare," the pre-1940 comic featured interior art by Carl Burgos and Bill Everett. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $2,750; VG 4.0 value = $5,500; FN 6.0 value = $8,250; VF 8.0 value = $20,500; VF/NM 9.0 value = $37,750. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41074 Marvel Mystery Comics #7 (Timely, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. The best unrestored copy we've seen in years. This is quite an early Timely, from the era when the company was only publishing this title, Daring Mystery, and Mystic. It's got one of Alex Schomburg's earlier covers, too. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $1,540; FN 6.0 value = $2,310. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 5.0, 10 higher. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41075 Marvel Mystery Comics #9 (Timely, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. The first unrestored copy that's gone on sale in quite a while, this one has never before been offered for public auction. Overstreet called this an "epic battle issue" and noted that this is "the first time in comics that two super heroes appeared together in one story." The characters are the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner, and their battle in this issue has been reprised, reprinted, and paid homage to many times -- deservedly so! Considered "scarce" by Overstreet, and ranked among the 30 most valuable comic books by the Guide. The cover art is credited to Bill Everett and Alex Schomburg. This copy's back cover is nicer-looking than that of many specimens we've seen (including some that received higher CGC grades). Mouth-watering stuff for the Timely fan! Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $5,200; FN 6.0 value = $7,800. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 5.0, 8 higher. Sold for: $20,315.00.
41076 Marvel Mystery Comics #10 (Timely, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. An epic battle between the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner that started in issue #9 concludes here. Inside, the Angel and Ka-Zar share page time, and Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, and Paul Gustavson contribute interior art. CGC notes, "Store stamp on 1st page." Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $2,829. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 5.5, 7 higher. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41077 Marvel Mystery Comics #12 (Timely, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. This one's locked in a tantalizing tie at the top of CGC's census (the other two copies have the same page quality as this one by the way). Scrutinize the scan of this rock-solid book and you'll be as enthused as we are! Overstreet calls this Jack Kirby cover a "classic" -- and this is surely the best the original Angel ever looked. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $7,200. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41078 Military Comics #1 (Quality, 1941) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. The origin and first appearance of Blackhawk and the start of series runs by Miss America and Death Patrol. Will Eisner cover. CGC notes, "Very small amount of dried glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $2,400. CGC census 7/08: 2 in 6.0, 3 higher. Sold for: $2,204.78.
41079 More Fun Comics #34 (DC, 1938) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. The series, originally titled New Fun Comics, was DC's first comic title, and most issues until 1940 are rated "scarce" or "rare" by The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books. This is just the second copy we've ever offered and easily the nicer of the two. Vincent Sullivan cover. Interior art by Bob Kane, Joe Shuster, and Bernard Baily. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,375. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 8.0, 1 higher. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41080 Mystery in Space #21 Cosmic Aeroplane pedigree (DC, 1954) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The first appearance of Space Cabbie, one of the most entertaining characters of DC's science fiction line! As Michelle Nolan noted, the character "was never named... but he didn't need to be. He epitomized cabbies everywhere, hustling to make a living." The story was intended as a one-shot but its popularity among readers meant the interplanetary hack was brought back to become a recurring feature. Murphy Anderson is the issue's cover artist. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $413; NM- 9.2 value = $600. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $657.25.
41081 National Comics #4 Mile High pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This is the only copy graded above 7.0 by CGC to date. This series' Uncle Sam covers by Lou Fine rank among almost everyone's favorites, and this copy is so well-preserved it's astounding -- look at the flat red and orange surfaces here! The white-bordered back cover is equally immaculate. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $5,377.50.
41082 National Comics #15 Mile High pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. While the cover artist of #15 is a matter of some debate (CGC gives Lou Fine and Reed Crandall the nod), there's no controversy about which copy's the finest around. This is the only one graded above 9.2 by CGC to date. Look at the sharp top right corner on a solid red background, it's sensational! Uncle Sam is the headliner of a something-for-everyone ensemble that's so characteristic of the Golden Age. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $5,676.25.
41083 National Comics #20 Mile High pedigree (Quality, 1942) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. The only copy graded above FN 6.0 by CGC to date! This amazing copy was pictured in Gerber's Photo Journal and in Comic Book Marketplace #48, and there's little doubt this is the finest existing copy. The Lou Fine studio produced the artwork. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $975. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $3,883.75.
41084 New Book of Comics #2 (DC, 1938) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white pages. This early DC annual is a Gerber "8." It's amazing how heavy the slab is -- back in '38, kids got a ton of content for the price of one thin dime (96 pages)! The insides reprint More Fun Comics #15 and 16, which among many other features included some Dr. Occult stories by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in which the character wore a superhero costume, leading to the designation of these stories as a "Superman prototype." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $950; VG 4.0 value = $1,900. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 3.0, 8 higher. Sold for: $836.50.
41085 Our Fighting Forces #1 (DC, 1954) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. The highest-graded copy of a first issue of one of the "Big Five" series is an irresistible proposition for the DC war collector! Jerry Grandenetti is the cover artist. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $850. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.0, none higher. Sold for: $2,270.50.
41086 Special Edition Comics #1 (Fawcett, 1940) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. This is the first comic book entirely devoted to Captain Marvel, pre-dating Captain Marvel Adventures #1 by about six months. (The hero had of course been the star of Whiz Comics, but he had to share that title with other characters.) Captain Marvel's signature artist, C. C. Beck, drew this now-famous cover in addition to providing spectacular interior artwork. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, spine splits sealed, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $743; VG 4.0 value = $1,486; FN 6.0 value = $2,229. Not Sold.
41087 Star Spangled Comics #68 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1947) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 7.5 by CGC to date! Robin stars in a solo adventure. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $965. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41088 Sub-Mariner Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. It's hard to single out Alex Schomburg covers, but even if we can't agree on a short list of the five or six most "classic," we can certainly agree this is on a short list of his most significant, since it's associated with an issue that ranks with Marvel Comics #1, Captain America Comics #1, and Human Torch #2 (#1) as a Timely milestone. It's one of Timely's Big Four, all ranked in the top 25 by Overstreet in its Top 100 Golden Age Books listing. This copy has the added allure of having been a part of the Nicolas Cage Collection, auctioned exclusively by Heritage in 2003. CGC notes, "Very minor amount of glue on spine of cover. From the Collection of Nicolas Cage." Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $8,550; VF 8.0 value = $22,000. CGC census 7/08: 5 in 7.0, 6 higher. Sold for: $10,755.00.
41089 Superboy #7 (DC, 1950) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. In this early issue, Superboy takes on Humpty Dumpty, the Hobby Robber, who strikes fear into the hearts of all collectors, as his specialty is stealing hobby related items. John Sikela cover and art. Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,057; NM- 9.2 value = $1,475. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41090 Super Comics #36 Mile High pedigree (Dell, 1941) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Dick Tracy cover. A real jaw-dropper from the Mile High Collection. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41091 Superman #11 (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Except for #1, copies in this grade and higher are rarer for #11 than any other preceding issue. Fred Ray had a memorable run of covers for this title, and this is a prime example. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,638. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 7.5, 1 higher. Sold for: $3,226.50.
41092 Superman #20 (DC, 1943) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. A nice copy of an issue that featured the stylish Jack Burnley's second cover in his tenure as the main cover artist for the title. From late 1942 until 1947, Burnley did 14 of the 27 covers between #19 and 45. Note the exceptional page quality. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,225. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 7.5, 10 higher. Sold for: $1,135.25.
41093 Tales From the Crypt #31 Gaines File pedigree (EC, 1952) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. A peerless copy from the files of W. C. Gaines. This significant issue marked the first time that the elegant art of Al Williamson appeared in an EC comic book. It also got cited in Parade of Pleasure, always a "skin" for the offending scripter and artist! Besides Williamson, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, and Jack Davis contributed interior artwork. The cover's by Davis. While CGC has certified that this copy is from the Gaines files, no certificate accompanies the lot. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $800. CGC census 7/08: 3 in 9.8, none higher. Not Sold.
41094 Thrilling Comics #48 Mile High pedigree (Better Publications, 1945) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Alex Schomburg cover art, featuring Doc Strange. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $525. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41095 Tim Holt #17 (Magazine Enterprises, 1950) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The only copy that CGC has certified higher than VF+ 8.5 to date. Frank Frazetta Ghost Rider cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $535. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $2,151.00.
41096 Tough Kid Squad Comics #1 (Timely, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Light tan to cream pages. "Highly prized due to its rarity" is how Overstreet once described this one-shot, and the Guide still gives it a "scarce" rating today, with Gerber using the same term. The cover art appears to be the work of Syd Shores. Note the low number of higher-graded copies, Timely fans! Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $2,862; VF 8.0 value = $6,678. CGC census 7/08: 2 in 7.0, 2 higher. Sold for: $3,346.00.
41097 Uncle Scrooge #8 File Copy (Dell, 1954) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Donald Duck, Beagle Boys, Huey, Dewey, and Louie appearances. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $400. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $5,676.25.
41098 Uncle Scrooge #11 File Copy (Dell, 1955) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Donald Duck appearance. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $325. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41099 Vault of Horror #27 Gaines File pedigree (EC, 1952) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Johnny Craig cover art. This comic predates the movie The Blob by several years, by the way! Note that while CGC has certified this comic as a Gaines File copy, no certificate accompanies this lot. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $540. CGC census 7/08: 2 in 9.8, 1 higher. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41100 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #1 (Dell, 1940) CGC FR 1.0 Cream to off-white pages. CGC notes, "Moderate amount of tape stains to cover, interior cover & 1st wrap. Large piece missing from last page, affects story." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $1,833. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 1.0, 30 higher. Not Sold.
41101 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #16 (Dell, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Al Taliaferro provided art for this issue, which featured a Christmas cover. If you're looking for a nicer copy, dream on! This one's nicer than the second-highest CGC-graded copy by 9.4 to 8.5! What a beauty! Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $1,400. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $8,365.00.
41102 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #19 (Dell, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. These early issues are all but impossible to find in NM: as of the May 29 CGC census update (as of this writing on 6/30 the census doesn't show the newly certified copies featured here) the entire #1-20 issue range of WDCS shows a total of zero 9.2 copies, one 9.4, one 9.6, and none higher than 9.6. As for issue #19, this is the only copy certified above 7.0. A superb specimen. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $15,535.00.
41103 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #22 (Dell, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. This flag cover by Carl Buettner is one of the more memorable of this series, and it's somewhat surprising that the Overstreet guide hasn't "broken out" this issue. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $369; VF/NM 9.0 value = $597. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.5, 3 higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41104 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #92 File Copy (Dell, 1948) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story and art. Walt Kelly cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $4,481.25.
41105 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #93 File Copy (Dell, 1948) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story and art. Walt Kelly cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $2,031.50.
41106 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #99 (Dell, 1948) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Carl Barks story and art. Walt Kelly Christmas cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41107 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #102 File Copy (Dell, 1949) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Walt Kelly cover. Carl Barks art. This is the only copy that CGC has certified to date with a grade higher than VF 8.0. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $240. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $3,883.75.
41108 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #104 File Copy (Dell, 1949) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $240. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $3,883.75.
41109 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #128 File Copy (Dell, 1951) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Carl Barks story and art. Carl Buettner cover. Only copy certified higher than VF 8.0 by CGC to date. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $170. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41110 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #140 File Copy (Dell, 1952) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. The "good duck artist" Carl Barks provided the cover and interior art for this issue. It was Barks' second Uncle Scrooge cover, and the third Uncle Scrooge cover ever. Gyro Gearloose makes his first appearance in this issue. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $325. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41111 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #160 File Copy (Dell, 1954) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white pages. This unbelievable file copy is the only copy of #160 that CGC has certified above NM 9.4 to date. Carl Barks cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41112 War Comics #1 Carson City pedigree (Dell, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. The first comic devoted entirely to war stories isn't listed as "scarce" by Overstreet, but we've only offered a copy on two prior occasions -- this same copy in 2006 and a reader copy in 2007. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $591; NM- 9.2 value = $825. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41113 Whiz Comics #59 Mile High pedigree (Fawcett, 1944) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. C. C. Beck cover and art. You're not likely to find a better copy anywhere. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $365. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41114 Whiz Comics #62 Mile High pedigree (Fawcett, 1945) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. C. C. Beck cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $340. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41115 Wonder Comics #1 (Fox, 1939) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Slight (P) Off-white to white pages. It only lasted two issues (before a name change to Wonderworld Comics), and it was the only appearance for the namesake Wonder Man. Furthermore, this premiere is considered "scarce" by Overstreet, "rare" by Gerber, and we've offered a copy on just one previous occasion. It's classic stuff, with a cover by Will Eisner and interior art by Bob Powell and Bob Kane.

It's a comic that caused a lawsuit, and it's ranked among the 50 most valuable Golden Age books by Overstreet. We would put it among the five scarcest books of that elite group of 50. For all its greatness, rival publisher DC didn't enjoy it -- within days they sought an injunction prohibiting further publication of a character they deemed a Superman ripoff. A judge granted the injunction, noting, "infringement has been shown both textually and pictorially." Wonder Man never appeared again. It's been noted that DC's successful copyright-infringement challenge was doubly significant as it set a precedent for the similar dispute regarding Fawcett's Captain Marvel which wasn't settled until years later.

Even without the Wonder Man angle, this would be a sought-after book, as it's the very first comic published by Fox. This one has the appearance (Apparent NM- 9.2, with slight professional restoration) as nice as the highest-graded universal (blue-label) copy that CGC has certified to date, which graded NM- 9.2. Incredibly, the next-best copy is a mere GD/VG 3.0. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: tear seal, spine split sealed, cover cleaned, reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $1,367; VG 4.0 value = $2,734; FN 6.0 value = $4,100; VF 8.0 value = $10,300; VF/NM 9.0 value = $18,150; NM- 9.2 value = $26,000. Sold for: $8,962.50.
41116 Wonder Woman #1 (DC, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. There were a few female superheroes before her, but DC's Wonder Woman became the greatest of all after her introduction in All Star Comics #8 in late 1941. The Amazon's origin is retold here in greater detail than was offered earlier. Just one copy in VF/NM 9.0 and three in VF+ 8.5 have received higher certification from CGC to date. H. G. Peter provided cover and story art, and would be the prime artist for the title for over 15 years. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $18,000. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 8.0, 3 higher. Sold for: $19,120.00.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
41117 Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG/FN 5.0 White pages. The first copy certified "white pages" that Heritage has ever offered, and we've auctioned close to 100 CGC-graded copies alone, including the White Mountain and Curator pedigree copies! We thought that the cover presents better than the assigned grade as well -- the only defect that cuts into the eye appeal is the "Marvel chipping" at the right edge, and it's fair to say the seasoned Marvel collector tends to be unfazed by this common bindery defect. The above makes this a very intriguing copy of the most valuable Silver Age comic book, the origin and first appearance of Spider-Man. As any Marvelite could tell you, Jack Kirby is the cover artist of this one, while artist Steve Ditko and writer Stan Lee brought you the interior. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $3,700; FN 6.0 value = $5,550. CGC census 6/08: 35 in 5.0, 164 higher. Sold for: $11,352.50.
41118 The Amazing Spider-Man #2 Signature Series - Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. This must be one of Marveldom's Holy Grails. A Stan Lee-signed Spider-Man #2, from the personal files of "The Man," himself! Featuring only the third appearance of the webslinger and the first appearances of the Vulture and the Terrible Tinkerer. Steve Ditko cover and interior art. CGC notes, "Signed by Stan Lee on 4/18/02 on 1st page". Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $680. CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 1 in 4.0, 2 higher; (for Universal grades) 52 in 4.0, 296 higher. Sold for: $1,912.00.
41119 The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The origin and first appearance of Doctor Octopus, drawn by Steve Ditko. Any chance to get a bargain on these disappeared when Dr. Octopus became a movie character, now it's a matter of securing a nice copy of each early ish before they get even more expensive.... and this is a nice copy. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $4,368; NM- 9.2 value = $6,400. CGC census 7/08: 22 in 9.0, 21 higher. Sold for: $6,273.75.
41120 The Amazing Spider-Man #3 Signature Series - Stan Lee File Copy (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. Talk about a Marvel collector's dream! Stan "The Man" Lee's signed, personal file copy of Spidey #3, featuring the origin and first appearance of Doctor Octopus, in the first full-length Spider-Man story. Steve Ditko cover and art. CGC notes, "Signed by Stan Lee on 4/18/02 on first page". Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $534. CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 2 in 4.0, 3 higher; (for Universal grades) 40 in 4.0, 323 higher. Sold for: $1,912.00.
41121 The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. VF/NM is a great grade for this issue, which remains the only ish from #1-100 to have no copies certified above 9.4! It's the origin and first appearance of the Sandman, and also features the first appearances of Betty Brant and Liz Allen. Steve Ditko is the cover artist. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,410; NM- 9.2 value = $5,000. CGC census 6/08: 16 in 9.0, 21 higher. Sold for: $5,377.50.
41122 The Amazing Spider-Man #5 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Doctor Doom's first appearance outside of the Fantastic Four title was right here, fittingly enough for a fiend whose very first appearance was in #5 of the other series! Steve Ditko is the cover artist. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,496; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,798. CGC census 6/08: 13 in 8.5, 43 higher. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41123 The Amazing Spider-Man #6 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Origin and first appearance of the Lizard. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,365; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,558. CGC census 6/08: 23 in 8.5, 57 higher. Sold for: $2,031.50.
41124 The Amazing Spider-Man #7 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. An exceptional copy, among the best we've ever offered. Second appearance of the Vulture. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $2,500. CGC census 6/08: 9 in 9.2, 16 higher. Sold for: $3,226.50.
41125 The Amazing Spider-Man #8 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Note the impressive page quality on this one! We've heard this issue with the "Tribute to Teen-Agers" cover cited before as the book that made many a fan realize that Marvel was doing something totally different than the frontrunner DC (or any other publisher). Steve Ditko is the cover artist. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,442; NM- 9.2 value = $2,050. CGC census 6/08: 31 in 9.0, 49 higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41126 The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The Big Man (Fred Foswell) and the Enforcers make their first appearance in this issue. Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby cover. Ditko art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,575; NM- 9.2 value = $2,300. CGC census 6/08: 33 in 9.0, 47 higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41127 The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. This key Marvel Silver Age issue features the first appearance of the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) and the first meeting of Spider-Man and the Hulk. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,461. CGC census 7/08: 63 in 8.0, 173 higher. Sold for: $1,434.00.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
41128 The Amazing Spider-Man #122 (Marvel, 1973) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. A near perfect copy of one of the key Bronze Age issues, which featured the death of the Green Goblin. John Romita Sr. provided the cover art and contributed interior art, as did Gil Kane. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $360. CGC census 6/08: 8 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41129 The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. It's the most valuable Bronze Age issue of the title, and currently ranked by Overstreet as one of its Top 10 Bronze Age Books. The first appearance of the Punisher makes this one special, and the issue also has the first appearance of the Jackal. Gil Kane and John Romita Sr. provided the cover art, with Ross Andru contributing interior art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $700. CGC census 6/08: 9 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $9,560.00.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
41130 The Avengers #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. The origin and first appearance issue of the Avengers (Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant-Man, and the Wasp) just keeps getting hotter and hotter, with the anticipation of an Avengers movie. Also featuring appearances by Loki, the Teen Brigade, and the Fantastic Four, this Jack Kirby covered lovely is filled with Kirby and Dick Ayers art and packed with "Super-Thrills!" Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $960. CGC census 6/08: 30 in 6.0, 175 higher. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41131 The Avengers #4 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. It's the first Silver Age appearance of Captain America, who joins the Avengers in this issue. The Sub-Mariner figures into this landmark story as well. Jack Kirby is the cover artist. Given the book's significance, this remains one of the most undervalued/underappreciated keys as far as we're concerned! Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,019; NM- 9.2 value = $2,950. CGC census 6/08: 36 in 9.0, 44 higher. Sold for: $3,734.38.
41132 Batman #176 (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Trying to put together the run of the DC 80-Page Giants requires patience and money in equal measure! This square bound gem is styled G-17. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $200. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.6, 1 higher. Sold for: $1,015.75.
41133 The Brave and the Bold #50 The Green Arrow and Manhunter from Mars - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. First Manhunter from Mars crossover outside of Detective Comics (pre-dates House of Mystery #143). Team-ups begin. George Roussos cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $330. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41134 The Brave and the Bold #54 Teen Titans - Western Penn pedigree (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. First appearance and origin of the Teen Titans. Appearances by Kid Flash, Robin, and Aqualad. Bruno Premiani cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $575. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $7,170.00.
41135 The Brave and the Bold #57 Metamorpho - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Origin and first appearance of Metamorpho. Introduction of Sapphire Stagg, Simon Stagg, and Java. Ramona Fradon cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $310. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.6, 1 higher. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41136 The Brave and the Bold #59 Batman and Green Lantern - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. First Batman team-up in this title. Gil Kane cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $195. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41137 The Brave and the Bold #60 Teen Titans - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Teen Titans second appearance. First appearance of the new Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) who joins the Teen Titans. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $225. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $8,365.00.
41138 The Brave and the Bold #63 Supergirl and Wonder Woman - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white pages. Two super-chicks for the price of one, and it comes in a unique NM/MT 9.8 package! Jim Mooney cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41139 The Brave and the Bold #64 Batman vs Eclipso - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1966) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Batman and Eclipso square off in this issue, which features a Queen Bee appearance, a spanking panel (always popular), a Gil Kane cover, and interior art from that most prolific of Batman artists, Win Mortimer. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41140 The Brave and the Bold #68 Batman and Metamorpho - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Those jokesters at DC! In this issue they had Batman as Bat-Hulk, a none-too-subtle parody of the green-skinned Marvel behemoth. Metamorpho guest stars to help our hero deal with not one or two, but three of his arch-foes, Joker, Penguin, and the Riddler. Mike Sekowsky provided the cover and interior artwork. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $135. CGC census 6/08: 7 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $657.25.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
41141 Cerebus The Aardvark #1 Signature Series - Dave Sim File Copy (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1977) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. The ill-tempered barbarian aardvark begins his epic adventures in this first Aardvark-Vanaheim comic, from the personal collection of Dave Sim. The first appearance of Cerebus by Sim had initially crude artwork that would eventually develop into an iconic series, with the help of Gerhard, who began working on the title in 1984. CGC notes, "Signed by Dave Sim on 3/13/04." Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $622; NM- 9.2 value = $900. CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 3 in 9.0, 6 higher; (for Universal grades) 2 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $1,853.45.
41142 Cerebus The Aardvark #2 Signature Series - Dave Sim File Copy (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1978) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. This book, featuring the second appearance of Cerebus, was written and drawn by Dave Sim, who also contributed the cover art. Inside, a letter and Red Sophia/Cerebus pin-up are offered up by Frank Thorne. The Red Sophia pin-up pre-dates her first story appearance in the title. CGC notes, "Signed by Dave Sim on 3/13/04". Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $210. CGC census 7/08: (for Signature Series) 1 in 9.8, none higher; (for Universal grades) none in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $896.25.
41143 Cerebus The Aardvark #3 Signature Series - Dave Sim File Copy (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1978) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. This "Sim"inal third issue of the adventures of the Earth-Pig, with the story, cover, and art by Dave Sim, would introduce fans to Red Sophia, Sim's take on Red Sonia. She actually makes a cover appearance here, just one issue after appearing in a pin-up, with Cerebus, in issue #2. CGC notes, "Signed by Dave Sim on 3/13/04". From the personal files of Sim. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $165. CGC census 7/08: (for Signature Series) 1 in 9.8, none higher; (for Universal grades) none in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $1,912.00.
41144 Cerebus The Aardvark #4 Signature Series - Dave Sim File Copy (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1978) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Dave Sim provides the story, cover, and art for this early issue that features the origin and first appearance Elrod the Albino, the incredibly inept swordsman. CGC notes, "Signed by Dave Sim on 3/13/04". CGC census 7/08: (for Signature Series) 4 in 9.8, 1 higher; (for Universal grades) none in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $448.13.
41145 Cerebus The Aardvark #5 Signature Series - Dave Sim File Copy (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1978) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. A Dave Sim story, cover, and art punctuate this early issue in the series. From the personal collection of Dave Sim. CGC notes, "Signed by Dave Sim on 3/13/04". CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 5 in 9.8, 1 higher; (for Universal grades) 2 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $334.60.
41146 Cerebus The Aardvark #6 Signature Series - Dave Sim File Copy (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1978) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Dave Sim delivers the story, cover, and art for the first appearance of Jaka, Cerebus' barmaid love interest, in this early issue of the title. CGC notes, "Signed by Dave Sim on 3/13/04". Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $95. CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 5 in 9.8, 1 higher; (for Universal grades) 2 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $215.10.
41147 Cerebus The Aardvark #7 Signature Series - Dave Sim File Copy (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1978) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. A Frank Thorne cover wraps a Dave Sim story and interior art. CGC notes, "Signed by Dave Sim on 3/13/04". Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $75. CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 4 in 9.8, 2 higher; (for Universal grades) 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $358.50.
41148 Cerebus The Aardvark #8 Signature Series - Dave Sim File Copy (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1979) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Dave Sim provided the story, cover, and art for this issue of the earth-pig's tale, which showed a definite improvement in artistic quality over previous issues. CGC notes, "Signed by Dave Sim on 3/13/04". Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $75. CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 6 in 9.8, none higher; (for Universal grades) 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $358.50.
41149 Cerebus The Aardvark #9 Signature Series - Dave Sim File Copy (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1979) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Dave Sim story, cover, and art. From the personal collection of Dave Sim. CGC notes, "Signed by Dave Sim on 3/13/04". Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $75. CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 2 in 9.8, 1 higher; (for Universal grades) 2 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $227.05.
41150 Cerebus The Aardvark #10 Signature Series - Dave Sim File Copy (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1979) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. This early issue with a Dave Sim story, cover, and art, contains a Cerebus pin-up by Marshall Rogers. Sophia also makes an appearance on the cover and in the story. From the personal collection of Dave Sim. CGC notes, "Signed by Dave Sim on 3/13/04". Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $75. CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 7 in 9.8, none higher; (for Universal grades) 2 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $239.00.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
41151 The Flash #181 (DC, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. This sharp-edged winner is the best copy we've ever offered. Ross Andru is the cover artist. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $80. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $836.50.
41152 Harlem Youth Report #5 Youth in the Ghetto (Custom Comics Inc., 1964) Condition: FR. When it comes to scarcity, this may well be the Silver Age equivalent of Golden Age books like All-Negro Comics and Negro Romances. Many such comics had very limited distribution and only African-American comic book readers would generally consider buying a copy at the time of issue. This one was reportedly only distributed in Harlem. We have never before seen a copy, much less offered one for public auction. While the indicia call this a fifth issue, there is no #1-#4, so this may be the 5th format chosen to disseminate information about this community action plan. Brittle pages. Not listed in Overstreet. Sold for: $215.10.
41153 Journey Into Mystery #97 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. The nicest copy of this book we've ever offered, this one fetched quadruple "top of Guide" when we offered it five years ago, and not many top-grade copies have surfaced in the interim. There is still no 9.8 on the CGC census, perhaps attributable to the smudge-prone white cover background. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $800. CGC census 6/08: 5 in 9.4, 4 higher. Sold for: $2,031.50.
41154 Journey Into Mystery #109 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. What self-respecting X-Men fan wouldn't want the first crossover appearance of Magneto? Jack Kirby is the artist. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $775. CGC census 6/08: 8 in 9.2, 4 higher. Sold for: $1,792.50.
41155 Journey Into Mystery #112 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. This Hulk vs. Thor cover by Jack Kirby is one of the best of this series' run! Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $950. CGC census 6/08: 19 in 9.2, 15 higher. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41156 Justice League of America #1 (DC, 1960) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Murphy Anderson is the artist of this now-famous cover, featuring the villainy of Despero who makes his first appearance here. Demand for this book just doesn't let up! Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $1,200; VF 8.0 value = $3,600. CGC census 6/08: 15 in 7.0, 27 higher. Sold for: $1,912.00.
41157 Justice League of America #16 (DC, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This collector's run of early JLA (featured in our previous auction) was memorable indeed: of #1-13, eleven were certified 9.2 or better (Universal grades), with one, a Qualified 9.4. Here's another winner from a bit later in the run. It has the same remarkably pristine back cover as the earlier issues, and you can see for yourself how nice the front cover is. Murphy Anderson is the cover artist. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, none higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41158 Justice League of America #18 (DC, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. This series "meant more to real fans than any other Silver Age book," according to superfan Paul Gambaccini. And here's an impeccably preserved copy that doesn't seem to have aged much since '63. Murphy Anderson is the cover artist. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $320. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.4, 2 higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $956.00.
41159 Our Army at War #91 (DC, 1960) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. An all-Sgt. Rock issue was a big deal this early on, remember, not even a year had passed since Rock's first appearance! Joe Kubert drew almost the entire issue, with Jerry Grandenetti handling cover art chores. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $510; VF/NM 9.0 value = $880. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.5, none higher. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41160 Richie Rich #1 (Harvey, 1960) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. It's the Holy Grail of Harvey funny books, and it's a Near Mint copy! This book has enjoyed a remarkable surge in Overstreet value in recent years, but still routinely garners well-above-guide prices. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $4,800. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 9.4, 2 higher. Sold for: $9,560.00.
41161 Superman #149 (DC, 1961) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The other 9.4 copy brought $1,912 in our last auction, and note that the one offered here has superior page quality! The issue has a "death of Superman" imaginary story. Curt Swan is the cover artist, and the Legion of Super-Heroes, who had appeared in just seven stories previously, make a cameo. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, 1 higher. Sold for: $1,792.50.
41162 Superman #159 (DC, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This is the only copy graded above 9.0 by CGC to date! This issue features a sensitive, nuanced exploration of gender roles in the early 1960s... just kidding. It's an imaginary story that has Earth exploding and baby Lois Lane rocketing to Krypton to become "Supermaid!" Zoom in on Kal-El's face to see what "miffed" looks like, masterfully portrayed by DC stalwart Curt Swan. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $180. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $2,270.50.
41163 Superman #199 (DC, 1967) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. It's the first Superman vs. Flash race! While it took DC 27 years to think of this concept, it proved immensely popular with fans, leading to a couple of rematches. Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson are the cover artists. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $425. CGC census 6/08: 5 in 9.2, 8 higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41164 Tales of Suspense #40 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. This is the second appearance of Iron Man! Our auctions have seen a huge jump in prices for issue #39 and Iron Man #1 that may well affect this issue too. This book has firsts such as the character's armor changing from grey to gold, Tony Stark's now-familiar attaché case for the armor, and even the somewhat wacky (though fondly remembered) jet-powered skates. Jack Kirby and Don Heck are the cover artists. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,258; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,329. CGC census 6/08: 6 in 8.5, 13 higher. Sold for: $1,792.50.
Modern Age (1980-Present)
41165 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 First Printing (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. With a first printing of just 3000 copies, this is one of the rarest of key Modern Age comic issues. Featured is the origin and first appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Splinter, and Shredder. Kevin Eastman provided the wraparound cover and interior art. Overstreet doesn't list values for the issue, but notes that copies in high grade have sold at widely varying prices. GPAnalysis lists a "prices sold" range of $670-$1,675, with an average selling price of $1,337 over the previous 12 months. CGC census 6/08: 31 in 8.5, 65 higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
41166 Uncle Scrooge #14 File Copy (Dell, 1956) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie appearances. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $325. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $3,107.00.
41167 Uncle Scrooge #40 File Copy (Gold Key, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. First Gold Key issue. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Christmas cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $225. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41168 Uncle Scrooge #68 File Copy (Gold Key, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $160. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $2,509.50.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
41169 X-Men #100 (Marvel, 1976) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. It had to happen! The old X-Men vs. new X-Men. Why? Because they hadn't squared off yet and everyone knows that every Marvel team has to fight every other Marvel team at some point or another -- it's a Marvel rule! The issue also had a partial origin of Phoenix, and was the last 25 cent issue in the run. Dave Cockrum cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 6/08: 13 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $1,673.00.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
41170 All Star Comics #25 (DC, 1945) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Joe Kubert art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $414; VF 8.0 value = $863. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 7.0, 2 higher. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $717.00.
41171 Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #1-145 Group (Dell/Harvey, 1948-61) Condition: Average VG. A feast of gruesome villains, Chester Gould art, and two-way wrist radios, this is a full long box that includes issues #1-145 -- a complete run of the series with two copies of #1 included. Issues #99-109 feature painted covers. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $2,800. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41172 Four Color (Series One) #1 Dick Tracy (Dell, 1939) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. Dell's vaunted series ran for 23 years and encompassed nearly 1400 issues, starting with this issue, one that The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books rates "scarce." We've offered a copy on just four prior occasions over the past six years. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, reinforced, staples cleaned." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $857; VG 4.0 value = $1,714; FN 6.0 value = $2,571. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $776.75.
41173 Four Color (Series One) #4 Donald Duck (Dell, 1940) CGC Apparent FN 6.0 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. The most valuable issue in the entire run was the fourth issue featuring Walt Disney's Donald Duck. Al Taliaferro provided the art. Our offering actually looks as nice as the highest-graded unrestored copy CGC has certified to date, a FN 6.0. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced, staples cleaned." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $1,100; VG 4.0 value = $2,200; FN 6.0 value = $3,300. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41174 Four Color #9 Donald Duck (Dell, 1942) CGC Apparent VG- 3.5 Moderate (P) Off-white to white pages. This milestone issue featured the first Carl Barks Donald Duck in "Donald Duck finds Pirate Gold." CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced, staples cleaned (Right edge of cover trimmed)." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $971; VG 4.0 value = $1,942. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $776.75.
41175 Four Color #29 Donald Duck (Dell, 1943) CGC Apparent FN 6.0 Moderate (A) Cream to off-white pages. Considered Donald Duck #3, and the follow-up to Carl Barks' first Duck issue (Four Color #9), FC #29 featured Disney's most famous webfoot in "The Mummy's Ring." Carl Barks contributed the story, cover, and interior art. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced (Top and right edge trimmed)." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $686; VG 4.0 value = $1,372; FN 6.0 value = $2,058. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $717.00.
41176 Four Color #38 Roy Rogers (Dell, 1944) CGC Qualified VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. It's considered the first issue of Roy Rogers and the first Western comic with a photo cover. It's also an issue we've seen very rarely, just four times in the past, only once a nicer-looking copy. CGC notes, "Staple cleaned." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $167; VG 4.0 value = $334; FN 6.0 value = $501; VF 8.0 value = $1,461. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41177 Four Color #74 Marge's Little Lulu (Dell, 1945) CGC Qualified VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Gorgeous copy of the premiere issue of one of comicdom's most beloved characters, as well as pals Tubby and Alvin. At this writing, the highest Universal grade is VF/NM, so this copy ranks with the nicest known copies. CGC notes, "Staples cleaned." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $115; VG 4.0 value = $230; FN 6.0 value = $345; VF 8.0 value = $961; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,781. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,852.25.
41178 Four Color #75 Gene Autry (Dell, 1945) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $383; NM- 9.2 value = $540. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $334.60.
41179 Four Color #178 Donald Duck (Dell, 1947) CGC Qualified VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. It was the seventh Four Color issue for Donald Duck, but even more important was the first appearance of Uncle Scrooge in the feature "Christmas on Bear Mountain." Mickey Mouse and Goofy appearances. Carl Barks story and art. CGC notes, "Staples cleaned." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $115; VG 4.0 value = $230; FN 6.0 value = $345; VF 8.0 value = $978. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,015.75.
41180 Four Color #535 I Love Lucy (Dell, 1954) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Lucille Ball photo cover and frontispiece. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $655; NM- 9.2 value = $950. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.0, 2 higher. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,015.75.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
41181 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #69-A3 (Marvel, 1967). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Amazing Spider-Man #71; Daredevil #50; Incredible Hulk #114; and X-Men #54. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $315; NM- 9.2 value for group = $430. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $836.50.
41182 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #69-B2 (Marvel, 1968). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Avengers #61; Captain Savage #11; Captain Marvel #11; and Fantastic Four #84. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $149; NM- 9.2 value for group = $200. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $597.50.
41183 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #69-A4 (Marvel, 1967). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Amazing Spider-Man #72; Daredevil #51; Incredible Hulk #115; and X-Men #55. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $315; NM- 9.2 value for group = $440. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $836.50.
41184 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #69-A5 (Marvel, 1967). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Amazing Spider-Man #73; Daredevil #52; Incredible Hulk #116; and X-Men #56. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $315; NM- 9.2 value for group = $390. From the Don Vernon Collection. Not Sold.
41185 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #69-A8 (Marvel, 1967). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Amazing Spider-Man #76; Daredevil #55; Incredible Hulk #119; and X-Men #59. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $269; NM- 9.2 value for group = $383. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41186 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #69-A2 (Marvel, 1967). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Amazing Spider-Man #70; Daredevil #49; Incredible Hulk #113; and X-Men #53. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $311; NM- 9.2 value for group = $435. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $956.00.
41187 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #68-B13 (Marvel, 1968). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Avengers #60; Captain Savage #10; Captain Marvel #10; and Fantastic Four #83. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $146; NM- 9.2 value for group = $195. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $388.38.
41188 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #69-B5 (Marvel, 1968). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Avengers #64; Captain Marvel #14; Captain Savage #14; and Fantastic Four #87. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $146; NM- 9.2 value for group = $195. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $537.75.
41189 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #69-B4 (Marvel, 1968). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Avengers #63; Captain Marvel #13; Captain Savage #13; and Fantastic Four #86. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $146; NM- 9.2 value for group = $195. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $896.25.
41190 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #69-B3 (Marvel, 1968). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Avengers #62; Captain Marvel #12; Captain Savage #12; and Fantastic Four #85. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $135; NM- 9.2 value for group = $180. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $388.38.
41191 Marvel Silver Age Multi-Mags Pack #69-B8 (Marvel, 1968). This Marvel Multi-Mags pack includes Avengers #67; Captain America #117; Fantastic Four #90; and Thor #167. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value for group = $226; NM- 9.2 value for group = $310. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,075.50.
Platinum Age (1897-1937)
41192 Mickey Mouse Magazine #1 (K. K. Publications, Inc., 1935) Condition: VG/FN. The title that eventually became the decades-spanning series Walt Disney's Comics and Stories started as an oversize fun compendium, with puzzles, games, and stories of Disney characters. This first issue is ranked among the 100 most valuable Golden Age books by Overstreet, and would be even higher on the list except that the Guide doesn't list a value above VF/NM!

This book is seldom found in condition better than the specimen offered here. Pages show no brittleness. The connect-the-dots puzzle on page 5 has been done in pencil. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $2,750; FN 6.0 value = $4,125. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,270.50.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
41193 New Adventure Comics #27 (DC, 1938) CGC GD- 1.8 Cream to off-white pages. This is the first copy we've ever offered of this tough early DC. The book has the same June 1938 cover date as Action Comics #1, and this issue's ad for the latter book, featuring a black and white image of the Superman cover, is notable as one of the earliest known published images of Superman. The underwater cover is by Creig Flessel. CGC notes, "Cover detached. 2 small pieces of tape on last page." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $270. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 1.8, 1 higher. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41194 Red Ryder Comics #20 (Dell, 1944) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. We've offered some extraordinary copies of this issue, including the Mile High, Rockford, and multiple file copies, but none can match this copy from the collection of Don Vernon. It's sensational! Fred Harman cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $400. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $507.88.
41195 Tarzan Long Box (Dell/Gold Key/DC, 1953-74) Condition: Average FN. A Tarzan-lover's dream! Except for #44, it's a solid run from #25 through #234 (2 copies of #59), plus two copies of DC 100 Page Super Spectacular #19 and Weird Worlds #1-7, a total of 219 comics. Overall the group averages FN, with issues #25-101 averaging VG/FN, and the newer issues averaging better than FN. Some of the earlier issues have subscription creases, and most copies have the issue number written on the front cover very discreetly. Burne Hogarth, Hal Foster, Jesse Marsh, Russ Manning, and Joe Kubert are featured artists. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $2,700. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $567.63.
41196 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #1 (Dell, 1940) CGC Apparent VG+ 4.5 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. The premiere issue of one of the legendary comic book titles of all time. Floyd Gottfredson provided stories and art, with Hank Porter creating the famous cover. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cover cleaned, reinforced (Right Edge Trimmed)." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $1,833; VG 4.0 value = $3,666. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41197 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #2 (Dell, 1940) CGC Apparent FN- 5.5 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. Pretty copy with vivid color covers. This second issue has been as uncommon in our auctions as the #1. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, piece added, reinforced, staples cleaned." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $714; VG 4.0 value = $1,428; FN 6.0 value = $2,142. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $657.25.
41198 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #4 (Dell, 1941) CGC Qualified FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Great Christmas cover and the first Huey, Dewey, and Louie appearance in this title. Floyd Gottfredson art. CGC notes, "Staples cleaned." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $214; VG 4.0 value = $428; FN 6.0 value = $642. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,509.50.
41199 Zip Comics #40 (MLJ , 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Uncommonly nice copy for an MLJ issue from the early 1940s. The Red Rube cover's by Harry Sahle. Sahle, Irv Novick, and Bob Montana provided interior art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $450; NM- 9.2 value = $625. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $418.25.
41200 Big Little Book Blondie Group (Whitman, 1937-48). Nice selection of Blondie titles, including: Blondie and Baby Dumpling (GD/VG, tape on corners); Blondie and Baby Dumpling and Daisy; Blondie and Bouncing Baby Dumpling (VF); Oh Blondie the Bumsteads Carry On; Blondie Baby Dumpling and All; Blondie Who's Boss?; Blondie Cookie and Daisy's Pups (second printing); Blondie Papa Knows Best; Blondie and Dagwood in Hot Water; Blondie Count Cookie In Too; Blondie and Dagwood Everybody's Happy; and Blondie No Dull Moments. All are in average Fine condition unless noted. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $400. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $203.15.
Platinum Age (1897-1937)
41201 Big Little Book Buck Jones Group (Whitman, 1935-43). Sagebrush hero Buck Jones stars in six titles: Buck Jones in Ride 'em Cowboy (FN, laminated covers - appears VF); Buck Jones in the Roaring West (FN/VF, address label on inside front cover); Buck Jones in the Fighting Rangers (FN); Buck Jones and the Two-Gun Kid (VF/NM); Buck Jones and the Killers of Crooked Butte (FN); and Buck Jones and the Rough Riders in Forbidden Trails (FN). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $335. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $131.45.
41202 Big Little Book Buck Rogers Group (Whitman, 1934-43). Includes Buck Rogers in the City Below the Sea (VG); Buck Rogers and the Depth Men of Jupiter (FN); and Buck Rogers and the Super-Dwarf of Space (covers laminated; appears FN). Also includes a copy of John Carter of Mars (VG, tape on corners). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $400. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $143.40.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
41203 Big Little Book Bugs Bunny Group (Whitman, 1944-49). That "waskally wabbit" in five titles: Bugs Bunny (FN, with glue spot on front cover); Bugs Bunny and his Pals (FN, both cover edges notched); Bugs Bunny in Risky Business (FN+); Bugs Bunny in Klondike Gold (FN); and Bugs Bunny the Masked Marvel (VG). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $165. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $101.58.
Platinum Age (1897-1937)
41204 Big Little Book Dan Dunn Group (Whitman, 1934-38). Three Big Little Books starring the no-nonsense investigator: Dan Dunn "Crime Never Pays" (FN, covers laminated); Dan Dunn and the Crime Master (VF); and Dan Dunn On the Trail of Wu Fang (VF+). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $200. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $107.55.
41205 Big Little Book Dick Tracy Group (Whitman, 1933-49). Chester Gould's dapper detective, in the following titles: Dick Tracy Out West (GD-); Dick Tracy From Colorado to Nova Scotia (GD); Dick Tracy and the Stolen Bonds (VG); Dick Tracy Solves the Penfield Mystery (GD); Dick Tracy and the Boris Arson Gang (FN, light water stain on cover); Dick Tracy on the Trail of Larceny Lu (FN); Dick Tracy and the Racketeer Gang (VG+); Dick Tracy in Chains of Crime (FN); Dick Tracy and the Hotel Murders (VG+); Detective Dick Tracy and the Spider Gang (FN); Dick Tracy and the Man with No Face (FN/VF); Dick Tracy on the High Seas (VF); Dick Tracy vs. Crooks in Disguise (GD/VG); Dick Tracy the Super-Detective (VG, back cover damage); Dick Tracy Returns (FN+); Dick Tracy and the Phantom Ship (VG); Dick Tracy and his G-Men (VF-, one page loose); Dick Tracy and the Wreath Kidnapping Case (VG, price written on cover in marker); Dick Tracy and Yogee Yamma (VG); Dick Tracy and the Mad Killer (FN-); and Dick Tracy and the Tiger Lilly Gang (FN, drawing in ink on inside front cover). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,220 From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $358.50.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
41206 Big Little Book Gene Autry Group (Whitman, 1938-49). "The Singing Cowboy" in nine titles, including: Gene Autry in Public Cowboy #1 (VG/FN); Gene Autry in Law of the Range (FN); Gene Autry Cowboy Detective (FN/VF); Gene Autry Special Ranger (VG); Gene Autry and the Hawk of the Hills (GD/VG, tape on corners); Gene Autry and Raiders of the Range (VF); Gene Autry and the Mystery of Paint Rock Canyon (FN); Gene Autry and the Land Grab Mystery (FN-); and Gene Autry and the Red Bandit's Ghost (FN+). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $430. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $155.35.
41207 Big Little Book G-Men and Related Titles Group (Whitman, 1935-41). Includes the following crime-busting titles: Gang Busters In Action! (FN+); Gang Busters Step In (FN+); G-Man on the Crime Trail (VF); G-Man vs. the Red X (FN); G-Man and the Radio Bank Robbers (FN-); G-Man Breaking the Gambling Ring (2 copies - GD with tape, and FN+); The G-Man and the Gun Runners (VF+); G-Man vs. the Fifth Column (FN); G Men On the Job (FN); and Junior G-Men (FN, small spot of paint on back cover). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $450. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $179.25.
41208 Big Little Book Lone Ranger Group (Whitman, 1939-42). Includes: Lone Ranger and the Red Renegades (GD/VG, spine beginning to split, one page torn loose, but included); The Lone Ranger Follows Through (FN, tape on corner); and The Lone Ranger and the Great Western Span (GD). Also includes Lone Star Martin of the Texas Rangers (VF/NM). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $220. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $83.65.
Platinum Age (1897-1937)
41209 Big Little Book Mandrake/Dan Dunn Group (Whitman, 1934-46). Includes Dan Dunn "Crime Never Pays" (FN-, address sticker on first page); Dan Dunn On the Trail of the Counterfeiters (VG); Dan Dunn and the Border Smugglers (covers laminated, appears VF); Dan Dunn and the Dope Ring (VG/FN); Dan Dunn and the Underworld Gorillas (FN/VF); Mandrake the Magician (FN/VF); Mandrake the Magician and the Midnight Monster (FN); and Mandrake The Magician and the Flame Pearls (laminated covers, color touch - GD+). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $300. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $179.25.
41210 Big Little Book Tailspin Tommy Group (Whitman, 1933-41). A nice group of Big Little Books featuring flying hero Tailspin Tommy is our offering for this lot. Included are copies of Tailspin Tommy in the Famous Pay-Roll Mystery (VG); Tailspin Tommy - the Dirigible Flight to the North Pole (GD/VG); Tailspin Tommy Hunting for Pirate Gold (FN-); Tailspin Tommy and the Island in the Sky (FN); Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery (VF, photo illustrations); Tailspin Tommy and the Hooded Flyer (2 copies - one in VF- with a small stain on the front cover; the other in FN); Tailspin Tommy and the Sky Bandits (FN, light water damage); Tailspin Tommy and the Lost Transport (FN/VF); and Tailspin Tommy - the Weasel and his "Skywaymen" (FN+). All are standard hard cover copies. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $440. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $143.40.
41211 Big Little Book Tarzan Group (Whitman, 1933-48). Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic jungle lord is featured in these titles: Tarzan of the Apes (FN); The Return of Tarzan (FN, scratches on back); The Beasts of Tarzan (FN+); Tarzan's Revenge (VF); The Son of Tarzan (VF); Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (VG); Tarzan the Untamed (VF); Tarzan the Terrible (FN+); Tarzan and the Golden Lion (VG); Tarzan and the Ant Men (VF-, small amount of paint on back cover); Tarzan Lord of the Jungle (FN); and Tarzan and the Lost Empire (FN+). Approximate Overstreet Guide for group = $900. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $597.50.
Memorabilia
41212 Carl Barks The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck, McDuck Edition, Publisher's Proof #25/1875 (Another Rainbow, 1981). Here's a beautiful copy of the most lavish book ever produced, featuring the fine art Duck paintings of Carl Barks. His legion of fans will need no introduction to this comic book master -- he is quite simply "the Good Duck Artist," as he was known in the long years before a few fans like Barbara Boatner and Malcolm Willits tracked down the modest artist. This book reproduces 122 of Barks' Disney paintings, plus a few rare examples of his comic art (including the legendary "Silent Night" story, which was rejected by Disney for original publication). Over 300 pages long, this represents the best of the best for Barks collectors. The book was signed and numbered by Carl Barks on the title page. Both the book and the slipcase are in Excellent condition. Not listed in Overstreet. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41213 Buck Rogers Solar System Map (Cocomalt, 1933). This wonderful and colorful item was issued as a mail-in premium from Cocomalt, the sponsor of the 1930s Buck Rogers radio program. Although there are reproductions of this 18" x 25" paper treasure out there, this is the real deal, printed on matte-finish paper. The map is framed, and appears to have a slight bit of damage from being rolled, in the upper right corner. Overall FN condition. Hake's Price Guide to Character Toys FN value = $800. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $478.00.
41214 Burne Hogarth's The Golden Age of Tarzan 1939-1942 Signed Limited Edition Hardback with Slipcase, #321/2000 (Chelsea House, 1977). Maurice Horn, editor. Number 321 of 2000 copies signed by Hogarth. Reprints in full-color the Tarzan Sunday comic strips illustrated by Burne Hogarth from 1939-1942. This king-sized volume measures an overall size of 15" x 20" and has 154 pages. Both the book and its bright gold slipcase are in overall Excellent condition. Also included in this copy is signed and numbered (#321/100) print of a Sunday, that was printed as a bonus for the book, by Russ Cochran. The print was folded in half so as to fit inside the book. This massive tome is commonly sold by antiquarian book dealers at a price range of $300-500. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $418.25.
41215 Roy G. Krenkel Swordsmen and Saurians Limited Edition Book #152/175 (Eclipse, 1989). Fantasy master Roy G. Krenkel died in 1983, and six years later Eclipse Books released Swordsmen and Saurians, a wonderful coffee table book devoted to the two subjects Roy loved most to draw. This book features an original drawing by Krenkel embossed with his monogram, and numbered 152 out of an edition of 175. The book is in Excellent condition. Casebound in a cloth slipcase, which has a bit of soiling and slight scuffing, but otherwise, still in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $448.13.
41216 J. C. Leyendecker World War I Boy Scout Poster (1918). Beautiful 20.5" x 30" poster created for the Boy Scouts of America war bond campaign of 1918. Exquisite design by the famous poster artist Joseph Christian Leyendecker. Poster appears to be in Excellent condition with one tiny color chip along the lower left edge, and has been professionally mounted on linen. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,015.75.
41217 Vintage Mickey Mouse and Pluto Bisque Figure (Walt Disney, c. 1930). Cute 5.5" tall Mickey and Pluto painted bisque figurine, with movable arm and replacement string dog leash (original leash was fabric with a hoop handle). Marked on back "Made in Japan S178", "c Walt E. Disney" and "Pluto the Pup," on Pluto's back. Also has a vintage Disney paper stamp on the bottom of Mickey's foot. Paint is nice, with only tiny chips out; bisque is clean. Overall Fine condition. Comes with a glass dome and wooden pedestal. Listed in Hake's Price Guide for Disney Collectibles with a FN value of $450; in NM = $750. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $388.38.
41218 Vintage Mickey Mouse Jointed Bisque Figure (Walt Disney, c.1932). Attractive 9" tall Mickey figure, with jointed arms. Marked "c Walt E. Disney", and on the bottom, the date "Dec. 25 1933" has been written in pencil. The elastic holding the arms is beginning to lose its tautness; a few small dings in the ears appear to have been touched up, and there is a very slight paint loss on the gloved hands and red shorts, otherwise, this piece is very clean and in Excellent condition. Comes with a glass dome and wooden pedestal for display. Not listed in Hake's. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $507.88.
41219 Mickey Mouse Recipe Scrapbook and Uncut Picture Card Set (Walt Disney, 1930s). Bread company scrapbook, with forty-eight pages for picture cards, framed and matted with a complete, uncut set of 48 full-color picture cards. Each card has an image area of 2.5" x 4". The book is in FN or better condition, and the cards average VF to NM. The book (without cards) is listed in Hake's Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles with a FN value of $100. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $448.13.
41220 Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse in Color: The Art of Floyd Gottfredson and Carl Barks, Gold Plate Limited Edition #96/100 (Another Rainbow, 1988). Here's a handsome volume sure to delight the fans of "the world's most famous mouse." This magnificent, 17" x 13", 248 page hardcover book was signed by both Floyd Gottfredson and Carl Barks. Gottfredson was the Mickey Mouse artist of record, and Carl Barks specialized in Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comic book stories, but "the Good Duck Artist" had also worked on early "Mickey Mouse" animated cartoons, and one of his original graphite and color pencil "in-between drawings" (which is signed by Barks, and measures an overall 7" x 6") was included with this copy of the Gold Plate Edition. This book also has a mylar dust jacket, and the pieces are in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41221 Overstreet Price Guide Group (Gemstone, 1970-81) Condition: Average VF/NM. A great selection of early Overstreet price guides in very nice condition. Includes softcover copies of #1 (first edition - FN/VF), #2 (FN/VF with corner crease on back cover), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10; and hardcover copies of #3, 5, 7, 10, and 11. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $4,000. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,135.25.
41222 Playboy #1 (HMH Publishing, 1953) Condition: VG. Marilyn Monroe was a rising starlet in 1953, and Hugh Hefner was a struggling ex-Esquire Magazine employee with a vision for his own publication. History proved that MM and HH were the perfect match for the premiere issue of Playboy. This copy is in Very Good condition, with the covers showing some outside wear, including a 1" tear at the top of the back cover. The staples show some oxidation, but the page quality is very nice, off-white to white, supple, with no tears. And Marilyn looks ravishing, just as she did when this historic issue hit the newsstands, over 50 years ago. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,792.50.
41223 Playboy #2 and 3 (HMH Publishing, 1954). Get two early issues in one fell swoop with this group! The second issue is just about as rare as the #1, and our offering is in Good condition, with some scuffing along the spine, two 2.5" pieces of tape along the spine at the staples, which show some oxidation, and a .75" split at the bottom of the spine. The interior pages, however, are quite nice, without blemishes.

Issue #3 featured the first 2-page Playmate of the Month spread -- the first two issues featured just a one-page pinup. Our #3 is in Very Good condition with very nice page quality. Present is a 1" split at the bottom of the spine, some general spine scuffing, and some minor oxidation of the staples.

This is an excellent chance to nab two early, hard-to-get issues! From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $418.25.
41224 Smilin' Jack Uncut Trading Card Strips Complete Set (Samuel Eppy, 1940s). This complete 128 card set of strips of perforated cards (which is how they were originally offered) features stills and concept art from the 1940s serial The Adventures of Smilin' Jack. Each strip of eight cards measures 25" x 2.5" and each card measures 3.25" x 2.5". They show slight edge and surface wear from age and otherwise, are in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $65.73.
41225 World War II Propaganda Poster (U. S. Government, 1944). "Less Dangerous Than Careless Talk" -- the deadly rattlesnake drives home a point, to watch what you say during wartime. The 19.5" x 27.25" poster appears in Very Good condition; it has been professionally mounted on linen, and displays nicely. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $179.25.
Animation Art
41226 Carl Barks Mickey of the Mounted Storyboard Drawing Original Art, Group of 3 (Disney, 1936). When Black Pete kidnaps Minnie Mouse, intrepid Mountie Mickey gives chase through the frozen badlands in the short, Mickey of the Mounted. Under the direction of Dick Creedon, Carl Barks wrote the treatment and drew more than 300 storyboard sketches. This is the first adventure story Barks drew and the second he wrote. It is also his first tale of the Klondike gold rush. Each drawing is rendered in multi-colored pencil, and has an image area measuring 5.5" x 4.25". Matted and framed and in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41227 Donald Duck Good Housekeeping Illustration, Preliminary Drawing Original Art (Disney, 1937). Donald (as Don Donald) serenades Daisy (Donna Duck) in this preliminary drawing for a Good Housekeeping feature, based on the 1937 Disney short, Don Donald. Rendered in graphite and red pencil on a 12-field sheet of animation paper, the art has an image area of 10" x 6". Aside from some paper tanning, and edge wear along the top, the art is in Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $143.40.
41228 The Fox Hunt Animation Layout Drawing Original Art (Disney, 1938). A fox ridicules the Master of the Hounds, Donald Duck, in this layout drawing from the 1938 Disney short, The Fox Hunt. Rendered in graphite and red pencil on a 12-field sheet of animation paper, the art has an image area of 10" x 8". In Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $478.00.
41229 Polar Trappers Good Housekeeping Illustration, Preliminary Drawing Original Art (Disney, 1938). Donald Duck hatches a plan to savor a penguin buffet in this preliminary drawing for Good Housekeeping, based on the 1938 Disney short, Polar Trappers. Rendered in graphite on a 12-field sheet of animation paper, the art has an image area of 10" x 8". Aside from some light paper tanning and creasing, the art is in Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $448.13.
41230 Donald Duck Good Housekeeping Illustration, Preliminary Drawing Original Art (Disney, 1936). Ringmaster Donald Duck "fishes" for laughs in this preliminary drawing for Good Housekeeping, based on the 1936 Disney short, Mickey's Circus. Rendered in graphite on a 12-field sheet of animation paper, the art has an image area of 9.5" x 7.5". In Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $179.25.
41231 The Mail Pilot Animation Production Drawing Original Art (Disney, 1933). Pete struggles to break his bat plane free from Mickey's pull in this original animation drawing from The Mail Pilot. The drawing is rendered in graphite on a 12" x 9.5" sheet of animation paper. In Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $262.90.
41232 The Mail Pilot Animation Production Drawing Original Art (Disney, 1933). Mickey musters up some power to his harpooned mail plane in this original animation drawing from The Mail Pilot. The drawing is rendered in graphite and multi-colored pencil on a 12" x 9.5" sheet of animation paper. In Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $567.63.
41233 Two-Gun Mickey Animation Production Drawing Original Art (Disney, 1934). Lonesome cowboy Mickey keeps the action and bullets flying in this original animation drawing from the 1934 Disney short, Two-Gun Mickey. The drawing is rendered in graphite on a 12" x 9.5" sheet of animation paper. In Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $262.90.
41234 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Animation Production Drawing Original Art (Disney, 1940). A chagrined Mickey Mouse returns his master's wizard hat, in this exquisite animation drawing from his first feature film appearance, in Disney's Fantasia. This drawing (#C-52) was rendered in graphite and multi-colored pencil, and measures 12" x 10". Aside from some light paper tanning, and light creasing, the condition is Very Good. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,195.00.
Original Comic Art
41235 Alfred Andriola Kerry Drake Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-21-46 (Publishers Syndicate, 1946). Dramatic, well-staged storytelling is the hallmark of this early Kerry Drake daily from within three years of the features debut. This episode has an image area of 18.5" x 5.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $896.25.
41236 Big Little Book Andy Panda and the Mad Dog Mystery Cover Original Art (Whitman, 1947). An original painted cover for the 1947 Big Little Book #1431, adapted from the Four Color #85 storyline. Very vibrant and colorful, with added details that were not used in the actual printed cover, like the extra art for the spine, which was published featuring a plain blue background. Watercolor and ink on board, measuring approximately 15.25" x 16.26". Outside some very light water damage in the lower right corner, this piece is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $7,170.00.
41237 Carl Barks - Uncle Scrooge Painting Original Art (undated). Uncle Scrooge looks as miserly as ever in this original oil painting by Carl Barks. The image area measures 4.5" x 6.5". Matted and framed and in Excellent condition. Signed by Carl Barks at the lower left and signed and inscribed by Barks on the back. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $47,800.00.
41238 Carl Barks A Lithographic Suite of Preliminary Paintings Portfolio #201/500 (Another Rainbow, 1989). This exquisite portfolio has a foil embossed folder, holding a collection of ten pre-painting oil and watercolor prints by Carl Barks, which were created between 1983-88. Printed in the traditional four color lithographic screened process, on 80 pound cover Karma White paper, this archival quality product has exceptional ink holdout, is acid free to resist aging, and has alkaline buffering to counteract the effects of acids. The prints range from 10" x 12.5" to 14" x 17" and are each signed by Barks. Limited to 500 copies. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Carl Barks. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41239 Carl Barks A Lithographic Suite of Preliminary Paintings Portfolio, 201/500 (Another Rainbow, 1986). A beautiful set of prints featuring fully-rendered preliminary paintings by "the Good Duck Artist," Carl Barks. All ten prints are housed in a special folder, which also includes a numbered "History of the Edition" page and a Certificate of Authenticity, signed and numbered by Barks, in pencil. The litho prints are on 100% cotton fiber fine-art paper, which vary in size from 9" x 11.25" to 12" x 15", and each has been numbered and initialed by Barks. In Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,135.25.
41240 C. C. Beck Master Comics #23 Captain Marvel Jr. Cover Re-Creation Original Art (1980). Although most celebrated for his art on the original Captain Marvel, C. C. Beck could draw in virtually any style he wanted to, and in his later years he did faithful recreations of other artists' work. Here, he presents his version of Mac Raboy's 1942 cover for Master Comics #23, featuring "Captain Marvel Jr., the world's most sensational boy, smashing his way to the top." This scintillating painting has an image area of 11" x 15.5", and aside from a piece of tape in the lower border (outside the image area), the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,151.00.
41241 Big Little Book Blondie Fun For All Cover Original Art (Whitman, 1949). Dagwood does what he's famous for -- eat an enormous sandwich -- on this incredibly vibrant Big Little Book (#1463) cover illustration. If you're a fan of the Bumstead clan, this is a can't-miss piece! Mixed media, including airbrushed gouache, on illustration board measuring approximately 15.25" x 16.5. In Excellent condition From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $9,560.00.
41242 Frank Brunner - Fantasy Painting Original Art (1976). Gaze at this gorgeous painting by Frank Brunner and you'll see a masterful rendering by one of fantasy art's finest. Rendered in mixed media on illustration paper, the art is framed with an image area of 17" x 24". In Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41243 Big Little Book Bugs Bunny in Risky Business Cover Original Art (Whitman, 1948). Bugs and Porky travel to Tibet for this book's hare... er, hair-raising adventure. This cover, based on the story from Four Color #123, is loaded with rich, deep color. Mixed media on illustration board, measuring 15" x 16". Other than missing the "A Big Little Book" block of type from the black circle in the lower left, it's in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $16,730.00.
41244 Milton Caniff Terry and the Pirates Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-14-45 (News Syndicate, 1945). The dynamic staging and bold use of shadows, that were hallmarks of Milton Caniff's cartooning, are showcased in this episode. The image area is 21.75" x 6.5", and the condition of the art is Excellent. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $597.50.
41245 Milton Caniff Terry and the Pirates Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-13-45 (Chicago Tribune, 1945). This episode, tilted "Step Down," is a prime example of Milton Caniff's talent as both artist and writer. These four panels spotlight his command at drawing facial expressions, his clever use of a variety of points of view, and his dramatic use of lighting. This episode has an image area that measures 21.75" x 6.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $717.00.
41246 John Celardo Tarzan Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-27-54 (United Feature Syndicate, 1954). The virile art style of John Celardo is perfect for this sensational battle between Tarzan and the Great Ape, Tomak. The image area of this strip measures 22.5" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $836.50.
41247 John Celardo Tarzan Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-28 (United Feature Syndicate, circa 1950s). With so many fine panels featuring Tarzan and the Great Apes, this superb Sunday from the fifties will make a prized addition to any Tarzan fan's collection. The image area of this strip measures 22.5" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $836.50.
41248 Classics Illustrated #10 Robinson Crusoe Painted Cover Original Art (Gilberton, 1955). This sunny cover scene to the Classics Illustrated adaptation of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe has an overall size of 19.5" x 25.5", and aside from edge and corner wear, the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41249 Classics Illustrated #54 The Man in the Iron Mask Painted Cover Original Art (Gilberton, 1957). One of the most compelling and enigmatic mysteries of literature is captured beautifully in this offbeat portrait for the Classics Illustrated adaptation of Alexander Dumas' The Man in the Iron Mask. This piece has an overall size of 18" x 25", and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41250 Classics Illustrated #125 The Ox-Bow Incident Painted Cover Original Art (Gilberton, 1955). One of the most ominous scenes in all of literature awaits your bid -- the "necktie party" scene for the Classics Illustrated adaptation of Walter Van Tilburg Clark's The Ox-Bow Incident. The overall size of this painting measures 13.5" x 18.6", and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41251 L. B. Cole Classics Illustrated #68 Julius Caesar Painted Cover Original Art (Gilberton, 1960). It's all-out sword and sandal action for L. B. Cole's rousing cover scene to the Classics Illustrated adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The image area of this painting is 14.5" x 21", and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41252 Billy DeBeck Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-21-31 (King Features Syndicate, 1931). Spark Plug and Pony Boy co-star with Barney Google in this beautifully drawn episode. The freewheeling inking style of Billy DeBeck is an absolute joy to behold. The image area of this daily measures approximately 17.5" x 4.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $597.50.
41253 Walt Disney Characters 1935 Specialty Painting (undated). The winter of '35 sets the scene for this joyful painting featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Clarabelle Cow, Goofy (or Dippy the Goof, as he was originally called), Horace Horsecollar, the Wise Little Hen, and Pluto the Pup, all making merry music as the snow falls around them. We're not sure of the artist, as the piece is unsigned and missing any Walt Disney copyright information, but the characters all look perfect for the time period depicted. Oil on canvas, with an image area of approximately 29.5" x 23.5", framed in a simple wooden frame without glass. In Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41254 Disney Character Painting Original Art, Group of 4 (undated). A remarkable set of four oil paintings on stretched canvas make up this fun lot. Two of the paintings, all done by an unknown hand, depict the classic, pie-eyed Mickey Mouse; one shows our hero with Minnie in a picnic setting, while the other features Mickey and his horse, Tanglefoot. The second set features spot-on re-creations of two beloved Carl Barks Donald Duck covers. The first is from Four Color #199, Donald Duck in Sheriff of Bullet Valley, and the other is from Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #95, the first Barks cover of this title. All four pieces measure approximately 16" x 20", and are framed in simple black wood frames, without glass. All are in Excellent condition From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41255 George Evans Blazing Combat #4 Complete 2-page Story "How It Began" Original Art (Warren, 1966). During the Silver Age, Warren Publishing did an admirable job of re-creating the high quality of the EC line by hiring many of the original EC stable of artists. Few cartoonists could match George Evans when it came to drawing WWI dogfights, and this 2-page yarn for the short-lived Blazing Combat must rank among his finest war stories ever. Both pages were drawn on one sheet of paper and this piece has an overall size of 23" x 16". Aside from some edge and corner wear, the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,015.75.
41256 Al Feldstein Weird Science #14 (#3) Complete 8-page Story "Destruction of the Earth" Original Art (EC, 1950). Apocalyptic Al Feldstein wipes out the earth as we know it in this eerie 8-pager, chock full of Cold War doomsday phobias. The wicked EC sense of humor is unveiled for the final panel of this scorching spine-tingler. Each page of this EC sci-fi classic has an image area of 13.5 x 19.5", and aside from some pasted on lettering corrections that have slipped off, the pages average Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $10,157.50.
41257 Al Feldstein Weird Science #15 (#4) Cover Original Art (EC, 1950). Legendary EC editor/writer/artist Al Feldstein presents a spine-tingling scene of an apocalyptic space alien attack -- it's a bit of a send up on Orson Welles' famous "War of the Worlds" radio scare, with an EC twist. Feldstein's razor-sharp brush strokes and dramatic perspective heighten the nightmarish surrealism of this chiller-thriller, which was drawn as the cover scene for the classic sci-fi yarn, "Panic." This iconic example of fifties Cold War paranoia has an image area of 13.5 x 19.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $59,750.00.
41258 Al Feldstein Weird Science #15 (#4) Complete 8-page Story "Panic" Original Art (EC, 1950). Alarming Al Feldstein puts an EC-styled spin on Orson Welles' famous "War of the Worlds" radio scare, with this electrifying 8-pager. Feldstein was really hitting his stride with this early EC sci-fi sensation. As an added "art bonus," one of the pages has Feldstein pencil sketches of heads on the back of the paper. Each page of this yarn has an image area of 13.5 x 19.5", and aside from some pasted on lettering corrections that have slipped off, the pages average Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $11,950.00.
41259 Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #1122 Original Art, dated 8-10-58 (King Features Syndicate, 1958). This rousing episode is the first of three incredible, consecutive Sundays from the Prince Valiant storyline titled "Reckless Youth." The fury of the "Singing Sword" is unleashed in the final three panels of this episode as Val, in full berserker mode, slaughters a large part of the Saxon horde who had tortured and killed his friend, Edwin. The image area of this spectacular episode is 23" x 33.5". The top panel tier was cut from the page and later rejoined with tape on the back of the paper, there is some staining in the bottom panel tier, and some of the lettering in the last caption has slipped loose; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $21,510.00.
41260 Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #1123 Original Art, dated 8-17-58 (King Features Syndicate, 1958). Snapping out of his blood rage, Val is disgusted by the "Singing Sword's" seemingly unquenchable thirst for blood. Few scenes could be more dramatic than the final panoramic panel from "Val Parts From His Sword" where Val hurls his bewitched blade into the sea. The image area of this marvelous masterpiece is 23" x 33.5". The top panel tier was cut from the page, and later rejoined with tape on the back of the paper, the title logo is glue-stained, and some of the lettering in the captions has slipped loose; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $33,460.00.
41261 Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #1124 Original Art, dated 8-24-58 (King Features Syndicate, 1958). In the third episode of this trinity, "Ghouls," Val is reunited with the mystical "Swinging Sword" just in the nick of time. Hal Foster's figure drawing and impeccable sense of design shine in this example. The image area of this breathtaking Sunday is 23" x 33.5". The top panel tier was cut from the page, and later rejoined with tape on the back of the paper, the title logo is glue-stained, and some of the lettering in the captions has slipped loose; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $19,120.00.
41262 Frank Frazetta Johnny Comet Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-4-52 (McNaught Syndicate, 1952). Frank Frazetta's celebrated mastery of pen and ink is showcased in this thrilling Johnny Comet daily. Note the fine detail and graphic excellence of these portraits of the young Johnny, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Frazetta himself. This daily, which is signed in the first panel, has an image area that measures approximately 16.75" x 4.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $4,481.25.
41263 Frank Frazetta Devil Rider Painting Original Art (circa 1970). "Satan's Outlaws - hell bent for kicks, they played tag with death and took all their curves on the high side. A brutal, battering novel of rebels on wheels." Outlaw bikers rule the road in this "born to be wild" piece by fantasy maestro Frank Frazetta. An earlier version of this later reworked painting appeared as the cover to the paperback, High Side, by Max Erlich (Fawcett Books, 1970). In Testament: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta, the two versions of this painting were printed on pages 70 and 71. The overall size of this piece measures 16" x 20", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $41,825.00.
41264 Frank Frazetta - Hand Colored/Remarqued/Signed Buck Rogers Famous Funnies Print, #25/50 (Russ Cochran,1972). This is a fantastic offering on several levels. First, the subject has mass appeal and notoriety. Secondly, Frank Frazetta is considered by many to be the greatest artist who ever worked in comic books. And best of all, this piece represents what is perhaps the quintessential Frank Frazetta cover, from Weird Science-Fantasy #29. This art work was intended as a cover for Famous Funnies, but was rejected for its overt violence. Highly desirable as a print as well, it is extremely well executed; bright, bold, and evocative. The condition is superb. A very small edition, the intention was to publish 50 pieces, but Frazetta only ever finished 40, making the edition even a bit more exclusive; this print is number 25. The artist's hand is evident throughout the piece in the beautiful and intricate hand coloring. It is hand signed, dated, and numbered by Frazetta, with a killer 2" x 4" sketch of a sabretooth tiger remarqued in the lower right corner. The print's main image area is approximately 13" x 17", and the art is in Excellent condition. Also included is the original, photocopied COA from Russ Cochran. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $4,481.25.
41265 Frank Frazetta - Death Dealer Limited Gold Edition Print, #58/345 (circa 1980). The Death Dealer is one of Frank Frazetta's most famous images. It has been used on rock album covers, graced the cover of American Artist, and inspired a comic book series. The regular run of "Death Dealer" prints had a "Gold Edition" that was limited to the first 100 prints of the entire 345 print edition. The image was printed using twelve-color, continuous-tone inks on archival-quality, acid-free, cotton rag, with a special opalesque finish. This print is silk-textured, with a small inlaid gold trim around the image area. This print was signed by Frank Frazetta, and it has an approximate image area of 16" x 24". The piece is in Excellent condition, and the COA is included in this lot. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,015.75.
41266 Floyd Gottfredson and Ted Thwaites Mickey Mouse "The Mail Pilot" Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-30-33 (Walt Disney Enterprises, 1933). Mail pilots Mickey and Captain Doberman discuss rumors of a strange "spider in the sky," in this daily episode. If classic "pie-eyed" Mickey appearances are your thing, look no further than this great example, from one of the strip's most beloved story lines, "The Mail Pilot." The image area measures approximately 26.5" x 5.75". There have been two folds in the artboard at one time; one goes through a gutter between panels, while the other runs through the last panel, leaving this still attractive strip in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $6,572.50.
41267 Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-28-33 (Walt Disney Enterprises, 1933). Dippy Dawg is on the trail of the notorious hair robber, in this stupendous daily. This strip has an image area of 26.5" x 5.5", and, aside from some light paper tanning, is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $6,572.50.
41268 Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse "The Bat Bandit" Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-27-34 (Walt Disney Enterprises, 1934). Mickey's homecoming includes a lot a Pluto kisses, in this heart-warming daily from the end of the "Mickey Mouse and the Bat Bandit" storyline. Rendered in pen and ink, with some blue pencil, this strip has an image area of 26.5" x 5.5". The work is matted and framed and in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $17,925.00.
41269 Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-12-35 (Walt Disney Enterprises, 1935). Mickey gets chained two and two to Gloomy the mechanic, in this Floyd Gottfredson daily. This strip has an image area of 24" x 6", is matted and framed, and in Very Good condition. Inscribed "Best Wishes, Walt Disney" along the top edge, although this may be the work of a studio artist. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41270 Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1/31/37 (Walt Disney, 1937). It's a good day to be a bunny, in this cute Sunday featuring Mickey and Clarabelle. Even with a shotgun in his hands, you know Mickey could never hurt a living soul! A super example of Gottfredson's clean-line style, from a classic period. As a bonus, the art has been boldly inscribed at the bottom margin, "Best wishes to Bryan Jones -- Walt Disney." While the signature is in Walt's typical style, we are not sure if this is from his hand, or from a Disney studio artist. The art has an image area of approximately 27" x 17". The art has been cut between the second and third panel tiers, and rejoined with some minor wrinkling of the bottom third. Very Good condition, professionally double matted and framed. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $16,730.00.
41271 Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-3-37 (Walt Disney Enterprises, 1937). The aftermath of the most amazing adventure in history is the subject of this stellar daily. This strip has an image area of 25" x 5.5", and, aside from some light soiling, is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $8,962.50.
41272 Chester Gould Dick Tracy Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 8-25-40 (Chicago Tribune, 1940). Dick Tracy is hot on the trail of Yogee Yamma, and this episode features a classic example of one of the macabre situations that made the strip such a compelling read. The forties produced Dick Tracy's greatest villains, who became the main draw of the strip with outrageous names like Pruneface, Flattop, Little Face Finney, The Brow, Shakey, Pear Shape, and more. Original Tracy pages from this era are tough to find, and are eagerly sought after by collectors. This episode has an image area of 27" x 18". Each panel of the Sunday was glued to a larger support page; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41273 Vernon Greene Shadow Daily Comic Strip Original Art (Ledger Syndicate, undated). The slightest move by anyone means death for the Dagger! The Shadow newspaper strip ran from 1938-42. This Vernon Greene daily (numbered C-71) has an image area of 17" x 5.5", and the condition is Very Good. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,135.25.
41274 V. T. Hamlin Alley Oop Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-19-48 (NEA Service, 1948). If it's an Alley Oop spotlighting Dinny the dinosaur that you're craving, this episode is a hum-dinger! V. T. Hamlin's lovable dinosaur heads for the hills in this daily titled, "You're Gonna Get It". The strip has a 20.5" x 5.75" image area. You'll find a light fold along the center, otherwise, the work is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $896.25.
41275 Fred Harman Red Ryder Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 6-27-43 (NEA, 1943). Hall of Fame Western artist Fred Harman's mastery at drawing horses and authentic Old West trappings are the highlights of this suspense-filled Sunday. This piece has an image area of 20.5" x 28". The strip was cut between panel tiers one and two and later rejoined using tape on the back of the paper; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41276 Russ Heath Unpublished Jonah Hex Sunday Comic Strip Original Art (circa 1985). "Only one man in creation's got a face like thet! An thet's... Jonah Hex!" This unpublished Sunday comic strip art was written by Mike Fleisher and drawn by Russ Heath for a proposed Jonah Hex comic strip which unfortunately never materialized. Heath let his talent run loose like a pack of wild horses and kicked up this awesome page, which features bounty hunter Hex delivering yet another dead outlaw to the town administrators. This strip has a 20.25" x 14" image area, and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $896.25.
41277 Burne Hogarth Tarzan Sunday Original Art, dated 3-26-44 (United Feature Syndicate, 1944).
The baroque panel compositions of Burne Hogarth integrated figure and background into a dynamic whole in a way that no cartoonist had ever attempted in the action-adventure comic strip field. The result was a larger-than-life, mythic quality that was perfect for the adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. This episode, titled "Passage to Terror," has an image area of 19.5" x 26", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $8,962.50.
41278 Burne Hogarth Tarzan Sunday Original Art, dated 5-21-44 (United Feature Syndicate, 1944). No collection of great action-adventure comic strip art could be considered complete without a first-rate Tarzan Sunday drawn by Burne Hogarth, and this fast-paced episode is brimming with delightful detail. This masterwork, titled "Devilfish," has an image area of 19.5" x 26", and aside from overall paper aging and corner wear, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $8,365.00.
41279 Burne Hogarth Tarzan Sunday Original Art, dated 6-4-44 (United Feature Syndicate, 1944). Burne Hogarth was one of the most influential artists in comic book history. After leaving the Tarzan strip in 1950, Hogarth concentrated his efforts on his School of Visual Arts, teaching other artists the working techniques and philosophies he had developed. Hogarth had two runs on Tarzan. The first run, from 1937-45, was marked by a syndicate directive to mimic the style of Hal Foster, from whom he had inherited the strip. This thriller, titled "Reprisal," has an image area of 19.5" x 26". There is some overall paper aging and the title logo is coming loose; otherwise, this piece is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $5,975.00.
41280 Burne Hogarth Tarzan Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-2-47 (United Feature Syndicate, 1947). Burne Hogarth's stint on the Tarzan daily continuity was brief -- he drew the dailies for a little over three months from 9-1-47 to 1-3-48, and this is the second daily he drew. This episode titled, "Numa's Death," has an image area of 20.25" x 5.75". Aside from glue stains in the captions, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,151.00.
41281 Michael Kaluta The Shadow Model Sheet Original Art (1977). Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men... Michael Kaluta does! This exuberant illustration by Kaluta has an image area of 10" x 8", and is in Excellent condition. Signed and inscribed by Michael Kaluta at the lower left. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41282 Bob Kane - Batman, Robin, Catwoman, the Penguin, and the Joker Sketch Original Art (undated). The creator of the Dark Knight Detective draws five of his most notable characters in this matted sketch. The art has an image area of 9" x 7" and is in Very Good condition. Signed twice at the left by Bob Kane. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,015.75.
41283 Ken Kelly Eerie #63 Back Cover Painting Original Art (Warren, 1975). "Inside his metal body were two minds: the mind of a cold-blooded killer and the infallible brain of a computer -- Exterminator One. He was an engine of total destruction. He was a destroyer, an assassin built and paid for by the government, an eliminator of imperfect life in an overpopulated society." This classic oil on board chiller has an overall size of 17.5" x 23", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,883.75.
41284 Ken Kelly Elite Warriors Painting Original Art (undated). Ken Kelly lets loose in this stunning oil painting featuring two metal warriors. Painted in oils, the art has an image area of 20" x 47", and is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41285 Bob Larkin Savage Sword of Conan #27 Cover Painting Original Art (Marvel, 1978). Conan battles "The Beasts of Jhebbal Sag" in a ferociously feral cover scene painted by Marvel cover artist extraordinaire, Bob Larkin. This Bronze Age masterwork has an overall size of 16.5" x 22", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,270.50.
41286 Stan Lynde Rick O'Shay Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 8-23-58 (Chicago Tribune - N.Y. News Syndicate, 1958). This early episode hails from within four months of the feature's debut. This strip has an image area of 15.5" x 5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Not Sold.
41287 Rex Maxon Tarzan Daily Comic Strip Original Art, "Tarzan vs. the Nazis" with Adolf Hitler Appearance (United Feature Syndicate, 1943). Rex Maxon succeeded Harold Foster as the artist on the daily Tarzan comic strip in 1929, and drew the series for the next 18 years. As a pioneer of the uncharted "adventure" section of the funny papers, Maxon brought a fine art touch to the Lord of the Jungle's adventures. This offbeat daily features three portraits of Tarzan's latest enemy, Adolf Hitler. This episode has an image area of 21" x 5". There are glue stains in each of the word balloons; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $286.80.
41288 George McManus Bringing Up Father Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-10-37 (King Features Syndicate, 1937). Fresh, open panels and art deco line work are the hallmarks of this uproarious George McManus strip from 1937. The image area of the daily is 17.75" x 5.45", and, aside from glue staining left behind from Zipatone that has slipped off the page, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $388.38.
41289 Fred Meagher Buffalo Bill Daily Comic Strip Original Art, Group of 6 (United Feature Syndicate, 1955). Buffalo Bill and Blue Bird take center stage in these six consecutive dailies, dated 3-14 to 3-19-55. Each strip has an image area of 24" x 7", and aside from vertical folds through the center of each episode, the art averages Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $430.20.
41290 Otto Messmer Felix the Cat Daily Comic Strip Original Art (King Features Syndicate, 1938). This "noisy, but cool" daily by Otto Messmer has an image area of 24.5" x 5". Aside from glue residue staining in each panel, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $896.25.
41291 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Playing Cards Box Cover Illustration Original Art (Walt Disney, c. 1930s). Mickey and Minnie stroll down a country lane on this colorful illustration, done for a boxed card game set. The framed, double-matted mixed-media illustration has an image area of approximately 14" x 11.5", and is in Very Good condition. Included is a copy of the box (which was printed in two-colors); the cards are missing, but two tally score pads, one featuring Mickey, the other Minnie, are inside the box. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,346.00.
41292 Mickey Mouse the Mail Pilot Cover Re-Creation Illustration Original Art (undated). The classic Big Little Book from 1933, featuring Floyd Gottfredson's storyline from the newspaper strip, Mickey Mouse the Mail Pilot, remains a favorite with collectors to this day. This wonderful ink and watercolor illustration replicates the book's cover, specifically, the slightly taller, soft-cover premium version, which eliminated the detail below the cloud Mickey is flying over. The art, beautifully matted and framed, has an image area of approximately 14" x 17.25", and is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $717.00.
41293 Mickey and Minnie Mouse Model Sheet Illustration Original Art (Walt Disney, c. 1930s). Mickey and Minnie star, in all their pie-eyed glory, in these reference illustrations, done in ink on board with an image size of approximately 25" x 9". See our hero happy, curious, angry, and... happy, in ten full-figure drawings, with another five devoted to his best gal pal. If classic, vintage images of of the world's most famous mice are on your want list, look no further! Matted and framed, in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,107.00.
41294 Frank Miller Barney Baxter In the Air Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-21-42 (King Features Syndicate, 1942). Frank Miller's clean, crisp cross-hatching is the hallmark of this high-flying daily featuring Barney and Gopher Gus. This daily has an image area of 20" x 5" and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $155.35.
41295 Gray Morrow - Robot Soldier Illustration Original Art (undated). Who better than fantasy master Gray Morrow to illustrate this classic dystopian vision of war? This piece, created for an unidentified project, has an image area of 15" x 20". The back of the illustration board was used as a cutting surface and has many scored lines (does not affect the image area in front); otherwise, the piece is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41296 Bob Naylor Big Sister Daily Comic Strip Original Art, Group of 174 (King Features Syndicate, 1965). Hang onto your mylars, original art fans -- this gigantic group lot features 174 Big Sister dailies from 1965. Bob Naylor drew the feature from 1954-1972, so these examples hail from the heart of his run. Each strip has an image area of 16" x 4.5", and aside from yellowing Zipatone, the strips average Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $567.63.
41297 Earl Norem Savage Sword of Conan #16 Cover Painting Original Art (Marvel, 1976). Conan does what he does best -- cutting down his fiendish foes -- in this Bronze Age blockbuster, painted by Marvel magazine mainstay, Earl Norem. This Cimmerian sensation has an image area of 18.5" x 26", and aside from some glue stains at the top of the design, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $4,481.25.
41298 Earl Norem Marvel Preview #12, Lilith Cover Painting Original Art (Marvel, 1977). This seductive portrait of Dracula's first born daughter, Lilith, was created by Earl Norem. The art has an image area of 16.5" x 23.5", and is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,509.50.
41299 Earl Norem Savage Sword of Conan #38 Cover Painting Original Art (Marvel, 1979). It's an all-out swordfest, as the man from Cimmeria cuts his way through a wave of vampires, in this cover illustration by Earl Norem. The art is matted and framed with an image area of 15" x 19". In Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,883.75.
41300 Earl Norem Savage Sword of Conan #39 Cover Painting Original Art (Marvel, 1979). A defiant Conan stands unflinching, surrounded by a legion of the undead, in this Earl Norem cover illustration. The art is matted and framed with an image area of 16.5" x 23.5". In Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41301 Big Little Book Popeye the Sailor Man Cover Original Art (Whitman, 1947). Well blow me down -- the entire Popeye crew is here for this incredible, iconic Big Little Book cover, including Poop Deck Pappy, Wimpy, Swee'pea, and of course, Olive Oyl. Any fan of the spinach-eating superhero would love this beautiful piece of vintage art. In mixed media on illustration board, measuring 15.5" x 16". In Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $19,120.00.
41302 Mac Raboy Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-10-50 (King Features Syndicate, 1950). Mac Raboy was at the peak of his powers for this magnificent episode. In 1948, Mac Raboy was awarded his dream assignment. For years, Raboy had been inspired by Alex Raymond's artistry on Flash Gordon, and he was thrilled when he had the chance to take over his idol's hallmark feature. The image area of this episode is 20.5" x 14". There is some paper aging, a glue-stained title logo, and the strip was cut between each panel and glued to a backing board; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $5,377.50.
41303 Mac Raboy Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-7-51 (King Features Syndicate, 1951). Mac Raboy's dedication to his art shines brightly in this splendid Sunday from his third year on the feature. The image area of this episode is 20.5" x 14.5". There is some paper aging, a glue-stained title logo, and the strip was cut between each panel and glued to a backing board; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,151.00.
41304 Alex Raymond Tim Tyler's Luck, Secret Agent X-9, and Rip Kirby Daily Comic Strip Original Art Group (King Features Syndicate, 1932-55). These three strips, drawn over a thirteen year span, showcase the consummate artistry of Alex Raymond's action-adventure cartooning. Matted and framed together are a Tim Tyler's Luck daily, ghosted by Raymond (dated 11-15-32), a Secret Agent X-9 daily (dated 5-12-34), and a Rip Kirby daily (dated 8-25-55). Treat yourself to a superb Raymond career retrospective with one lot! This piece has been framed to an overall size of 29" x 23", and aside from being slightly lightstruck, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $6,572.50.
41305 Alex Raymond Flash Gordon with Matching Jungle Jim Topper Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-21-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). For Alex Raymond fans, a Flash Gordon episode doesn't get much more fantastic than this super-spectacular example -- the Magic Men's dragon-drawn chariot in panel four is breathtaking, and this sequence concludes with a satisfying bit of swashbuckling sword play. Alex Raymond brought an unparalleled feeling of romance to Flash Gordon with his deft drybrush inking of the mid-thirties. Inspired by an approach pioneered by magazine illustrators Matt Clark and John LaGatta, Raymond imbued his pulp magazine archetypes with an exotic and erotic appeal that was irresistible. These strips have a combined image area of 25.5" x 34", and they are in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $77,675.00.
41306 Big Little Book #1466 Red Ryder Cover Original Art (Whitman, 1947). Fantastic Big Little Book cover art for Red Ryder and Circus Luck, filled with vivid, eye-popping color and rugged action. Wa-hoo, pardners! This image, by an unknown staff artist, is based on the cover to Red Ryder Comics #35. Mixed media on illustration board, measuring approximately 15" x 15.75". Other than a very light scuff in the "Ryder" logo type, in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $10,755.00.
41307 Red Ryder and Gun-Smoke Gold Book Cover Original Art (Whitman, 1954). Fantastic, action-packed, wrap-around cover art for a 1950s children's book, featuring Fred Harman's classic cowboy character. Very colorfully rendered in ink and watercolor on illustration board, measuring approximately 21.25" x 15", and in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41308 Santa's Big Big Coloring Book Painting Original Art (Whitman, 1952). Have yourself a merry, merry Christmas with this jolly portrait of Santa Claus. The back of this work has the name "Browning" written on the stretcher bars, so that could be the artist's last name. This stretched canvas has an overall size of 16" x 22", with an image area of 13.5" x 18", and the art is in Very Good condition. A copy of the coloring book is included in this lot. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,346.00.
41309 John Stanley Little Lulu and Tubby Painting Original Art (1977). While Marge (Henderson) Buell created Little Lulu as a single-panel cartoon feature for the Saturday Evening Post, it was writer/artist John Stanley who created Lulu's adventures for the Dell comic books. Stanley developed and expanded the personalities of Lulu, Tubby, Alvin, Iggy, Annie, and the rest of the cast. Just as Carl Barks was commissioned by his fans to paint specialty pieces of Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge, so was John Stanley commissioned to paint fondly-remembered images of Little Lulu and Tubby. The image area of this mixed-media painting is approximately 12.75" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. John Stanley has signed the painting at the lower right. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $5,975.00.
41310 Al Taliaferro Donald Duck Daily Original Comic Strip Art (King Features Syndicate, undated). There's never a dull moment when Donald Duck gets an inspired idea. Al Taliaferro began drawing this classic strip from its beginnings in 1938 and his work on the feature continued until his death in 1969. This daily is missing its copyright notice date, so the year is unknown. It has an image area of 19.25" x 5.5", and aside from some overall paper aging, the art is in Very Good condition. The Walt Disney signature in panel three may be by a studio artist. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $5,377.50.
41311 Al Taliaferro Donald Duck Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-8-56 (King Features Syndicate, 1956). Al Taliaferro, who wrote and drew the Donald Duck feature from 1939-70, fills this fabulous fifties episode with superb portraits of Donald, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The art measures 20" x 14.5", and aside from missing its title logo, the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41312 Al Taliaferro Donald Duck Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-15-59 (King Features Syndicate, 1959). Al Taliaferro was the first and perhaps the most important artist of the beloved Donald Duck strip, and his work is highly prized. The Donald Duck strips are fondly remembered, and it may be because Taliaferro put so much of his own family's personalities into his Donald Duck cast of characters. This episode measures 21.5" x 14.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $6,572.50.
41313 Al Taliaferro Donald Duck Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-25-62 (King Features Syndicate, 1962). Uncle Scrooge makes Donald Duck's job seem more prestigious for only a few pennies of sign paint -- the canny billionaire knows how to get the maximum productivity out of his employees. This episode measures 21.5" x 14.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41314 Boris Vallejo Tarzan and the Madman Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (Ballantine Books, 1977). Celebrated by Edgar Rice Burroughs fans for painting a dozen of the best Tarzan book covers of all time, Boris Vallejo is an impressive success story. Boris traveled to the USA from his native Peru at the age of 23 with only a suitcase, his violin, and some art samples. Inspired by the works of Frank Frazetta, Boris specialized painting the heroes and villains of mythology, and has since established himself as one of the finest sci-fi and fantasy artists of the modern era. This oil on illustration board painting has an overall size of 24" x 30", with an image area of 18.5" x 24.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $11,950.00.
41315 Boris Vallejo 1978 Tarzan Calendar Cover Painting Original Art (Ballantine Books, 1977). Boris Vallejo has joined the upper echelon of the renowned fantasy illustrators who have pictured Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal hero, Tarzan. This imagination-stirring masterwork captures the senses-shattering splendor, beauty, power, and thrills of the Lord of the Jungle's world. This oil on illustration board painting has an image area of 28.5" x 26", and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the calendar, autographed by Boris Vallejo, is included in this lot. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $31,070.00.
41316 Boris Vallejo Savage Sword of Conan #10 Cover Painting Original Art (Marvel, 1976). The savage Cimmerian has bloodied his blade in this feral fantasy scene conjured up by Boris Vallejo. This barbaric blockbuster was featured again on the cover of the 2007 Dark Horse trade paperback, The Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 1. This oil on illustration board painting has an image area of 17" x 22", and an overall size of 23" x 29". The art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $28,680.00.
41317 Boris Vallejo Savage Sword of Conan #5 Cover Painting Original Art (Marvel, 1975). Boris Vallejo presents one of the most compelling cover scenes of the Bronze Age with this moody masterpiece titled, "The Tree of Death." Small wonder that Conan is considered the greatest sword and sorcery hero of them all, while Boris Vallejo is hailed as a fantasy art master. This piece has an overall size of 16.5" x 22", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $19,120.00.
41318 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #31 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). Nicely rendered re-creation, sans logo and type, of the famous issue of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories featuring the first ten-page Donald Duck story drawn by Carl Barks. Re-creation artist unknown. Acrylic on canvasboard, measuring 16" x 20". In Very Good condition, with a small scratch near Donald's feet, and a bumped lower right corner. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $956.00.
41319 Bill Ward Humorama Cartoon Illustration Original Art (undated). Bill Ward was the "cartoon king" when it came to drawing uproarious, yet sexy "good girl" gags. This piece has its caption written in the lower border, "Gosh, Miss am I glad you came along - six bus drivers have passed me with half-empty busses." Drawn with pencil, ink, and opaque white on light brown paper, this illustration measures approximately 13.5" x 19" overall. The art is in Very Good condition. There is a signed tearsheet of the cartoon taped to the back of the art. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $537.75.
41320 Bill Ward Torchy Illustration Original Art (undated). Everyone's favorite Golden Age swinger, Torchy, strikes a provocative pose in this fire escape escapade. This full color ink and watercolor drawing has an overall size of 14.5" x 20", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,015.75.
41321 Bill Ward Torchy Illustration Original Art (undated). Bill Ward re-created this gleaming portrait of Torchy which was originally done for his shapely salute to "Women In Comics" on the cover to Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #8. A note written at the lower right confirms this, "Torchy -- taken from my 1978 Price Guide cover. Bill Ward". This eye-popping example of "good girl" art has an overall size of 12.5" x 20", and the art is in Excellent condition. This pulchritudinous portrait will make a splendid addition to any true-blue Torchy fan's collection. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $776.75.
41322 Bill Ward Torchy Illustration Original Art, Group of 2 (1979). Torchy sticks out in Bill Ward's rather shapely body of comic book work. The first of these two illustrations is a 10.5" x 11.5" pencil on vellum drawing of Torchy with this note, "The original sketch for my 1978 Price Guide cover. I transferred this for my color finish. Bill Ward." The second piece is an ink and watercolor illustration with the inscription, "Torchy transferred from my original sketch of my 1979 Price Guide ad. Bill Ward." This full color drawing has an overall size of 15" x 20". Both pieces average Very Good condition. Also included in this lot are a signed printer's proof of the 1978 Price Guide cover and a photocopy of the 1979 Price Guide ad. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $537.75.
41323 Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta John Wayne Adventure Comics #2, Complete 2-page Story "Draw! Facts About Gun-Fighting" Original Art (Toby Press, 1950). Two of the greatest talents in comics teamed to create this Western classic. This action-packed "factoid page" was so popular it was reprinted several times in John Wayne Adventure Comics and Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine. Each page has an image area of 12" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41324 Al Williamson Flash Gordon #5, Title Page 1 Original Art (King, 1967). When it came to drawing the adventures of Flash Gordon, Al Williamson proved himself the ideal successor to Alex Raymond, and this page hails from what many fans consider to be the peak period of Williamson's storied career -- it just doesn't get any better than this! Besides having an elegant approach to drawing heroic fantasy and science fiction characters, Williamson was also a dyed-in-the-wool Buster Crabbe fan-addict. The handsome Crabbe was the perfect choice to play a screen Flash Gordon in the serials, and his exploits inspired the young Williamson to new heights in his figure drawing, and inspiring a passion for Flash that never ebbed. This spectacular title page from "Flash Gordon and the God of the Beastmen" has an image area that measures 14" x 11" and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $3,883.75.
41325 Al Williamson Flash Gordon Illustration and Secret Agent Corrigan Daily Comic Strip Original Art Group (King Features Syndicate, 1968). Al Williamson proves himself a worthy successor to Alex Raymond's legacy, with two splendid versions of two of Raymond's signature characters, Flash Gordon and Secret Agent Corrigan (X-9). The Flash Gordon illustration is undated, while the Secret Agent Corrigan episode has a date of 4-9-68. This piece has been framed to an overall size of 20.5" x 14.5", and aside from being slightly lightstruck, the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $6,572.50.
41326 Al Williamson Flash Gordon Hand Colored Illustration Original Art (undated).
Science fiction heroes and space opera fantasy have long been recurring subjects for Al Williamson. As a youngster, his love affair with science fiction began when he was star struck by the 1940 Flash Gordon movie serial starring Buster Crabbe. Williamson has revealed, ''I was immediately taken with it. It took over my life." This beautiful, hand colored masterwork co-starring the lovely Dale Arden has an image area of 9" x 19", and the piece has been framed to an overall size of 13.5" x 24". The art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41327 Wallace Wood Cannon Comic Strip #C-8 Original Art (Wood and Richter, 1970). The comic book hall-of-famer Wally Wood was among the most versatile and talented of all action-adventure cartoonists. From 1970 to 1974 Wood wrote and drew Cannon, an adult comic strip for a newspaper distributed exclusively to military bases. Cannon is pure male fantasy, with its promiscuous, beautiful women, hard-drinking men, fast cars, big guns, and an unshakable belief in the problem-solving power of two-fisted brawls. This episode introduces Sue Smith, a busty beauty. The art consists of two separate pieces -- the top half has an image area of 17" x 12.75" and the lower half has one of 17" x 10.5". The art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $1,613.25.
41328 Wally Wood Sally Forth Comic Strip #S15, Flash Gordon Lampoon Original Art (Wood and Richter, 1971). Sally Forth and Lt. Q. P. Dahl send up Flash Gordon in this steamy science fiction/fantasy lampoon by the former Mad-man, Wally Wood. This strip was drawn on two boards, each with an approximate image area measuring 17" x 11", and aside from some glue-staining on the title logo, both pieces are in Very Good condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $6,273.75.
41329 Chic Young Blondie Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-8-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). Face it folks -- Baby Dumpling is just too precious to spank. The image area of this delightful Sunday measures 17" x 13.5". The art was cut horizontally between tiers two and three and has since been re-joined with tape on the back of the page; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. From the Don Vernon Collection. Sold for: $836.50.
41330 Neal Adams Ben Casey Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-6-64 (NEA Syndicate, 1964). Before his fan-favorite comic book work on Batman, Deadman, Green Lantern, etc., Neal Adams cut his teeth on the adventures of Ben Casey in a comic strip adaptation of the TV show that ran from November 1962 to July 1966. The strip offered here has an image area of 20.5" x 13.25". The top panel tier was cut out and pasted to the strip; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $4,481.25.
41331 Neal Adams and Dick Giordano Batman #232, Ra's al Ghul page 13 Original Art (DC, 1971). From the first appearance of Ra's al Ghul, Batman and Ra's are on their way to rescue the kidnapped Robin and Talia in this striking page from the "Daughter of the Demon" story -- a prime example of the talent of the Neal Adams and Dick Giordano team. This yarn has been reprinted many times, and deservedly so. This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41332 Dick Ayers Strange Tales #106 Human Torch page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Most every Marvel fan will recognize the "Torrid Twosome" story, either from its first printing or from the early Marvel Tales reprint. It's a look at the egos (and the woes) of super-heroes that only Marvel could deliver. This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and except for a glue stain on one word of dialogue, the art is in Excellent condition. The page was signed by Dick Ayers in the top left margin. Sold for: $956.00.
41333 Dick Ayers Strange Tales #106 Human Torch page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Carl Zante visits Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch, who expresses surprise that everyone knows his secret identity. This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5". and the art is in Excellent condition. The piece was signed by Dick Ayers in the top left margin. Sold for: $836.50.
41334 Dick Ayers Strange Tales #106 Human Torch page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Carl Zante, "The world's greatest acrobat," has convinced the Human Torch that Mr. Fantastic is taking advantage of him and talks him into joining forces. Johnny shows off a new costume in this early page, featuring the Fantastic Four. This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. This page was signed by Dick Ayers in its top left margin. Sold for: $956.00.
41335 Dick Ayers Strange Tales #106 Human Torch page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Carl Zante has conned the Human Torch into joining forces with him, and Zante is counting on the Torch's youthful gullibility to help him burn through the door of a bank vault, like a hot knife through butter. This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and is in Excellent condition. the page was signed by Dick Ayers in its top left margin. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41336 Dick Ayers Strange Tales #106 Human Torch page 8 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Carl Zante, after tricking The Human Torch into burning through the door of a bank vault, splatters The Torch with liquid asbestos, to keep him from flaming on, and when Johnny resists, Zante shoots him. This original has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and is in Excellent condition. This page was signed by Dick Ayers in its top left margin. Sold for: $956.00.
41337 Dick Ayers Strange Tales #106 Human Torch page 11 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Carl Zante, "The world's greatest acrobat", had duped The Human Torch into helping him rob the Glenville bank. However, his escape is thwarted by the arrival of the other members of the Fantastic Four, but Johnny asks them to let Zante go so that he can square accounts. This original has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and is in Excellent condition. This page was signed by Dick Ayers in the top left margin. Sold for: $956.00.
41338 Dick Ayers and Frank Giacoia Sgt. Fury Annual #1 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). The Howling Commandos are flabbergasted as they watch Sgt. Fury being made a lieutenant in this splash featuring the entire crew. This is as splendid a rendering of Sgt. Fury as one could hope for. The somber, intense look on Fury's face is captured wonderfully by Dick Ayers, Fury's pre-eminent artist, and one of the key players in the Silver Age of Marvel comics. The original measures an overall 14" x 22.5", with an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $4,481.25.
41339 Dick Ayers Fantastic Four #4 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). The Sub-Mariner's Silver Age debut is recounted in this 13.5" x 19.25" re-creation of the famous Marvel milestone. The art is in Excellent condition, and Dick Ayers signed the piece at the lower right. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41340 Batman Color By Number Book Illustration Original Art, Group of 40 (Whitman, 1966). From the mighty "Bat boom" of the mid-sixties come these illustrations for a Whitman coloring book. This lot contains 40 ink illustrations (perhaps for several books, as many were not used in the printed example included in this lot), two pieces of production art (including the cover design), and a copy of the printed book. Each piece has an image area of 9" x 11.5", and the art averages Excellent condition. The numbers for the coloring guide were drawn on mylar overlays and not the art. From the Random House Archives. Sold for: $657.25.
41341 C. C. Beck Captain Marvel Specialty Illustration Original Art (1972). C. C. Beck spotlights his creation, Captain Marvel, the biggest-selling comic character of the Golden Age. The image area measures 4.5" x 8". Signed by C. C. Beck at the right. Sold for: $489.95.
41342 C. C. Beck Captain Marvel Adventures #14 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (1974). A wonderful re-creation by the original and best of the Captain Marvel artists on one of the best war covers of this title. Rediscovered by comics fandom in the late sixties, Beck spent the rest of his lifetime interacting with fans, doing re-creations and even working on DC Comics' Shazam, the short-lived revival of the original Captain Marvel. Rendered in full-color on illustration board, this original has an image area of 11" x 15.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $2,031.50.
41343 Simon Bisley Full Cirkle Cover of Tagar Painting Original Art (2007). This is a cover painting slated for an upcoming Full Cirkle, volume 2 comic book. This portrait features the main villain of the story, Tagar, and in this issue, Tagar gets his new armor, the focal point of the issue, and the armor is spotlighted in this scene. This chiller-thriller, one of Simon Bisley's most detailed and largest paintings in years, has an image area of 16.5" x 24.5", and the art has been matted to an overall size of 21.5" x 30". The art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41344 Brian Bolland Camelot 3000 #4 Cover Original Art (DC, 1983). Brian Bolland art is always in high demand. In our previous Signature auctions, panel pages from Batman: The Killing Joke have attracted extremely competitive bidding, and we expect no less for this scintillating cover. Bolland brings us the classic theme of science versus myth, drawn in his famously confident style, resulting in a masterpiece of magic realism. The cover has a 10" x 15" image area, and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $4,481.25.
41345 Wayne Boring Superman Sunday Comic Strip #478 Original Art, dated 12-26-48 (McClure Syndicate, 1948). In this forties Sunday, Superman finds that his "flying carpet" prank has backfired and it has created legal problems for George and Mary Paley. This episode was drawn around a time when Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster had just sued DC Comics for a larger share of the royalties on the product licensing of their creations for the company. As a result, DC had the "by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster" byline removed from the comic strip and the comic books, and the byline would not return again until after 1975, nearly thirty years later. So it was that the former Shuster art assistant and "ghost," Wayne Boring, was allowed to sign this splendid episode, and his signature appears in the final panel. Boring's art has seldom looked more majestic, and this Sunday showcases his talent for lighthearted comedy. This episode has an image area of 19.5" x 25.5", and the art has been professionally cleaned and restored to Excellent condition. Sold for: $4,182.50.
41346 Wayne Boring Superman Sunday Comic Strip #479 Original Art, dated 1-2-49 (McClure Syndicate, 1948). In this forties Sunday, Superman finds himself involved in a hot and heavy court case, only in this case, it's pure fiction. Meanwhile, in real life, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster had just sued DC Comics for a bigger cut of the royalties on the product licensing of their creations for the company. When the dust had cleared from that legal brouhaha, DC had the "by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster" byline removed from the comic strip and the comic books, and the byline would not return again until after 1975, nearly thirty years later. Wayne Boring was allowed to sign this strip and his signature appears in the final panel. His art has never looked more refined or polished, and this Sunday showcases Boring's talent for "good girl" art -- Lois Lane looks absolutely gorgeous. This Sunday has an image area of 19.5" x 25.5", and the art has been professionally restored to Excellent condition. Sold for: $4,182.50.
41347 Wayne Boring Superman Sunday Comic Strip #485 Original Art, dated 2-13-49 (McClure Syndicate, 1949). This episode is a first-rate example of the classic Golden Age Superman, as drawn by one of his finest interpreters, Wayne Boring. This strip showcases many of the Man of Steel's trademarked superpowers, such as his invulnerability, super-speed, and tremendous strength. With its "lost civilization" setting, and mythic symbolism, this exotic Superman Sunday is sure to be a treasured showpiece in any Superman collection. This episode has an image area of 19.5" x 26.5", and aside from being cut between panel tiers two and three, and some mild paper aging, the art is in Excellent condition. As an added "art bonus" there are three Wayne Boring drawings of pretty girls on the back of the page. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41348 Brenda Starr #1 Complete 34-page Story Original Art (Dell, 1963). Complete interiors to Brenda Starr #1 consisting of the 32-page story plus two inside covers. Brenda receives a pair of black orchids like the ones she gets from her beloved, Basil St. John, but they're actually laced with poison and sent by her rival for his affections, the beautiful female botanist, Olga Volga. In the end, as always, Brenda gets her man. While not drawn by creator, Dale Messick, the artist ghosts her style to perfection, especially the inside front cover which depicts and describes the entire cast. A fabulous lot for a fan of this long-running strip. Each page measures 12" x 18", and the pages average Very Good condition. A copy of the printed comic is included in this lot. Sold for: $776.75.
41349 Austin Briggs Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-1-45 (King Features Syndicate, 1945). Alex Raymond remains the "gold standard" for fantasy art in the comic strip field. His cartoon illustrations have seldom been equaled and never surpassed, but hall of fame illustrator Briggs came as close to the master with his work on Flash Gordon as anyone could. This superb Sunday has an image area of 20" x 15.75", and the art is in Very Good condition. This beauty from the Golden Age of newspaper comics is sure to make a treasured showpiece for any Flash Gordon fan. Sold for: $2,151.00.
41350 Frank Brunner Howard the Duck #1 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (2008). This beautifully drawn re-creation has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,135.25.
41351 Frank Brunner Marvel Treasury Edition #6, Doctor Strange Centerspread Pin Up Illustration Original Art (Marvel, 1975). Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme, and the most mystical hero of all, is spotlighted along with his mentor, the Ancient One, in this fantastic Frank Brunner masterwork. This centerspread was drawn on two art pages, taped together on their backsides. The pages have a combined image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41352 Rich Buckler and Al Milgrom The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #1 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1979). Hey, Real Frantic Ones -- check out this ultra-cool Bronze Age cover featuring an awesome montage of scenes showcasing Spider-Man as he battles Doctor Octopus. This sweet cover scene features five fantastic Spider-Man images and two fabulous Doc Ock images, as well as an action-packed scene of Spider-Man taking down a gang of thugs. This cover and the comic's storyline were a continuation from the yarn started in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #13. Note that his cover was drawn at a larger size than most seventies Marvel covers -- the art went all the way from border to border for a panoramic presentation that's 11" x 17.75". This pulse-pounding piece has very light tanning around its edges, and it has been archivally mounted to an acid-free backing board; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. This cover was signed by Stan Lee in its lower border, and a copy of the comic book is included in this lot. Not Sold.
41353 John Coleman Burroughs David Innes Page Original Art, Group of 20 (circa 1940). This lot features an exceptional group of 20 unpublished Golden Age pages by ERB's son, illustrator John Coleman Burroughs. Featuring the adventures of the hero from Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel, From The Earth's Core, the character appeared in Hi-Spot Comics #2, as the cover feature and was planned to appear in its own title, but it never came to fruition. These pages were printed in 1968 in a limited-edition fanzine entitled David Innes of Pellucidar by House of Greystoke. The group consists of two 6-page chapters and eight assorted interior pages. Each page has an image area of 14.5" x 19.5", and except for an inch-long tear in the border of one page, and another which that has been folded in half, the pages average Very Good condition. A copy of Hi-Spot Comics #2 is included in this lot. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41354 John Coleman Burroughs Sabretooth Cat Cast Bronze Original Sculpture (undated). Artist John Coleman Burroughs, son of the famous author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, illustrated many of his famous father's works. Here, he brings his talent for creating wildlife scenes to bear on a three-dimensional piece. This Sabretooth sculpture, cast in bronze -- one of only a few known to exist (one other is in the corporate headquarters of ERB inc.) -- is over two feet long, and weighs in at approximately 100 pounds. This is an amazing specimen, not for the faint of heart, and this will be a remarkable addition to any Burroughs fan's collection. The piece is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41355 John Buscema and Frank Giacoia Sub-Mariner #1 page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1968). Imperious Rex -- it was a glorious day for Marvelites everywhere when the Sub-Mariner's first issue hit the newsstands in 1968. John Buscema's superb figure drawing for "Years of Glory, Day of Doom" was treated to the perfect Silver Age finish by Frank Giacoia, as can be seen in this action-packed page. As an art bonus, there are several terrific Buscema pencil drawings on the back of the page. This piece has an image area of 10" x 15", and aside from a torn off upper left corner, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,015.75.
41356 John Buscema and Frank Giacoia Sub-Mariner #1 page 13 Original Art (Marvel, 1968). One of the comic book field's finest draftsmen, John Buscema recounts the Sub-Mariner's "lost years," as originally revealed in the landmark issue of Fantastic Four #4. Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, cameos in the last two panels. It's a joy to compare and contrast John Buscema's storytelling with the original Jack Kirby version. These legendary talents were two of the best ever. As a bonus, there are four Buscema pencil and ink drawings on the back of the page. This piece has an image area of 10" x 15", and aside from some small stains, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41357 John Buscema and Frank Giacoia Sub-Mariner #1 page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1968). Mr. Fantastic and the Human Torch battle the city-stomping behemoth known as Monstro in John Buscema's spectacular retelling of the epic struggle from Fantastic Four #4. This piece has an image area of 10" x 15", and aside from some small stains, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41358 John Buscema and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #127 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1972). Deep below the Earth's surface, The Thing faces the Mole Man and his minions, alone -- this is a sensational, jam-packed cover by the late, great John Buscema. This scene has an image area of 10" x 15", The art has been glued to a second board, and the Kala figure has been cut out and re-attached with art filling in the space. There is a small glue stain on the monster and a dime-sized hole missing from the top of its head, next to the logo area; otherwise, the art is in Good condition. Sold for: $13,145.00.
41359 John Byrne Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch #2 Cover Original Art (Charlton, 1975). John Byrne's first professional cover was also the first comic this popular artist illustrated in full (he had backup features see print previously). His comment on this issue: "That was my first whole book... and I just said, "Okay, if this is going to be it, then I'm going to be the Carl Barks of Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch." This piece has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. Not Sold.
41360 John Byrne Space: 1999 #3 Cover Original Art (Charlton, 1976). Commander Koenig and Professor Bergman stand vigil over Dr. Russell, in this tense cover illustration by John Byrne from early in his acclaimed career. Rendered in ink and marker, the art has an image area measuring 10" x 15", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $2,256.16.
41361 John Byrne and Terry Austin Uncanny X-Men #122, page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1979). In this multi-scene page, Cyclops goes on a date with Colleen, Storm visits her old home to find it is a drug hangout, and Wolverine sights Mariko in New York. This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and except for a spot on the bottom left margin which goes slightly into the panel art, the art is in Very Good condition Sold for: $3,620.85.
41362 John Byrne and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #218 page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1980). The Frightful Four (with Electro standing in for Madame Medusa) have Spider-Man fit to be tied in this beautifully rendered page from "When Spider-Man Comes Calling." This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $836.50.
41363 John Byrne and Terry Austin Crazy Super Special #82 New X-Men Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1981). This jam-packed X-Men extravaganza features the entire New X-Men team bursting out of a page of their very own comic book. In the background can be seen a large emotional portrait of Havok. Prominently showcased are Wolverine, Colossus, Cyclops, Storm, Kitty "Sprite" Pryde, Iceman, Professor X, and Nightcrawler in their classic glory, as only the legendary team of John Byrne and Terry Austin could have rendered them. This sensational piece has an image area of 17" x 21". The title logo and word balloons are mounted on an acetate overlay, and the page has been archivally mounted to an acid-free backing board. The art is in Excellent condition, and the piece was signed by Stan Lee (in the UPC box, under the overlay). A copy of the comic magazine is included in this lot. Not Sold.
41364 Al Capp L'il Abner Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-30-50 (United Feature Syndicate, 1950). Picnickers from out of this world drop off the Money-Ha-Ha, a little critter whose ears emit "genoowine" currency, in this spacey Sunday. Each tier was cut between the borders and then later rejoined with tape. The image area measures 19" x 22". There are tape residue stains (outside of the image area) and some light soiling; otherwise, the condition is Very Good. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41365 Howard Chaykin Sword of Sorcery #1 Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Preliminary Page Original Art (DC, 1973). These wonderfully detailed pencil sketch studies served as a warm-up for Howard Chaykin's fabled stint on Sword of Sorcery, which featured DC's adaptation of Fritz Leiber's characters, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. There are additional non-character sketches on the back of the paper. This piece has an overall size of 11.5" x 16.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $334.60.
41366 Dave Cockrum - Wolverine with the Fiend-With-No-Name Illustration Original Art (1982). This unpublished image features Logan in his "skull and crossbones" costume (as first and last seen in Iron Fist #15) sharing a few brews with the Fiend-With-No-Name (who was featured in "Kitty's Fairy Tale" in X-Men #153). This drawing was done shortly after Dave Cockrum's return to the X-Men after John Byrne left the title to illustrate the Fantastic Four. This truly priceless scene of two classic X-Men paired for the very first time has an overall size of 11" x 14", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41367 Gene Colan Two-Fisted Tales #30 'Wake" Title Page 1 Original Art (EC, 1952). This thrilling title page hails from one of only two stories that Gene Colan drew for EC. it's a superb page, featuring a pilot's eye view of a plane approaching Wake Island, a key American outpost during WWII, and about to be the scene of an enemy attack. This piece has an image area of 13" x 18", and except for an inch-long tear in the top margin, and a couple of bent corners, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $3,107.00.
41368 Gene Colan and Frank Giacoia Daredevil #21, page 10 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). The arch-fiend known as the Owl unleashes his awesome electronic owl in these scenes from "The Trap Is Sprung." Nothing that lives can defeat it -- except for Daredevil, the Man Without Fear. This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. The page was framed, without glass, to an overall size of 26" x 25". Gene Colan signed the art, the picture mat, and a copy of the comic book that was matted alongside the art. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41369 Gene Colan and Frank Giacoia Daredevil #21 page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). Frank Giacoia's polished inks provided the perfect Silver Age finish for Gene Colan's action-packed page from "The Trap Is Sprung." This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. The page was framed, without glass, to an overall size of 26" x 25.5". Gene Colan signed the art, the picture mat, and a copy of the comic book that was matted alongside the art. Sold for: $3,346.00.
41370 Gene Colan and John Tartaglione Daredevil #30, page 11 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). There's nothing wrong with your eyes -- while there appears to be two Thor figures in these scenes from "If There Should Be a Thunder God," only one is the genuine article -- the other is an imposter. This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. The page was framed, without glass, to an overall size of 25.5" x 24". Gene Colan signed the art, the picture mat, and a copy of the comic book that was matted alongside the art. Sold for: $3,346.00.
41371 Gene Colan and John Tartaglione Daredevil Special #1 Foggy Nelson Pin Up Original Art (Marvel, 1967). Matt Murdock's faithful friend, Foggy Nelson, is featured in this lighthearted pin up scene, along with his musings about Matt, his (make-believe brother) Mike Murdock, and lovely Karen Page. This piece of Marvel memorabilia has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. The page was framed, with glass, to an overall size of 25.5" x 26". Gene Colan signed the art, the picture mat, and a copy of the comic book that was matted alongside the art. Sold for: $1,792.50.
41372 Gene Colan and Syd Shores Daredevil #58 Splash Page 4 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). In one of the most momentous scenes in the entire series, Daredevil pulls back his mask and reveals to his beloved, Karen Page, that he is Matt Murdock -- a definite piece of mighty Marvel history. This original has an image area of 10" x 15", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41373 Gene Colan and Dave Gutierrez - Daredevil vs. Stilt-Man Cover Original Art (undated). "Gentleman" Gene Colan depicts an exciting battle between Daredevil and Stilt-Man in this imaginary cover scene, which is as good as any of the actual comic covers ever were. It's similar to the published cover for issue #26, but arguably more dramatic -- the man's still got it! The logo and corner box are hand-drawn onto the board. This original measures 14" x 21", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,346.00.
41374 Gene Colan Daredevil #37 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (2001). Don't look now, but it's -- Dr. Doom! Gene "the Dean" Colan has re-created one of his most sensational covers from the heart of the Silver Age. This large, mixed media masterwork has an image area of 22" x 28", and the piece has been framed to an overall size of 26.5" x 33". The art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41375 Gene Colan and Vince Colletta Captain Marvel #3 page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1968). In this hard-hitting flashback from the yarn, "From the Ashes of Defeat," Captain Marvel defeats a Sentry -- a feat though nearly impossible. This Gene Colan thriller has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. The page was framed, with glass, to an overall size of 23" x 20.75". Gene Colan signed the art, the picture mat, and a copy of the comic book that was matted alongside the art. Sold for: $717.00.
41376 Gene Colan and Dick Ayers Captain America #129 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1970). A free-wheeling Steve Rogers is about to be laid low by his arch-nemesis, the Red Skull, in the Bronze Age blockbuster, "The Vengeance of the Red Skull." This zippy splash page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. The page was framed, with glass, to an overall size of 26" x 23". Gene Colan signed the art, the picture mat, and a copy of the comic book that was matted alongside the art. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41377 Gene Colan Iron Man #1 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (2001). In 1968, thanks to a new distribution deal that allowed for more Marvel titles, Iron Man was at long last awarded his own title. This giant-sized, mixed media cover re-creation of the Marvel milestone has an image area of 22" x 28", and the piece has been framed to an overall size of 26.5" x 33". The art is in Very Good condition, and a copy of the comic book is included in this lot. Not Sold.
41378 Gene Colan - Iron Man Vs. Titanium Man Pencil Drawing Original Art (2008). It's the ultimate Silver Age heavyweight bout, as Iron Man and Titanium Man slug it out high above St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. This pulse-pounding, pencil drawing has an image area of 10.5" x 15.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Gene Colan inscribed and signed this piece in its lower border. Sold for: $717.00.
41379 Gene Colan and Dave Gutierrez - Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and Dracula Illustration Original Art, Group of 2 (undated). This lot features two versions of the same mystical scene spotlighting the three Marvel characters most associated with bullpenner Gene Colan -- the first drawing is rendered in pure Gene Colan pencils, while a second piece was finished with Dave Gutierrez's inks. The penciled piece has an overall size of 14" x 17", while the inked piece has an overall size of 17.5" x 21.5". The pencil drawing is in Excellent condition., while the inked piece has a closed tear at the lower right, some edge and corner wear, and some paper warping; otherwise, the inked page is in Good condition. Sold for: $507.88.
41380 Gene Colan The Tomb of Dracula #2 (Third Series) Cover Painting Original Art (Marvel, 1991). Observe the face of terror! This painting for the cover of "Day of Blood! Night of Redemption!" has an image area of 13" x 20", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $717.00.
41381 Gene Colan The Tomb of Dracula #3 (Third Series) Cover Painting Original Art (Marvel, 1991). Dracula,"the Son of the Dragon," hangs loose with a few of his winged paesani in this eerie cover scene painted by the legendary Marvel bullpenner, Gene Colan. This painting has an image area of 13" x 20", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $717.00.
41382 Gene Colan The Tomb of Dracula #4 (Third Series) Cover Painting Original Art (Marvel, 1992). Here comes trouble, as Dracula swoops in, filled with bloodlust, in this spine-tingling cover scene. This painting has an image area of 13" x 20", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $836.50.
41383 L. B. Cole Dick Tracy Adventures Magazine #1 Cover Original Art (Gladstone, 1991). An unarmed Tracy faces a pistol-totin' Littleface, in this stunning creation by the legendary L. B. Cole. Rendered in mixed media, this vibrant cover illustration has an image area of 8.25" x 11.5". The piece is in Excellent condition, and was signed by L. B. Cole at the bottom right. Sold for: $478.00.
41384 Richard Corben The Kingdoms of Terror (Lone Wolf, Book #6) Cover Painting Original Art (Berkley/Pacer, 1985). "You are Lone Wolf -- determine your destiny." This role playing game was considered a milestone in the series because it marked the beginning of the Magnakai series. Richard Corben, a modern master of fantasy art, was an inspired choice to create this cover scene. This oil on panel masterwork has an overall size of 20" x 30", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41385 Bud Counihan Betty Boop Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-27-34 (King Features Syndicate, 1934). Boop-boop-a-doop -- Betty shows her tender side in this rare Betty Boop daily. These originals have proven to be quite scare, and Jerry Weist, in his Comic Art Price Guide, Second Edition writes, "There are less than ten dailies known and few Sundays known to exist." This episode has an image area of approximately 19.75" x 4.75", and aside from corner wear in the lower left, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,107.00.
41386 Reed Crandall Piracy #5, Complete 7-page Story "Jean LaFitte" Original Art (EC, 1955). Master illustrator Reed Crandall deftly tells the tale of smuggler and buccaneer, Jean LaFitte, who rejected a British bribe, and with his crew, fought alongside the Americans in the War of 1812, helping to win the crucial Battle of New Orleans. Following the war's end, LaFitte reverted back to his pirate ways, attacking a gold-laden freighter and slaughtering its crew down to the last man. A trio of ships gave chase to the scurvy knaves but their ship vanished into thin air, never to be seen again! A classic slice of history, told the EC way. Each page has an image area of 13" x 18". Five of the pages have their captions and word balloons pasted-on. Page 1 has a small piece missing from its bottom right corner, and page 5 had panels 6 and 7 replaced with new art, which are included in this lot. Not Sold.
41387 Reed Crandall Flash Gordon #11 page 24 Original Art (King, 1967). Reed Crandall's superb talent for figure drawing made earned him the admiration of many of his cartooning peers. Hans Zarkov, Flash Gordon, and Dale Arden star in this fast-moving page from "Dream Devils of the Volcanic World." The image area of this page is 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition.
. Sold for: $478.00.
41388 Jack Davis Haunt of Fear #26 "Comes the Dawn" page 2 Original Art (EC, 1954). Horror in the arctic is the focus of this blood-chiller by EC master Jack Davis A trio of prospectors head to the North Pole to look for uranium. They find a rich vein, but they also find -- a vampire. This page has an image area of 13" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $776.75.
41389 Jack Davis Haunt of Fear #26 "Comes the Dawn" page 3 Original Art (EC, 1954). This creepy high-concept vampire tale bears the unmistakable mark of EC stalwart Jack Davis, whose lushly detailed ink lines carve out a tale of terror to tingle the senses. This piece has an image area of 13" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $657.25.
41390 Jack Davis Haunt of Fear #26 "Comes the Dawn" page 5 Original Art (EC, 1954). Narrator Jack decides to hoodwink his two buddies and claim it all for himself, but his plan goes south when he realizes just how far north he is... A classic even among the EC pantheon, this page will make a great addition to any collection. This piece has an image area of 13" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41391 Jack Davis Convoy TV Show Poster Illustration Original Art (1965) . This top-notch Jack Davis illustration features the cast of the television show, Convoy, which was set in World War II, and ran for 13-weeks on NBC during the 1965-66 season. This is a shining example of Davis' mastery of portraiture. Matted, this piece has an image area of 15" x 14", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41392 Walt Disney's Pinocchio Book Cover Illustration Original Art (Disney/D. C. Heath & Co., 1940). The Walt Disney Studio's feature film, Pinocchio, was adapted to print, in this book published by D. C. Heath and Company. This remarkable cover illustration has an image area measuring 11" x 15.5". There is some light paper tanning and some tape stains in the upper right corner; otherwise, the condition is Very Good. Sold for: $836.50.
41393 Bambi Book Illustration Original Art (Disney/D. C. Heath & Co., 1944). A sudden burst of rain sends Bambi and his forest friends scampering, in this illustration printed on page 23 of Bambi, published by D. C. Heath and Company. The image area of this illustration measures 13" x 10.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
41394 Bambi Book Illustration Original Art (Disney/D. C. Heath & Co., 1944). This illustration was printed on page 44 of Bambi, published by D. C. Heath and Company. The image area of this piece measures 14" x 10.5", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $310.70.
41395 Hank Porter Donald's Garden Donald Duck Illustration Original Art (Good Housekeeping, 1942). This tale of a mischievous gopher, a melon, and Farmer Donald was originally published in Good Housekeeping Magazine. Rendered in ink and watercolor, this art has been professionally linen-matted to an overall size of 22" x 30", with a 15" x 22" image area. In Very Good condition. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41396 Hank Porter The Victory March Huey, Dewey, and Louie Illustration Original Art (Good Housekeeping, 1942). This illustration featuring Huey, Dewey, and Louie was based on a U. S. Treasury Department program to market war saving stamps to children. Originally published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, this pen and ink with watercolor illustration has been professionally linen-matted to an overall size of 20" x 28", with a 13" x 21" image area. In Very Good condition. Sold for: $8,962.50.
animation art
41397 Disneyland Celebration Concept Illustration Original Art (Disney, undated). The pageant of the Disneyland experience is presented in this fascinating poster-sized illustration. Rendered in mixed media, the image area measures 23.5" x 19.5". Matted and framed, and in Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton. Sold for: $567.63.
Original Comic Art
41398 Will Elder Little Annie Fanny Color Specialty Pin Up Painting Original Art (undated). This decidedly delightful watercolor pin-up art showcases Playboy's Little Annie Fanny, as rendered by the MAD-est artist of them all, the late, great Will Elder. This original is painted on illustration board, has an image area of 8" x 6", and is in Excellent condition. The piece was signed by Will Elder at the bottom right. Sold for: $3,774.99.
41399 Enric (Enrique Torres Prat) Battlestar: Galactica Painting Original Art (1980). This scintillating scene may have been used as a book cover for a TV tie-in to Battlestar Galactica, and it features a Cylon Viper swooping down from the stars. This piece has an image area of 18.5" x 24", and it has been framed, with Plexiglas, to an overall size of 25.5" x 32". The art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41400 Bill Everett Daredevil #1 page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). The Marvel Age of Heroes took another mighty leap forward with the sensational debut issue of Daredevil. In the classic tale, "The Origin of Daredevil," Golden Age legend Bill Everett co-created a new, fabulous Silver Age comic book hero, and in this landmark page Matt Murdock is given the then mocking nickname of "Daredevil" by neighborhood wise guys. Face front, true believers, Marvel lore was made at that instant, and Bill Everett's polished inking was showcased at its finest. The image area of this page is 12" x 18". The word balloons and captions were re-lettered and glued to the paper; otherwise, the art in Very Good condition. Sold for: $26,290.00.
41401 Bill Everett and Vince Colletta Tales to Astonish #96, Sub-Mariner page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). No first-rate collection of superhero art could be considered complete without a terrific example of the Sub-Mariner, drawn by his creator, Bill Everett. This Silver Age spectacular hails from the story, "Somewhere Stands Skull Island," and the piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5". The art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41402 Frank Frazetta 20 Page Sketchbook of Original Art (circa 1952). This is a Frank Frazetta spiral bound sketchbook, measuring 12"x 9". Twenty pages of quintessential Frazetta images are rendered in pencil on the front and back of ten pieces of drawing paper. The conceptions in this sketchbook could serve as a workbook for Frazetta's famous Thun'da stories. Marvelous images of heroic jungle men, cavemen, Neanderthals, snakes, jungle foliage, mountain and tropical "lost landscapes," flying lizards, lumbering Stegosaurus, skeletal and anatomical studies of Tyrannosaurus Rex, and head studies of the Piltdown Man, all leap to life on the pages of this sketchbook. The first page and one of the "dinosaur" pages were shown in the book Frank Frazetta: Icon. Included with this lot is a card with the seal, "Certified and Authorized by Frank and Ellie Frazetta," and signed by Frank Frazetta Jr. A stunning catalog of the fantasy images that have made Frank Frazetta an art legend. Sold for: $12,547.50.
41403 Frank Frazetta Johnny Comet Daily Comic Strip Original, dated 3-19-52 (McNaught Syndicate, 1952). This absolutely stunning Johnny Comet strip showcases Frank Frazetta's unparalleled talent for drawing "good girl" scenes. The presence of an "Al Gore" character is an interesting footnote, we wonder if the then-Congressman by that name ever saw the strip! This episode has an image area of 21.5" x 6", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $4,182.50.
41404 Frank Frazetta Tarzan Pencil Drawing Original Art (undated). The intensity and attitude of the dynamic stance taken by Tarzan bring this drawing alive. Tarzan stands ready to survive another dangerous jungle battle. His legs seem to blend into the tree branch so that Tarzan and the power of nature become one. This specific Frank Frazetta "Tarzan" graphite illustration is featured on page 112 of Rough Work: Concept Art, Doodles, and Sketchbook Drawings by Frank Frazetta. This piece has an overall size of 12" x 16", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41405 Frank Frazetta - Nude Girl With Sabretooth Sketch Original Art (undated). It's beauty and the beast -- Frank Frazetta style -- in this compelling pen and ink sketch. Frazetta pays exceptional attention to the form of the woman, and primal grace of the beast, in this uninhibited delineation. This drawing measures 8.75" x 6.25" and is in Excellent condition. Signed by Frank Frazetta at the right. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41406 Frank Frazetta - Double-Sided Pin Up Page Illustration Original Art (1986). This wonderful double-sided masterwork features a Frank Frazetta original on each side of the paper. One side features an ink drawing of a lovely nude, as only Frazetta could delineate it, while the other features a backside view of a fetching female, rendered in pencil and watercolor paints. The approximate image areas are 9" x 4.5" and 5" x 7.5" respectively, and this piece is in Very Good condition. Not Sold.
41407 Kelly Freas and Laura Freas Star Trek Annual #3 (Second Series) Cover Original Art (DC, 1992). This dramatic Star Trek Annual cover was reproduced on page 60 of Frank Kelly Freas As He Sees It. Kelly Freas' caption for the piece notes, "The client was entirely reasonable. His provider was not. The materials, and especially the authorizations, were not given to us until about 36 hours before the work was due. So, with Laura working upside down from the top, and me working on the figures from the bottom, we finished -- seamlessly -- at about 4:30 AM and shipped it off as soon as it got light. Interesting specification for the wall inscriptions. 'They should be a cross between Japanese and Jewish'. Leave it to my wife to figure it out." This painting has an image area of 12.5" x 19", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41408 Kelly Freas Son Of Mad Paperback Cover Painting Re-Creation Original Art (1993). This Mad-sterwork is a 1993 full-color, acrylic on board re-creation by Kelly Freas of his lost 1959 cover art used for the paperback, Son of Mad. In this classic scene, a baby Alfred E. "What? Me worry?" Neuman, Mad's famous satiric icon, terrifies a recoiling King Kong. Potrzebie! The original art for this priceless treasure has long since vanished, but in 1993, collector/dealer Bruce Hamilton commissioned Freas to recreate his cover. This piece has a 13" x 18" image area, and the work has been custom matted and framed, with Plexiglas, to an overall size of 21.5" x 26". The art is in Excellent condition. From the collection of Bruce Hamilton. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41409 Kelly Freas Startide Rising (Uplift Saga, Book 2) Cover Original Art (Easton Press, 1994). David Brin's Uplift novels are considered by many science fiction aficionados to be among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction stories ever written. "The Terran exploration vessel Streaker has crashed on the uncharted water-world of Kithrup, bearing one of the most important discoveries in galactic history. Above, in space, armadas of alien races clash in a titanic struggle to claim her. Below, a handful of her human and dolphin crew battles armed rebellion and a hostile planet to safeguard her secret--the fate of the Progenitors, the fabled First Race who seeded wisdom throughout the stars." This Kelly Freas painting for the Hugo and Nebula award-winning, David Brin novel has an overall size of 16" x 20", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41410 Rube Goldberg - Daily Comic Strip Original Art (undated). This early, undated daily, titled "The Man Who Puts Up Road Signs Gives the Automobilist Credit for Too Much Intelligence," has an image area of 22" x 8.5", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $776.75.
41411 Rube Goldberg Rube Goldberg Views the World Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-14-51 (King Features Syndicate, 1951). The celebrity-filled episode features socialite Barbara Hutton, German tennis star Gottfried von Cramm, comedian Joe E. Brown, and jockey Eddie Arcaro. This daily has an image area of 17" x 8", and aside from a glue stain in the top border, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,792.50.
41412 Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse Daily Comic Strip Original Art (Walt Disney Enterprises, 1937). Mickey arrives in Truffleberg, ready to impersonate the King of Mediokia, in this beautiful daily, day and month unknown. Ink and blue pencil (to show placement of BenDay shading) on bristol, with an image area of approximately 25" x 5.5". A fold crease between panels has been expertly repaired; otherwise, this choice example is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $8,365.00.
41413 Chester Gould Dick Tracy Newspaper Jobs Advertisement Comic Strip
Original Art (Chicago Tribune, 1963).
This unique Chester Gould-drawn advertisement was drawn in a Sunday comic page format. Entitled, "The World Is Your Beat," it stars Dick Tracy and Junior, as they tell all about the various job opportunities in the daily newspaper field. Cut between panel tiers two and three, the image area measures 19" x 25". There is a slight vertical crease running down the entire page, in the center group of panels; otherwise, aside from some light soiling along the cut line and light aging along the borders, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,075.50.
41414 Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti Legends of the Dark Knight #137 Cover Original Art (DC, 2001). Paul Gulacy's bold sense of design and chiaroscuro lighting is spotlighted in this drama-drenched cover scene for the story "Terror," featuring Hugo Strange. This piece was drawn on Craftint Duotone board which was glued to DC cover stock. The piece has an image area of 10" x 15.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Also included is a 8.5" x 11" cover preliminary, drawn in marker, and this piece is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $2,868.00.
41415 Johnny Hart B.C. Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-27-58 (New York Herald Tribune, 1958). This daily was published during the first year of Johnny Hart's B.C. strip, and has an image area of 17" x 4.5". Aside from paper tanning, and light soiling, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $597.50.
41416 Don Heck Tales to Astonish #45 Ant Man page 10 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). In her second-ever appearance, the Wasp is trapped by Egghead as part of his master plan to capture Ant Man and dispose of him for good. It looks like our heroes are in for it. This page measures an overall 13.5" x 20.5", with an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the piece is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41417 Don Heck Tales of Suspense #56, Iron Man page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). Iron Man was seldom more exciting, or more dramatic, than in his never-to-be-forgotten battle with the uncanny Unicorn. This power-packed page has an image area of 12.5" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41418 Don Heck and Frank Giacoia (as Frank Ray) Avengers #26 Wasp page 8 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). Dashing Don Heck's talent for "good girl" art is showcased in these scenes from "The Voice of the Wasp." Dread Attuma, the Atlantean menace, is featured in panel one, in a fearsome cameo. This Silver Age thriller has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $567.63.
41419 George Herriman Krazy Kat Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 2-24-18 (King Features Syndicate, 1918). Pauline Poodil's rock-hard biscuits are the catalyst for this slapstick sensation, as it is Ignatz, rather than Krazy, who takes the lumps to the noggin in this episode. This uproarious episode is certain to make a splendid addition to any Krazy Kat aficionado's collection. This Sunday has an image area of 14" x 16.25", and the art is in Excellent condition Sold for: $14,340.00.
41420 George Herriman Krazy Kat Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-20-21 (King Features Syndicate, 1921). The wit and whimsy of George Herriman is in full bloom for this lighthearted and charming episode. This beautifully drawn Sunday has an image area of 17" x 19", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $14,340.00.
41421 Mike Hoffman Ballad of Utopia #1 Complete 20-page Story Original Art (Black Daze, 1999). The Ballad of Utopia is a murder mystery, as seen through the eyes of Utopia deputy Sam David, who is often accompanied by the mysterious and mystical bounty hunter, Brigham Love. Along the way, they cross paths with many of the odd personalities of the town of Utopia. Artist Mike Hoffman has commented, "It's a very weird and bizarre Western, and challenges a lot of the stereotypes of the genre. To help accentuate this moody atmosphere, I've added gray wash to the original art." Each page of this compelling story has an approximate image area of 12" x 18", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $358.50.
41422 Mike Hoffman Ballad of Utopia #2 Complete 20-page Story Original Art (Black Daze, 1999). This offbeat series has been described by reviewers as "a kind of horse-opera 'Twin Peaks,' with a cross-dressing station keep, a young girl who puts the bite (literally) on strangers and a gunslinger enamored with the fleas that infest him." Small wonder then that Mike Hoffman proved to be the perfect artist for this title. Each page of this story has an approximate image area of 12" x 18", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $334.60.
41423 Mike Hoffman Ballad of Utopia #3 Complete 20-page Story Original Art (Black Daze, 1999). Writer Barry Buchanan has elaborated on his concept for this Gothic-Western series, "I've always thought that the old American West had a very macabre feeling to it, and with this series I hoped to touch upon that impression. With Mike Hoffman's atmospheric drawing style and his momentous ability to bring out the personality and spirit of my characters, I think this book did just that." Each page of this thriller has an approximate image area of 12" x 18", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $310.70.
41424 Mike Hoffman Ballad of Utopia #5 Complete 20-page Story Original Art (Black Daze, 2002). In this episode, blaming Harper's men for the shooting of Charlie Burnette, Brigham Love ingratiates himself with the town fathers. Through Machiavellian dealings, Love sets up a meeting with Utopia's most influential citizen, and his primary suspect, Captain Hale. Meanwhile, Dr. Bell's youngest daughter, Eunice, experiences a horrifying vision while playing, and Alexander visits his ever-demented mother. It's a Gothic-Western extravaganza as only Mike Hoffman could picture it. Each page of this story has an approximate image area of 10" x 15", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
41425 Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella The Flash #112, page 10 Original Art (DC, 1960). Ralph Dibny executes a rather sneaky maneuver in a futile attempt to turn the tables on the Scarlet Speedster. Panel five features another look at the compelling "cover hook" for "The Mystery of the Elongated Man." The Flash teamed up with the Elongated Man for the first time in this Silver Age thriller, written by the late, great John Broome. As an "art bonus" there are several Carmine Infantino pencil sketches on the back of the paper. The image area of this superb page is 13" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $2,868.00.
41426 Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella The Flash #116 Kid Flash page 9 Original Art (DC, 1960). This sleek, streamlined page from the Kid Flash yarn, "The Race to Thunder Hill," showcases the superb Silver Age artistry of DC's master designer, Carmine Infantino. Besides spotlighting the fifth appearance of Kid Flash, this story also featured the first appearance of Wally West's father. This page has an image area of 13" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Carmine Infantino signed this page in its lower border. Sold for: $776.75.
41427 Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella The Flash #131 Co-Starring Green Lantern page 14 Original Art (DC, 1962). Team-ups of the Flash and Green Lantern were always a much-anticipated treat for Silver Age DC fans, especially since the talented Carmine Infantino rarely drew the Emerald Crusader. This half-page from "Captives of the Cosmic Ray" has an image area of 13" x 11.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. This page was signed by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella in its upper border. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41428 Daan Jippes and Murad Gumen - 12 Gladstone Comics Covers and 16 Other Pages Original Art (Gladstone, 1987-90). This incredible selection contains five fabulous Daan Jippes covers, including Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #516; Uncle Scrooge #220 and 222; Mickey Mouse #222; and Donald Duck #253. It also includes six Murad Gumen covers, including Mickey Mouse #249, 251, 252, and 253; Gladstone Comic Album Special #3 (Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Bar-None Ranch) and a beautiful unidentified cover by Gumen featuring Mickey and Goofy at a gas station. Also includes are the covers for Gladstone Comic Album #17; Walt Disney's Mickey and Donald #15 and 17; and an unidentified cover featuring Donald and his nephews with a snowman. In addition, this incredible group features the first two pages of "Pawns of the Loup Garou," by Daan Jippes (12" x 17" image area), two 9" x 12" blue pencil cover sketches on vellum for DuckTales, four graphite and red pencil DuckTales animation drawings featuring Uncle Scrooge, including a layout drawing, and a group of miscellaneous production material (including photocopies of the pencils to Uncle Scrooge #223, and reduced line art for Mickey's Circus, and Mother Goose Goes Hollywood). The covers average 10" x 15" (some measure 14" x 18"), and aside from some staining on several of the Jippes covers, are in Very Good condition. Sold for: $23,900.00.
41429 Jeff Jones - Unpublished Book Cover Preliminary Original Art (undated). Add a touch of the Jeffrey Jones mystique to your art portfolio with this sword and sandal sensation. This mixed-media thriller from a modern master of fantasy art has an image area of 9" x 11.5" and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $567.63.
41430 Jeff Jones Cover Preliminary Painting Original Art (circa 1970). Jeff Jones created this evocative preliminary for an unidentified project. The Bronze Age beauty has an image area of 6" x 9", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $507.88.
41431 Chuck Jones Shotgun Wedding Painting Original Art (undated). "To err is human," and Chuck Jones' watercolor painting may have been done to lampoon the "shotgun wedding" of one of his friends or associates in the animation field. This piece has an image area of 20" x 15.5", and the piece has been framed, with Plexiglas, to an overall size of 29" x 24.5". The art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41432 Michael Kaluta Aquaman #69 Cover Original Art (DC, 2000). The art has an image area of 10" x 15" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $896.25.
41433 Bob Kane - Large Vintage Batman Specialty Illustration Original Art (dated 1941). Frankly, this may be the best piece by Bob Kane we've ever seen. The Gotham Guardian prowls the rooftops in this moody masterpiece, dated by Kane 1941, just two years after the Batman's debut. Kane was known to retroactively add vintage dates to artwork on occasion, but based on the drawing style and on the appearance of the board, we believe this was drawn much earlier than the 1970s specialty artwork pieces we've seen. This gigantic ink on illustration board drawing has an overall size of 30" x 40". Aside from overall aging, and edge and corner wear, the art is in Very Good condition. The art was signed and dated at the lower right. Sold for: $47,800.00.
41434 Bob Kane and Charles Paris Batman Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-7-45 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1945). Precious little Golden Age Batman art has surfaced in the marketplace, and so this piece is certain to be a highly sought-after piece for the die-hard Gotham Guardian collectors. This episode, titled "Thanks For the Memory," is a terrific example of Batman strip art, as rendered by the Caped Crusader's creator Bob Kane, and ace inker Charles Paris. This episode was drawn on Craftint paper, and it has an image area of approximately 21.5" x 6.25". The edges of the paper were trimmed closely to its panel borders and there is a vertical fold in panel three; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,912.00.
41435 Gil Kane Jungle Action #2 Tharn Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1972). Tharn the Magnificent jumps into action in this wet and wild croc-fighting scene from "The River of No Return." Gil Kane's mastery of dynamic figure drawing, of both human and animal, is showcased in this Bronze Age rip-snorter. This piece has an image area of 9.75" x 15". Two words for the caption title are missing from the lower part of the cover, and there is some glue staining; otherwise, this piece is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41436 Ken Kelly Cormac Mac Art: The Robert E. Howard Library #1 Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (Baen, 1994). Done as a cover for the collection of Robert E Howard's Cormac Mac Art stories, this painting also has an alternate title of Landfall. It is was done in oils by a true fantasy master, Ken Kelly. Landfall was also published in the Ken Kelly art book, Escape, on page 16. Frank Frazetta painted the cover of an earlier book devoted to this character, and who better to paint his own rendition of this classic Robert E Howard hero, generations later, than Ken Kelly? Robert E. Howard's Cormac Mac Art is a descendent of other warriors from the time-forgotten lands of Atlantis and Cimmeria, and he is molded in the tradition of Conan. Lusty and violent, Cormac is a renegade and a pirate whose character is forged from the same cold steel as his relentless sword. This Ken Kelly masterwork has an overall size of 30" x 48", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41437 Ken Kelly The Gods In Darkness Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (Nightshade Books, 2002). Karl Edward Wagner's character, Kane, is shown in all his axe-wielding glory for the cover scene of the novel, The Gods in Darkness. This savage scene was created for the cover of the collection of Kane novels. The original Kane novel covers were painted by Frank Frazetta in the sixties, and who better to take the helm than Ken Kelly? This piece was also the cover of the rock band Fathom for their album called Celtic Rocks, where the axe Kane is wielding was replaced with a banjo. The band also made many items featuring this painting on shirts, bags, and even drink coasters. This painting was also featured in the Ken Kelly art book Escape on page 9. This sinewy show-stopper has an image area of 28" x 39.5", and the piece has been framed to an overall size of 36" x 48". The art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41438 Walt Kelly Pogo Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-27-70 (Publisher's-Hall Syndicate, 1970). The denizens of Okeefenokee Swamp provide an entertaining, yet thought-provoking Sunday episode about the nature of higher education and football. This gem will make an excellent addition to any Pogo fan's collection. Don't miss your chance to win a terrific piece of original art by one of America's foremost satirists. This Sunday has an image area measuring approximately 23.5" x 16", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41439 Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Avengers #1 page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Face front, Marvelites -- it's Thor vs. Loki, one on one, in this drama-drenched page from the historic first issue of the Avengers. Does it get any better than this? Not for a true-blue Avengers or Thor fan! The image area of this Silver Age spectacular is 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Jack Kirby signed the page at the lower right. Sold for: $38,837.50.
41440 Jack Kirby and Syd Shores Captain America #100 page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1968). This slugfest from the landmark first issue of Captain America's Silver Age title has it all -- all-out battle action between the Star-Spangled Avenger and a killer robot, and appearances by the Black Panther, Sharon Carter, and Zemo. Face it Marvelite -- this is nothing less than a "King" Kirby masterwork! This piece has an image area of 10" x 15". The page was trimmed closely to its panel borders, there are some small stains, and three very small, closed tears around the edges; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $5,975.00.
41441 Jack Kirby and Dan Green Captain America #213 page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1977). The dramatic storytelling of Jack Kirby makes this intense conversation about the Night Flyer between Veda and Kligger absolutely riveting. This piece has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $657.25.
41442 Jack Kirby and George Roussos (as George Bell) Fantastic Four #21 Hate-Monger page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). From the first appearance of the masked master of hate, the Hate-Monger, comes this fantastic page spotlighting the Hate-Monger's awesome piece of "Kirbytech" -- an underground rocket. It's a Fantastic Four classic. The image area of this early Marvel masterwork is 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41443 Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Fantastic Four #28 page 8 Co-Starring the X-Men Original Art (Marvel, 1964). One of the earliest X-Men crossovers was this issue released between #5 and #6 of the mutants' own title! It's clobberin' time, as the Thing and the Invisible Girl square off against Marvel Girl, Angel, and Iceman, in these sensational scenes from the Marvel milestone, "We Have to Fight the X-Men." This masterpiece of Silver Age art has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Stan Lee inscribed and signed the page in its lower border. Sold for: $16,730.00.
41444 Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Fantastic Four #37, page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). This fast-moving page from "Behold, a Distant Star" hails from the heart of a prime period of Jack Kirby's career at Marvel. With scintillating scenes of the whole FF team in action, and an appearance by the sinister Skrulls, this show-stopper is sure to make a treasured addition to any Kirby enthusiast's collection. This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. A large production stat and two film negatives of the page are included in this lot. Sold for: $16,730.00.
41445 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #90, page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). The supremely powerful Thing toys with a defeated and dejected Mole Man in these beautifully inked pages. Joe Sinnott's mastery at "spotting blacks" has never looked sharper than in these boldly drawn panels. This Bronze Age blockbuster has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $11,950.00.
41446 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #90, page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). All the action, excitement, and drama the comic book page can offer -- Joe Sinnott's inks have never looked finer than on this fabulous page from "the World's Greatest Comic Mag." This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41447 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #90, page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). The Fantastic Four's oldest nemesis, the Mole Man, moves like greased lightning in this explosive escape scene from "The Skrull Takes a Slave." This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41448 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #90, page 8 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). The offbeat wit and irony of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby set their yarns apart from those of their Distinguished Competition. As Mr. Fantastic comments, "It's a strange paradoxical world we live in -- a man can be arrested for illegal parking -- but there's actually no law against trying to conquer the planet." As for the Thing, as far as he's concerned, it's still clobberin' time. This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $11,352.50.
41449 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #90, page 20 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). Ever since issue #2, the outer space alien Skrulls have been a menace to the Fantastic Four, and now one has returned to Earth to make the Thing into his slave. No cartoonist has ever topped the spectacular science fiction and fantasy concepts of Jack "King" Kirby. This thriller has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41450 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #94, page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1970). Ben Grimm, the Thing, shows his sentimental side in these heartwarming family scenes of the Fantastic Four. As always, Joe Sinnott's razor sharp inks are superb. This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41451 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #94, page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1970). Here is drama, action, a sense of wonder, and artistry that words can scarcely describe, yet greatness all Marveldom knows well -- it's a grand Jack Kirby/Joe Sinnott masterwork from "The Return of the Frightful Four." This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and aside from a few small stains, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $4,481.25.
41452 Jack Kirby and John Romita Sr. Ghost Rider #23 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977). This awesome cover image spotlights Ghost Rider in a deadly confrontation with a grotesque waterfall creature conjured up by the maniacal Water Wizard. This suspenseful scene was not only rendered by the titanic twosome of Jack Kirby and John Romita, Sr., but this cover can also boast of being one of only three Ghost Rider covers illustrated by the "King." Important note as well, is that this cover, along with 2001: A Space Odyssey, are among the very last Marvel covers drawn by Kirby before his eventual retirement from the "big two" comic book companies. This cataclysmic cover has an image area of 10" x 15", and was signed twice by Jack Kirby, and once by John Romita, Sr. and Stan Lee. The art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. Sold for: $14,340.00.
41453 Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Journey Into Mystery #113, Thor page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). The incomparable superhero costume designs and cosmic vistas of Jack Kirby are among the "King's" hallmarks in this superb page from the story, "A World Gone Mad." This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $5,377.50.
41454 Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Mister Miracle #17 page 15 Original Art (DC, 1974). Scott Free, Barda and Shilo face three killers known as "The Tricky Trio," and a deadly innkeeper, in this page from "Murder Lodge." This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41455 Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Mister Miracle #17 Page 20 Original Art (DC, 1974). Goshamighty! It's a festival of felons in this final page from the tale, "Murder Lodge." The art has an image area of 10" x 15", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41456 Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Mister Miracle #17 Page 17 Original Art (DC, 1974). Mobster Merkin has Scott Free in his sights... or does he? This page from "Murder Lodge" has an image area of 10" x 15". In Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41457 Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Thor #130 page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). Jack Kirby's epic work on Thor must count among the most spectacular sword and sorcery sagas ever created for comics. The Warriors Three -- grim Hogun, dashing Fandral, and voluminous Volstagg -- star in these action-paced scenes from "The Fateful Change." This superb piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41458 Jack Kirby and Bill Everett Thor #171 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). Two legends of the comic book field, Jack Kirby and Bill Everett, teamed to create this Silver Age sensation -- the splash page to "The Wrath of the Wrecker." Bill Everett inked precious few pages of Thor, and each is a joy to behold. Many fans wish he had done more. This piece has an image area of 10" x 15". The entire panel was cut out and mounted to a larger piece of support paper, and the truck at the lower center is a pasted-on art correction; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $8,365.00.
41459 Jack Kirby and Don Heck Tales To Astonish #44, Ant Man page 13
Original Art (Marvel, 1963).
Socialite Janet Van Dyne becomes the Wasp in this classic Jack Kirby origin page, which shows her becoming smaller and using her wings for the first time. This page measures an overall 13.5" x 21", with an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $4,541.00.
41460 Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #1 page 10 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Professor X lays out his background and his "mission statement" for the X-Men, while Marvel Girl demonstrates her remarkable telekinetic powers on an overly-fresh Hank McCoy -- these scenes laid the foundation for what was destined to become a mighty Marvel franchise. This historic page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $20,315.00.
41461 Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #1 Magneto's Very First Appearance, page 11 Original Art (Marvel, 1963).
The fourth panel here was Magneto's very first appearance! A new kind of war is brewing -- a life and death struggle between the super-powered evil mutants and the unsuspecting human race. Jack Kirby's storytelling was seldom more powerful or effective as in these symbolic "good vs. evil" scenes contrasting the benevolent Professor X with the malevolent Magneto. This spectacular Silver Age classic has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and aside from a tear in the upper left border (outside the image area), the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $53,775.00.
41462 Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #1 page 20 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Iceman takes some of the heat off of the Angel's in these supersonic chase scenes from the X-Men's landmark origin story. Jack Kirby was among the top talents in the history of comic books, and with the adrenaline-pumping action staged in these panels, it's easy to grasp why Marvel fans soon touted him as "King" Kirby. This Silver Age thriller has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $31,070.00.
41463 Walter Lantz Woody Woodpecker Comic Strip Original Art (1940s). Woody gets a real bang out of life in this early daily, drawn by legendary animator Walter Lantz himself, which seems to be one of a group of samples done to sell a syndicate on distributing the strip -- a decidedly interesting piece of comic and animation history. The Woody Woodpecker strip came to fruition and ran for several years in the mid-1950s. This piece has an image area of 19" x 5" and except for a couple of small stains in the second and fourth panels, the art is in Very Good condition. This episode was signed Walter Lantz in the last panel. Sold for: $2,151.00.
41464 Little Lulu and Tubby Jigsaw Puzzle #4609 Illustration Original Art (Whitman, 1973). Leave it to Tubby to gleefully undo all of Lulu's hard work -- as he might say, "the Spider spins again!" This piece has an image area of 15" x 19", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Random House Collection. Sold for: $239.00.
41465 Esteban Maroto - Red Sonja Painting Original Art (undated). One of Spain's top fantasy artists created this spectacular Red Sonja scene. This impressive painted piece has an image area of 16.5 x 26.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the personal collection of Esteban Maroto. Not Sold.
41466 Esteban Maroto Dax, the Warrior Splash Page with a Vampirella Portrait Original Art (Warren, 1971). Warren Publishing's "Dax, the Warrior" series showcased the art and writing of Esteban Maroto. This fan-favorite series ran twelve parts between issues #39-52 of Eerie magazine. The Dax series was actually a reprinting of Maroto's creation Manly, which had originally appeared in Spain. During his epic travels, Dax battled sorcerers, witches, beasts, and even Death itself. Vampirella cameos as the horror hostess of this incredible splash page, and this piece has an image area of 14" x 20". The art is in Excellent condition. Also included in this lot is a Dax logo, drawn with markers. From the personal collection of Esteban Maroto. Sold for: $1,912.00.
41467 Esteban Maroto - Succubus/Vampira Painting Original Art (circa 1975). This blood-chilling horror scene was painted on canvas paper by Esteban Maroto, a master fantasy artist celebrated for his wonderful masterpieces for Warren Publications and elsewhere. Maroto is highly esteemed for the uniqueness he brought to the horror genre. Painted in rich hues of violets and oranges in vivid, spine-tingling oil color. Gorgeous color combinations and variegated textures lend a hard-hitting impact to the work. This piece has an image area of 13.5" x 17.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Maroto at the lower left. Not Sold.
41468 Esteban Maroto Lady Rawhide #4 Cover Original Art (Topps, 1997). Invitation: One for dinner... coat and tie optional. A beautiful vampire rescues Lady Rawhide from the clutches of a crew of evil pirates, in this issue of Lady Rawhide. Noted fantasy and superheroine artist, Esteban Maroto, sinks his teeth into this cover illustration which he rendered in mixed media on heavy illustration board. The image area measures 12" x 18" and the art is in Excellent condition. From the personal collection of Esteban Maroto. Sold for: $1,015.75.
41469 Sheldon Mayer Sugar and Spike #82 Cover Original Art (DC, 1969). As all DC fans know, Sheldon Mayer was one of the most talented editor/writer/artists in the history of comics. He got in at the start of comic books and continued from there for decades to turn out some of the most fun-filled work ever created. The adventures of the toddling twosome were often based around the real-life antics of Mayer's children, Merrily and Lanney. This piece has an image area of 10" x 15", and aside from some light glue staining, this cover is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41470 Winsor McCay (as Silas) Dream of the Rarebit Fiend Sunday Comic Strip Original Art (New York Herald, circa 1905). Miss Agnes, the elderly grade school teacher, has a wicked nightmare, caused by her rarebit sandwich snack. Just so you know, a typical rarebit is made by melting grated cheese with beer and mustard, which is then poured on toast and broiled -- yummy. This scarce piece of art is over one hundred years old, and it remains a timeless masterpiece of drawing and humor. The image area of this episode measures approximately 13.5" x 18". The masthead logo is an original stat and the art is in Very Good condition, with only some light aging and edge and corner wear. Sold for: $4,780.00.
41471 Winsor McCay - Uncle Sam Editorial Cartoon Illustration Original Art (undated). Uncle Sam oversees and cheers Congress making use of idle funds in this early editorial cartoon showing a money bin even Uncle Scrooge would be proud to own. Truly one of the fathers of both the American comic strip and animated cartoons, Winsor McCay was renowned for his landmark works, Little Nemo In Slumberland and Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend. In addition, McCay was a prolific editorial cartoonist of his day, possessing a fine eye and dry wit for the events of the time. This original has an image area of 16.5" x 11.5", and is in Excellent condition. The piece was signed by Winsor McCay at the bottom right. Sold for: $3,346.00.
41472 Winsor McCay - Fantasy Illustration Original Art (undated). Universally acclaimed as one of the greatest draftsmen ever to work in comics or animation, Winsor McCay also must be counted as a top-notch surrealist. This startling illustration has a caption that reads, "They're a mean lot of liars, he cried." this piece has an image area of 15" x 9", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,346.00.
41473 Todd McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man #321, page 27 Original Art (Marvel, 1989). Spider-Man and Paladin give a big, hulking villain the old one-two punch, simultaneously, on this far-out page, by one of the most popular comic artists of the modern age. This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $2,270.50.
41474 George McManus Bringing Up Father Daily Comic Strip Original Art (Star Company circa 1916). This early episode hails from about three years after the Bringing Up Father daily's debut. This strip has an image area of 18" x 6" and aside from some edge wear (outside the image area), the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $507.88.
41475 Mort Meskin Tales of the Unexpected #10 Cover Original Art (DC, 1956). Talk about buyer's remorse -- the poor sap who purchased this weird-looking lamp got an ancient curse in the bargain! As always, the title tells the whole story: "I Was a Slave to the Wizard's Lamp!" DC stalwart Mort Meskin crafted this creepy cover with dramatic blacks and heaps of detail -- our favorite of which is that fez-wearing spook holding center stage. The image of the genie (and some of the background) were rendered on a separate sheet which was later archivally adhered onto Strathmore by art conservationist Roger Hill; the conjoined area is scarcely noticeable and does not detract at all from the ultra-coolness of the piece. The image area measures 12" x 18" and the art is in Fine condition, with only some minor fraying at the corners of the paper, outside of the image area. Covers from the early DC horror, mystery, and fantasy titles have seldom surfaced in the marketplace, and this is the earliest DC horror cover and most certainly the earliest Tales of the Unexpected cover known to exist! This exceptional example of comic book cover art will be showcased in the upcoming 2008 release of The DC Vault from Running Press Publishers. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. Sold for: $10,755.00.
41476 Otto Messmer Felix the Cat Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10/19/41 (King Features, 1941). Felix and his thirsty pal spot a stray keg of root beer -- oh boy! Classic Otto Messmer art, with a funny gag to boot, making this Sunday a rare treat. And we do mean rare; while Heritage has been fortunate to have offered a number of Messmer comic book pages, very few newspaper strips have come our way, with this example being our very first Sunday to be offered at auction. The image area measures approximately 20.25" x 17", with the art divided into two segments that have been joined in the middle. Other than a minor stain or two, it remains in Very Good condition. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41477 Frank Miller Barney Baxter in the Air Sunday Comic Strip Original art, dated 1-25-42 (King Features Syndicate, 1942). Barney Baxter and Gus save Charlie Red Dirt in this beautifully drawn World War II-era episode. This Sunday has an image area of 18" x 23.5". The strip was cut between panel tiers two and three, the title logo is missing, and there is some edge and corner wear; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $896.25.
41478 Norman Mingo Mad #156 Fiddler on the Roof Cover Painting Original Art (EC, 1973). Oy Vey! You'll plotz from laughter, looking at this classic Mad cover by Norman Mingo, depicting Alfred E. Neuman parodying the film classic, Fiddler on the Roof. Mingo was a mainstay of Mad from 1956, and for nearly 20 years painted scores of classic covers for the magazine. When he died in 1980, the New York Times headlined Mingo's obituary with "Illustrator Behind Alfred E. Neuman's Face." This large, impressive oil on board illustration measures an overall 19" x 26", and has an image area of approximately 17" x 19". The art has been cleaned and laid on a new board, and is otherwise in Excellent condition. Sold for: $8,962.50.
41479 Bob Montana Archie Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-24-47 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1947). Archie shows good sense in this winter wonderland episode. The art has an image area of 19" x 5.5", and aside from glue staining along the bottom edge, is in Very Good condition. Not Sold.
41480 Bob Montana Archie Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-12-49 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1949). Archie's timing couldn't be worse or funnier than in this slapstick spectacle. This episode has an image area of 19" x 5.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41481 Bob Montana Archie Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-7-49 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1949). Mr. Flutesnoot should know better than to test any Jughead invention. This daily has an image area of 19" x 5.75", and the piece is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41482 Bob Montana Archie Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-3-49 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1949). Jughead never misses a chance to make a buck. This episode has an image area of 19" x 5.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41483 Bob Montana Archie Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-14-48 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1948). Once again, one of Archie's "harmless" pranks backfires on his poor old pop. This Sunday has an image area of 21" x 14.75", and aside from missing its title logo panel, the art is in Very Good condition. Not Sold.
41484 Bob Montana Archie Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-19-50 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1950). Archie and Jughead pioneer hang gliding in this hilarious episode. This Sunday has an image area of 20.5" x 14.5", and aside from a missing title logo stat and a few stains, the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41485 Bob Montana Archie Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-9-50 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1950). Leave it to Betty and Jughead to shake things up for Archie and his pop at Easter. This uproarious Sunday has an image area of 20.5" x 14.5", and aside from a glue-stained title logo stat and a small line cut into the next-to-last panel, the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41486 Bob Montana Archie Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-16-50 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1950). Fred Andrews can't even enjoy a nice quiet picnic, thanks to Archie. This episode has an image area of 20.5" x 14.5", and aside from missing its title logo stat, the art is in Very Good condition. Not Sold.
41487 Bob Montana Archie Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-3-50 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1950). By 1950 Bob Montana had refined and perfected his Archie cartooning style, and this is a superb example. This Sunday has an image area of 20.5" x 14.5", and aside from a glue-stained title logo stat, the art is in Very Good condition. Not Sold.
41488 Willard Mullin - New York Yankees Cartoon Illustration Original Art (Sporting News, 1960). Here's an incredible baseball illustration by the "dean of sports cartoonists," depicting thirty-six New York Yankees with Willard Mullin himself at the drawing board. No Yanks are named, but the illustration has wonderful imagery, as manager Ralph Houk picks out his team. This piece has an image area of 14" x 17.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41489 Don Newton Daredevil, The Man Without Fear Painting Original Art (circa late 1970s). This attractive and dramatically detailed painting of Daredevil was rendered by the late, great Don Newton. The talented fan-favorite artist passed away suddenly and tragically in 1984, and there has yet to be an abundance of his original art to surface in the marketplace. Don't miss this splendid chance a great piece -- it's sure to be a treasured showpiece for fans of both Don Newton and Daredevil. As an added "art bonus," the back of this piece has several figure studies drawn in marker. This painting has an overall size of 9" x 12", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41490 Howard Nostrand Targitt #1 Complete 20-page Story "Boston Tea Party" Original Art (Atlas/Seaboard, 1975). John Targitt, special agent for the FBI, goes to Boston and becomes the target for every hired assassin in the business. It's non-stop gunplay as Targitt sidesteps bullets galore to save his hide -- with dynamite art by an underrated creator better known for his work on pre-Code horror titles. Drawn in ink on illustration board, each thrilling page has an image area of 10" x 15". Except for some very light water staining on most of the top margins, and half-inch tape stains on the right and left sides of the pages, the art averages Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,135.25.
41491 Howard Nostrand Targitt #3 11 Pages of 16-Page Story Original Art (Atlas/Seaboard, 1975). This lot features all but five pages of a 16-page story, including the splash page and some all-out action scenes from the third and final issue of this title, wherein special agent for the FBI, John Targitt, now wears a costume and mask, and is known as Man-Stalker. Drawn in ink on illustration board, each page has an image area of 10" x 15", and except for some very light water staining on the top margins of most pages, and inch-long tape stains on the top and bottom margins, the pages average Very Good condition. Sold for: $717.00.
41492 Richard F. Outcault Buster Brown Hand Colored Sunday Comic Strip, dated 3-14 (Newspaper Feature Service, year unknown). Buster Brown first appeared in The New York Herald on May 4, 1902. Buster's companion in mischief was his bulldog, Tige, and the pup is said to be the first talking pet in American comics. This uproarious Sunday was partially hand colored by Richard Outcault to indicate the colors of the various elements to the engraver. This piece has an image area of 19" x 20". Aside from some edge and corner wear, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $10,157.50.
41493 Richard F. Outcault Buster Brown and Tige Specialty Illustration Original Art, dated 6-15-10 (1910). This exceptional vintage Buster Brown and Tige specialty ink drawing with a sepia-tone photo of Richard Outcault attached is accompanied by a hand written, signed letter from the artist to the person who received the art. The piece is enhanced further by the hand written resolution about Buster being a good boy. Both items are matted together. One of the earliest comic strips, Buster Brown was short-lived in the newspapers, but lives on as a cottage industry in itself, over 100 years later, with the chain of shoe stores still in existence today. The overall, matted size of this piece is 21.5" x 17", while the drawing has an image area of 10.5" x 12.5", and the letter measures 6" x 8". Both pieces are in Excellent condition. Sold for: $4,182.50.
41494 Mike Parobeck and Jeff Albrecht Justice Society of America #8 Cover Original Art (DC, 1993). This action-packed cover for this short-lived, but very well-loved series features Hourman, Johnny Quick, and Johnny's daughter, Jesse Quick, fighting against the Ku Klux Klan in the tale entitled "The Disciples of Hate (aka "Whispering Death)." While Mike Parobeck was just shy of turning 31 when he died from complications stemming from Diabetes, his legacy in the comics field has left an indelible impact, thanks to series such as Justice Society of America and The Batman Adventures. This cover has an image area of 10" x 15" and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. Not Sold.
41495 George Perez and Dick Giordano The New Teen Titans Drug Awareness Special #1 Cover, Page 23, and More Original Art (DC, 1983). This landmark comic was a revolutionary promotion between DC and the Keebler Company where all the proceeds were donated to Youth Rescue Fund and the National Federation of Parents for Drug-Free Youth. The New Teen Titans and the Protector help a group of kids overcome their drug problem while Speedy educates them by recollecting his early addiction to drugs. The introduction of this story included a letter from First Lady Nancy Reagan about the battle against drugs. This superb example of comic book cover art will be featured in the upcoming 2008 release of The DC Vault from Running Press Publishers. Included with this cover art is the original art to the media press kit, original art corrections (for two of the kids' heads on the press kit page) which were drawn on a 5" x 5.5" vellum overlay, and the original art to page 23 of the comic (all of which are illustrated by George Perez). Each page has an approximate image area of 10" x 15", and the pieces are in Excellent condition. A copy of The New Teen Titans Drug Awareness Special #1 comic book is also included in this lot. Not Sold.
41496 George Perez and Al Vey Avengers #15 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1999). The Avengers are caught in the middle of a battle royal between Pagan, Triathlon, and Lord Templar, in this blockbusting cover illustration penciled by George Perez and inked by Al Vey. The art has an image area of 10" x 15", and is in Excellent condition. The logo and title type is recent photocopy replacement art. Sold for: $1,792.50.
41497 Mike Ploog Monster of Frankenstein #6 Penciled Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1973). Frankenstein's monster lumbers through the forest when he comes upon a rider, who panics at his very presence -- a wonderfully moody page by Mike Ploog, who is definitely an underrated creator, and one whose time in comics was way too short. Drawn in pencil on bristol board, this sensational page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41498 Bob Powell and John Giunta Tales to Astonish #69 Giant Man page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). Riding a giant flying ant, Giant Man approaches The Human Top's imitation village by air, then reduces the insect to normal size and assumes the size and power of Giant Man, thus breaking his fall, landing on his feet -- a great page showing both sides of Hank Pym's alter ego. This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the page is in Very Good condition. Not Sold.
41499 Mac Raboy Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-18-62 (King Features Syndicate, 1962). This action-packed Sunday spotlights Mac Raboy's astounding artistry with a brush at its peak. This episode has an image area of 19" x 13", and aside from a glue-stained title logo, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $836.50.
41500 Mac Raboy Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-17-67 (King Features Syndicate, 1967). The minute detail and ultra-fine "feathering" Mac Raboy accomplished in this episode is dazzling. The image area of this Sunday is 21" x 14", and aside from a glue-stained title logo stat, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $717.00.
41501 Alex Raymond Tim Tyler's Luck Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 8-10 (King Features Syndicate, circa 1932-33). The great Alex Raymond ghosted Tim Tyler's Luck in 1932-33, and here is a rousing episode titled "Bullets and Bayonets" that showcases his talent to great effect. This episode has an image area of 25" x 5.5", and aside from glue stains around the edges and on the back of the paper, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $2,031.50.
41502 Alex Raymond Secret Agent X-9 Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 2-23-35 (King Features, 1935). This episode has everything any Alex Raymond aficionado would want. A plane drops a chain onto power lines, causing the black-out of an entire town, gangsters invade the local jail and shoot down the old jailer to free their leader, and return to their abandoned mine hideout before X-9 finds the girl that they abducted. This is a stellar example of this legendary cartoonist at his best. This daily has an image area of 25" x 5.5", and except for a vertical crease between the first and second panels, which goes half-an-inch into the second panel, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41503 Alex Raymond Jungle Jim Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 2-25-40 (King Features Syndicate, 1940). Alex Raymond inked this Sunday with a crisp, fine line, and he displays total control of figure drawing with his magnificent brushwork. This episode has an image area of 19" x 9." There is some overall paper aging; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $3,107.00.
41504 Alex Raymond Rip Kirby Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 2-20-53 (King Features, 1953). The lovely Honey Dorian is featured throughout this exquisitely drawn episode, wherein she discovers that that supposed invalid, Mrs. McCreedy, is walking around. What has she let herself in for, Honey wonders? This is a prime example drawn by one of the masters of the comic strip, Alex Raymond. This daily has an approximate image area of 20" x 5.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41505 Romance Pulp Magazine Cover Original Art (1939). This beautifully rendered mixed-media painting with its lush, bright, and brilliant colors captures the steamy allure of romance in the tropics. Here is a chance to own an original pulp cover painting from the Golden Age of pulp magazines. This piece has an image area of 15" x 20.5", and aside from a sealed tear at the lower right, the art is in Very Good condition. Not Sold.
41506 John Romita Sr. Captain America #141 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). Cap is knee deep in danger aboard S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Heli-Carrier, and his friends the Falcon, Nick Fury, and Sharon Carter are quite literally petrified thanks to the Grey Gargoyle! Unlike most covers of the era, the published version of this had no descriptive text... John Romita's art spoke for itself! The art has an image area of 10" x 15" and includes the original logo and masthead paste-up art. Some paper tanning; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $7,170.00.
41507 John Romita Sr. Marvel Spotlight #17 the Son of Satan Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1974). If Daimon Hellstrom perishes... so falls Earth! The Son of Satan throws down with Spyros in this hellacious cover illustration by John Romita Sr. This classic Bronze Age cover art features only the sixth appearance of Daimon Hellstrom, the Son of Satan, as he lunges into battle against the vicious Spyros. The art has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. This piece was signed by John Romita Sr. and Stan Lee at the bottom. A copy of the comic book is included with this lot. Not Sold.
41508 Alex Ross Kingdom Come Wraparound T-Shirt Painted Diptych Original Art (DC, 1996). This image is considered by many Alex Ross aficionados to be the ultimate Kingdom Come group portrait -- and it is definitely the largest interpretation yet of this storied group of heroes and antiheroes. Although this lineup was done for a single project, it really consists of two separate pieces of incredible, painted artwork.

The first section of the project showcases Superman, Wonder Woman, the Batman, Red Robin, the Green Lantern, Jade, the Flash, Flash IV, Oliver Queen (a.k.a. Green Arrow), and Deadman.

The second section of the project spotlights Captain Marvel, the Spectre, Hawkman, Wildcat III, Nightstar, Blue Beetle II, the Flash, the Ray II, Power Woman, Black Canary III, Fate V, and Norman McCay.

Not only are these the largest paintings ever to capture the main characters of Kingdom Come, they are also among the finest paintings that Alex Ross has painted, featuring all the significant heroes for a detailed, unified, close-up group portrait. All in all, there are 22 superheroes portrayed, and each character portrait measures between 8" to 14.5" in height. Each of these two paintings has an image area of 21.5" x 25.5", and each has been matted and framed, using Plexiglas fronts, to an overall size of 30" x 33.5". The art is in Excellent condition, and Alex Ross signed both pieces in their lower left corners. Not Sold.
41509 Jose Luis Salinas Cisco Kid Daily Comic Strip Original Art, Seven-Day Continuity (King Features Syndicate, 1959). The superb artistry of Jose Luis Salinas is spotlighted in this magnificent, action-packed seven-day continuity which ran on 1-17, 1-19, 1-20, 1-21, 1-22, 1-23, and 1-24-59. The image area of each episode measures 20" x 5.75", and aside from some yellowed Zipatone, and folds between the panels of each strip, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $3,585.00.
41510 Sanjulian (Manuel Perez Clemente) El Pozo (The Well) Painting Original Art (1992). Striking colors and stark imagery are the hallmarks of this illustration for El Pozo (The Well). Perhaps best known in America for his classic cover paintings for the Warren magazines, especially Vampirella, Sanjulian is a master of the paint brush. Painted in oil on canvas paper, this original has an image area of 12" x 16.5". Aside from a six-inch "bend" on the right side of the canvas paper (which runs just over the girl's head), the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41511 Sanjulian (Manuel Perez Clemente) Vampirella Painting Original Art (undated). Vampirella strikes an irresistible come-hither pose in this his smoldering full-length portrait of Drakulon's favorite daughter. It's a superb portrait, painted by one of Vampi's best known artists, Sanjulian. This exquisite oil on canvas board "monster-piece" measures an overall 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the personal collection of Sanjulian. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41512 Sanjulian (Manuel Perez Clemente) Western Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (undated). Sanjulian has been described by his peers as "an artist's artist," because of his masterful compositions and striking use of hue and value to create mood. This Sanjulian scene was created for an unidentified Western book cover, and has an overall size measuring 9" x 12". Painted with oil on a sheet of gessoed paper, its condition is Excellent. From the personal collection of Sanjulian. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41513 Sanjulian (Manuel Perez Clemente) Wizard of Oz Painting Original Art (undated). Let's go "Over the Rainbow" with Judy Garland in her greatest role! Ever since it floored movie audiences in 1939, The Wizard of Oz has laid a nearly undisputed claim to the title of "the greatest musical fantasy ever filmed." This extremely important work is the largest painting that Sanjulian has done, by far. In this gorgeous oil painting, fantasy art master Sanjulian paints his tribute to the unforgettable scene where Dorothy Gale, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion stray from the Yellow Brick Road to romp towards the majestic Emerald City of Oz in unbridled joy. This oil on unstretched canvas masterwork has an approximate overall size of 54" x 64", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sanjulian signed the piece at the lower right. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41514 Kurt Schaffenberger Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #48 Cover Original Art (DC, 1964). Here's a real scarcity -- a "twice-up" DC cover from 1963. To put things in perspective, this is only the third DC cover from that year that we've offered! Lois Lane gets more than she bargained for when she travels to the fabled past to re-live the life of Cinderella -- and Superman seems to be enjoying her struggle -- perhaps a little too much. Kurt Schaffenberger's wacky cover scene is a prime example of the offbeat "cover hooks" that editor Mort Weisinger invented to boost the sales of all of his Superman titles. This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and aside from a missing word balloon at the upper left, a missing issue number stat, and some overall paper aging, the art is in Very Good condition. Kurt Schaffenberger inscribed and signed the piece at the upper left. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. Sold for: $26,290.00.
41515 Mark Schultz Xenozoic Tales #8 Cover Original Art (Kitchen Sink, 1988). Reminiscent of the classic adventure strips, Mark Schultz's Xenozoic Tales brought a strange mix of horror, wonder, and adventure to glorious and violent life. This beautifully detailed artwork has an image area of 11" x 17". The piece has been matted and framed, with Plexiglas, to an overall size of 17" x 23.5". The art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $6,572.50.
41516 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-25-63 (United Feature Syndicate, 1963). Even though Lucy has snubbed him royally in this episode, Snoopy need not be too upset about being ignored -- in the sixties his popularity in the USA soared to astounding heights, and the beloved beagle became nothing less than a national phenomenon. With Snoopy starring in every panel, this delightful daily is sure to be a show-stopper for any original art collection. The image area of this daily measures 27" x 5.5". This strip was folded between panels two and three, and the strip was mounted to a piece of mat board; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Charles Schulz inscribed and signed the daily in its first panel, "Best wishes-Charles M. Schulz." Sold for: $31,070.00.
41517 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-23-68 (United Feature Syndicate, 1968). Poor Charlie Brown -- the beleaguered pitcher is taking grief from all sides in this hilarious baseball episode, as Lucy adds insult to injury. This episode has an image area of 27" x 5.5". This daily has been professionally cleaned and restored to Very Good condition, and the art has been mounted to an archival backing board. Sold for: $19,120.00.
41518 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-9-69 (United Feature Syndicate, 1969). Charles Schulz's work often went far beyond the simple "gag-a-day" formula of most comic strip features. This poignant episode starring Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy Van Pelt is a fine case in point. The image area of this daily measures 27" x 5.5". This strip was folded between panels two and three; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $16,730.00.
41519 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-12-71 (United Features Syndicate, 1971). Snoopy and Woodstock take a moment to enjoy one of the simple pleasures of winter in this episode from the seventies. This lighthearted daily has an image area of 27" x 5.5". The art was folded between the second and third panels (a common practice); otherwise, it is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $20,315.00.
41520 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 8-19-71 (United Features Syndicate, 1971). Sometimes a clever prank is too tempting to resist, even for lovable Snoopy -- or should we say, "Joe Prank." This jolly daily has an image area of 27" x 5.5". The art was folded between the second and third panels (as is usually the case); otherwise, it is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $28,680.00.
41521 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-4-75 (United Feature Syndicate, 1975). The scope of Snoopy's talents never ceases to amaze -- just ask Charlie Brown. The image area of this hilarious daily measures 27" x 5.5". This strip was folded between panels two and three (as almost all dailies were); otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. This episode was inscribed and signed in its upper border, "For Mark with best wishes - Charles M. Schulz." Sold for: $23,900.00.
41522 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 6-2-78 (United Feature Syndicate, 1978). The little red-haired girl and a grand-slam home run -- these are the stuff Charlie Brown's hopes and dreams are made of. When Peppermint Patty tries to figure out which dream means the most to Charlie, the result is a wistful masterpiece. The image area of this daily measures 21" x 5". This strip was folded between panels two and three; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $21,510.00.
41523 Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-8-57 (United Features Syndicate, 1957). When lovable Linus tickled Snoopy silly, an irresistible Peanuts classic was born! The expressive drawing and comedic timing of Charles Schulz's cartooning was at an all-time high for this laugh riot. The image area of this magnificent masterpiece measures 22.5" x 15" and aside from some paper aging and a vertical fold through the center of the page, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $101,575.00.
41524 Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-8-68 (United Feature Syndicate, 1968). Snoopy may not always be a great watch dog, but when he has something to say, you had better listen! This particular Sunday is tailor-made for fans of Good Ol' Charlie Brown and his faithful beagle, Snoopy, who breaks tradition in this strip by actually vocalizing instead of using thought balloons. It's not too much of a stretch, though -- all Snoopy can say is "Arf!" The art has an image area of approximately 22.5" x 15.25"; there is some minor soiling, mainly along the outside edges, and the original logo stat has begun to turn a little brown, but overall, the art remains in Very Good condition. Asking for a better Snoopy-themed Sunday strip from this time frame would be barking up a wrong tree, so take Snoopy's advice and "Arf" -- er, we mean, "Bid!" Sold for: $71,700.00.
41525 Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-25-84 (United Features Syndicate, 1984). For Charlie Brown, this is a clear case of "you can't have your cake" or "eat it, too." Lucy's famed Psychiatric Help Booth has been a large part of the Peanuts strip since the sixties, and it has been cited in Charles Schulz's biography as one of his "12 devices" or key motifs. With appearances by Lucy, Charlie Brown, and Snoopy, this Sunday is sure to make a spectacular showpiece for any Peanuts fan. This episode has an image area of image area of 22" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $26,290.00.
41526 Collaborative Panel - Idea by Charles Schulz, Art by Jim Sasseville It's Only A Game Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 8-10-58 (United Features, 1958). In the late fifties, concurrent with Peanuts, Charles Schulz created his only other nationally syndicated newspaper comic, It's Only a Game, which focused on the fun and foibles of people involved in amateur sports and activities like golf, bowling, bridge, fishing, and more. The strip ran for a little over a year in just a handful of newspapers. The Sunday feature consisted of three separate panel cartoon gags. This original has an image area of 18" x 8.5". The first panel has been cleanly cut out and then reattached with tape on the back. The art is also folded between the second and third panels, and the board is lightly tanned with age; otherwise, the piece is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41527 Collaborative Panel - Idea by Charles Schulz, Art by Jim Sasseville It's Only A Game Sunday Comic Strip Original Art (United Features, 1958). It's Only a Game ran in the late fifties, at the same time as Peanuts. It focused on the fun and foibles of people involved in amateur sports, and the strip ran for a little over a year. The Sunday feature consisted of three separate panel cartoon gags. This example has an image area of 18" x 8.5". The art has been folded between the second and third panels, and the board is lightly tanned with age. There are also half-inch scrapes at the bottom of each panel where the day-dates were removed; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41528 Scooby Doo Fun House Puzzle Illustration Original Art (Whitman, 1973). The whole Scooby gang is here in this whimsical scene, most likely painted for a puzzle. This piece has an image area of 15" x 19", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Random House Collection. Sold for: $448.13.
41529 E. C. Segar Popeye Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-2-32 (King Features Syndicate, 1932). Mysterious doings are afoot and when Merlock and Popeye investigate, it seems there's a woman stowaway on board Popeye's ship. This suspenseful episode has an image area of 20.5" x 4.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $4,481.25.
41530 E. C. Segar Popeye Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-26-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). Popeye is ready to give up his kingdom for a lady, for there are no women in Spinachova! This outrageous premise is nothing less than classic E. C. Segar humor at play. This daily has an image area of 20.5" x 4.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,883.75.
41531 E. C. Segar Popeye Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-23 (King Features Syndicate, 1930s) .
Olive Oyl laughs heartily at Popeye's plans to build an Ark, in a typically offbeat episode of this beloved strip. This original has an image area of 20.5" x 5.5". There is minor surface soiling, some water spots in several panels, and a light crease in the last panel; otherwise, the art is in Good condition. This daily is signed in the top margin by Tom Sims, who wrote the strip after E. C. Segar's passing. Sold for: $3,883.75.
41532 Mike Sekowsky and Jack Abel Metal Men #34 Cover Original Art (DC, 1968). Mike Sekowsky was a master at designing dramatic "team book" scenes, and this dynamic composition must rank among his finest Silver Age covers. This sterling piece has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Also included in this lot are the cover's color guide and a copy of the comic book. Not Sold.
41533 John Severin Combat Casey #26 Cover Original Art (Atlas, 1956). Combat Casey, the infantry's red-bearded riot, plunges into the thick of the jungle war in this explosive fifties cover scene. This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 19", and it has been framed to an overall size of 18.5" x 25.5". The art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41534 Marie Severin and Herb Trimpe Strange Tales #159, Doctor Strange page 10 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). Mirthful Marie Severin ably handles the art chores on these scenes, wherein Doctor Strange battles a group of mystics and discovers they have freed his most hated enemy, Baron Mordo, who is now their leader. This is a great "2/3 splash" of Doctor Strange facing his foe. This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41535 Marie Severin, Herb Trimpe, and George Tuska Incredible Hulk #106 page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1968). Nothing shouts "Marvel Silver Age" quite as loud as a Hulk page drawn by Mirthful Marie Severin and Happy Herb Trimpe. When you add Gentleman George Tuska to the mix, this page is nothing less than a Bullpen blockbuster. This page from "Above the Earth, a Titan Rages" has an image area of 10" x 15", and aside from fading touches of white-out used for lettering corrections in panel four, the art is in Excellent condition. Marie Severin signed the page in its lower border. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41536 Noel Sickles Scorchy Smith Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-12-36 (NEA, 1936). Noel Sickles adds plenty of dramatic shadows to this episode titled "Reprisal at the Rancho." This daily has an image area of 24" x 5.25", and aside from some edge and corner wear, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41537 Dave Sim Cerebus the Aardvark #6, Complete 22-page Story "The Secret" Original Art (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1978). Dave Sim takes the first step toward the glory days of this series in this story, "The Secret," in which Cerebus is drugged and falls in love with a tavern wench named Jaka. Each page has an image area of 10" x 15" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $13,145.00.
41538 Dave Sim Cerebus the Aardvark Illustration Original Art (2006). Cerebus returns to his mercenary roots in this stupendous hand-painted illustration by Dave Sim. With ink and watercolor, Sim carves an indelible image of his famous creation, with a gleam of gold lust in his eyes. This piece has an image area of 15" x 8", and is in Excellent condition. Signed by Dave Sim at the bottom. Sold for: $418.25.
41539 Dave Sim Cerebus the Aardvark Illustration Original Art (2006). The Earth-Pig rides supreme in this expressive illustration by his creator, Dave Sim. Rendered in ink and watercolor, the art has an image area measuring 8" x 12.5". Signed by Dave Sim at the lower right. Sold for: $507.88.
41540 Dave Sim Cerebus the Aardvark #21 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (2006). Captain Cockroach and Bunky sell war bonds on this hilarious cover re-creation by Dave Sim. Rendered in ink and watercolor, Sim also re-creates the original logo and masthead copy. The image area measures 9.25" x 13". Signed by Dave Sim at the lower right. Sold for: $717.00.
41541 Dave Sim Cerebus the Aardvark #54 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (2005). Dave Sim re-creates the cover of Cerebus the Aardvark #54, which featured the first appearance of one of his most memorable characters - Wolveroach! Rendered in ink and watercolor, Sim has also re-created all the original logo and masthead copy by hand! The image area measures 10" x 14". Signed by Dave Sim at the lower right. Sold for: $956.00.
41542 Dave Sim Cerebus the Aardvark #55 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (2005). Following Frank Miller's wildly successful Wolverine Marvel mini-series, Dave Sim created a three-part mini-series within his "Church and State" series featuring Wolveroach on each of the covers. Here is a Dave Sim re-creation of Wolveroach's second cover appearance from Cerebus the Aardvark #55. Amazingly, Sim re-creates all the original logo and masthead copy as well! The image area measures 10" x 14". Signed by Dave Sim at the lower right. Sold for: $1,015.75.
41544 Joe Simon Harvey Hits Magazine #1 The Phantom Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1957). The Ghost Who Walks saves a hapless hunter from almost certain doom in this exciting cover. The original costumed superhero, the Phantom, was a major headliner for Harvey, and was the perfect choice to grace the cover of this important first issue. This landmark cover has an approximate image area of 11.25" x 16.5". The logo masthead is a recent photocopy replacement, but all else is vintage. The Phantom's dog, Devil, is an original art paste-over; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41545 Joe Simon - Captain America Painting Original Art (circa 1980). The Star-Spangled Avenger stands tall in this iconic Joe Simon painting, signed by Joe and some other young feller whose work at Marvel you might have heard of, named Stan Lee. This piece has an overall size of 15" x 23", and aside from some of edge and corner wear, the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41546 Joe Simon - Captain America Painting Original Art (circa 1980). The glory of the Golden Age of comics is captured in this dazzling portrait of Captain America, painted by his co-creator, and a true living legend of the comic book field, Joe Simon. This piece has an overall size of 15" x 20", and the art is in Excellent condition. The piece was signed by Joe Simon and his fellow Marvel writer-editor, Stan Lee. Not Sold.
41547 Dick Sprang World's Finest Archives, Volume 1 Cover Original Art (DC, 1999). We believe this to be the last professional comic art of Dick Sprang's glorious career! Sprang was the primary artist for many of the great team stories in World's Finest, and DC was lucky enough to lure this old master out of retirement when they planned the first of a series of reprint volumes of that Superman/Batman title. Sprang created the cover to the first volume, an iconic pose of the three Super Friends that will be sure to please the many fans who consider him the "good Batman artist." Ink and blue pencil on a sheet of DC artboard, with an image area of approximately 9" x 8.5". Signed and dated on the back by Dick Sprang. In Excellent condition. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41548 Jim Starlin and Pablo Marcos Captain Marvel #27 page 12 Original Art (Marvel, 1973). Drawn by the force of the Cube to the Isles Dernieres, Thanos is confronted by the Destroyer, in this page from "Trapped on Titan!" The art has an image area of 10" x 15" and is in Very Good condition. Signed by Jim Starlin at the top right. Sold for: $2,868.00.
41549 Jim Starlin and Al Milgrom Strange Tales #181 Warlock page 22 Original Art (Marvel, 1975). As Gamora and Pip search for him, Adam Warlock is being led by one of the clowns to the Door of Madness, from which he plans to leave his imprisonment from the insane world he's on, as anything would have to be better -- or so he hopes. This is a stunning page from one of the best series of Bronze Age of comics. This piece has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. This page was signed by Jim Starlin in its bottom right margin. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41550 Jim Starlin Warlock Special Edition #3 Wrap-Around Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1982). This wonderful wrap-around cover by Jim Starlin hails from the sensational series that reprinted the" Warlock Saga," and this scintillating scene spotlights several versions of Warlock and Thanos. A striking piece of work by one of the comic book field's finest creators. This piece has an image area of 19.5" x 15". This cover has been matted and framed, and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $8,365.00.
41551 Tom Sutton and Frank Giacoia (attributed) Ghost Rider #29 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1978). "Hellspawn versus the Master of the Mystic Arts" -- it's a mighty Marvel milestone. This blazing Bronze Age classic has an image area of 9.75" x 15". The title logo and caption are replacements, and there are a few small stains; otherwise, this cover is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41552 Al Taliaferro Donald Duck Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-14-62 (King Features, 1962). Uncle Scrooge stars in this Sunday strip, utilizing all manner of noise-making devices to get the attention of his far-flung employees, including a still-sleeping Donald. The entire strip is in pantomime, with only sound effects expressed in words. The image area measures approximately 21.5" x 14.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. This one ought to ring the bell for any devoted Duck fan, so don't get caught napping! Sold for: $1,792.50.
41553 Herb Trimpe and Mike Esposito Amazing Adventures #19 Second "War of the Worlds" Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973). In his second-ever appearance, Killraven battles the Sirens of Seventh Avenue in this action-packed cover image that had a few artistic tweaks from Jazzy John Romita Sr., Marvel's art director. This Bronze Age bombshell has been matted and framed, and it has an image area of 10" x 15". Except for some glue-staining atop the caption box at the bottom of the page, the art is in Very Good condition. Not Sold.
41554 Tim Truman Grimjack #8 Complete 20-page Story "Exit Poll" Original Art (First, 1985). In this political romp, Grimjack's pal Crayne has reinvented himself as "Lazlo Carpathian," and so the mad hilarity ensues in this 20-pager. Each page of this beautifully detailed tale has an image area of 10" x 15". Some of the marker lines used on these pages is showing through areas with white-out art touch-ups; otherwise, the pages average Very Good condition. Sold for: $956.00.
41555 Terry Twigg - Black Canary Graphite and Pastel Illustration Original Art (1995). Decked out in black leather and fishnet stockings, Black Canary strikes a comely pose in this sensuous graphite and pastel iillustration by Terry Twigg. This smoking hot scene has an image area of 17.5" x 24", and the art has been matted and framed, with Plexiglas, to an overall size of 26" x 32". The art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,792.50.
41556 Boris Vallejo The Amazon's Pet Painting Original Art (1978). Boris Vallejo painted this saucy seductress for the cover of the first Boris collection. This exquisite figure painting demonstrates Boris Vallejo's breath-taking mastery of the oil medium. This piece has an image area of 14" x 19.5", and it has been framed to an overall size of 19.5" x 24.5". The art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $16,730.00.
41557 Bill Ward - Sexy Men's Magazine Cartoon Original Art (undated). "But believe me this is my first time - no male ever made love to me before." So says the sexy, topless blonde bombshell in this Bill Ward pen and ink masterwork. This piece has an overall size of 11" x 13.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $836.50.
41558 Al Williamson and Carlos Garzon Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #69 Complete 5-page Story "Monster in Town" Original Art (Gold Key, 1975). Carlos Garzon and Al Williamson lend their mastery of the sci-fi genre to this eerie 5-pager. Each page has an approximate image area of 12" x 18". The borders of page 2 (outside the image area) were trimmed; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Al Williamson signed pages 1, 4, and 5 in their lower borders. Sold for: $956.00.
41559 George Wilson (attributed) Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #18 Painted Cover Original Art, with a NM 9.4 Copy of the Comic Book (Gold Key, 1966). Doctor Solar battles the "Invasion of the Robot Scorpions" in this beautifully painted Silver Age sensation. This spine-tingling scene has an image area of 9.5" x 12.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. A CGC-certified Near Mint 9.4 copy of Doctor Solar #18 is included. Sold for: $2,151.00.
41560 Dan Spiegle Space Family Robinson, Lost in Space on Space Station One #52 Cover Original Art (Gold Key, 1977). The Space Family Robinson travels through the time-bridge, on a fantastic journey in this eerie, painted cover scene. This Bronze Age beauty has an image area of 15" x 21.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. This item had been previously attributed to George Wilson. Sold for: $1,135.25.
41561 Basil Wolverton - Illustration Original Art (circa 1950s). This quirky pen and ink illustration, titled, "Now I'm going to see how he acts behind my back," is bodacious Basil Wolverton at his best! The art has an image area of 7" x 10.25" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41562 Basil Wolverton Favorite Westerns of Filmland #2 "The New Cowboy Anatomy" Illustration Original Art (Warren, 1960). The two-page "The New Cowboy Anatomy," illustrated by Basil Wolverton, was Warren's original attempt at a comic related feature. This pen and ink illustration, titled, "Hero with big fists for wear and tear," has an image area of 11" x 7" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $2,031.50.
41563 Wally Wood The Spirit Section "A D. P. (Displaced Person) on the Moon" page 3 Original Art, dated 8-10-52 (Des Moines Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1952). Wally Wood set the mood and back story for this sci-fi thriller with a flashback, as a South American military leader, Rivera, and Colonel Gomez prepare for their trip to the Moon. From the lettering corrections that have slipped off the page, it seems the text, as originally written by Jules Feiffer, revealed that these characters were Nazis, but later the story was edited by Will Eisner to eliminate those references. This is a stunning piece of artwork by one of the comic field's all-time greats, Wally Wood, at the height of his artistic powers. This page has an image area of 13" x 18", and aside from a few missing lettering corrections, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,792.50.
41564 Wally Wood Confessions Illustrated #1 "My Tragic Affair" Splash Page 1 Original Art (EC, 1956). When better love stories are drawn, they'll be drawn by -- Wally Wood. The breezy romance yarns of Fox Comics featured some of Wood's earliest comic book work. This detailed splash page, done only a few years later for EC's short-lived "Picto-Fiction" line, shows the almost unimaginable development the hard-working, dedicated artist made towards his final cartooning style of "magic realism." The overall size of this page is 17" x 23.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41565 Wally Wood Confessions Illustrated #1 "My Tragic Affair" page 10 Original Art (EC, 1956). When it came to drawing beautiful women, few cartoonists could top the legendary Wally Wood. This superb page, drawn for EC's magazine-styled "Picto-Fiction" line, was drawn during a peak point of Wood's artistic development. The image area of this gorgeous page is 16.5" x 22", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $776.75.
41566 Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #4 Splash Page 4 Original Art (DC, 1973). When it comes to Bronze Age art -- you'd be hard-pressed to find a more masterfully executed page than this magnificent Swamp Thing splash from the "Monster on the Moors." Bernie Wrightson's variegated use of light and shadow effects, form defining crosshatching, and edge treatment combine to create a palpable atmosphere of mystery -- this is horror comic book art at its finest! This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and aside from tape stains on each of the borders, the art is in Excellent condition. Bernie Wrightson signed the back of the page. Sold for: $25,095.00.
41567 Bernie Wrightson - Batman Illustration Original Art (undated). Offered here is an exceptionally moody drawing of the Batman by the master of the macabre, Bernie Wrightson. Drawn on illustration board, this spine-tingling illustration has an image area of 16.5" x 10.5", and the piece is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,553.50.
41568 Bernie Wrightson Christmas Carolers Illustration Original Art (circa 1975). This holiday greeting card scene shows a lighter side of the modern master of the macabre. This Yuletide piece has an image area of 11.5" x 6.75", and aside from a horizontal fold through the paper just below the eyes of the second figure from the left, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $896.25.
41569 Bernie Wrightson Emergence Illustration Original Art (2007). The startling scene by the master of the macabre, Bernie Wrightson, has an image area of 10.75" x 14", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41570 Bernie Wrightson Freak Show page 1 Original Art (Heavy Metal, circa 1982). When a couple's relaxing evening at home is disturbed by a strange noise, the man, convinced that it is "probably nothing," pulls back the curtain, as the sound gets louder and louder -- and so begins the descent into terror in Bernie Wrightson's graphic novel, Freak Show, a tale of a traveling show of oddities. Wrightson's linework is reminiscent of one of his artistic idols, illustrator Franklin Booth. This page has an image area of 11.5" x 16.5". The word balloons are all unlettered (the finished lettering was added in later during a production stage), and except for some light tanning on the left side of the page, this piece is in Very Good condition. This page was signed in its first panel by Bernie Wrightson. Sold for: $836.50.
41571 Bernie Wrightson Shadow Over Innsmouth Concept Illustration Original Art (circa 1986). This spectacularly vivid and very graphic image was done as a concept painting for an unproduced motion picture based on H. P. Lovecraft's chiller, "Shadow Over Innsmouth." This mixed-media piece has an overall size of 10.25" x 14", and the art is in Excellent condition. Bernie Wrightson signed the piece in its upper right corner. Not Sold.
41572 Chic Young Blondie Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 6-16-31 (King Features Syndicate, 1931). Get a job? How dare Blondie insult Dagwood like that! The future Dagwood Bumstead family goes house-hunting in this pre-wedding daily from 1931. The image area measures approximately 18" x 4". Aside from a vertical crease which runs through the third panel, the condition is Very Good. Matted and framed. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton. Sold for: $776.75.
41573 Chic Young Blondie Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-29-33 (King Features Syndicate, 1933). Dagwood and Blondie were married on February 17, 1933, and a little over seven months later, this terrific daily finds the newlyweds learning all about babies. This uproarious daily titled "The Littlest Rebel" has an image area of 19.5" x 4", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $448.13.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
41574 God Nose #1 Jaxon File Copy (Jack Jackson, 1964) Condition: FN. This landmark comic is generally considered the first commercially available Underground Comix publication. Jack Jackson, who signed his work "Jaxon" ("in honor of Jax Beer", he used to like to say) created the character while attending college in Austin, Texas. The strip caught on in college-supported papers, and Jack wound up self-publishing this purple-covered edition and selling it wherever he could. This attractive copy comes directly from Jack's private collection, and had been stashed away in his studio for many years. Fogel's Underground Comix Price Guide FN value = $3,000. Adult content. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $3,824.00.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
41575 Morse's Funnies #1 Third Edition 8/12 (Albert Morse, 1974) Condition: VF. Here's one Underground you'll never find in a head shop, racked up next to Zap and Freak Brothers. Morse's Funnies was a special book compiled by Albert Morse, lawyer to such well-known Underground cartoonists as R. Crumb, Dave Sheridan, Art Spiegelman, Bill Griffith, Spain, Greg Irons, Dan O'Neill, Justin Green, Guy Colwell, Trina Robbins, Aline Kominsky... the list goes on and on. All those artists and more are represented in this deluxe, final edition of a book compiled just for Albert and his friends. Included are extra sketches and photos (exclusive to this edition, including a portrait of Albert and self-portrait by each artist, as well as a photo of each taken by Albert), with a classic cover by Crumb; the interiors are one-sided photocopies. The cover has been signed and numbered by Albert, a certificate of authenticity is included, also signed, plus a one-page history and a genealogy. Only 12 or so of these final versions were made, making it the rarest version of all. This third edition is not listed in Fogel's Underground Price Guide. From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $1,434.00.
Original Comic Art
41576 Joel Beck Marching Marvin Complete Book Original Art (Sunbury Productions, 1966). Joel Beck is widely considered one of the pioneers of Underground Comix. His first book, Lenny of Laredo, was published while he attended the University of California at Berkeley, in 1965. Beck followed up with two more comics, Marching Marvin the Red Watcher, and The Profit, both from 1966. Here's the complete art for Marvin, sixteen story pages plus the cover, of this important book. Each page consists of multiple items glued onto a larger backing board; some elements are beginning to come loose, but for the most part, it all seems to be here. Image area for most pages is approximately 7.5" x 10.75", and overall condition is Good. Included is Joel Beck's original, hand-written bill-of-sale of the art to his lawyer, Albert Morse, dated January 17, 1975. From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $2,151.00.
41577 Guy Colwell Inner City Romance Unpublished Cover Original Art (1980-2008). Guy Colwell's classic Underground series, Inner City Romance, was that rarity among head-shop comix in the early 70s -- a realistic, thought-provoking look at life among everyday people. While it never shied away from the usual themes of sex and drugs, this well-drawn series took a look at drug busts at concerts, life after a prison term, and day-to-day dramas among people of all colors, in the poorer part of town. Many of Colwell's contemporaries were huge fans, including Robert Crumb, who declared Inner City a personal favorite. Colwell had planned to republish Inner City as a trade paperback, and began this cover illustration in 1980. When the book deal fell through, Colwell concentrated on painting. The cover went unfinished for many years, until Guy decided to test the auction waters with some of his comic art. Encouraged by the sales, he then went back and finished this remarkable piece, perhaps his greatest effort to date, especially for Heritage. Basing the cover scene on the first issue's memorable story, "Choices," Colwell presents a tempting tableau for our young, fresh-out-of-the-joint heroes. The art is in mixed media on bristol, with an image area of approximately 10" x 15", and in Excellent condition. Included is a first-printing copy of Inner City Romance #1, from the artist's files. Sold for: $418.25.
41578 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Splash Page 1 Eggs Ackley Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Our selection of pages from Robert Crumb's classic Underground, Big Ass Comics #1, begins with this intense splash page from the first story, "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses." In it, our bulbous-nosed hero claws his way to the top of the heap, and begins his journey across the desert. Eggs was one of Crumb's first comic characters to be published, and he appeared in several East Village Other strips in 1967. Eggs would go on to appear in one more story, in Big Ass #2, before disappearing altogether. Ink on bristol, with an image area of 8" x 12.25". Some smudging along the borders; otherwise the art is in Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $21,510.00.
41579 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 2 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Page two of the "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses" story has Eggs stalled out on his quest to sell his wares. Six panels of classic R. Crumb fun, featuring Eggs in every panel, plus a smiling sun, and a silhouetted Vulture Demoness in panel six. Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $6,572.50.
41580 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 3 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). A passed-out Eggs awakes to find himself in the clutches of a flying Vulture Demoness, in page three of the story, "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses." Our scrappy little hero goes from one danger to the next, as Crumb lets the story build. Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". There are two very small stains in panel two; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $5,676.25.
41581 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 4 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Clever fellow, that Eggs -- he's gotten himself out of a tough jam, in this six-panel page from "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses." Crumb really begins to cut loose and let his imagination fly, in this wild adventure. Ink on bristol, with an image area of 8" x 12.25". Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $5,975.00.
41582 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 5 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Looks like more trouble for our hero, as the Vulture girls catch up with a cocky Eggs in page five from "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses." Crumb's pen and ink rendering gets kicked up a notch here -- check out that stomping boot in panel three! Ink on bristol, with an image area of 8" x 12.25". Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $6,572.50.
41583 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 6 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Eggs' macho posturing gets him nowhere in this action-packed sixth page from "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses." Crumb's version of the kind of comic book adventures he grew up on has resulted in a great story that would be right at home in the pages of an old copy of Paul Terry's Comics -- except for the cleavage of the Demonesses, that is! Ink on bristol, with an image area of 8" x 12.25". Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $5,377.50.
41584 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Splash Page 7 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Eggs encounters the head Demoness, in this superb splash page from the story, "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses." Crumb really outdoes himself here; from the shadowed city buildings in panel one, to the spike-adorned, squawking Vulture Queen in the oversized third panel, this page is as iconic as they come. Ink on bristol, with an image area of 8" x 12.25". Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $31,070.00.
41585 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 8 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Eggs gets "treated" to a deadly game of ride-the-horsey in this wild page, from the story, "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses." Watch your head, Eggs! Crumb begins layering the story with his personal fetishes (like riding a bouncing female leg) here. He would get even wilder as the book goes on! Ink on bristol, with an image area of 8" x 12.25". Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $5,676.25.
41586 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 9 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Eggs begins to take matters in hand, in this six-panel page from the epic "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses" story. Eggs borrows an old Three Stooges eye-poke in this one! Yow! Ink on bristol, with an image area of 8" x 12.25". In Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $5,975.00.
41587 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 10 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). The "winnah and new champeen" is the one and only Eggs, in this page from "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses." Those big, bare legs get the best of Eggs in the last panel of the page, which leads to some X-rated activity in the page following! Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". In Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $10,157.50.
41588 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 11 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Hoo boy -- here we go! Crumb gets down and dirty on this page from "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses." Big Ass Comics #1 was the book where Crumb really let his libido loose, filling the pages with incredible sexual content. This is only the beginning, folks! Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25. Excellent condition. Adult content. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $10,157.50.
41589 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 12 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). The little guy looks for a way out in this wacky page from "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses." Gotta love that line-up of legs! Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25." In Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $5,975.00.
41590 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 13 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Eggs slips loose from the vulture guards, only to find himself up to his armpits in more deep trouble! Another wild page from "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses," with Eggs asking himself, "Why oh why did I ever leave Cleveland?" We're willing to bet that former Cleveland native Crumb, who drew this story while in Los Angeles, wasn't thinking the same for himself! Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". In Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $8,365.00.
41591 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 14 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Things get really crazy on this page from "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses," as each vulture guard slams into another, with bizarre results! Not to worry, though -- our hero pops out unscathed in the end! Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". In Excellent condition. Adult content. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $14,340.00.
41592 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Eggs Ackley Page 15 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Climactic page to "Eggs Ackley Among the Vulture Demonesses," one of R. Crumb's longest stories to date, featuring an unusual predicament for our young hero, Eggs. There's no telling what some women will do! A wild finish to a great tale, done as only Crumb could do -- at least at the time; now anything goes! Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". In Excellent condition. Adult content. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $10,755.00.
41593 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Dale Steinberger Splash Page 1 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Robert Crumb indulges his love of big, strong Jewish women with this crazy yarn about a real krassavitseh, a doll of a cowgirl. This opening page features a fantastic, full-figure portrait of Crumb's Dale Steinberger, the Jewish Cowgirl, in all her two-gun glory. Such a wonderful page! Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25." In Excellent condition. So you're still reading? So bid already! From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $31,070.00.
41594 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Dale Steinberger Page 2 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Dale's horse and jockey are having a drink and a few laughs -- at Dale's expense -- in this second page from "Dale Steinberger, The Jewish Cowgirl." Crumb continues to push the envelope with his decidedly un-politically correct depiction of an African-American. But hey -- that's Crumb! Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". In Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41595 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Dale Steinberger Page 3 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Dale encounters a shifty-looking bad guy on the streets, and does her thing, in this page from "Dale Steinberger, The Jewish Cowgirl." Crumb really blazed a trail with this comic, and spared no group's feelings with his cutting-edge wit. Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". An ink blot has slightly damaged the left-side margin, but the image area remains unaffected, leaving the art in Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $5,078.75.
41596 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Dale Steinberger Page 4 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Dale faces a showdown with her chief rival, Gloria Nord, in this final page from "Dale Steinberger, The Jewish Cowgirl." It all ends as any good Crumb story should -- a three-way sex fantasy! Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". In Excellent condition. Adult situations. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41597 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Complete 1-page Big Baby Story Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Big Baby, the Infant Terrible, rages on and on in this typically funny one-pager. The "Big Baby" character would return in a slightly different form in Crumb's later Mr. Natural series; here, Baby is more like an adult in an infant's body -- shades of Family Guy's Stewie! Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". The art is in Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $17,925.00.
41598 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 Complete 1-page Story "Mrs. Quiver" Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). Mrs. Quiver -- she shivers and shakes just like jelly on a plate! Things get a little surreal in this one-page strip, co-starring the "Jolly Jelly Boys." Classic Crumb all the way here, from the big-city backgrounds to the bizarre, big-foot characters. Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". In Excellent condition. Adult situations. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $17,925.00.
41599 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 "All Meat Comics" Page 1 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). R. Crumb really unlocks his id and lets it all out in the open, in this incredible and historic three-page strip. In this first page, Crumb lets loose in seven panels of pure, unfiltered fantasy, most of it heavily sexual. Crumb managed to lose a few fans when this story first saw print; women especially were offended by Crumb's casual approach to taboo subjects, several of which he cheerfully depicts here. The mind boggles! Ink and Zipatone on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". Two type corrections were cut in and attached from the back with masking tape. Overall, the art is in Excellent condition. Adult content. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $77,675.00.
41600 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 "All Meat Comics" Page 2 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). And it gets even wilder here! Hoo boy -- where do we begin to describe this incredible page? While there's plenty of sex and nudity, there's a lot more going on, including crashing in all-meat cars, squeezing faces, vomiting, blood and other unsavory bodily fluids, all drawn in Crumb's obsessively dense line-art style. Over the course of eleven oddly-shaped panels, Crumb lets his imagination and id run hand in hand, resulting in a sick, twisted masterpiece of modern art. Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.25". In Excellent condition. Adult themes. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $41,825.00.
41601 Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #1 "All Meat Comics" Page 3 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1969). The final page, with all the stops pulled out. Definitely not for the weak at heart, the nine irregular panel drawings on this page dig deep into Crumb's darkest fantasies, producing the most shocking art he had created to this date. Crumb even dares to show himself masturbating in one panel, years before Alternative cartoonist Joe Matt would cover similar topics in his Peepshow comic. The page includes a special, early appearance by those manically smiling Snoid characters, in the "fun with flesh" bondage panel. Ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8" x 12.75". In Excellent condition. Adult themes -- and how! Whew! From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $59,750.00.
41602 Robert Crumb Motor City Comics #2 "Lenore Goldberg" Page 10 Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1970). "Look Ma, a nakid gurl!" Only Robert Crumb would have had the audacity to have his main character escape from the clutches of evil cops by tearing herself out of her clothing, and go running through the city streets in the altogether -- but that's what makes Underground Comix so much fun, right? In this well-drawn page, feminist warrior Lenore makes good her escape in the parking lot of a Safeway supermarket, as bullets whiz her shapely nude body. It's from part two of one of Crumb's most overtly late-sixties era politically charged stories, and this action-packed page is a real beauty. It's done in Crumb's usual mechanical pen style, and, unlike most of his later work, there's nary a trace of white-out or any other kind of art correction -- this is from Crumb's "bash-'em-out" period, a little cruder than his elegant modern-era output, but a lot more fun. The image area measures approximately 8" x 12", and there are traces of hand-lettering erased on the back of the bristol (possibly notes for the next page). There's also traces of white tape and a few stains on the back, but the artwork is in Excellent condition. And yes, that does appear to be a young Bobby Crumb in that second panel, glasses, burr haircut and all. For the advanced Crumb collector, this one has it all! Sold for: $13,145.00.
41603 Robert Crumb Oggie and the Beanstalk Unused Cover Original Art (1973). In the early 1960s, a nineteen-year-old Robert Crumb drew, "as an exercise," his first big comics creation -- a modern fairy tale about a cute little frog named Oggie. He called the finished product The Yum Yum Book, and presented it as a gift to his first serious girlfriend (and soon-to-be first wife), Dana Morgan. In 1973, Crumb prepared Yum Yum for publication, with a new title. Here's the original art for the front and back covers of this unused edition of the book (which was eventually published by Dana, under its original title). This cover is a bit unusual, in that Crumb used film sheets to add color to his black and white inked drawings. The art is on sketchbook paper, with an image area of approximately 11" x 7.5". The art shows a bit of wrinkling from the film, but otherwise, is in Excellent condition. From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $22,705.00.
41604 Robert Crumb Oggie and the Beanstalk Unused Edition Title Page and Introduction Original Art (1973).
This wonderful, full-color image of Oggie the Frog was created in 1973 for the publication of one of Robert Crumb's earliest full-length comic strips, a modern-day fable entitled The Yum Yum Book, which was given to Crumb's first wife, Dana, as a present. In 1973, Robert Crumb was struggling. The sales of Underground Comix had hit a low, due in part to recent legislation, giving communities the power to decide what was considered obscene. It was suggested to him that Yum Yum's more innocent tone (Crumb always mentioned that this was completed while he was still a virgin) would go over well, and pull him out of his financial woes. A cover and this title page were worked up, using a revised title of Oggie and the Beanstalk, and a short, hand-lettered introduction page was created (also part of this lot), before Crumb got cold feet and bailed, on both the project and his marriage. Dana later published the book under its original title, and these pages have been kept in private hands ever since. The art was done in ink and colored adhesive-backed film on sketchbook paper, with an image area of approximately 4.5" x 6". The intro page was lettered in ink on paper, with an image area of 4" x 6". The art has some light soiling around the edges of the colored film, and the intro has three words lightly crossed out in ink; otherwise, both average VG condition. Super rare Crumb art! From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $13,145.00.
41605 Greg Irons and Tom Veitch Deviant Slice #2 Cover and More Original Art (Print Mint, 1973). Artist Greg Irons and his writer buddy Tom Veitch created this "Ugly Comix" classic back in the glory days of Undergrounds. They cast an unflinching eye towards such sordid subjects as returning home from Vietnam as a heroin addict, obesity to the extreme, and other fun topics. This intense lot includes the cover illustration, plus the inside front cover (with self-portraits of our two merrymakers) and the back cover, which advertises other UG publications such as Insect Fear and Zap. As a bonus, amberlith color film separations for the front and back covers are included. The art is ink and Zipatone on bristol, with image areas of approximately 9.5" x 13.5". The inside front cover has a storage stain, but otherwise, the pieces are in Excellent condition. Wild stuff, man! A copy of Deviant Slice #2 is included. From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $2,629.00.
41606 Greg Irons and Tom Veitch Deviant Slice #2 Complete 14-page Story "Vince Shazam" Original Art (Print Mint, 1973). "This is the story of Vince Shazam, who went to fight in Vietnam..." -- so begins this gripping tale of a young man who returns home with both a hook for a hand, and a vicious heroin habit. Grim stuff, indeed, but not without a chuckle or two among the chills. Great art from the late Greg Irons, done on Craftint Duotone board. Some pages have an image area of approximately 8.25" x 12.25", while others are a little smaller, featuring an image area of 7.5" x 11.25. All the pages are in Excellent condition. Adult content. From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $7,767.50.
41607 Greg Irons and Tom Veitch Deviant Slice #2 Complete 8-page Story "Jumpin' Jack Flesh" Original Art (Print Mint, 1973). It's a contest to end all contests -- who is the fattest man on earth? Eight incredible, soul-shaking pages depicting the two most blubber-ridden men on the planet, with an ending that... well, words fail us here, dear bidders! You'll have to see to believe! The art is in ink and Zipatone screen, with most pages featuring an image area of 9" x 13.5". One page appears to have some storage stains caused by contact to masking tape, which held an art correction on the previous page, so we'll call the overall condition an average Very Good. Fantastic Irons art that's bigger than life! Adult content. From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $3,346.00.
41608 Greg Irons and Tom Veitch Deviant Slice #2 Complete Story "You Got a Point There, Pop" Original Art (Print Mint, 1973). It's a literal war between men and women, in this grisly tale that would be right at home in an EC horror title -- that is, if EC ran X-rated content! Yow! Eleven pages that really pack a punch -- guys, you may want to read this after you've eaten! The art was drawn on Craftint Duotone board, with image areas of approximately 7.5" x 11.25". The first page was made up of several pieces joined together, and is in Very Good condition, while the other pages average Excellent. Fantastic, bizarre, and thought-provoking stuff, definitely not for the weak of heart! Adult content. From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $3,107.00.
41609 Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Up From the Deep "The Light In the Distance" Partial Story Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1971). Jaxon explores the dread feeling that when he is asleep and dreaming, he will die -- and never come out of his dream state! Powerful stuff, from one of the real masters of the hybrid EC/Underground horror story. Originally printed in color in the UG comic, Up From the Deep; it was later reprinted (in sharp black and white, which the artist preferred), in Optimism of Youth, a collection of Jack's best. This eight page story is missing the sixth page; a full-size photocopy from Jaxon's files has been included. Ink, white-out, and Zipatone screen film on bristol, with an image area of approximately 10" x 15". Two panels have art replacements cut in from behind; both of these have ink sketches on the back. Overall condition Very Good. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $3,107.00.
41610 Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Insect Fear #3 Complete 1-page Story "Gobs of Worms" Original Art (The Print Mint, 1972). Roscoe's kitchen is crawling with swarms of very unusual creatures, in this nicely-detailed one-pager. Jackson let a bit of his friend Richard Corben's artistic influence rub off on this atmospheric tale. Ink and Zipatone on bristol, with an image area of approximately 10" x 14.5". The bristol board has been mounted onto a larger piece of black board. Overall condition is Very Good. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $2,270.50.
41611 Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Slow Death #4 "Homesick," Splash Page 1 Original Art (Last Gasp, 1972). This cautionary science fiction tale splash page fondly recalls episodes of the old Twilight Zone television show. Nice close-up of the old cigar-shaped rocket ship, too. This story was originally printed in Slow Death, and was later reprinted in Jaxon's anthology book, Optimism of Youth. Ink and white-out on Duotint shading board, with an image area of approximately 10.25" x 15.5". In Excellent condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $388.38.
41612 Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Skull Comix #4 "The Hound" Page 2 Original Art (Last Gasp, 1974). A moonlit night, a mist-shrouded graveyard, and the sound of bats flying overhead sets the scene for this moody, atmospheric page from Jaxon's adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's classic tale of grave robbers and a haunted jade amulet. The large, half-page panel showing the ghoulish main characters and the old church in the hazy background is stunning, and is one of Jackson's best from this period. Ink, white paint, and Zipatone on bristol, with an image area of approximately 10" x 15". Very Good condition. From the Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") Collection. Sold for: $717.00.
41613 Jay Lynch Bijou Funnies #5 Complete Nard n' Pat 3-page Story "The Kitty-Kat Who Cried Wolf!" Original Art (Kitchen Sink, 1972). Pat discovers that "even a kitty kat who is pure at heart and says his prayers at night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms" in this funny send-off of old horror movies. Lynch's art never looked better then in this atmospheric 3-pager! Ink, white-out (white cel-vinyl), and Zipatone on bristol, with an image area of approximately 9.5" x 12.5". The Zipatone screens have begun to turn yellow, but overall, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,673.00.
41614 Jay Lynch Bijou Funnies #6 Complete 6-page Nard n' Pat Story "Voodoo Rendezvous" Original Art (Kitchen Sink, 1972). Nard gets the ol' voodoo blues when Pat conjures up trouble in the form of a wax doll, in this wacky story. Classic Underground shenanigans, from our favorite cat and dweeb duo! Ink, white-out (white cel-vinyl), and Zipatone screen on bristol, with an image area of approximately 9.5" x 12.5". Some of the Zipatone screens have begun to turn slightly yellow, and page 3 has an art correction that is lightly rubber-cement stained; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Adult content. Sold for: $3,107.00.
41615 Jay Lynch Bijou Funnies #7 Complete 1-page Nard n' Pat Story Original Art (Kitchen Sink, 1977). "The Wine is Bitter, the Cheese is Stale", but the chicken sandwich with a little mayo still sounds good, in this biting one-pager from Lynch. The classic man and talking cat duo of Nard and Pat have been making Underground Comix fans laugh for many years, and have no doubt influenced the likes of today's humor -- see Family Guy's Brian the dog! Ink and Zipatone on bristol, with an image area of approximately 9.5" x 12.5". Some of the Zipatone shading film has begun to turn slightly yellow; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41616 Jay Lynch Bijou Funnies #7 Complete 1-page Nard n' Pat Story Original Art (Kitchen Sink, 1977). From the back cover of Bijou #7 comes this heart-wrenching tale of love gone bad, starring the Underground's favorite man and cat comedy team, Nard n' Pat. Poor Nard -- what a sentimental old fool! Also included are the original hand-cut color separations, done with Zipatone screen on velum overlays. The art is ink and white Zipatone on bristol, with an image area of approximately 9.25" x 12.25", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,912.00.
41617 Gilbert Shelton Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Sketch Original Art (1973). Here they are, in all their glory -- Freewheelin' Franklin, Phineas, and Fat Freddy -- known collectively as the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers! Artist Gilbert Shelton has been compared to Hergé (the artist responsible for Tintin, and one of the most popular cartoonists in the world) for his elaborate plotlines and attention to detail, and the Freak Brothers comic books have been runaway best sellers in "head" shops (and beyond) for many years. This specialty piece, originally presented to noted Underground lawyer Albert Morse, was done in markers, with lightly penciled numbers done to indicate color for publication. The art is on bristol, with an image area of approximately 7.5" x 5.25", and is in Very Good condition. Also included are mailing envelopes from Morse, which suggests this piece was used to establish copyright on the design. From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41618 Larry Welz Cherry #6 Cover Original Art (Last Gasp, 1988). She wants it bad -- don't you? This mighty tempting piece has an image area of approximately 14" x 16", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,912.00.
41619 Larry Welz Cherry #6 page 2 and 3 Original Art (Last Gasp, 1988). Cherry has a frank talk with her creator, Larry Welz, in pages 2 and 3 of "An Artist in Torment." Ink and blue pencil on bristol, with an image area of approximately 12" x 18". Excellent condition. Adult content. Includes a copy of Cherry #6. Sold for: $1,195.00.
41620 Robert Williams Snatch Comics #3 Complete 3-page Story "Sh*tHellF**k Funnies" Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1969). Alright, you hardcore Underground Comix fans -- this is for you only! We can't even show one page of this story in our family-oriented catalog! All those easily offended, just move on to the next lot, please! This three-pager by Zap Comix mainstay Robert Williams has to be the most disgusting, depraved comic story ever! Yow! We can't even describe the two star characters in print! Showing you the uncensored pages would be so shocking, we would most likely be sued, arrested, or both by the outraged public! (Don't worry -- just prove to us you're over 21, and you can see them, in all their uncensored glory, online). Still with us, true Underground Comix Believer? Good, 'cause this twisted tale should be right up your ally! Ink, white-out, and blue pencil on bristol, with an image area of approximately 6" x 8". In Excellent condition. Adult content. Not Sold.
41621 S. Clay Wilson Checkered Demon Rescues the Waif Illustration Original Art (1993). Checkered Demon to the Rescue! Ink and watercolor on illustration board, with an image area of approximately 7" x 7". Excellent condition; framed against a black background. Adult content. Sold for: $896.25.
41622 Wimmen's All Star Team Illustration Original Art (1972). The girls from Wimmen's Comix take over with this large specialty piece, featuring Karen Marie, Lora Fountain, Lee Marrs, Michele Brand, Aline Kominsky, Terry Richards, Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudhal, Shelby Sampson, and Patricia Moodian. Way to go, ladies! The ink and graphite sketch is drawn on a piece of bristol measuring 20" x 16", and is in Very Good condition. From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $215.10.
Memorabilia
41623 Zap Comix #1 Claim to Copyright Certificate (1968). Famed Underground attorney, Albert Morse, submitted this copyright registration on March 20, 1972, listing February 25, 1968 as the publication date for the historic first issue of Zap Comix. Robert Crumb is listed as the copyright claimant, in this historical document. This original certificate measures 8" x 10" and is in Excellent condition. From the Albert Morse, Esq. Collection. Sold for: $507.88.
Animation Art
41624 The Cat in the Hat Production Cel with Background Original Art (Chuck Jones Productions/DePatie-Freleng, 1971). This exceptional animation production cel from Chuck Jones Productions' adaptation of Dr. Seuss' famous story includes its original hand-painted background art. The work is beautifully matted and framed with an image area measuring 12.5" x 9.5". In Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41625 F. H. Horvath - Character Concept Drawing Animation Art, Group of 3 (Disney, circa 1935). This delightful group of character sketches was created by Ferdinand Huszti Horvath, an established European artist who was hired by Walt Disney in the mid-thirties to provide ideas and concept sketches for his films. Rendered in graphite, and colored pencil, with touches of watercolor, each page consists of smaller sketches which have been mounted onto a 12" x 9.75" sheet of animation paper. Each piece has minor glue staining; otherwise, they average Very Good condition. Sold for: $388.38.
41626 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animation Production Cel (Disney, 1937). Doc, Bashful, Sneezy, Happy, Dopey and Sleepy are together in this charming animation production cel. Only a few scenes in the film used dwarf images of more than 3.5" tall and these are matched together for a tremendous scene. The background appears to be a Courvoisier mahogany wood grain veneer with hand painted shadow effects, although the piece does not include a certificate. Matted and framed to a 12" x 8.5" image area. Some of the figures have missing paint, and there is some slight buckling to the cel; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $5,676.25.
41627 Pinocchio Hand Painted Production Cel and Background Original Art (Disney, 1939). This heart-warming cel features the little wooden boy, Pinocchio, which sits upon what appears to be a Courvoisier hand painted background. The cel has been trimmed to an image area of 3.25" x 3.75", and the condition is Excellent. Sold for: $1,434.00.
41628 Fantasia "Centaurette" Production Drawing Animation Art (Walt Disney, 1940). Three lovely drawings of a young girl Centaurette, from the landmark Walt Disney animated feature Fantasia make up this attractive lot. The look on the girl's face reflects the influence of top Disney animator Fred Moore. Taken from the "Pastoral Symphony" segment, this is from the "Scene by the Brook", featuring the mythical creatures from Mount Olympus. Each graphite and red pencil drawing is on animation paper, with image areas measuring approximately 6" x 6.5"; all three have been professionally matted and framed to an overall size of 35" x 15". In Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton. Sold for: $1,314.50.
41629 Fantasia Animation Production Cel with Background Original Art (Disney, 1940). Ballerina-esque milkweed fairies float gracefully through a snow-covered forest, in this hand-painted cel from Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers" sequence of Disney's Fantasia. The image area measures 16.5" x 10". Includes a hand-painted background which was created for the presentation. The work is matted and in Excellent condition. Sold for: $2,390.00.
41630 Fantasia Production Cel and Courvoisier Background Original Art (Disney, 1940). A gangly ostrich strikes her best ballet pose, in this hand-inked and hand-painted cel from the "Dance of the Hours" sequence of Disney's legendary film, Fantasia. Set against a Courvoisier background, the cel is matted and framed to a 10" x 8.5" image area. In Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,107.00.
41631 The Three Caballeros Animation Production Cel Original Art (Disney, 1944). Jose Carioca, the playboy parrot, and Panchito Pistoles, the pistol-packing charro rooster, kick up their heels in this splendid original animation cel. Hand-inked and hand-painted, this piece is matted and framed with a 10.5" x 8.5" image area. Aside from some light buckling to the cel, the work is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $717.00.
41632 José Carioca Melody Time Production Cel Original Art (Disney, 1948). The suave Brazilian parrot, José Carioca, joins Donald Duck in the Disney featurette, Melody Time, released in 1948. This zesty, hand painted production cel, from the segment entitled "Blame It On the Samba," is accompanied with an original painted background. Both have an image area of 9" x 6". In Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton. NOTE: this was originally attributed to an earlier cartoon, The Three Caballeros. We are sorry for any inconvenience our error may have caused. Sold for: $717.00.
41633 The Simple Things Animation Drawing Original Art, Group of 3 (Disney, 1953). Included in this fun-filled lot are two 12" x 10" animation drawings from the Mickey Mouse short, The Simple Things, featuring an aggressive seagull who is chasing after Mickey's bait. This lot also includes an 8" x 6" sketch of Donald Duck as Kaiser Wilhelm. These three pieces average in Very Good condition. Sold for: $95.60.
41634 Scrooge McDuck Mickey's Christmas Carol Production Cel Original Art (Walt Disney, 1983). Disney's Academy Award nominated twenty-four minute short film, Mickey's Christmas Carol, featured Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge, and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This hand painted cel of Scrooge has an image area of 13" x 11", is matted and framed, and in Excellent condition. Includes a Disney seal and a Certificate of Authenticity. Sold for: $956.00.
Memorabilia
41635 Comic Character Multi-Product Figurine Group (King Features Syndicate, 1944-45). Large selection of Syroco-like figurines, including Annie Rooney, Archie in Uniform, Barney Google (2, one with a repairable broken base), the Captain, Fritz, Hans, Jiggs, Popeye (3, one with a repairable broken head), and Wimpy (2). Most average in Excellent condition, except where noted. Average Hake's Comic Character Price Guide value for group = $1,500. Sold for: $239.00.
Pulps
41636 Dr. Yen Sin #2 (Popular, 1936) Condition: VG/FN. Second issue of the short-lived weird menace pulp, featuring one of several Fu Manchu-inspired villains, popular during the '30s. In great condition with complete cover and spine, minimal wear and tear, glossy cover, supple pages, and only some chipping and tanning to the pages edges that keep it from grading Fine. Bookery's Guide to Pulps VG value = $200; FN value = $400. Sold for: $776.75.
Memorabilia
41637 Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Cold Cast Statue #603/5,000 (Dark Horse, 1997). One of Frank Frazetta's most famous dark fantasy paintings, Death Dealer, has appeared in art books and magazines and has been reproduced on posters, plaques, and many other items. It has even been adopted by the U.S. Army Tank Corp as a mascot. In 1997 Dark Horse Comics and Bowen Designs, with the permission of the Frazettas, produced this ominous cold-cast, limited edition Death Dealer sculpture. The fully painted and finely detailed piece stands 13 1/2" high and rests atop a mahogany base. The run was limited to 5,000 copies. Each statue is individually numbered and comes in an elaborate, full-color collector's box which is included with this lot, as well as the original shipping box. This statue is #603 out of 5,000 and has never been unwrapped or displayed. A truly unique Frank Frazetta collectible. Sold for: $448.13.
41638 Gandy Goose in G Man Jitters One Sheet Poster (Terrytoons, 1939). An incredible poster featuring Terrytoons' new star, Gandy Goose (in his fifth cartoon, released March 10, 1939), featuring Gandy as Sherlock, and co-starring Universal Studios' horror heavyweights Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster. The year before, Universal had reissued Dracula and Frankenstein as a double-feature, to great success. This cartoon was a direct result of that popular pairing. The poster's stock design features an inserted scene from the cartoon, with detective Gandy enlisting the help of the two horror movie stars. A wonderful image for cartoon lovers and Horror film collectors alike! The poster has been professionally linen backed, and is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
41639 Junior Justice Society of America Brass Prototype Badge. 1-9/16" tall embossed brass badge. Resembles the 1942 "large letter" badge except for a brass, rather than a silver finish. On the back of the piece, there's a wavy solder mark where a pin evidently once was -- this is also different from the silver version which had a straight, wide bar for the base. Not the same as the 1942 in-house prototype (in itself a highly sought-after item) with a tie-tack fastener, this is presumably another variety of in-house prototype. Included with this lot is a full-page ad for the JJSA from an unknown comic (depicting All Star #39). A very desirable item for the JSA collector! Sold for: $537.75.
41640 Pinocchio Multi-Products Figurine Group (Walt Disney, 1940). Similar to Syroco figures, the Multi-Products figurines were cast from carved wood models, out of painted resin. Included in this group are the 5" Pinocchio figure with arms down (Good condition, small part of hair broken off), and several 2" figures, including Pinocchio (2 copies), Geppetto, Lampwick, Giddy, and Figaro, all averaging in Fine condition. Approximate Hake's Disney Collectibles Guide value for group = $785. Sold for: $95.60.
41641 Playboy #1 with Personal Letter from Hugh M. Hefner (HMH Publishing, 1953) Condition: FN. A nice copy of the first issue of Playboy is cause enough for excitement, but this offering is also accompanied by a personal letter from founder Hugh Hefner! Having missed the first issue, early collector John Basil wrote to Hugh Hefner, offering $5 for the 50-cent premiere issue. To Mr. Basil's delight, Hef personally responded on November 21, 1955 with a warm letter that stated, "Anyone who would pay $5.00 for the first issue of Playboy thinks a good deal of the magazine and deserves to have that issue. I've dug this copy out of our editorial file, especially for you. Consider it a gift." The letter was typed by Janet Pilgrim, a longtime employee of Hefner, and a three-time Playmate of the Month. As Subscription Manager, Ms. Pilgrim personally phoned Mr. Basil later to congratulate him when he joined the Lifetime Playboy Club.

Hefner's letter was folded and affixed to the first page of the issue, and the tape holding the letter in place can still be seen. Tape remnants can also be seen at the top corners of the letter. Page 3 of this copy is numbered, unlike the majority of original pressings of the premiere issue. Overall, the magazine is in Fine condition with a small piece of tape at the bottom of the magazine's spine and some minor staining along the bottom edge of the front cover, which does not extend inside. With the personal letter from Hefner, this copy of the prized first issue becomes truly unique! Accompanied by a COA from PSA/DNA. Sold for: $3,226.50.
41642 Snow White Jingle Club Promotional Poster (Walt Disney, 1938).
This beautiful poster, featuring full-figure portraits of Snow and all seven of her diminutive pals, was issued to promote the Snow White Jingle Book, a promo item issued by local bread companies, and was displayed in grocery stores. The huge poster measures 58.5" x 35.5", and was screen printed on cloth. It's in Excellent condition, and has been professionally mounted on linen. This particular item is not listed in the current Hake's Price Guide to Disney Collectibles. Sold for: $657.25.
Pulps
41643 Spicy Western Stories #1A (Culture, 1936) Condition: VG/FN. A great copy of the first issue of this notorious pulp title, one bearing the original uncensored cover by H. J. Ward. Complete cover and spine, off-white pages, and some tearing along the edges. Bookery's Guide to Pulps VG value = $200; FN value = $400. From the Jack Juka Collection. Sold for: $537.75.
Memorabilia
41644 Supermen of America Kit (DC, 1948). Complete kit, including letter, envelope, certificate, code folder, and pin-back button. The letter has been typed and hand-written, and lightly folded. The code folder has a hand-written name and address in ink, but is otherwise nice and clean. The envelope has a few scratches and markings, including a trace-over in ink of the postal cancellation stamp, and the Superman logo is faintly colored in. The letter has a few very minor scuffs, but still looks good. Best of all is the pinback, which is fresh-looking and shiny, with a moderate amount of light rust on the inside back. As a bonus, a few "secret code" boxes have been cut from old comics and included, along with the original owner's deciphered, hand-written messages. Hake's Price Guide to Character Toys FN value for kit = $225; NM value = $500 Sold for: $358.50.
41645 Tarzan in the Forbidden City Paperback #23 (Bantam, 1940). The first-ever Edgar Rice Burroughs paperback! The illustrated, laminated cover is by an unknown artist. This series of Bantam books was sold through vending machines, at airports and train stations, until around 1943. An abridgement of Tarzan and the Forbidden City, with one word of the title unaccountably changed. Good condition with edge wear, rounded corners, wear on the back edge of the spine, a slight spine roll, and lamination separation on the front cover. An extremely sought-after and hard-to-locate Burroughs/Tarzan collectible. Not Sold.
41646 Three Stooges Trading Cards (Fleer, 1959). Offered here are 25 cards from the difficult-to-locate 1959 Three Stooges Fleer set. This was the very first set of Three Stooges trading cards to be released. Comprised of 96 cards and featuring colorized scenes from their Columbia shorts, each picture had a one-liner, at the bottom, relating to the scene being depicted on the card. On the backs were tidbits of Stooge trivia or humorous quotes, written by Elwood Ullman, one of the Stooges writers. This group contains cards #3 (cards number 1, 2, and 3 feature head shots of Curly, Moe, and Larry, and are the most sought after cards in the series), 4, 7, 8, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 34, 35, 38-40, 51-54, 67-69, 83 (2 copies), 84, and 86. Some cards show very light edge wear and all have fairly sharp corners. There is some very light soiling on the backs of several cards; other than that, the cards are in Excellent condition, showing some original gloss. Sold for: $262.90.
Pulps
41647 Weird Tales October 1933 (Popular Fiction, 1933) Condition: VG. Classic bat-woman cover by Margaret Brundage. Contents include the Conan story "Pool of the Black One" by Robert E. Howard, "Seed of the Sepulcher" by Clark Ashton Smith, and a Jules de Grandin story by Seabury Quinn. Complete, unfaded spine and cover. There is a hinge crease and a red ink stain to the front cover. The back cover is trimmed and has tape residue. Off-white pages. Bookery's Guide to Pulps VG value = $500. Not Sold.
41648 Weird Tales December 1932 (Popular Fiction, 1932) Condition: VG. The first appearance of Robert E. Howard's Conan in any medium was in this issue's "The Phoenix On The Sword." J. Allen St. John cover. Complete, unfaded spine and cover, mild wear and a 1.5" tear to the upper edge of the front cover, creamy pages, and slight trimming to the cover and right edge. Bookery's Guide to Pulps VG value = $600. Sold for: $896.25.
41649 Weird Tales Group (Popular Fiction, 1932-36). Included issues are May 1932 (GD, with rice paper reinforcements, "Horror from the Mound" by Robert E. Howard); May 1933 (GD, back cover reattached with tape, "Moonlight on a Skull" by Howard); May 1934 (GD+, "Queen of the Black Coast" by Howard, first Conan cover); March (VG, "Jewels of Gwalhur" by Howard), August (VG/FN, first appearance of Doctor Satan, by Paul Ernst), September 1935 (VG+, "Shambler from the Stars" by Robert Bloch); and October (GD/VG, part three of "Red Nails" by Howard) and December 1936 (VG-, "Fire of Asshurbanipal" by Howard, "Haunter of the Dark" by H. P. Lovecraft). Bookery's Guide to Pulps value for group = $650. Sold for: $388.38.
Session 2
Golden Age (1938-1955)
42001 Action Comics #7 (DC, 1938) CGC "No Grade" (Coverless) Off-white pages. CGC encapsulated, but did not assign a grade to, this copy. CGC notes, "Coverless. 1st wrap split and heavy damage to 1st wrap." Very early Superman story by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $3,563. Sold for: $1,434.00.
42002 Adventure Comics #43 (DC, 1939) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. One of the earliest Sandman appearances. Fred Guardineer cover. Wayne Boring and Bob Kane art. CGC notes, "Very minor amount of glue on cover." Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $963. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 5.5, 3 higher. Sold for: $896.25.
42003 All-American Comics #29 (DC, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Howard Purcell cover and art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $570; VF 8.0 value = $1,188. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 7.0, 3 higher. Sold for: $537.75.
42004 All-American Men of War #128 (#2) (DC, 1952) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Second issue of the title. Bernie Krigstein art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $400. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 7.5, none higher. Sold for: $1,015.75.
42005 All Star Comics #10 (DC, 1942) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. Flash and Green Lantern cameos. Sandman dons a new costume in this title. E. E. Hibbard cover. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $600. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 3.5, 12 higher. Sold for: $334.60.
42006 All Top Comics #15 Trimmed (Fox Features Syndicate, 1949) CGC Apparent NM- 9.2 Slight (P) White pages. Rulah gorilla cover. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: tear seals to cover. (Bottom Edge of Cover Trimmed)." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $116; VG 4.0 value = $232; FN 6.0 value = $348; VF 8.0 value = $725; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,200; NM- 9.2 value = $1,675. Sold for: $215.10.
42007 Batman #6 (DC, 1941) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. First appearance and "death" of the Clock Maker. Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $892. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 4.0, 52 higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42008 Batman #15 (DC, 1943) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. Catwoman appearance in new costume. Jack Burnley cover and art. Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson art. CGC notes, "Centerfold detached." Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $900. CGC census 7/08: 5 in 6.0, 19 higher. From the Williamsport Collection. Sold for: $776.75.
42009 Batman #19 (DC, 1943) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. Dick Sprang cover and art. Joker appearance. First Batman art by Sprang. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $612. CGC census 7/08: 12 in 5.5, 33 higher. From the Williamsport Collection. Sold for: $507.88.
42010 Batman #86 (DC, 1954) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Joker story. Introduction of the Batmarine. Win Mortimer cover and art. Dick Sprang art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $400; VF/NM 9.0 value = $663. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 8.5, none higher. Sold for: $1,015.75.
42011 The Black Terror #17 (Nedor Publications, 1947) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg bondage cover. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $503; NM- 9.2 value = $700. CGC census 7/08: 2 in 9.0, 2 higher. Sold for: $956.00.
42012 Blondie Comics File Copies Box Lot (Harvey, 1950-65) Condition: Average VF/NM. Includes #16 (first Harvey issue), 17-20, 22, 23, 25-27, 29-31, 36-41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 49-53, 56-70, 72, 73, 77, 78, 81-84, 86-103, 105-121, 123, and 125-163, and a copy of the 1944 Blondie hardback in Very Good to Fine condition. Comics average VF/NM, with many as high as NM. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $3,200. Sold for: $2,151.00.
42013 Boy Commandos #1 (DC, 1942) CGC FN- 5.5 White pages. Origin of Liberty Belle. Sandman and Newsboy Legion crossover. Overstreet "classic" cover by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Simon and Kirby art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $1,509. CGC census 7/08: 3 in 5.5, 24 higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42014 Casper the Friendly Ghost File Copies Group (Harvey, 1953-58) Condition: Average VF-. Issues #17, 28-32, 37, 38, 40, 42-45, 47-49, 52, 53, 55-57, 62, 67. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $900. Sold for: $717.00.
Platinum Age (1897-1937)
42015 Charlie Chaplin At the Movies #316 (Essanay/M. A. Donohue & Co., 1917) Condition: FN/VF. Art by E. C. Segar, predating his Thimble Theater strip. A small piece of tape on the inside front cover holds a string from an early price tag, and a tiny tear is evident on the lower front cover; otherwise, the is the nicest example of this early, oversized rarity we've ever seen. Clearly, without the tape on the inside cover (added not as a repair, but by the original bookseller), this stunning example would grade a solid VF 8.0, if not better -- this one will be hard to top, Platinum Age fans! Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $525; VF 8.0 value = $1,400. Not Sold.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
42016 Classic Comics #13 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - First Edition (Gilberton, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Mentioned in Seduction of the Innocent. Considered by some to be the first horror comic. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $800. CGC census 7/08: 3 in 8.0, none higher. Sold for: $776.75.
42017 Classic Comics #19 Huckleberry Finn - HRN 60 - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1949) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $38; NM- 9.2 value = $45. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $131.45.
42018 Classics Illustrated #53 A Christmas Carol - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1948) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Original and only edition. Henry Kiefer cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $202; NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 7/08: 3 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $478.00.
42019 Classics Illustrated #54 The Man in the Iron Mask - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1948) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Henry Kiefer cover. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $147; NM- 9.2 value = $200. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Not Sold.
42020 Classics Illustrated #55 Silas Marner - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1949) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Henry Kiefer cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $200. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $956.00.
42021 Classics Illustrated #57 Song of Hiawatha - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1949) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Alex Blum cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42022 Classics Illustrated #58 The Prairie - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1949) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Rudy Palais cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $137; NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, 0 higher. Sold for: $262.90.
42023 Classics Illustrated #59 Wuthering Heights - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1949) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Henry Kiefer cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $200. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Not Sold.
42024 Classics Illustrated #60 Black Beauty - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1949) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. August Froehlich cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $567.63.
42025 Classics Illustrated #62 Western Stories - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1949) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Henry Kiefer cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $175. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42026 Classics Illustrated #64 Treasure Island - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1949) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Alex Blum cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $200. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $956.00.
42027 Classics Illustrated #66 Cloister and the Hearth - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1949) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Henry Kiefer cover and art. Original and only edition. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $657.25.
42028 Classics Illustrated #67 The Scottish Chiefs - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1950) CGC FN 6.0 White pages. Alex Blum cover and art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $42. CGC census 7/08: 2 in 6.0, none higher. Sold for: $131.45.
42029 Classics Illustrated #69 Around the World in 80 Days - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1950) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. Henry Kiefer cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $82. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 7.5, none higher. Sold for: $334.60.
42030 Classics Illustrated #70 The Pilot - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1950) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Alex Blum cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Not Sold.
42031 Classics Illustrated #71 The Man Who Laughs - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1950) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Alex Blum cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $210. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Not Sold.
42032 Classics Illustrated #72 Oregon Trail - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1950) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Henry Kiefer cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $448.13.
42033 Classics Illustrated #74 Mr. Midshipman Easy - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1950) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $318; NM- 9.2 value = $435. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Not Sold.
42034 Classics Illustrated #76 Prisoner of Zenda - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1950) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Henry Kiefer cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $97; NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $358.50.
42035 Classics Illustrated #77 Homer's Iliad - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1950) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Alex Blum cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $97; NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $388.38.
42036 Classics Illustrated #78 Joan of Arc - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1950) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Henry Kiefer cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $776.75.
42037 Classics Illustrated #79 Cyrano de Bergerac - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $507.88.
42038 Classics Illustrated #80 White Fang - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC Qualified VF+ 8.5 White pages. Last line drawn cover. Alex Blum cover and art. CGC notes, "Price sticker attached to cover." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $12; VG 4.0 value = $24; FN 6.0 value = $36; VF 8.0 value = $69. Sold for: $131.45.
42039 Classics Illustrated #81 The Odyssey - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. First painted cover by Alex Blum. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $69; VF/NM 9.0 value = $97. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 8.5, none higher. Sold for: $179.25.
42040 Classics Illustrated #82 Master of Ballantrae - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Painted cover by Alex Blum. First edition. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $100. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $597.50.
42041 Classics Illustrated #83 Jungle Book - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Alex Blum cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $79; NM- 9.2 value = $100. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $334.60.
42042 Classics Illustrated #84 The Gold Bug and Other Stories - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Alex Blum cover. Blum and Rudy Palais art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $115; NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $478.00.
42043 Classics Illustrated #85 Sea Wolf - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Alex Blum painted cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $90. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.2, none higher. Not Sold.
42044 Classics Illustrated #86 Under Two Flags - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Alex Blum cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $90. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $262.90.
42045 Classics Illustrated #88 Men of Iron - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Painted cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $90. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $334.60.
42046 Classics Illustrated #89 Crime and Punishment - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. Rudy Palais art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $30; VF 8.0 value = $54. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 7.0, none higher. Sold for: $358.50.
42047 Classics Illustrated #90 Green Mansions - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1951) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Painted cover. Alex Blum art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $54; VF/NM 9.0 value = $72. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 8.5, none higher. Not Sold.
42048 Classics Illustrated #93 Pudd'nhead Wilson - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1952) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Henry Kiefer cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $54; VF/NM 9.0 value = $72. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 8.5, none higher. Sold for: $388.38.
42049 Classics Illustrated #96 Daniel Boone - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1952) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. Alex Blum art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $27; VF 8.0 value = $52. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 7.0, none higher. Not Sold.
42050 Classics Illustrated #97 King Solomon's Mines - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1952) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. Painted cover. Henry Kiefer art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $27; VF 8.0 value = $52. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 7.0, none higher. Not Sold.
42051 Classics Illustrated #102 The White Company - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1952) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Painted cover. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $94; NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Not Sold.
42052 Classics Illustrated #105 From the Earth to the Moon - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1953) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. Alex Blum art. Painted cover. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $52. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 7.5, 1 higher. Not Sold.
42053 Classics Illustrated #107 King of the Khyber Rifles - First Edition - Vancouver pedigree (Gilberton, 1953) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Painted cover. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $50; VF/NM 9.0 value = $65. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 8.5, none higher. Sold for: $448.13.
42054 Crack Comics #31 Rockford pedigree (Quality, 1943) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. One of only two copies we've ever offered, and the only copy that CGC has certified at this writing. Alex Kotzky cover, Rudy Palais interior art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $537.75.
42055 Dell Giant Comics Vacation Parade #3 - File Copy (Dell, 1952) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Beautiful file copy. There are currently just three copies certified nicer than FN- 5.5! Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $776.75.
42056 Detective Comics #35 Front Cover Only. Only the front cover, but what a classic cover it is! Bob Kane did the hypodermic needle thriller cover. Sold for: $1,553.50.
42057 Detective Comics #39 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Slight (P) Off-white pages. Contains an opium story and the first appearance of Clay Face on the last page of the Batman story. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, tiny piece added, splits sealed, reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $629; VG 4.0 value = $1,258; FN 6.0 value = $1,887; VF 8.0 value = $4,400. Sold for: $1,704.07.
42058 Detective Eye #1 (Centaur, 1940) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. Air Man and Eye Sees begin runs. The Masked Marvel and Dean Denton appearances. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $456. CGC census 7/08: 2 in 4.5, 8 higher. Sold for: $358.50.
42059 Dick Tracy Comics Monthly File Copies Group (Harvey, 1952-61) Condition: Average VF. Issues before #85 average VF-, rest average VF+. Included here: #58, 61, 63, 64, 76, 81, 83, 85, 86, 95, 96, 99, 104-106, 108, 109, 111-114, 116-121, 123, 125-127, 130-134, 136, 137, 143-145 (the last issue of the series). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $2,500. Sold for: $1,822.38.
42060 Doc Savage Comics V2#5 Pennsylvania pedigree (Street & Smith, 1943) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Partial photo cover. Features an adaptation of the radio program Duffy's Tavern. CGC notes, "Moderate tanning interior front and back cover." Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $650. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher. Sold for: $776.75.
42061 Donald Duck Super Prize List #nn (Ice Cream Novelties, 1950) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Lists prizes available from Icy-Frost Twins Club of America. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $131.45.
42062 Dumbo Song Book #nn (Whitman, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Song lyric borders feature Disney characters. Infinity cover. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, 5 higher. Sold for: $95.60.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
42063 Felix the Cat File Copies Group (Harvey, 1955-61) Condition: VF. The first and last Harvey issues are included here. In all, this group has #62-72, 74, 79-82, 88, 90, 95-110, 115-118. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $850. Sold for: $597.50.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
42064 Fight Comics #1 (Fiction House, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. The first issue of one of Fiction House's flagship titles. Will Eisner cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $666. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 4.0, 8 higher. Sold for: $657.25.
42065 First Love Illustrated File Copies Group (Harvey, 1949-63) Condition: Average VF. An almost-complete run of the title, consisting of Harvey file copies of issues #2-4, 7-53, and 55-90. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $2,500. Sold for: $1,673.00.
42066 First Romance File Copies Group (Harvey, 1949-58) Condition: Average VF. Set of Harvey file copies that includes issues #1-5, 9-26, 28-35, 38-42, and 44-52 -- the bulk of the title. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,250. Sold for: $1,015.75.
42067 Flash Comics #53 "D" Copy (DC, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Only the San Francisco Copy ranks higher in CGC's census for #53. Sheldon Moldoff cover and interior art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $913; NM- 9.2 value = $1,275. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.0, 1 higher. Sold for: $1,553.50.
42068 Flash Comics #59 (DC, 1944) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Has the look of a pedigree copy, with the page quality to match. Sheldon Moldoff cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $550; VF/NM 9.0 value = $913. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.5, 3 higher. Sold for: $597.50.
42069 Flash Comics #70 (DC, 1946) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Joe Kubert cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $488; VF/NM 9.0 value = $807. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 8.5, 2 higher. Sold for: $1,015.75.
42070 Four Color #203 Donald Duck (Dell, 1948) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. "The Golden Christmas Tree." Story, cover, and art by Carl Barks. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $459. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 8.0, 4 higher. Sold for: $567.63.
42071 Golden Lad #2 Mile High pedigree (Spark Publications, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Mort Meskin cover and art. Jerry Robinson and George Roussos art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $400. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $1,075.50.
42072 Hi-School Romance File Copies Group (Harvey, 1949-58) Condition: Average VF+. Includes Harvey file copies of Hi-School Romance #1 (FN-), 2 (FN+), 3-25, and 29-75; plus Hi-School Datebook #1-3. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $2,500. Sold for: $2,031.50.
42073 The Human Torch #29 (Timely, 1947) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. Contains a Sub-Mariner story with a Namora appearance. Syd Shores cover and art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $393; VF 8.0 value = $819. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 6.5, 13 higher. Sold for: $388.38.
42074 Joe Palooka Comics Group (Harvey, 1945-57). Most of the Harvey issues from #1-102 are included, with these exceptions: #38, 46, 53, 54, 58, 60-75, 79, 81-88, 93-96, 100, and 101. There are duplicates of issues #36, 40, and 78. Issues 1-29 average VG/FN, with these exceptions #1 (GD), 2 (VF), 8 (VG, except missing cartoon panel on last page), 14 (VF), 16 (VF), and 17 (VF+). Most issues from #30-on are in the VF range. A bonus: Humphrey Comics #1 (FN), 2 (VG), 3 (GD/VG), 6 (VG/FN), and 8 (GD-, with piece out of back cover). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $2,800. From the Williamsport Collection. Sold for: $1,792.50.
42075 Jon Juan #1 Davis Crippen ("D" Copy) pedigree (Toby Publishing, 1950) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. Only comic Alex Schomburg ever drew in its entirety (cover and interior). Overstreet "scarce." Cited in SOTI. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $400. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 8.0, 2 higher. Sold for: $388.38.
42076 Little Iodine Group (Dell, 1950-62) Condition: Average VF/NM. All books in this group average VF/NM unless noted. Includes #1, 16, 18, 19, 20 (VG), 22-26, #27 (Christmas cover), and 28-56. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,200. Sold for: $776.75.
42077 Major Hoople Comics #1 Mile High pedigree (Nedor Publications, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Mary Worth and Phantom Soldier appearances. Sheldon Moldoff art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $485. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $2,270.50.
42078 Marvel Mystery Comics #36 (Timely, 1942) CGC Apparent VG+ 4.5 Slight (A) Cream to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg Statue of Liberty cover. Text page by Mickey Spillane. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: small amount of glue on spine of cover." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $214; VG 4.0 value = $428. Sold for: $418.25.
42079 Marvel Mystery Comics #66 (Timely, 1945) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. Alex Schomburg cover. Last Japanese War cover. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $444. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 5.5, 10 higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42080 Masked Marvel #1 (Centaur, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Light tan to off-white pages. The Masked Marvel begins. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $332; FN 6.0 value = $498. CGC census 7/08: 2 in 5.0, 6 higher. Sold for: $310.70.
42081 Miss Fury #1 (Timely, 1942) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. Origin of Miss Fury. Tarpe Mills story and art. Includes paper dolls with cut-out costumes. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $776. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 3.5, 6 higher. Sold for: $657.25.
Platinum Age (1897-1937)
42082 New Adventure Comics #19 (DC, 1937) CGC VG 4.0 Tan to off-white pages. Gerber "rare." Creig Flessel cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $720. CGC census 7/08: 2 in 4.0, 4 higher. Sold for: $776.75.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
42083 Our Flag Comics #1 (Ace, 1941) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. Captain Victory, The Three Cheers, and Unknown Soldier begin runs. Jim Mooney art. CGC notes, "Piece of tape on cover." Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $510. CGC census 7/08: 3 in 4.0, 2 higher. Sold for: $310.70.
42084 Pep Comics #32 Rockford pedigree (MLJ, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. First time we have offered this issue. Early Archie story. New costume for the Shield. Bob Montana cover. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $279; VF 8.0 value = $581. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 7.0, 3 higher. Sold for: $956.00.
42085 Plastic Man #nn (#1) (Quality, 1943) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. Classic skull cover by Jack Cole. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $846. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 4.0, 12 higher. Sold for: $628.57.
42086 Popular Comics #74 Mile High pedigree (Dell, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Appearances by Smilin' Jack, Terry and the Pirates, The Owl, and others. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $350. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $1,075.50.
42087 Popular Comics #82 Mile High pedigree (Dell, 1942) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Featuring Smilin' Jack. A stunning copy. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $320. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
42088 Popular Comics #83 Mile High pedigree (Dell, 1943) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Starring Smilin' Jack. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $320. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
42089 P.S. The Preventive Maintenance Monthly #2 File Copy (U. S. Army, 1951) CGC NM 9.4 off-white pages. Will Eisner cover and art. Rare -- military distribution only. "Joe Dope" feature. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $776.75.
42090 P.S. The Preventive Maintenance Monthly #3 File Copy (U. S. Army, 1951) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Will Eisner cover and art. Rare -- distributed to military personnel only. "Joe Dope" feature. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $1,075.50.
42091 P.S. The Preventive Maintenance Monthly #4 File Copy (U. S. Army, 1951) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Will Eisner cover and art. Rare -- distributed to military personnel only. "Joe Dope" feature. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $776.75.
42092 Star Spangled Comics #90 (DC, 1949) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. One of only seven Batman-Robin team-ups in this series. Jim Mooney cover. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $180; VF 8.0 value = $375. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 7.0, 4 higher. Sold for: $191.20.
42093 Strange Suspense Stories #19 (Charlton, 1954) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. Classic Steve Ditko electrocution cover. Man buried alive panel. Ditko art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $156. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 6.0, 3 higher. Sold for: $419.45.
42094 Sub-Mariner Comics #36 (Atlas, 1954) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Namora appearance. Sol Brodsky cover. Bill Everett art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $481. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.0, 3 higher. Sold for: $956.00.
42095 Sub-Mariner Comics #37 (Atlas, 1954) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Namora appearance. Joe Maneely cover. Bill Everett art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $481. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 8.0, none higher. Sold for: $1,075.50.
42096 Superboy #2 (DC, 1949) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Mentioned in SOTI. John Sikela cover and art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $684; VF 8.0 value = $1,425. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 7.0, 6 higher. Sold for: $1,075.50.
42097 Superboy #3 (DC, 1949) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Ed Dobrotka cover. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $1,075. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 7.5, none higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
42098 Superboy #9 (DC, 1950) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Humpty Dumpty appearance. John Sikela cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $638. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 7.5, 3 higher. Sold for: $657.25.
42099 The Thing! #12 (Charlton, 1954) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. First published Steve Ditko cover. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $176; FN 6.0 value = $264. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 5.0, 8 higher. Sold for: $418.25.
42100 True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated/Romance Stories of True Love File Copies Group (Harvey, 1949-58) Condition: Average VF. Set of Harvey file copies that includes #1 (FN), 3-20, 23-26, 29-44, #45 (title changes with this issue), and 46-52. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,600. Sold for: $1,075.50.
42101 Underworld Crime #7 (Fawcett, 1953) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Bondage and red hot poker torture cover. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $129. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 5.5, 3 higher. Sold for: $448.13.
42102 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #94 File Copy (Dell, 1948) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Walt Kelly cover. Carl Barks art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $191; NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $657.25.
42103 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #97 File Copy (Dell, 1948) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Walt Kelly cover. Carl Barks story and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $2,390.00.
42104 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #129 File Copy (Dell, 1951) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Carl Barks story and art. Carl Buettner cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $170. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher. Sold for: $448.13.
42105 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #130 File Copy (Dell, 1951) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $170. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $2,390.00.
42106 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #132 File Copy (Dell, 1951) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $170. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $2,151.00.
42107 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #143 File Copy (Dell, 1952) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Little Hiawatha begins. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $1,912.00.
42108 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #146 File Copy (Dell, 1952) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $1,434.00.
42109 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #158 File Copy (Dell, 1953) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Halloween cover. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,553.50.
42110 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #161 File Copy (Dell, 1954) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $896.25.
42111 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #162 File Copy (Dell, 1954) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Carl Barks cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,015.75.
42112 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #166 File Copy (Dell, 1954) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Carl Barks cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42113 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #168 File Copy (Dell, 1954) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $896.25.
42114 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #169 File Copy (Dell, 1954) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Carl Barks cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $836.50.
42115 Witchcraft #5 (Avon, 1953) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Kelly Freas painted cover. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $156; VF 8.0 value = $317. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 7.0, 9 higher. Sold for: $388.38.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
42116 Action Comics #234 (DC, 1957) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Curt Swan cover. Wayne Boring art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $392; NM- 9.2 value = $540. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $776.75.
42117 Action Comics #236 (DC, 1958) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Curt Swan cover. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $392; NM- 9.2 value = $540. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $597.50.
42118 Action Comics #264 (DC, 1960) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Bizarro appearance. Curt Swan cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $260. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.2, none higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $896.25.
42119 Action Comics #270 (DC, 1960) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Batman and Robin appearance in the Supergirl story. Curt Swan cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $260. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $1,015.75.
42120 Action Comics #274 (DC, 1961) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Lois Lane as Superwoman. Curt Swan cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $220. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $896.25.
42121 Adventure Comics #247 (DC, 1958) CGC Apparent VG 4.0 Slight (A) Cream to off-white pages. First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. First appearance of Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lighting Boy (Lad). Curt Swan cover. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $400; VG 4.0 value = $800. Sold for: $537.75.
42122 The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. First appearances of the Vulture and the Terrible Tinkerer. Steve Ditko cover and interior art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $1,020; VF 8.0 value = $3,060. CGC census 6/08: 30 in 7.0, 83 higher. Sold for: $1,792.50.
42123 The Amazing Spider-Man #65 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Cover art by John Romita Sr. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 6/08: 17 in 9.6, 4 higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42124 The Amazing Spider-Man #74 (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Spider-Man and Dr. Curt Connors face Silvermane. John Romita Sr. cover and art. Last 12¢ issue. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 6/08: 24 in 9.4, 14 higher. Sold for: $388.38.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
42125 The Amazing Spider-Man #97 (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Green Goblin cover appearance. Issue not approved by the Comics Code Authority due to its drug story. John Romita Sr. cover. Gil Kane art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $175. CGC census 6/08: 41 in 9.6, 8 higher. Sold for: $507.88.
42126 The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. First appearance of the Punisher. First appearance of the Jackal. Gil Kane and John Romita Sr. cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $700. CGC census 6/08: 183 in 9.4, 109 higher. Sold for: $1,553.50.
Modern Age (1980-Present)
42127 The Amazing Spider-Man #252 Signature Series (Marvel, 1984) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. CGC notes, "Signed by Stan Lee on 3/29/07 & by Ron Frenz on 4/29/07." First appearance of Spider-Man's black costume. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $50. CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 51 in 9.8, none higher; (for Universal grades) 250 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42128 The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (Marvel, 1988) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Origin and first full appearance of Venom. Last time Spider-Man wears the black costume. Todd McFarlane cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 6/08: 155 in 9.8, 3 higher. Sold for: $836.50.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
42129 The Avengers #24 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby cover. Don Heck and Dick Ayers art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 6/08: 43 in 9.4, 30 higher. Sold for: $262.90.
42130 The Avengers #34 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. First appearance of the Living Laser. Don Heck cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $85. CGC census 6/08: 9 in 9.4, 5 higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42131 Batman #106 (DC, 1957) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Sheldon Moldoff cover and art. Dick Sprang art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $293; VF/NM 9.0 value = $484. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 8.5, 3 higher. From the Toronto Collection. Sold for: $657.25.
42132 Batman #182 Winnipeg pedigree (DC, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Also known as 80 Page Giant #G-24. Contains a Joker story. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $160. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 9.4, 1 higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42133 Batman #198 Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1968) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Also known as 80 Page Giant #G-43. All-Villain issue. Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson cover. Joker cover and story. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, 2 higher. Sold for: $507.88.
42134 The Brave and the Bold #47 Strange Sports Stories - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Carmine Infantino cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $155. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $448.13.
42135 The Brave and the Bold #48 Strange Sports Stories - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Carmine Infantino cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $155. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $448.13.
42136 The Brave and the Bold #49 Strange Sports Stories - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Carmine Infantino cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $155. CGC census 6/08: 5 in 9.4, 2 higher. Sold for: $358.50.
42137 The Brave and the Bold #55 Metal Men and Atom - Western Penn pedigree (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Metal Men and the Atom. Ramona Fradon cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $956.00.
42138 The Brave and the Bold #56 Flash and Manhunter From Mars - Western Penn pedigree (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Justice League of America cameo. Bernard Baily cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $597.50.
42139 The Brave and the Bold #62 Starman and Black Canary - Pacific Coast (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. First Silver Age appearances of Wildcat and the Huntress. Murphy Anderson cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $190. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 9.6, 1 higher. Sold for: $567.63.
42140 The Brave and the Bold #64 Batman vs. Eclipso - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Queen Bee appearance. Spanking panel. Gil Kane cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 6/08: 6 in 9.6, 1 higher. Sold for: $334.60.
42141 The Brave and the Bold #67 Batman and Flash - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Batman team-ups began in this issue, continuing until issue #200. Carmine Infantino cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $100. CGC census 6/08: 7 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $956.00.
42142 The Brave and the Bold #70 Batman and Hawkman - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Carmine Infantino cover and Johnny Craig art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $85. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $776.75.
42143 The Brave and the Bold #71 Batman and Green Arrow - Boston pedigree (DC, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Carmine Infantino cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $85. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 9.6, 1 higher. Sold for: $310.70.
42144 The Brave and the Bold #74 Batman and Metal Men - Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Ross Andru cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $80. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
42145 Casper and Nightmare File Copies Group (Harvey, 1967-74) Condition: Average NM-. Including Nightmare and Casper #3 and 4; and Casper and Nightmare #7-14 and 17-46. Just six issues short of the full run of the two titles, the former title running from #1-5, the latter continuing for #6-46. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,100. Sold for: $836.50.
42146 Classics Illustrated #169 Negro Americans: The Early years - First Edition (Gilberton, 1969) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Last issue of the title. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $150; NM- 9.2 value = $215. CGC census 7/08: 1 in 9.0, none higher. Sold for: $418.25.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
42147 Daredevil #158 (Marvel, 1979) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Frank Miller's first issue as artist of this title. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $115. CGC census 6/08: 21 in 9.8, none higher. From the Furfferi Collection. Sold for: $956.00.
42148 DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #5 Love Stories (DC, 1971) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Ranked among the ten most valuable Bronze Age comics by Overstreet. Tough-to-find issue! Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $352. CGC census 6/08: 9 in 8.0, 11 higher. Sold for: $507.88.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
42149 Devil Kids File Copies Box Lot (Harvey, 1962-81) Condition: Average VF/NM. Full short box includes #3, 5-8, 13-15, 17-103, 105, and 106. The books average VF/NM, with many grading as high as NM. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $3,000. Sold for: $2,390.00.
42150 Fantastic Four #48 (Marvel, 1966) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Very sharp copy we thought presented better than the assigned grade. First appearances of the Silver Surfer and Galactus. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $805; NM- 9.2 value = $1,175. CGC census 6/08: 86 in 9.0, 216 higher. Sold for: $1,314.50.
42151 G.I. Combat #87 (DC, 1961) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. First appearance of the Haunted Tank. Russ Heath Overstreet "classic" grey tone cover and art. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $195. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 6.0, 5 higher. Sold for: $597.50.
42152 Green Lantern #62 (DC, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Jack Sparling cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $80. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.6, 1 higher. Sold for: $310.70.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
42153 Hansi, The Girl Who Loved the Swastika #nn (Spire Christian Comics, 1976) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. A high-demand "cult favorite!" Note that this is a 39-cent cover for a 1976 issue, a variation not listed in Overstreet. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value for 1976 issue = $35. CGC census 6/08: 5 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $597.50.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
42154 Harvey Hits File Copies Group (Harvey, 1957-67) Condition: Average VF/NM. Issues #2, 5, 8, 28-30, 32-35, 40-43, 45, 46, 52, 53, 55-59, 61-67, 70, 73, 77, 78, 80-83, 85, 86, 90, 92, 94-107, 109, 110, 112-116, 119-122 (the last issue of the series). Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,800. Sold for: $1,314.50.
42155 If the Devil Would Talk #nn 1958 Edition (Impact, 1958) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Overstreet notes only 80 plus copies are known to exist, and this edition was a "complete bomb" with very limited, if any, circulation. Paper cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $325. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.4, 3 higher. Sold for: $537.75.
42156 Iron Man #1 (Marvel, 1968) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. A hot book that has outdistanced the Guide values in 2008! Gene Colan cover. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $445; NM- 9.2 value = $650. CGC census 6/08: 125 in 9.0, 278 higher. Sold for: $836.50.
42157 Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. Origin and first appearance of Thor. Jack Kirby cover and art. Looks much nicer than the assigned grade. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $1,200; FN 6.0 value = $1,800. CGC census 6/08: 41 in 5.0, 138 higher. Sold for: $2,629.00.
42158 Journey Into Mystery #97 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. "Tales of Asgard" stories begin. Origin of Odin. Origin and first appearance of Lava Man. First appearance of Surtur. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $550; NM- 9.2 value = $800. CGC census 6/08: 8 in 9.0, 11 higher. Sold for: $597.50.
42159 Journey Into Mystery #101 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Second Avengers crossover. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $350. CGC census 6/08: 11 in 9.2, 13 higher. Sold for: $657.25.
42160 Journey Into Mystery #113 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Thor reveals his identity to Jane Foster. The Grey Gargoyle appears. Backup feature continues the origin of Loki. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $270. CGC census 6/08: 12 in 9.4, 2 higher. Sold for: $1,135.25.
42161 Journey Into Mystery #114 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Origin and first appearance of Absorbing Man. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $380. CGC census 6/08: 7 in 9.2, 12 higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42162 Justice League of America #14 (DC, 1962) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The Atom joins the JLA. Murphy Anderson cover. Mike Sekowsky art. Overstreet 2008 VF/NM 9.0 value = $313; NM- 9.2 value = $450. CGC census 6/08: 6 in 9.0, 9 higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $448.13.
Modern Age (1980-Present)
42163 Marvel Team-Up #141 Signature Series (Marvel, 1984) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. CGC notes, "Signed by Stan Lee on 3/29/07." Ties with Amazing Spider-Man #252 for first appearance of the black costume. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $10. CGC census 6/08 (for Signature Series) 9 in 9.8, none higher; (for Universal grades) 35 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $286.80.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
42164 Our Army at War #88 (DC, 1959) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Joe Kubert cover. Art by Russ Heath, Jerry Grandenetti, and Jack Abel. Overstreet 2008 FN 6.0 value = $93; VF 8.0 value = $229. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 7.0, none higher. Sold for: $657.25.
42165 Richie Rich File Copies Box Lot (Harvey, 1966-89) Condition: Average VF/NM. Contains issues #41, 44-48, 50-55, #56 (first appearance of Super Richie), 57-99, #100 (first appearance of Irona), 101-136, #137 (first appearance of Professor Keenbean), 138-141, 143-149, 154-184, 186-195, 198-218, 220-228, 230, 231, 235, 238, and 243. Average grade is VF/NM, with many grading as high as NM. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $4,000. Sold for: $2,868.00.
42166 Richie Rich Dollars and Cents #2-109 File Copies Group (Harvey, 1963-82) Condition: Average VF/NM. Includes issues #2-109 -- an almost-complete run of the series. Average grade is VF/NM, with many grading as high as NM. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $2,700. Sold for: $2,031.50.
42167 Richie Rich Millions File Copies Box Lot (Harvey, 1962-82) Condition: Average VF/NM. Contains issues #3-7, 10-54, 56, 57, 59, 61-67, #68 (first appearance of Super Richie), 69-109, and 111 -- the bulk of the series. Average grade is VF/NM, with many grading as high as NM. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $2,900. Sold for: $2,629.00.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
42168 Richie Rich Riches #1-59 File Copies Group (Harvey, 1972-82) Condition: Average VF/NM. A complete run consisting of issues #1-59. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $575. Sold for: $657.25.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
42169 Richie Rich Success Stories File Copies Group (Harvey, 1966-82) Condition: Average VF+. Includes file copies of issues #7-10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19-26, #27 (first appearance of Penny Van Dough), 28-105. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,300. Sold for: $956.00.
42170 Sad Sack's Army Life #1-61 File Copies Group (Harvey, 1963-76) Condition: Average VF+. A complete run of the series consisting of Harvey file copies of issues #1-61. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,175. Sold for: $896.25.
42171 Showcase #4 The Flash (DC, 1956) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white pages. The first Silver Age comic book, and the most valuable DC Silver Age comic. First appearance of Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash. Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert cover art. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $2,666. CGC census 6/08: 7 in 3.5, 62 higher. Sold for: $2,629.00.
42172 Showcase #22 Green Lantern (DC, 1959) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. Origin and first appearance of the Silver Age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan). First appearance of Abin Sur and Carol Ferris. Gil Kane cover and interior art. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $744. CGC census 7/08: 27 in 4.0, 67 higher. Sold for: $567.63.
42173 Spooky File Copies Box Lot (Harvey, 1956-80) Condition: Average VF/NM. Contains issues #2, 14, 17, 18, 22, 24-29, 32-34, 38, 42, 44-46, 53-55, 61, 63-66, 71-102, 104-142, and 144-161. Average grade is VF/NM, with many grading as high as NM. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $3,000. Sold for: $2,270.50.
42174 Superman #169 (DC, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bizarro appearances. Curt Swan cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, 4 higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $537.75.
42175 Superman #183 Boston pedigree (DC, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Also known as 80 Page Giant #G-18. Reprints the first appearance of Mr. Mxyzptlk. Curt Swan cover. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $160. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.4, 3 higher. Sold for: $717.00.
42176 Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #131 Oakland pedigree (DC, 1970) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Also known as Giant #G-74. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $70. CGC census 6/08: 5 in 9.4, 2 higher. Sold for: $167.30.
42177 Superman Annual #1-8 Bound Volume (DC, 1960-64). Copies of Superman Annual #1 (DC's first Silver Age annual), #2 (Super Villain issue), #3 (Strange Lives of Superman), #4 (first Legion of Super-Heroes origins), #5 (all-Krypton issue), #6, #7, and #8 (all origins issue) that have been trimmed and bound into a hardcover volume. The comics are in nice condition with some creases, wrinkles, and occasional tears to the front covers. The pages are mostly off-white. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value for group = $444. Not Sold.
42178 Tales of Suspense #38 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Jack Kirby cover and layouts. Jack Davis, Don Heck, and Steve Ditko art. CGC notes, "1/2" tear on 4 pages. 1" tear on 14th page." Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $330. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.2, 3 higher. Sold for: $507.88.
42179 Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. First appearance and origin of Iron Man. Jack Kirby cover. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $1,000. CGC census 6/08: 51 in 4.5, 248 higher. Sold for: $1,553.50.
42180 Tales to Astonish #12 (Marvel, 1960) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Jack Kirby cover and art. Steve Ditko art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $195. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 8.0, 3 higher. Sold for: $310.70.
42181 Tales to Astonish #20 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby cover and art. Steve Ditko art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $195. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 7.5, 3 higher. Sold for: $179.25.
42182 Tales to Astonish #26 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. Jack Kirby cover and art. Steve Ditko art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $150. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 8.0, 3 higher. Sold for: $448.13.
42183 Tales to Astonish #28 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby cover and art. Gene Colan and Steve Ditko art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $385. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.2, none higher. Sold for: $657.25.
42184 Tales to Astonish #29 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Jack Kirby cover and art. Dick Ayers and Steve Ditko art. Overstreet 2008 VF 8.0 value = $150; VF/NM 9.0 value = $268. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 8.5, 2 higher. Sold for: $507.88.
42185 Tastee-Freez Comics #1-6 File Copies Group (Harvey, 1957) Condition: Average NM-. The full run of these giveaways. #1 has an early Richie Rich story later re-used for Harvey Hits #9. Other characters: Little Dot, Rags Rabbit, Casper, Sad Sack, Mazie and her Boyfriends, and Dick Tracy. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $650. Sold for: $448.13.
Golden Age (1938-1955)
42186 Teen-Age Brides/True Bride's Experiences/True Bride-to-Be Romances #1-29 File Copies Group (Harvey, 1953-58) Condition: Average VF. Includes file copies of Teen-Age Brides #1-7, True Bride's Experiences #8-16, and True Bride-to-Be #17-29, the complete set of the three title series, except for the final issue (#30 of the latter title). Artists include Bob Powell, Matt Baker, and Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,075. Sold for: $956.00.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
42187 Thor Annual #2 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Destroyer appearance. Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 6/08: 9 in 9.4, 5 higher. Sold for: $454.10.
42188 TV Casper and Company File Copies Group (Harvey, 1963-74) Condition: Average VF+. A near-complete run of the series consisting of issues #1-33, 35, and 37-46. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,350. Sold for: $956.00.
42189 Uncle Scrooge #58 File Copy (Gold Key, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Donald Duck, Gyro Gearloose, and Beagle Boys appearances. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 6/08: 2 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
42190 Uncle Scrooge #59 File Copy (Gold Key, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Donald Duck and Gyro Gearloose appearances. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $657.25.
42191 Uncle Scrooge #60 File Copy (Gold Key, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Donald Duck and Gyro Gearloose appearances. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $1,792.50.
42192 Uncle Scrooge #62 File Copy (Gold Key, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Donald Duck and Gyro Gearloose appearances. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $160. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 9.4, none higher. Sold for: $537.75.
42193 Uncle Scrooge #63 File Copy (Gold Key, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Beagle Boys cover and story. Gyro Gearloose appearance. Carl Barks cover, art, and stories. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $160. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.4, 1 higher. Sold for: $1,195.00.
42194 Uncle Scrooge #64 File Copy (Gold Key, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. The "Marco Polo" story was banned from reprints due to the World War III theme. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $250. CGC census 6/08: 4 in 9.4, 1 higher. Sold for: $388.38.
42195 Uncle Scrooge #69 File Copy (Gold Key, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Gyro Gearloose appearance. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $160. CGC census 6/08: 3 in 9.6, none higher. Sold for: $388.38.
42196 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #256 File Copy (Dell, 1962) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $70. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $507.88.
42197 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #258 File Copy (Dell, 1962) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $70. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $507.88.
42198 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #260 File Copy (Dell, 1962) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Carl Barks story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $70. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.8, none higher. Sold for: $507.88.
42199 Wendy, the Good Little Witch File Copies Group (Harvey, 1960-74) Condition: Average VF. Includes issues #1 (FN), #5 (FN), 6, 10-13, 15-46, 50, 52-54, 56-71, 77-83, 85-88, and 93. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $1,075. Sold for: $776.75.
Modern Age (1980-Present)
42200 Wolverine (Limited Series) #1 Signature Series (Marvel, 1982) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. CGC notes, "Signed by Stan Lee on 3/29/2007." First solo Wolverine comic. Frank Miller cover and art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $70. CGC census 6/08: (for Signature Series) 20 in 9.8, none higher; (for Universal grades) 648 in 9.8, 12 higher. Sold for: $657.25.
Silver Age (1956-1969)
42201 World's Finest Comics #113 (DC, 1960) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. First Bat-Mite/Mr. Mxyzptlk team-up. First appearance of Miss Arrowette. Curt Swan cover. Dick Sprang art. Overstreet 2008 NM- 9.2 value = $200. CGC census 6/08: 1 in 9.4, none higher. From the David N. Toth Collection. Sold for: $717.00.
42202 X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. Origin and first appearance of the X-Men. First appearances of Professor X and Magneto. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2008 VG 4.0 value = $1,400. CGC census 6/08: 71 in 3.5, 570 higher. Sold for: $1,135.25.
Original Comic Art
42203 Neal Adams Ben Casey Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-11-66 (NEA, 1966). Neal Adams' talent for realistic portraiture is showcased in this masterfully drawn daily. This episode has an image area of 14.5" x 4.25", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,015.75.
42204 Neal Adams Ben Casey Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-20-66 (NEA, 1966). The Vietnamese war touches the life of Ben Casey in this sixties daily. This episode has an image area of 14.5" x 4.25", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,135.25.
42205 Nicholas Afonsky Little Annie Rooney Sunday Comic Strips Original Art, dated 3-14-43 (King Features Syndicate, 1943). This beautifully drawn episode has an image area of 20" x 13", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $239.00.
42206 Andy Panda #54 Cover Original Art (Dell, 1961). Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken "spin" some fun in this delightful cover illustration. The image area measures 10.5" x 13", and this piece has been matted and framed to an overall size of 18" x 20". The art is in Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton. Sold for: $388.38.
42207 Gus Arriola Gordo Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-27-47 (United Feature Syndicate, 1947). The superb draftsmanship of Gus Arriola shines in this Sunday. This episode has an image area of 22" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $388.38.
42208 Chuck Couch - Disney Studio Caricature Sketch of Carl Barks Original Art (1940). Drawn in red and blue pencil, this original measures 5.75" x 8," and is in Very Good condition, except for a few pinholes at the top center. Signed by Chuck Couch on bottom right. From the Carl Barks estate. This item is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jerry Weist and Chris Boyko. Sold for: $131.45.
42209 Disney Studio Caricature Sketch of Carl Barks Fighting an Old Man Original Art (circa 1930s). This caricature of Carl Barks hails from his days at the Disney Studio, circa the late thirties. Drawn in red pencil on pegged animation paper, this original has an image area of 15" x 11". The piece has been folded vertically, through the center of the page; otherwise, the art is in Good condition. From the Carl Barks estate. The sketch is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jerry Weist and Chris Boyko. Sold for: $119.50.
42210 Disney Studio Caricature Sketch of Carl Barks with Chipmunks Original Art (circa 1930s). Drawn in red pencil on animation paper, this original has an image area of 13" x 10". This piece has been folded vertically, down the center; otherwise, it is in Good condition. This sketch comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Dennis O'Hara, attesting that this item was originally purchased at the Bonham's auction sale of the Carl Barks' estate. Sold for: $388.38.
42211 Carl Barks - Disney Studio Era Self-Caricature Original Art (circa 1930s). This multi-panel self-portrait is from the artist's days at the Disney Studio in the late thirties. Drawn in brown pencil on animation paper, except for a bend to the top left corner, this piece is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $131.45.
42212 Carl Barks - House In The Woods Pencil Sketch Original Art (circa 1960s). This pencil sketch of a house in the woods was done in Carl Barks' early retirement years. This piece has an image area of 13.75" x 11.75", and is matted to an overall size of 20" x 16", with a Barks signature done on separate paper. Sold for: $310.70.
42213 Carl Barks - Winter Cabin Pencil Sketch Original Art (circa 1960s). This landscape drawing has an image area of 13.75" x 9.5", and is matted to an overall size of 20" x 16", with a signature of Barks on a separate piece of paper. Sold for: $310.70.
42214 Carl Barks - House By an Old Oak Tree Pencil Sketch Original Art (circa 1960s). This wonderful pencil sketch has an image area of 13.5" x 9.5" and is matted to an overall size of 20" x 16", with a signature of Barks on separate paper. Sold for: $358.50.
42215 Carl Barks - Christian Science Church Painting Original Art (undated). Carl Barks renders this Hemet, California church in oil on heavy illustration board. The image area measures 7.25" x 5.25", and the art is in Very Good condition. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Sold for: $478.00.
42216 Carl Barks - Man With Pipe Painting Original Art (undated). This unique Carl Barks illustration was rendered in watercolor on paper and has an image area measuring 4" x 4". In Very Good condition. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Sold for: $262.90.
42217 Carl Barks - King Midas Having Fun, Preliminary Sketch for Painting Original Art (1976). Preliminary rough done for the non-Disney oil painting, "King Midas Having Fun." Drawn on sketchpad paper, this piece measures an overall 19" x 24", and it has an image area of 16" x 20". The art was signed by Carl Barks in the bottom right corner. From the Carl Barks estate, this Item is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jerry Weist and Chris Boyko. Sold for: $478.00.
42218 Carl Barks - Donald Duck Sketch Original Art (undated). Donald plays with his food, in this original Carl Barks sketch. Rendered in colored pencil on paper, the art measures 10.5" x 14". In Excellent condition. Signed by Carl Barks at the lower right. Sold for: $507.88.
42219 Carl Barks - Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, and the Nephews Sketch Original Art (1986). Preliminary sketch done for the oil painting, "Which Disney Theme Park Is This?," reproduced as a lithograph in Another Rainbow's Lithographic Suite of Preliminary Paintings, in 1986. It was reconfigured and used for the completed oil painting, "In Uncle Walt's Collectery". This piece is drawn in blue pencil on vellum, has an image area of 4.5" x 6.25", and is in Very Good condition. From the Carl Barks estate, this item is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jerry Weist and Chris Boyko. Sold for: $1,135.25.
42220 Carl Barks - Uncle Scrooge Sketch Original Art (undated). The richest duck in Duckburg is the subject of this original Carl Barks sketch. Rendered in graphite on tracing paper, the art measures 7.5" x 10". In Very Good condition. Signed by Carl Barks at the bottom. Sold for: $358.50.
42221 Carl Barks - Junior Woodchucks Sketch Original Art, Group of 6 (undated). Six sketches by Carl Barks of nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie as Junior Woodchucks. Drawn in pencil on tracing paper, each original measures approximately 3" x 6", and the art averages Very Good condition. From the Carl Barks estate, this lot includes two Certificates of Authenticity signed by Jerry Weist and Chris Boyko. Not Sold.
42222 Carl Barks - Huey Sketch Original Art (1972). Carl Barks renders one of Scrooge's nephews in graphite on tracing paper, the art measures 7.5" x 10". Aside from some light paper tanning, the art is in Very Good condition. Signed by Carl Barks at the bottom. Sold for: $155.35.
42223 Carl Barks - Donald Duck on a Dolphin Sketch Original Art, Group of 2 (undated). Two sketches of Donald Duck riding a dolphin. In one, Donald is overlaid on a printed copy of the dolphin drawing. Also included is a color copy of the completed drawing, labeled "Dolphin Eight." Drawn in blue pencil, one on tracing paper, and the other on bond paper. They have image areas of 5.5" x 8.5" and 5" x 6.5" respectively, and they are in Very Good condition. From the Carl Barks estate, this lot includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jerry Weist and Chris Boyko. Sold for: $657.25.
42224 Carl Barks - Animal Quackers Title Sketch Original Art, Group of 4 (1996). Four preliminary sketches done for the title of the book, Animal Quackers (1996, Another Rainbow). One has an apparent alternate title possibility, People Quackers. Two sketches are drawn in red pencil, with images areas of 3" x 5". The other two are rendered in blue pencil, and each has an image area of 6.5" x 10". Also included is a note to Carl Barks with a list of edits needed. Drawn on vellum, the art averages Excellent condition. From the Carl Barks estate, this lot includes two Certificates of Authenticity signed by Jerry Weist and Chris Boyko. Sold for: $49.00.
42225 Mark Beachum Rose #2 page 23 Original Art (Hero Graphics, 1993). This electrifying Mark Beachum page has an image area of 12" x 17", and the art is in in Excellent condition. Sold for: $71.70.
42226 Terry Beatty Monster Memories 1999 Yearbook Cover Original Art (Dennis Druktenis Publishing, 1999). Hammer horror films is the spotlight of this mixed media cover illustration by Terry Beatty. The art has an image area of 16.5" x 10.5", and is in Excellent condition, nicely matted and ready to hang. Includes the printed cover to the Monster Memories 1999 Yearbook, signed by Terry Beatty. Sold for: $215.10.
42227 Terry Beatty Scary Monsters Magazine #51 Cover Original Art (Dennis Druktenis Publishing, 2004). A striking scene from the Universal film classic, Frankenstein vs the Wolfman is depicted on the cover to this long-running monster magazine. This piece has an image area of 13.5" x 17", and comes matted with a printed cover of the issue, signed by the artist. This piece has an overall size of 28" x 22", and the condition of the art is Excellent. Sold for: $310.70.
42228 C. C. Beck Captain Marvel Adventures #118, Splash Panel Re-Creation Illustration Original Art (1971). C. C. Beck re-created this hard-hitting splash panel spotlighting Captain Marvel's startling slugfest with the Weird Water Man. This scene has an image area of 13" x 11.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of Captain Marvel Adventures #118 is included in this lot. Not Sold.
42229 Dave Berg Mad Paperback Page Original Art, Group of 3 (Warner Books, circa 1960-70s). This lot features three pages, each from a different Dave Berg Mad paperback book. The titles are: Mad's Dave Berg Looks Around, Mad's Dave Berg Looks At People, and Mad's Dave Berg Looks At Our Sick World. Each panel on the pages actually comprises one full page in the paperback book. Each original measures an overall 14.5" x 22", with an image area of 12" x 20", and they average Excellent condition. Sold for: $191.20.
42230 Steve Bissette - Swamp Thing Sketch Original Art (1985). This bone-jarring Swamp Thing sketch has been framed to an overall size of 12.5" x 18", and aside from some slight maker fading, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $203.15.
42231 Patrick Block Donald Duck Adventures #27 Layout Sketch Original Art (Gladstone, 1993). Donald's three nephews fill this lively page of layout sketches from the tale, "The Mystery of Widow's Gap." Blue pencil on textured paper, measures 18" x 12". In Excellent condition. Includes several panels clipped from the comic book. Signed and inscribed by Patrick Block at the bottom right. Not Sold.
42232 Vaughn Bode Heidi Children's Book Illustration Original Art (Frank E. Richards, 1967). Underground comix legend Vaughn Bode shows his lighter side with this colorful scene created for Johanna Spyri's classic juvenile novel, Heidi. This piece has an overall size of 7.5" x 11.25", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $358.50.
42233 Dik Browne Hi and Lois Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-1-58 (King Features Syndicate, 1958). Hi sees his life flash before his eyes, in this Dik Browne daily. This strip has an image area of 18" x 5". The paper is tanned, and the Zipatone has yellowed; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $51.00.
42234 John Buscema and Ernie Chan Conan the Barbarian #33 page 22 Original Art (Marvel, 1973). Man faces man-eater in a savage duel to the death, in this page from "Death and 7 Wizards." The art has an image area of 10" x 15", and, aside from tape residue at all four edges, the condition is Very Good. Sold for: $567.63.
42235 John Buscema and Ernie Chan Conan the Barbarian #41 page 23 Original Art (Marvel, 1984). Our Cimmerian faces a man-eating plant, in this page from "The Garden of Death and Life!" The art has an image area of 10" x 15", and, aside from tape residue at the top and bottom edges, and light printer's ink staining, the condition is Very Good. Sold for: $657.25.
42236 John Buscema and Ernie Chan Conan The Barbarian #100 page 44 Original Art (Marvel, 1979). Roy Thomas' skillful adaptation of Robert E. Howard's prose (from the famous story "Queen of the Black Coast") combined with John Buscema's art to make this final scene a memorable gut-wrencher. This page has an image area of 10" x 15". Except for a cropped top margin (outside the image area), the art is in Excellent condition. This page was signed by inker, Ernie Chan, in the second panel. Sold for: $836.50.
42237 Lorraine Bush The Mummy Painting Original Art (2004). Lorraine Bush captures the withered horror of Boris Karloff's ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, in this memorable painting. Rendered in oil on canvas board, the art has an image area of 15" x 19" and is in Excellent condition, nicely matted and ready to hang. Signed by Lorraine Bush at the lower right corner. Sold for: $358.50.
42238 Lorraine Bush Ygor Painting Original Art (2001). Bela Lugosi's deranged blacksmith, Ygor, from The Son of Frankenstein, is caught by the talented brush of Lorraine Bush, in this incredible painting. Rendered in oil on canvas board, this piece is matted and ready to hang, with an image area of 15.5" x 19.5". In Excellent condition. Signed by Lorraine Bush at the lower left corner. Sold for: $537.75.
42239 Ernie Bushmiller Fritzi Ritz Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-17-43 (United Feature Syndicate, 1943). This hilarious Sunday, featuring Phil Fumble, has an image area of 22" x 15.5", and aside from a glue-stained title logo, is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $298.75.
42240 Ernie Bushmiller Fritzi Ritz Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-21-46 (United Feature Syndicate, 1946). The glamorous "good girl" art of Ernie Bushmiller is showcased in this eye-popping episode. This Sunday has an image area of 22" x 15.5", and aside from a glue-stained title logo, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $310.70.
42241 John Byrne and Al Gordon Fantastic Four #290 page 11 Original Art (Marvel, 1986). This John Byrne blockbuster featuring the Human Torch, She-Hulk, Blastaar, and Annihilus has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $836.50.
42242 John Byrne and Terry Austin Superman #1 page 16 Original Art (DC, 1987). Superman has defeated Metallo after a grueling battle and Lois helps him back onto his feet, in this page from John Byrne's celebrated "reboot." This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,195.00.
42243 John Byrne John Byrne's 2112 #1 page 50 Original Art (Dark Horse, 1994). Featured here is a power-packed action page from John Byrne's 2112, a graphic novel that tied into the storylines from the John Byrne's Next Men series. This page has an image area of 12" x 18.5", and the piece is in Excellent condition. The art was signed by John Byrne along bottom-right side of the page. Sold for: $179.25.
42245 Michael Calandra Zombies Painting Original Art (2003). Zombies walk the street in this moody painting by Michael Calandra. This piece comes matted, has an image area of 15" x 15" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $155.35.
42246 Milton Caniff Terry and the Pirates Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-25-43 (Chicago Tribune, 1943). A couple of Japanese Zeros pursue an American plane which manages to lose them, but also gets lost in the process. The image area of this Sunday measures 19" x 26". The page was cut between panel tiers two and three, and the title logo stat is a photocopy; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $3,883.75.
42247 Milton Caniff Terry and the Pirates Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-4-45 (Chicago Tribune- NY News Syndicate Co., 1945).
This episode features all of the hallmark Milton Caniff touches -- deep shadows, snappy patter, and a gorgeous girl. This episode has an image area of 21.5" x 6.5", and aside from some stains, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $537.75.
42248 Milton Caniff Terry and the Pirates Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-29-45 (News Syndicate, 1945).
Lt. Terry Lee meets with Major Pauley and the reinforcements. This episode has an image area of 21.75" x 6.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $478.00.
42249 Milton Caniff Steve Canyon Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-1-48 (Sun and Times, 1949). Crime and passion are the themes of this Cold War episode titled "Buss Terminal." This daily has an image area of 21.5" x 6.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $418.25.
42250 Milton Caniff Steve Canyon Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 5-31-49 (Sun and Times, 1949). Summer Olsen sizes up her future husband, Steve Canyon, for the first time in this landmark daily titled, "Chance Pants Glance." This episode has an image area of 21.5" x 6.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $448.13.
42251 Milton Caniff - Dragon Lady Chalk Talk Sketch Original Art (1963). The stuff that Terry and the Pirates readers' dreams were made of, the Dragon Lady, is the focus of this 23" x 33" chalk talk drawing. Aside from some stress creases, this piece is in Good condition. Sold for: $448.13.
42252 Al Capp Li'l Abner Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-2-36 (United Feature Syndicate, 1936). Gat Garson is on the way into Li'l Abner's life, judging by the newspaper headlines in this thirties episode. This daily has an image area of 22" x 5.5". There is a two-inch, sealed tear in panel two; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $262.90.
42253 Al Capp Li'l Abner Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-9-38 (United Feature Syndicate, 1938). This daily has an image area of 22" x 5.5". The strip was cut between panels two and three and later re-attached with a glued-on paper patch on the back of the paper; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $418.25.
42254 Al Capp Li'l Abner Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 6-18-41 (United Feature Syndicate, 1941). This daily, parodying comic book superheroes, has an image area of 22" x 5.5", and aside from some small paper surface pulls in panel three, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $310.70.
42255 Al Capp Li'l Abner Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-10-57 (United Feature Syndicate, 1957). This zaftig episode has an image area of 18.75" x 5.5", and aside from a small paper surface pull in panel one, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $836.50.
42256 Keu Cha and Jason Gorder The Darkness/Witchblade #1 Cover Original Art (Image, 1999). The only things standing between Cull and the Necrobi and overthrowing the human race, are Witchblade and Darkness! This cover illustration penciled by Keu Cha and inked by Jason Gorder has an image area of 10" x 15" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $896.25.
42257 Gene Colan World of Fantasy #10 Complete 4-page Story "The Last Stop" Original Art (Atlas, 1957). Even drawn at smaller than usual size, this chiller is still packed with plenty of drama and detail. Each page of this yarn has an image area of 8.25" x 12.25", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $717.00.
42258 Gene Colan Journey Into Mystery #81, Complete 5-page Story "Kunga" Original Art (Marvel, 1962). Gene Colan mixes in some fine pen work with his bold brush work in this fantastic 5-pager. Before there was a "Planet of the Apes," there was "Kunga." Each page of this story has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,673.00.
42259 Gene Colan Strange Tales #102 Page Original Art, Group of 4 (Marvel, 1962). Space Age irony is the focus of pages 2-5 of the yarn, "The Secret of the Hidden Planet." Page one is missing. Each page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $718.20.
42260 Gene Colan Kid Colt Outlaw #112 Page Original Art, Group of 4 (Marvel, 1963). This lot features a group of four pages from the story, "Fury In The Streets," by one of Marvel's top-ink-slingers, Gene Colan. This lot is missing page 2 of the story. Each page has an image area of 12.5" x 18". A couple of the pages have a bent corner; otherwise, the art averages Very Good condition. Sold for: $507.88.
42261 Gene Colan Rawhide Kid #35 Complete 5-page Story "The Sheriff's Star" Original Art (Marvel, 1963).
Gene Colan is a master of every genre in comic books from Western, to war, to fantasy to humor -- Gene "the Dean" can draw them all, brilliantly. Each page of this yarn has an image area of 12.5" x 18", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $896.25.
42262 Gene Colan Rawhide Kid #37 Complete 5-page Story "The Mob Strikes" Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Gene Colan excelled at creating a "cinematic" storytelling style for the comic page, and reading his Western yarns was almost like watching a cowboy movie. Each page of this five-page thriller has an image area of 12.5" x 18", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $836.50.
42263 Gene Colan Kid Colt Outlaw #114 Complete 5-page Story "The Day of the Gunfight" Original Art (Marvel, 1964). Fast-paced storytelling is the hallmark of a yarn drawn by Genial Gene Colan, and this early Silver Age shootout is a splendid case in point. Each page of this story has an image area of 12.5" x 18", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $776.75.
42264 Gene Colan Rawhide Kid #38 Complete 5-page Story "This Is a Stick-Up" Original Art (Marvel, 1964). With dynamic points of view, and an expert use of light and shadow, Gene Colan brought a sense of stark reality to his cartooning that was startling in effect. Each page of this story has an image area of 12.5" x 18", and the art averages Excellent condition. Sold for: $776.75.
42265 Gene Colan and Frank Giacoia Daredevil #23 page 12 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). The Masked Marauder promises to deliver both Daredevil and the Gladiator to the Maggia in this stylish page by two mighty Marvel mainstays, Gene Colan and Frank Giacoia. This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and except for a little white-out, the art is in Excellent condition. This page was signed by Gene Colan in the top margin. Sold for: $388.38.
42266 Gene Colan and Frank Giacoia Daredevil #25 page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). A masked man, soon to be known as Leap Frog, takes Matt Murdock as a hostage to fight back a crowd. This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. This page was signed by Gene Colan at the bottom right. Sold for: $507.88.
42267 Gene Colan and Dick Ayers Daredevil #28 page 9 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). On a college campus, a gunshot startles Matt Murdock and his companion. They race to find a gun-wielding Tom, who informs them that an alien has commanded him to fire. This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. The art was signed by Gene Colan on its bottom margin. Sold for: $358.50.
42268 Gene Colan and Dick Ayers Daredevil #28 page 18 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). Karen and Foggy Nelson suddenly lose their sight and quickly discover that everybody on earth is similarly affected. An alien ray has made everyone sightless! This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. This page was signed by Gene Colan on its top margin. Sold for: $334.60.
42269 Gene Colan and John Tartaglione Daredevil #31 page 9 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). Mr. Hyde and the Cobra prepare to break into a building in this evocative page by one of Marvel's leading artists. This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,314.50.
42270 Gene Colan and John Tartaglione Daredevil #31 page 13 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). Mr. Hyde and the Cobra take off on a crime spree, but are soon cornered by the police -- this pair isn't about to go easily. This Silver Age sensation has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,314.50.
42271 Gene Colan and Dick Ayers Daredevil Annual #1 "An Explanation" page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). Breaking the" fourth wall," Matt Murdock talks directly to the readers, explaining why he created his fictional twin brother Mike. This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $956.00.
42272 Gene Colan Daredevil Annual #1 "At The Stroke of Midnight" page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). Gene Colan drives to Stan Lee's house in a blizzard to have a DD story conference -- the things he'll do for Mighty Marvel! This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5". The page is split into two tiers between the top and bottom rows, and has since been taped over the split. The tape goes a half-inch into the art in both directions; otherwise, the art is in Good condition. Sold for: $2,031.50.
42273 Gene Colan and John Tartaglione Daredevil Annual #1 "Story Conference with Stan and Gene," page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). Entitled "An Actual, Unrehearsed Story Conference with Stan and Gene," this page, written in Stan's wacky style, features Daredevil's writer and artist discussing the plot for the next issue. This is a momentous slice-of-Marvel-life page. This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,107.00.
42274 Gene Colan and John Tartaglione Daredevil Annual #1 "A Story Conference with Stan and Gene," page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1967). The story "An Actual, Unrehearsed Story Conference with Stan and Gene" was a fun read for Silver Age Daredevil fans, and so, this page is sure to be a fondly-remembered piece of Marvelmania. This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,346.00.
42275 Gene Colan and Dick Ayers My Love #8 Complete 6-page Story "Born to Be Unloved" Original Art (Marvel, 1970). It was true love, in the merry Marvel manner as Stan Lee, Gene Colan, and Dick Ayers teamed to create this Bronze Age beauty. Each page has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art averages Very Good condition. Gene Colan signed each page in its lower border. Sold for: $657.25.
42276 Percy Crosby Skippy Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 6-21-33 (King Features Syndicate, 1933). Percy Crosby was a first-rate pen man, even his signature in panel three is masterful. This lively episode has an image area of 15.5" x 3.25", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $388.38.
42277 Billy DeBeck Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-28-31 (King Features Syndicate, 1931). The irresistible pen work of Bill DeBeck in this thirties episode is sure to bring a smile to your face. The image area of this daily measures approximately 17.5" x 4.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $478.00.
42278 Billy DeBeck Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 2-3-32 (King Features Syndicate, 1942). Billy DeBeck's expressive pen work shines in this superb three-panel daily from the forties. Snuffy Smith stars in the first panel. The image area of this episode measures approximately 16.5" x 3.75", and aside from glue stains left behind by Zipatone, the condition is Very Good. Sold for: $239.00.
42279 Billy DeBeck Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-25-41 (King Features Syndicate, 1941). The image area of this uproarious daily measures approximately 16.5" x 3.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
42280 Rudolph Dirks The Captain and the Kids Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 6-19-49 (United Features, 1949). This slam-bang Sunday has an image area of 22.5" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $717.00.
42281 Disneyland Book Cover Illustration (Disney, 1982). The gang's all here at the entrance to the Magic Castle, in this exuberant illustration for the cover of the 1982 Disneyland Book. The line art is on a hand-painted sheet of acetate, which sits over a photo background. The image area measures 9" x 14" and the work is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $567.63.
42282 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Illustration Original Art (Disney, undated). Prince Charming makes a grab for the Old Witch in this illustration painted in watercolor on heavy illustration board. This art is matted and framed to an image area of 9" x 5" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $119.50.
42283 The Lion King Promotional Illustration Original Art (Disney, 1994). Simba looks regal in this hand-painted promotional illustration. The line art is on a hand-painted sheet of acetate, which sits over an original watercolor background. The image area measures 13" x 8.5" and the work is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $286.80.
42284 "Ariel's Treasured Collection" Limited Edition Plate Illustration Original Art with Plate (Knowles/Disney, 1993). This exceptional illustration is for Plate Five in the Little Mermaid plate collection. The line art is on a hand-painted sheet of acetate, which sits over an original watercolor background. The image area measures 12" x 12" and the work is in Excellent condition. Includes a limited edition plate (#5538A), in Excellent condition, along with a Certificate of Authenticity. Not Sold.
42285 Rick Brown Mickey and the Gang Promotional Illustration Original Art (Disney, 1985). Mickey shares a matinee with his friends, including Donald Duck, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow, in this promotional illustration by Rick Brown. Rendered in acrylic on heavy illustration board, the art has an image area measuring 17.5" x 20.5". In Excellent condition. Sold for: $2,629.00.
42286 Sharon Ross and Lisa Keene - Disney's Treasured Moments The Jungle Book Limited Edition Plate Illustration Original Art (Knowles/Disney, 1993). Mowgli makes his first awkward attempt to join the human race, in this memorable illustration based on The Jungle Book. Charmingly penciled by Alvin White Studio artist, Sharon Ross, and illustrated by Lisa Keene, this work consists of line art hand-painted on acetate, which sits over a hand-painted watercolor background. The art has a 12" x 12" image area, and is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
42287 Gene Ware Mickey and Minnie Through the Years "The Brave Little Tailor" Collector Plate Illustration Original Art (Bradford Exchange/Disney, 1994). Minnie serves up a bundle of sweet kisses to her hero, Mickey, in this wonderful illustration produced by Alvin White Studio artist, Gene Ware. The line art is on a hand-painted sheet of acetate, which sits over an original watercolor background. The image area measures 12" x 12" and the work is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
42288 Paul Wenzel - Walt Disney Portrait Painting Original Art (undated). Walt Disney is joined by his famous characters, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, for this glorious group portrait. This piece was created by Paul Wenzel whose illustrations have included poster artwork for the Academy Award winner Mary Poppins. He also painted the famous portrait of Walt Disney that appeared on a 1968 US stamp. This strectched canvas painting measures 17.5" x 21.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Paul Wenzel signed the piece in the lower left. Sold for: $7,170.00.
42289 Paul Wenzel - Walt Disney Company Christmas Card Illustration Original Art (Disney, 1981). Here is the original art for the 1981 Disney Christmas card, created animation style, by Paul Wenzel, with the line art printed on an acetate overlay which lays over the painted watercolor background. The art has an image area of 16.5" x 13.5". In Excellent condition. Signed by Paul Wenzel at the lower right. Includes a 1981 Disney Company Christmas card. Sold for: $657.25.
42290 Paul Wenzel - Christmas Mickey Mouse Promotional Illustration Original Art (Disney, 1995). "Pinocchio" and "Mary Poppins" designer, Paul Wenzel, spreads the holiday cheer in this yuletide illustration featuring Mickey Mouse. Hand-painted in watercolor on textured paper, this piece has an image area of 12" x 11.5" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $418.25.
42291 Al White Disney Magazine Illustration page 44 and 45 Original Art (Disney, 1975). Al White illustrates a tale featuring Donald Duck in olden times, in this double page spread. Rendered in watercolor, the art has an image area of 26" x 11", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $286.80.
42292 Al White Disney Magazine Illustration Original Art (Disney, 1975). Huey, Dewey, and Louie dive into adventure, in this mixed media illustration by Al White. The art has an image area of 24.5" x 12.5", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $227.05.
42293 Al White Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Promotional Illustration Original Art (Disney, 1981). The dwarf's quaint little cottage by the stream is the subject of this lushly painted promotional illustration. The art has an image area measuring 10.5" x 13", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $107.55.
42294 Al White Studio Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Promotional Illustration Original Art (Disney, 1982). Dopey gets a little special attention from the lovely Snow White, in this promotional illustration. The line work is printed onto acetate and hand-painted, and that art lays over a hand-painted background. The art has been matted to an image area measuring 7.5" x 9.5", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
42295 Al White Studio Bambi "What's Up, Possums?" Limited Edition Plate Illustration Original Art (Knowles/Disney, 1992). This delightful illustration for Plate Six in the Bambi plate collection. Rendered in watercolor on heavy illustration board, the image area measures 12" x 12". In Excellent condition. Sold for: $478.00.
42296 Morris Scott Dollens Alien World Painting Original Art (undated). Thickly painted in acrylic on masonite, this luxurious spacescape was created by venerable science fiction illustrator, Morris Scott Dollens. The art has a 19.5" x 15.5" image area, and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $191.20.
42297 Morris Scott Dollens Dust Storm on Venus Painting Original Art (undated). A dust storm on the second planet from the sun is aptly illustrated by Morris Scott Dollens in thick casein on masonite. The art is matted with a 19.5" x 15.5" image area, and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $191.20.
42298 Morris Scott Dollens Observatory Outpost on Rhea, Satellite of Saturn Painting Original Art (1975). This alien scene was painted by Morris Scott Dollens, a sci-fi fan-favorite, whose work appeared in issues of the RBCC fanzine during the sixties and seventies. The overall size of the acrylic on board painting measures 20" x 16", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $567.63.
42299 Thomas "TAD" Dorgan Comic Strip Original Art (undated). New York-based cartoonist Thomas Dorgan delivers a strip about a street mutt who tells off a "bull" (policeman), with expected results. This strip probably dates back to the early 1900s. Image area is 9.5" x 12". Good condition, with extensive moisture stains. Sold for: $143.40.
42300 Frank X. Doyle World Around Us #11 Cover Original Art (Gilberton, 1955). Here is a rousing, patriotic cover, celebrating the "Illustrated History of the Marine Corps." The cover retains its vivid hues and was painted in gouache or acrylic paint. The image area measures 14" x 21", and aside from glue stains around the borders, and a torn off upper right corner (outside the image area), the art is in Very Good Condition. Sold for: $388.38.
42301 Grace G. Drayton Kittens Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 2-26-33 (King Features Syndicate, 1933). This charming feature ran as the "topper strip" to Dolly Dimples and Bobby Bounce. This episode has an image area of 20.5" x 9.75", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $203.15.
42302 Mort Drucker Mad #337 "Buttman Fershlugginer" page 4 Original Art (EC, 1995). This fine piece of movie lampoonery features Mort Drucker's hilarious caricatures of Val Kilmer, Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey, and Michael Gough from the film, Batman Forever. This "Mad-sterpiece" has an image area of 16" x 21", and aside from some glue staining on the pasted-on captions, the art is in Excellent condition. This page has been signed in the upper left corner by Batman himself, actor Val Kilmer. Mort Drucker has also signed the piece twice. A copy of the comic magazine is included in this lot. Not Sold.
42303 Dick Duerrstein - Mickey Mouse Painting Original Art (2003). This colorful portrait of Mickey Mouse has an image area of 20" x 16", and the art is in Excellent condition. The piece was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower left. Sold for: $448.13.
42304 Dick Duerrstein - Minnie Mouse Painting Original Art (2003). Minnie trips the light fantastic in this colorful scene. This painting has an overall size of 20" x 30". The art is in Excellent condition, and the painting was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower right. Sold for: $334.60.
42305 Dick Duerrstein - Mickey Mouse Mickey's Bank Shot Painting Original Art (1995). This fun-filled piece has an overall size of 25" x 36". The art is in Excellent condition, and the painting was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower right. Sold for: $507.88.
42306 Dick Duerrstein - Goofy Painting Original Art (2002). This painting of the Goof has an overall size of 24" x 30". The art is in Excellent condition, and the painting was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower left. Sold for: $605.87.
42307 Dick Duerrstein - Winnie the Pooh with Balloon Painting Original Art (2005). This colorful Pooh bear scene has an overall size of 20" x 30". The art is in Excellent condition, and the painting was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower right. Sold for: $418.25.
42308 Dick Duerrstein - Winnie the Pooh and Piglet Painting Original Art (2006). Two great friends enjoy a pot of honey together. Painted in mixed media on canvas, this piece measures 30" x 24", and the art is in Excellent condition. The work was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower right. Sold for: $567.63.
42309 Dick Duerrstein - Tinker Bell Painting Original Art (2003). Tinker Bell struts her stuff, and this whimsical painting has an overall size of 15" x 30". The art is in Excellent condition, and the painting was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower left. Sold for: $597.50.
42310 Dick Duerrstein - Donald Duck Painting Original Art (2003). Donald Duck thumbs his ears at someone -- perhaps the art critics. This stretched canvas has an image area of 20" x 16", and the art is in Excellent condition. The piece was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower left. Sold for: $836.50.
42314 Dick Duerrstein - Dennis the Menace, "The Art Lesson" Painting Original Art (1980). This early work by Dick Duerrstein has an overall size of 24" x 24". The art is in Excellent condition, and the painting was signed by Duerrstein at the lower right. Sold for: $262.90.
42315 Dick Duerrstein - Yogi Bear Painting Original Art (1997). Hey, hey, it's Yogi Bear! This painting has an overall size of 30" x 40". The art is in Excellent condition, and the painting was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower right. Sold for: $239.00.
42316 Dick Duerrstein - Bugs Bunny Painting Original Art (2006). Hollywood super-star Bugs Bunny is spotlighted in this portrait. This piece has an overall size of 20" x 30". The art is in Excellent condition, and the painting was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower right. Sold for: $507.88.
42317 Dick Duerrstein - Bugs Bunny Drawing Original Art (undated).
Ehhh - what's up, Doc? This drawing has an overall size of 9" x 12", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $49.00.
42318 Dick Duerrstein - Daffy Duck with Bomb Painting Original Art (undated). For Daffy, now is a good time to panic. This piece has an overall size of 20" x 24". The art is in Excellent condition, and the painting was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower left. Sold for: $388.38.
42319 Dick Duerrstein - Coyote and Road Runner Painting Original Art (2004). This slam-bang scene has an overall size of 35" x 25". The art is in Excellent condition, and the painting was signed by Dick Duerrstein at the lower right. Sold for: $358.50.
42320 Dick Duerrstein It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Album Cover Original Art (Charlie Brown Records, 1978). There is an acetate sheet with printed linework attached to a painted color background, done on illustration board. This piece has an image area of 15.5" x 15". Some of the printed text is missing from the acetate sheet; otherwise, the work is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $657.25.
42321 Joe Edwards (attributed) Super Duck Comics #91 "South of the Border" Complete 6-page story Original Art (Archie, 1960). On the last day of their Mexican vacation, Super Duck and Fauntleroy get involved with a pair of diamond smugglers. Each page of this laugh-riot has an image area of 12" x 17". Except for some re-pasted word balloons on the first page, the art averages Very Good condition. Sold for: $95.60.
42322 Jill Elgin (attributed) Speed Comics "Girl Commandos" page 6 Original Art (Harvey, circa 1944). The beautiful line work on this page recalls the fine inking that Bob Fujitani was doing for Harvey at this time, so perhaps he had a hand in this art. This page hails from an unidentified July issue of Speed Comics, so it may be from issue #27 or #33. This page has an image are of 13" x 18", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $358.50.
42323 Virgil Finlay Amazing Stories November 1960 "The Last Vial, Part 1" Story Illustration Original Art (Ziff-Davis, 1960). Virgil Finlay showcases his amazing drybrush artistry in this stormy scene for Sam McClatchie's sci-fi story, "The Last Vial, Part 1." This ink on coquille paper masterwork has an image area of 6" x 9.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,135.25.
42324 Bud Fisher Mutt and Jeff Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-8-18 (Bell Syndicate, 1918). This large, vintage episode has an image area of 29" x 8.5", and aside from edge and corner wear, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $418.25.
42325 Hal Forrest Tailspin Tommy Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-12-39 (United Feature Syndicate, 1939). Tailspin Tommy's teaching trick backfires on him in this high-flying episode. This daily has an image area of 22" x 5.75", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $191.20.
42326 Hal Forrest Tailspin Tommy Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 2-23 (Bell Syndicate, year unknown). This lushly inked daily has an image area of 29" x 6", and aside from edge wear, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $776.75.
42327 Fontaine Fox Toonerville Folks Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-13 (McNaught Syndicate, circa 1920s). This wind-swept panel has an image area of 7.75" x 8.5" and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $286.80.
42328 Kelly Freas Weird Tales Summer 1990, "Never Mess With a Witch" Cover Original Art (Weird Tales, 1990). This wild piece was reproduced on page 95 of Frank Kelly Freas As He Sees It. The caption read "Never mess with a witch. It might be better to avoid her completely, if we are to believe some of the stories, being liked by one can be dangerous as being disliked. Unless you enjoy the idea of ending up small, green and spotted, waiting for a magic kiss to break the spell." This acrylic on board painting has an image area of 13" x 19", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $6,572.50.
42329 Kelly Freas Dying Inside Illustration Original Art (Easton Press, 1991). This macabre montage scene was reproduced on page 53 of Frank Kelly Freas As He Sees It. The caption for the illustration reads, "The main character's telepathic reception is fading. He can no longer amuse himself by tuning in on women's intimate moments, or support himself with inside market information. As his telepathy is his only talent, time is running out for him. Frontispiece, novel by Robert Silverberg, Easton Press, 1991." This painting has an image area of 18" x 28", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,434.00.
42330 Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott Thor #408 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1989). Thor faces the stunning savagery of the Mongoose, in this epic cover illustration penciled by Ron Frenz and inked by Joe Sinnott. The art has an image area of 10" x 15" and includes the original logo and masthead paste-up art. In Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,135.25.
42331 Ron Frenz, Patrick Olliffe, and Al Milgrom Thor #443 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1992). To battle Mephisto in the Dark Domain, Eric Masterson calls upon the Silver Surfer and Doctor Strange for back up, and since Masterson is Thor no more, he's going to need them. This cover has an image area of 9.75" x 15". The caption box at the bottom of the page is mounted on an acetate overlay, and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $956.00.
42332 Chester Gould Dick Tracy Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-21-54 (The Chicago Tribune, 1954). Dick Tracy dailies are highly sought after by art collectors, especially when they feature one of Tracy's outrageous villains. Here's a daily that showcases not one, but two -- Rughead and Corny. The image area of this episode measures 16.5" x 5", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $388.38.
42333 Chester Gould Dick Tracy Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 5-19-57 (Chicago Tribune, 1957). Dick Tracy sports a "burr" haircut and Morrin Plenty demonstrates his revolutionary foot wear with "Heels-a-Plenty," in this trend-setting episode. The image area of this offbeat episode measures 19.75" x 25" and the strip retains its original logo paste-up. Each panel has been cut and remounted onto a support paper, with the art extended to fill the borders; otherwise, the piece is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $622.60.
42334 Chester Gould Dick Tracy Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 8-22-59 (Chicago Tribune, 1959). Calling all Dick Tracy fans -- this thrilling chase scene must be acquired for your original art collections. This episode has an image area of 16.5" x 5", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $334.60.
42335 Harold Gray Little Orphan Annie Christmas Card Specialty Illustration Original Art (1947). Annie and Sandy wish Loretta Tode a Merry Christmas in this wonderful specialty piece from 1947. This ink and watercolor on paper illustration has an image area of 5" x 9", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $657.25.
42336 Harold Gray Little Orphan Annie Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-25-67 (Chicago Tribune- NY News Syndicate, 1967). Check it out -- Andy and Sandy have pupils in their eyes in this episode! This Harold Gray daily from near the end of his career has an image area of 19.5" x 6", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $215.10.
42337 Milt Gross Count Screwloose of Tooloose Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-11-31 (King Features Syndicate, 1931). Milt Gross' wild and wacky sense of humor is on full display in this fantastic Sunday. This episode has an image area of 25.5" x 12", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,673.00.
42338 Jackson Guice Action Comics #685 Supergirl Cover Original Art (DC, 1993). Jackson Guice pays homage to the world-famous cover scene of Action Comics #1 with a scene showcasing Supergirl. The bottom right hand corner has an inscription that reads, "A tribute to Joe Shuster - Jackson Guice 1992." This piece has an image area of 9.75" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,553.50.
42339 Paul Gulacy and Al Milgrom Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #3 Shang-Chi page 47 Original Art (Marvel, 1974). Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu watches helplessly at gun-point as a girl is abducted by the Adder and his gang. These scenes feature superb ink and wash art by that master of comic art, Paul Gulacy. This page has an image area of 10.5" x 15", and except for several glue stains, and a couple of missing word balloons, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $272.46.
42340 Paul Gulacy Danger Trail #3 King Faraday Cover Original Art (DC, 1993). King Faraday, star of DC's noir-ish adventure comic of the fifties, returned in this nineties mini-series, enhanced by spectacular cover artwork by Paul Gulacy. This scene has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $334.60.
42341 V. T. Hamlin Alley Oop Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 6-4-72 (NEA, 1972). This terrific episode features most of the main cast of Alley Oop, including Dinny the dinosaur. This Sunday has an image area of 24" x 16". The strip was cut between the first and second panel tiers and has since been rejoined; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $388.38.
42342 Johnny Hart B. C. and Wizard of Id Daily Comic Strip Original Art (Field Enterprises, 1969). Two classic strips by a true modern master of the medium, Johnny Hart, make up this cool group. First, a look back in time to those crazy cave men of B.C., in a strip dated 4-2-69; next up, a trip to the Dark Age humor of Wizard of Id, dated 5-6-69. Both pieces have image areas of 17" x 5.5", and are in Excellent condition. The art has been matted together, along with newspaper clippings of the printed strips, and has been framed to an overall size of approximately 23.75" x 23. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton. Sold for: $896.25.
42343 Gene Hazelton The Flintstones Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-28 (McNaught Syndicate, circa 1970s). This episode featuring Fred and Pebbles has an image area of 6.5" x 20.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $95.60.
42344 Russ Heath - Battlefront #17, page 6 Original Art (Atlas, 1954). Stranded in enemy territory, a B-29 crew is rescued when Air Force jets bomb a couple of tanks, in this moody, pre-Code page by one of comics' premier war artists. This page has an image area of 12" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. This prize-battle page was signed by Russ Heath in its last panel. Sold for: $448.13.
42345 Gale Heimbach Green Lantern #8 Cover Re-Creation Painting (undated). The Emerald Guardian matches the power of his ring with the awesome eye-beam of a gigantic Gila monster, in this stunning re-creation of Green Lantern #8 by Gail Heimbach. This painted piece has an image area of 12" x 18" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $388.38.
42346 Mike Hoffman - Batwinged Girl Drawing Original Art (1999). This dark and delicious Mike Hoffman lovely is rendered in graphite on 14" x 16.5" sheet of textured paper. In Excellent condition. Sold for: $131.45.
42347 Mike Hoffman - Death Dealer and Bat Woman Illustration Original Art, Group of 2 (2000-04). Macabre Mike Hoffman's captivating illustrations each have an overall size of 11" x 14", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
42348 Mike Hoffman - "Batwoman" Painting Original Art (2005). With verve and vigor, artist Mike Hoffman renders this sensuously painted portrait of a sexy Batwoman and her winged companions. Hot, steamy, and evocative, this canvas board piece has an overall size of 12" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Mike Hoffman signed and dated the painting at the lower left. Sold for: $896.25.
42349 Bill Holman Smokey Stover Sunday Comic Strip With Matching Spooky Companion Strip Original Art, dated 7-4-48 (Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate, 1948). These strips have a combined image area of 24" x 16", and aside from overall paper aging and an art correction paste-up in panel two of the Spooky strip, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $286.80.
42350 Dave Hoover and Bill Anderson Uncanny Origins #2 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1996). This action-packed splash page from "The Son of Magneto" features the animated cartoon-styled versions of the Scarlet Witch, Quick Silver, and their father, the malevolent Magneto. This page has an image area of 10" x 14", and aside from stick-on balloons, the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot. Not Sold.
42351 Daniel R. Horne Hardy Boys #119 "Trouble At Coyote Canyon" Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (Aladdin, 1993). Frank and Joe Hardy kick up plenty of dust and danger in this thriller, painted by the talented Daniel Horne. This thrilling oil on board painting has an image area of 17" x 24", and the piece has been matted to an overall size of 22.5" x 30". The art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
42352 Chuck Jones - Bugs Bunny Pencil Sketch Original (1981). With a dozen American Beauty carrots in hand, Bugs Bunny is ready for romance in this original sketch by side-splitting fine artist, Chuck Jones. Rendered in graphite on Chuck Jones stationery, the art measures 8.5" x 11". Aside from some paper tanning, the art is in Very Good condition. Signed and inscribed by Chuck Jones at the upper right. Not Sold.
animation art
42353 Chuck Jones - Road Runner Pencil Sketch Original (undated). "Velocitus Incredibilii" is in top form in this original sketch by Academy Award winner, Chuck Jones. Rendered in graphite on a 12-field sheet of animation paper, the art measures 12.5" x 10.5". In Very Good condition. Signed by Chuck Jones at the bottom right. Sold for: $836.50.
Original Comic Art
42354 Jeffrey Jones Abyss #1 "Union" page 7 Preliminary Original Art (1970). The gorgeous "good girl" art of Jeffrey Jones is featured in this pencil on layout paper, preliminary drawing for the fanzine science fiction story, "Union." This piece has an image area of 10.5" x 15", and aside from some creases and edge wear, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $448.13.
42355 Jeffrey Jones - Lady Death Pencil Drawing Original Art (undated). This pencil on paper beauty has an overall size of 8.5" x 11", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $448.13.
42356 Jeffrey Jones A Game of Thrones Book Illustration Original Art (Bantam Books, 1996). In George R. R. Martin's novel, the kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge with the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes. This Jeff Jones ink drawing for the book has an overall size of 9" x 11.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
42357 Jeffrey Jones A Game of Thrones Book Illustration Original Art (Bantam Books, 1996). Centered around the Stark family of Winterfell, George R. R. Martin's novel is a sweeping epic beginning at the time when the long winter is coming and evil forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective wall. It Teems with lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who have come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win the game of thrones. This Jeff Jones illustration for the novel has an image area of 6" x 5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $203.15.
42358 Jeffrey Jones In A Sheltered Corner Signed, Hand-Colored Limited Edition Lithograph #4/50 (Idyl Impress, 1977). Jeff Jones hand colored this print using delicate tones of vivid watercolor. This lovely piece has an overall size of 17" x 21", and it is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $717.00.
42359 Charles W. Kahles Clarence the Cop Sunday Comic Strip Original Art (NY World, circa 1905). A new-fangled moving stairway trips up Clarence the cop in this early comic strip. This episode has an image area of 19" x 10", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $388.38.
42360 Michael Kaluta and Russ Heath The Shadow: Hitler's Astrologer page 57 Original Art (Marvel, 1988).
Disguised as a Nazi soldier, The Shadow's aide, Harry Vincent, bids a fond farewell to the lovely Gretchen as the bombs begin to fall -- all with great line art by two comic book masters, Michael Kaluta and Russ Heath. This page has an image area of 11" x 15", and it has been matted and framed. The art is in Excellent condition, and it was signed by Michael Kaluta at the bottom right. Sold for: $1,015.75.
42361 Bil Keane The Family Circus Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 2-14-65 (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1965). This heartwarming Sunday features Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, and PJ all vying for Mom's attention on St. Valentine's Day. This piece has an image area of 26" x 12.5", and aside from a vertical crease through the page (which does not detract from the eye-appeal of the piece), and a missing title logo stat from the companion strip, at the upper right, the art is in Very Good condition. Not Sold.
42362 Bil Keane The Family Circus Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-21-67 (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1967). Fun in the rain is the focus of this classic from the sixties. This piece has an overall size of 8" x 9.5", and the art is in Very Good condition. This daily was inscribed and signed by Bil Keane. Sold for: $507.88.
42363 Walt Kelly Pogo Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-15-71 (Publishers-Hall Syndicate, 1971). Churchy LaFemme and Porky Pine take the limelight in this episode. This daily has an image area of 18" x 5", and aside from a fold between panels two and three, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $358.50.
42364 Jack Kent King Aroo Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 2-22-60 (McClure Syndicate, 1960). The whimsical world of Jack Kent's King Aroo is among the most charming creations in the history of the American comic strip. Many of Kent's originals were destroyed in a fire, so don't pass up your chance to win this offering. This episode has an image area of 15.5" x 4.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $179.25.
42365 Frank King Gasoline Alley Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 8-24-38 (Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate, 1938). Frank King's splendid pen work shines in this daily from the thirties. This episode has an image area of 20" x 6", and aside from a few closed tears and overall paper aging, the art is in Good condition. Sold for: $507.88.
42366 Josh Kirby - Shark Painted Original Art (undated). This pulse-pounding, mixed-media on board painting from an unidentified book has an image area of 12.75" x 19", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $418.25.
42368 Harold Knerr The Katzenjammer Kids Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-25-38 (King Features Syndicate, 1938). Harold Knerr's use of outrageous humor continued the hallmark of the Katzenjammer Kids comic strip legacy, even as Rudolph Dirks left his feature to create the rival Captain and the Kids. Meanwhile, the Kids continued to create headaches for all they met with their slapstick pranks -- even on Christmas Day! This Sunday has an image area that measures 16.5" x 13", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton. Sold for: $1,314.50.
42369 Harold Knerr Katzenjammer Kids Sunday Comic Strip with Matching Dinglehoofer and his Dog Adolph Topper Original Art, dated 9-19-48 (King Features Syndicate, 1948). These strips have a combined image area of 17" x 22", and aside from glue stained title logos, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $507.88.
42370 Joe Kubert (attributed) Speed Comics #33 Black Cat Page 3 Original Art (Harvey, 1944). Bold and beautiful -- it's Linda Turner, the Black Cat in action in this thriller from "Warpaths of Blood." This page has an image area of 12.5" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $717.00.
42371 Joe Kubert Our Army At War #109 Sgt. Rock page 4 Original Art (DC, 1961). The unstoppable war comic team of writer Robert Kanigher and artist Joe Kubert created this thrilling page from the Silver Age spectacular, "Roll Call of Heroes." This page has an image area of 13" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,912.00.
42372 Peter Kuper Burning World Illustration Original Art (1992). Peter Kuper applies his distinctive spray-paint-and-stencil technique to this illustrious mixed media illustration. Rendered in mixed media this art has an image area of 11" x 14.5", and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
42373 Paule Loring - Adolf Hitler vs. Benito Mussolini, World War II Political Cartoon Original Art, dated 4-16-43 (Providence Journal-Bulletin, 1943). Entitled "Will He Cut Him Adrift?," this very imaginative and finely detailed piece of satire shows Adolf Hitler in a Nazi tugboat with an axe hidden behind his back. Hitler seems about to cut the ties between Germany and Italy, and Benito Mussolini is seen looking quite worried, as he is pulled along in the boot of Italy. Paule Stetson Loring was a Rhode Island artist who earned an international reputation for his cartoons, caricatures, and seascapes. He quit school at age thirteen and worked odd jobs, from truck driver to editor of a leather factory newsletter. Eventually, he distinguished himself as a war correspondent and political cartoonist for the Providence Journal-Bulletin. This piece came from the collection of Private Leo White who was stationed in the Public Relations Office of HQ., Fort Devens, in Massachusetts, during World War II. This piece has an overall size of 13" x 13", and the art is in Excellent condition. The piece was boldly signed in black paint by Loring at the lower left. Not Sold.
42374 Lyman Young Tim Tyler's Luck Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 8-14-38 (King Features Syndicate, 1938). From the heart of the "adventurous decade" of comic strips comes this thrilling episode with an image area of 25.5" x 16". The art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $358.50.
42375 Stan Lynde Rick O'Shay Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-17-58 (Chicago Tribune, 1958). This early daily falls with the first year of Rick O'Shay's debut in 1958. This episode has an image area of 16" x 4.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $167.30.
42376 Esteban Maroto Dax, the Warrior Page 8 Original Art (Warren, 1970s). Esteban Maroto brought a fresh approach to the sword and sorcery genre with his finely detailed art for the "Dax the Warrior" series in Eerie magazine. This page has an image area of 14.5" x 20", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $507.88.
42377 Don Marquez - Cthulhu Painting Original Art (2003). Don Marquez presents humanity's most basic nightmare, H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu in this monstrous painting. Painted in oil on canvas board, the art has an image area of 15" x 19". In Excellent condition, nicely matted and ready to hang. Signed by Don Marquez at the lower left corner. Sold for: $448.13.
42378 Don Marquez Frankenstein Painting Original Art (2003). Don Marquez, also known as Donnie Jupiter, painted this excellent portrait of the Hammer Films' Christopher Lee version of Frankenstein. Rendered in oil on canvas board, the art has an image area of 13" x 17" and is in Excellent condition, nicely matted and ready to hang. Signed by Don Marquez at the lower left corner. Sold for: $215.10.
42379 Don Marquez I Was a Teenage Werewolf Painting Original Art (2003). Fantasy master Don Marquez takes a brush to troubled teen Tony Rivers, in this re-creation from I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Rendered in oil on canvas board, the art has an image area of 13" x 17" and is in Excellent condition, nicely matted and ready to hang. Signed by Don Marquez at the lower right corner. Sold for: $191.20.
42380 Don Marquez The Phantom of the Opera Painting Original Art (2003). Here's a classic Lon Chaney pose as the Phantom, by Don Marquez. Painted in oil on canvas board, the art has an image area of 13" x 17". In Excellent condition, nicely matted and ready to hang. Signed by Don Marquez at the lower right corner. Sold for: $262.90.
42381 Rex Maxon Tarzan Daily Comic Strip Original Art (United Feature Syndicate. 1942). It's man versus ape once again as Tarzan rises to meet a towering challenge. This daily has an image area of 19" x 5". There are glue stains in each of the word balloons in this episode; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $418.25.
42382 Clifford McBride Napoleon Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-18-51 (LaFave Newspaper Features, 1951). Bold drawing is the hallmark of Clifford McBride's delightful Napoleon comic strip. The image area of this episode measures 8" x 10", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $95.60.
42383 Wilson McCoy Phantom Daily Comic Strip Original Art (King Features Syndicate, 1960). Fun in the jungle is the theme of this sixties daily. This episode has an image area of 20.5" x 6". The art was folded between panels two and three; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,107.00.
42384 Dale Messick - Brenda Starr Pin Up Illustration Original Art (circa 1943). Va-va-voom -- this is the stuff World War II servicemen's dreams were made of. This scorcher has an overall size of 15" x 20'', and aside from a crease through the center of this piece, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $717.00.
42385 Otto Messmer (signing as Pat Sullivan) Felix the Cat Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-17-32 (King Features Syndicate, 1932). Felix keeps bouncing back in this early daily episode. Image area measures approximately 24.5" x 5.25". The art was cut between panels and rejoined, and some tanning of the art board has occurred. Very Good condition overall. Sold for: $3,107.00.
42386 Ron Miller Firebrands #36 "Iroedh" Card Illustration Original Art (Comic Images, 1984). Provocative painting by noted illustrator Ron Miller. Image area is approximately 13.5" x 18.75". Signed by the artist on the back. In Excellent condition; beautifully double matted, ready to hang. Not Sold.
42387 Ron Miller Firebrands #84 "Lessa" Card Illustration Original Art (Comic Images, 1989). This gorgeous painted illustration is based on Anne McCafferty's Dragonriders of Pern series of books. The image area is approximately 28" x 17.5"; the painting is matted with copies of the card, ready to hang. Excellent condition. Not Sold.
42389 Sheldon Moldoff More Fun Comics #52 The Spectre Splash Page Re-Creation Painted Original Art (1993). This awesome, full-color specialty painting by Golden Age great, Sheldon Moldoff, re-created the title splash from the first-ever appearance of the Spectre from More Fun Comics #52 (1940), complete with a hand-drawn logo. Matted and framed, this piece has an image area of 16" x 13", and it is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
42390 Bob Montana Archie Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-12-49 (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1949).
Mr. Weatherbee flips his wig again in this episode. This daily has an image area of 19" x 5.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
42391 John Cullen Murphy Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #2013 Original Art, dated 9-7-75 (King Features Syndicate, 1975). John Cullen Murphy's first-rate talent for figure drawing is spotlighted in this seventies Sunday. This episode has an image area of 13" x 19.5". The strip was cut between each of the panel tiers; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $896.25.
42392 George Perez and Romeo Tanghal New Teen Titans #20 page 2 Original Art (DC, 1982). In a flashback sequence, Wally West recalls the time Cyborg and Changeling tracked a villain called The Disruptor deep in the sewers of New York City. This page has an image area of 10" x 15", and except for two clipped corners (outside the image area), the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $597.50.
42393 George Perez and Romeo Tanghal New Teen Titans #17 page 20 Original Art (DC, 1982). The Titans are showcased against the iconic image of the World Trade Center in this action-packed page. This piece has an image area of 10" x 15", and except for a couple of clipped corners (outside the image area), the art is in Very Good condition. Not Sold.
42394 Joe Phillips - Han Solo/Star Wars Illustration Original Art (undated). Han Solo takes the limelight in this scene as he finds himself surrounded by a host of colorful fantasy creatures. This acrylic on board painting, done for a trading card, has an image area of 13" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $155.35.
42395 Dan Piraro Bizarro "All Dogs Go to Heaven" Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-28-01 (Universal Press Syndicate, 2001). This wild and wacky episode has an image area of 12.75" x 6.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
42396 Dan Piraro Bizarro "Hollywood Robot" Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-28-01 (Universal Press Syndicate, 2001). Robots and pool parties -- they don't mix well. This daily has an image area of 12.75" x 6.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $448.13.
42397 Dan Piraro Bizarro Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 6-10-01 (Universal Press Syndicate, 2001). This offbeat laugh riot has an image area of 12.75" x 6.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $239.00.
42398 Dan Piraro Bizarro Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-31-06 (King Features Syndicate, 2006). Perhaps this is how Dan Piraro creates his far-out gags. This strip has an image area of 6" x 7", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $239.00.
42399 Dan Piraro Bizarro "Superman" Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-25-07 (King Features Syndicate, 2007). This "tip of the cape" to Superman has an image area of 12.75" x 6.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $537.75.
42400 Dan Piraro Bizarro Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-28-07 (King Features Syndicate, 2007). The wacky laws of cartoon physics are the focus of this episode. This strip has an image area of 12.75" x 6.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $286.80.
42401 George Pratt Sleep Watercolor Painting Original Art (1995). This sensitively rendered figure study has an image area of 9" x 10.25", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $310.70.
42402 Don Punchatz Doom Gaming Magazine Cover Illustration Original Art (undated). World-renowned illustrator Don Punchatz is the creator of the famous original cover art for Id Software's revolutionary computer game, Doom. This may have been drawn for a Super Nintendo magazine, as the art is somewhat similar to the version on the SNES box. Acrylic on heavy illustration board. The art has an image area of 12" x 15" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $286.80.
42403 Mac Raboy Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-19-58 (King Features Syndicate, 1958). The fate of the world lies in Flash Gordon's hands once again. Mac Raboy's sublime cosmic vistas, sleek science fiction hardware, and astounding attention to detail are sure to make this episode highly sought-after by art fans all across the universe. The image area of this Sunday is 18" x 13", and aside from a glue-stained title logo stat, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,792.50.
42404 S. J. Ray - World War II Era Political Cartoon Featuring Adolf Hitler Original Art (Kansas City Star, circa 1943). Entitled "The Paper Hanger's Troubles Are Just Beginning," this uproarious cartoon spotlights Adolf Hitler with a frown on his face, and a bucket of paste cocked on his head. This superb illustration has an overall size of 12.5" x 16.5", and has some edge wear and a stain in the upper left corner; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. The piece was boldly signed in white paint by S. J. Ray at the lower right.
Sold for: $537.75.
42405 Alex Raymond Rip Kirby Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 3-30-50 (King Features Syndicate, 1950). Desmond's in love in this fifties daily. This episode has an image area of 18.5" x 5.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,015.75.
42406 Steve Rude - Nexus, Jonny Quest, and Bandit Pencil Drawing Original Art (1986). Steve Rude spotlights his signature character, Nexus, alongside Jonny Quest, another fan-favorite character whose comic book adventures he has illustrated. Bandit co-stars. This lighthearted piece has an overall size of 11" x 14", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
42407 C. D. Russell - Pete The Tramp Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-20-47 (King Features Syndicate, 1947). Pete visits the zoo with his little pal, and his dog, "Boy," who shows how tough he is to all of the caged zoo animals -- that is, until they are expelled by the zookeeper. This episode has an image area of 14" x 22". The strip has been neatly cut into two horizontal pieces between tiers three and four; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $358.50.
42408 Jose Luis Salinas Cisco Kid Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 8-21-57 (King Features Syndicate, 1957). This exquisitely rendered daily has an image area of 20" x 5.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $478.00.
42409 Jose Luis Salinas Cisco Kid Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 8-30-57 (King Features Syndicate, 1957). This free-falling thriller has an image area of 20" x 5.75", and aside from some yellowed Zipatone, the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,673.00.
42410 John Severin Cracked Sylvester P. Smythe Illustration Original Art (undated). Sylvester P. Smythe is wasting his talent as a handyman -- with fine motor skill and judgement like he displays here, he should get a job as a baggage handler or postman. This piece has an image area of 18.5" x 10", and aside from a crease through the lower part of the board, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $418.25.
42411 Fred O. Seibel - Adolf Hitler World War II Political Cartoon Original Art, dated 2-1-43 (1943). This cartoon features a wintry scene with Adolf Hitler portrayed as a gopher scurrying for shelter in his hole marked "The Defensive" as the sun, which is portrayed as "The United Nations", beams its freedom-ringing rays down upon Hitler and his evil Axis powers. This piece has an overall size of 14.5" x 17", and the art is in Excellent condition. This piece was signed by Seibel with the Inscription: "To Pvt. Leo White with my compliments Fred O. Seibel." Sold for: $358.50.
42412 Dave Sim - Jaka Preliminary Sketch Original Art, Group of 3 (undated). These three preliminary sketches of Cerebus' great lover interest, Jaka, were created by Dave Sim for his masterwork, Cerebus the Aardvark. Rendered in graphite on tracing paper, each drawing has an approximate image area of 5" x 8", and is signed by Dave Sim. In Excellent condition. Sold for: $49.00.
42413 Joe Simon Sick Magazine Cover Original Art (undated). Huckleberry Fink lives up to his motto of "Why Try Harder?," in this 18" x 16.5" cover scene, created by comics legend Joe Simon. This uproarious piece is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $3,107.00.
42414 Arthur Sinnott Viola and Vivian Daily Comic Strip Original Art (Boston Globe, circa 1912). This uproarious episode from the early days of newspaper comic strips has an image area of 21.5" x 6". The paper has overall aging and edge and corner wear; otherwise, it is in Good condition. Sold for: $131.45.
42415 Jack Sparling Tell It To The Marines #4 page 27 Original Art (Toby Press, 1952). Airline Amy gives fans of "Lover O'Leary and his Liberty Belles" a warm welcome in this superb Jack Sparling pin up page. This piece has an image area of 12.5" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of an I. W. Publishing/Super Comics Tell it to the Marines #16 comic book (which reprinted the page, circa 1964) is included in this lot. Not Sold.
42416 Jack Sparling Tell It To The Marines #4 page 28 Original Art (Toby Press, 1952). Steamboat Sal salutes "Lover O'Leary and his Liberty Belles" and readers everywhere in this top-notch "good girl" page, drawn by Jack Sparing. This pulchritudinous page has an image area of 12.5" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of an I. W. Publishing/Super Comics Tell it to the Marines #16 comic book (which reprinted the page, circa 1964) is included in this lot. Not Sold.
42417 Dan Spiegle Hopalong Cassidy Sunday Comic Strip Original Art (King Features Syndicate, circa 1950s). The panels on this page have been cut out and mounted to a large piece of support paper. These panels may have been re-formatted to create a tabloid comic strip page. This piece has an image area of 12" x 15", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $215.10.
42418 Arthur Suydam Cholly and Flytrap #2 Chapter 7 Page Original Art, Group of 23 (Epic, 2005). This lot features a batch of Arthur Suydam's lush artwork, from his acclaimed Cholly and Flytrap series. Suydam's brushwork recalls such masters of fantasy art as Frank Frazetta and Bernie Wrightson. The pages are drawn in ink on vellum, and range in size from 12" x 17" to 15" x 20.5". They average Very Good condition. Sold for: $537.75.
42419 Curt Swan Superman Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-10-57 (McClure Syndicate, 1957). This superb flying episode, numbered #5640, has an image area of 5.5" x 19", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $1,195.00.
42420 Darrell K. Sweet Dragon on a Pedestal (The Magic of Xanth, Book #7) Paperback Cover Preliminary Original Art (Del Rey Books, 1983). This preliminary cover study for Piers Anthony's fantasy novel has an overall size of 4" x 7", and the art is in Excellent condition. Darrell K. Sweet signed the back of this painting. Not Sold.
42421 Jimmy Swinnerton Herr Nap Gathering Color Newspaper Illustration Original Art (1892). This drawing was based on Jimmy Swinnerton's remembrances of Henry Nappenbach, sketching on the San Francisco waterfront. Swinnerton's caption: "Herr Napp gathering color -- with one of S. F.'s first critics." This piece has an overall size of 8.5" x 8", and the art is in Very Good condition. A tear sheet of the printed piece is glued to the back of the piece. Sold for: $155.35.
42422 Angelo Torres Mad #318 Complete 5-page Story "Blah Sum" Original Art (EC, 1993). From the "Toasted Bialik Dept." comes Angelo Torres' 5-page lampoon of the TV series Blossom. This rib-tickler was drawn in ink and wash, and each page has an Approximate image area of 17" x 21". The art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $334.60.
42423 Angelo Torres Mad #329 Complete 3-page Story "Dick Tracy, Bachelor" Original Art (EC, 1994). From the "Take my Wife, Police! Dept." comes a 3-page parody so hilarious it should be illegal. Each page of this 3-page laugh riot has an image area of 15" x 19.5", and the art averages Very Good condition. Sold for: $657.25.
42424 Angelo Torres Mad #342 Complete 5-page Story "The Ninny" Original Art (EC, 1998). The laughs are non-stop in this 5-pager from Mad's "Au Pair of Queens Dept." Angelo Torres' caricatures of Fran Drescher and the cast of "The Nanny" are a scream. Each page has an approximate image area of 17" x 21", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $358.50.
42425 Angelo Torres Mad #346 Complete 5-page Story "Mr. Hollow's Old Puss" Original Art (EC, 1996). The musical movie Mr. Holland's Opus and actor Richard Dreyfuss get the Angelo Torres treatment in this syncopated satire. Each page has an approximate image area of 17" x 21", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
42426 Angelo Torres Mad #367 Complete 5-page Story "Busty the Vampire Spayer" Original Art (EC, 1998). Angelo Torres skewers the fan-favorite TV show, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, with this wickedly funny parody from the "I'm Gonna Get You Blood Sucka Dept." This "Mad-sterwork" was drawn in ink and wash, and each page has an approximate image area of 17" x 21". The art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $1,135.25.
42427 Morrie Turner Wee Pals Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-24-71 (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1971). This episode has an image area of 26.5" x 12.5", and aside from a vertical fold between the Wee Pals and Soul Corner features, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $71.70.
42428 George Tuska and Johnny Craig Iron Man #5 page 9 Original Art (Marvel, 1968). Even in the time-traveling future Iron Man's suit of armor retains the timeless beauty of a true classic, thanks to the superb artistic talents of George "Iron Man" Tuska and EC alumnus, Johnny Craig. This page from "Frenzy In a Far-Flung Future" has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $717.00.
42429 Underdog Puzzle Illustration Original Art (Whitman, 1973). "Have no fear - Underdog is here." This "fun-tastic" piece has an image area of 15" x 18.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Random House Collection. Sold for: $717.00.
42430 John Van Fleet Rogues Gallery #1 Spellbinder Pin Up Original Art (DC, 1996). John Van Fleet created this beautiful image of Spellbinder using his unique mixed media technique. The image area of this piece is approximately 11" x 15.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. The printed image cannot do justice to the vibrant colors used in this painting. Sold for: $358.50.
42431 Charles A. Voight Petey Daily Comic Strip Original Art (NY Tribune, undated). Lively pen work is the highlight of this daily. This episode has an image area of 20.25" x 6", and aside from some edge wear, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $131.45.
42432 Mort Walker Beetle Bailey Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-4-58 (King Features Syndicate, 1958). Sarge calls for an inspection from an unprepared Beetle in this laugh fest from 1958. The image area of this daily measures 18" x 5", and, aside from paper tanning, and light soiling, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $215.10.
42433 Don Weller Goldilocks Illustration Original Art (undated). Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Don Weller, puts his distinctive spin on this vibrant illustration. Rendered in mixed media on vellum, and mounted to heavy illustration board, the art has an image area of 14.5" x 10" and is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $71.70.
42434 Kent Williams Blood: A Tale #4 page 25 Original Art (Marvel, 1987). Kent Williams infuses this page for the final issue of Blood: A Tale with raw emotion and an interesting visual hierarchy. Painted in watercolor in his loose and gestural style, this art has an image area of 10" x 15" and is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $717.00.
42435 Tom Wilson Ziggy Daily Comic Strip Signed Original Art, dated 6-5-81 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1981). Ziggy finds that nothing comes free in this daily. Image area measures approximately 4.5" x 4.75. Signed and inscribed by Wilson in the lower margin area. Excellent condition Sold for: $71.70.
42436 Greg Wray - Mickey Christmas Promotional Illustration Original Art (Disney, 1989). Mickey and his nephews spend a festive moment beneath a Christmas wreath in this jewel-like illustration by Greg Wray. Rendered in acrylic on heavy illustration board, the art has an image area measuring 9" x 12". In Excellent condition. Sold for: $334.60.
42437 George Wunder Terry and the Pirates Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-1-49 (News Syndicate, 1949). This episode is brimming with Cold War cuties. This daily has an image area of 21.5" x 6.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
42438 George Wunder Terry and the Pirates, Dragon Lady Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 12-26-49 (News Syndicate, 1949). Terry spends Christmas with the Dragon Lady in this beautifully designed episode. This daily has an image area of 21.5" x 6.5", and aside from some slight paper aging, its condition is Very Good. Sold for: $262.90.
42439 M. C. Wyman and Mike DeCarlo Thor #476 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1994). The Destroyer means doom for the God of Thunder, in this earth-shattering cover illustration penciled by M. C. Wyman and inked by Mike DeCarlo. The art has an image area of 10" x 15" and includes the original logo and masthead paste-up art. In Excellent condition. Sold for: $836.50.
42440 Rick Yager Buck Rogers Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 5-31-52 (John F. Dille Co., 1952). With a jet pack flying scene and fantastic rocket ships, this daily is sure to please any Buck Rogers fan. This episode has an image area of 16" x 4.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $310.70.
42441 Chic Young The Family Foursome Sunday Comic Strip Original Art (King Features Syndicate, 1931). Golf-themed topper for Chic Young's Blondie Sunday. Image area measures approximately 16.25" x 5.25". Very Good condition. Sold for: $286.80.
42442 Chic Young Blondie Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-10-37 (King Features Syndicate, 1937). Blondie and Dagwood get all in a dither when Baby Dumpling invites a broom salesman to a tea party in this delightful, early example. This episode has an image area of 17" x 13.5". This strip was cut between panel tiers two and three, and there is some light soiling along the cut line; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $448.13.
42443 Mike Zeck Justice League Gallery Pin Up Page Original Art (DC, 1998). The original JLA lineup (except with Black Canary filling in for Wonder Woman), illustrated by fan-favorite artist Mike Zeck. As a bonus a "flopped," penciled version of the same scene is drawn on the reverse side. This drawing has an image area of 7" x 10.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
42444 Zim (Eugene Zimmerman) Judge Magazine Cartoon Illustration Original Art (Judge, circa 1919). This Charlie Chaplinesque episode has an overall size of 22" x 30". The paper has aged overall, and the art was cut between each panel tier, and later re-joined with tape on the back of the page; otherwise, the art is in Good condition. Sold for: $418.25.
Animation Art
42445 Batman: The Animated Series "Catwalk"Production Cel (Warner Bros., 1995). Batman has to intercede before the furious feline, Catwoman, kills the double-talking Ventriloquist, in this original production cel from the episode, "Catwalk." This cel set-up, which consists of one cel, and a photograph of the original production background, is matted and framed to an image area of 11.5" x 8.5". In Excellent condition. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Not Sold.
42446 Batman: The Animated Series "Shadow of the Bat - Part II" Production Cel (Warner Bros., 1995). In this episode, Batgirl tries to save her father, Commissioner Gordon, from Two-Face with the help of Batman and Robin. This lovely cel set-up featuring Batgirl consists of one cel, and a photograph of the original production background, and is matted and framed to an image area of 9.5" x 7.5". In Excellent condition. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Not Sold.
42447 Batman: The Animated Series "Feat of Clay Part II" Production Cel (Warner Bros., 1995). Batman takes on Clayface outside of the Galaxy Broadcasting Building, in this cel set-up, which consists of one cel, and a photograph of the original production background. Matted and framed with an image area of 9.5" x 7.5" the art is in Excellent condition. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Not Sold.
42448 Batman: The Animated Series "Pretty Poison" Production Cel (Warner Bros., 1996). Poison Ivy attempts to kiss Batman with her deadly lipstick, in this cel from the episode, "Pretty Poison." This cel set-up, which consists of one cel, and a photograph of the original production background, has an image area of 9.5" x 7.5" and is in Excellent condition. Matted and framed, this piece includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Not Sold.
42449 Pinocchio Hand Painted Production Cel and Courvoisier Background Original Art (Disney, 1939). This sparkling celluloid featuring Pinocchio's conscience, Jiminy Cricket, sits upon an exquisite Courvoisier hand painted background. The cel has been trimmed to an image area of 4.25" x 4.5", and the condition is Excellent. Not Sold.
42450 Winnie-the-Pooh Animation Production Cel Set-Up with Background Original Art (Disney, undated). Tigger and Owl don't see eye to eye in this hand-painted production cel set-up with original background. The items measure 13" x 11" and are in Excellent condition. Sold for: $95.60.
42451 Winnie-the-Pooh Animation Production Cel Set-Up with Background Original Art (Disney, undated). The residents of the Hundred Acre Woods gather in this hand-painted production cel set-up with original background. The items measure 14" x 10.5" and are in Excellent condition. Sold for: $262.90.
42452 Winnie-the-Pooh Animation Production Cel Set-Up with Background Original Art (Disney, undated). Piglet is poised to take to the air, while Winnie and Tigger look on, in this hand-painted production cel set-up with original background. The items measure 13" x 11" and are in Excellent condition. Sold for: $358.50.
42453 Robin Hood - Prince John, Maid Marian, and Lady Kluck Animation Production Cel Set-Up Original Art (Disney, 1973). This animation cel set-up from Disney's twenty-first animated feature film features cowardly Prince John, along with Maid Marian, and her maid, Lady Kluck. Each cel measures 16" x 12.5". In Very Good condition. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Sold for: $388.38.
animation art
42454 The Jungle Book Plate Original Art (Walt Disney Company, undated). The man-cub, Mowgli's life story is retold in this cel/background art, produced for a limited edition collector's plate, featuring scenes from his life taken from Disney's nineteenth animated feature, "The Jungle Book." Matted and framed to an image area of 13.5" x 13.5", the art is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $717.00.
42455 The Lion King Plate Original Art (Walt Disney Company, undated). This majestic cel and background art, produced for a limited edition collector's plate, features a pastiche of scenes between Simba and his father, King Mufasa, from Disney's thirty second animated feature, The Lion King. Disney artists translated these images from the film to a hand-inked and hand-painted cel. Matted and framed to an image area of 14.5" x 14.5", this sericel is in Excellent condition. Sold for: $597.50.
Animation Art
42456 Wile E. Coyote Animation Production Cel Set-Up Original Art (Warner Bros., undated). Have Acme rocket, will travel! "Apetitius Giganticus" Wile E. Coyote straddles one of his favorite gadgets, in this hand painted cel set-up. The image area measures 11.5" x 9", and the art is in Very Good condition. Sold for: $418.25.
42457 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers Bugs Bunny Animation Cel Original Art (Warner Bros., 1991). This perfect image of Bugs Bunny is from Warner Bros.' parody of "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Hand-inked and hand-painted, this cel is set against a color photocopy presentation background, and is in Excellent condition. Includes a Warner Bros. Animation Art seal and a Certificate of Authenticity. Sold for: $119.50.
42458 Carrotblanca Bugs Bunny and Penelope Pussycat Animation Cel Set-Up Original Art (Warner Bros., 1995). Daffy Duck tickles the ivories, while Bugs Bunny and Penelope Pussycat kick up their heels, in this hand-inked and hand-painted cel set-up with a color photocopy presentation background. In Excellent condition. Includes a Warner Bros. Animation Art seal and a Certificate of Authenticity. Sold for: $95.60.
42459 Platinum Wheel of Fortune Granny and Pepe Le Pew Animation Cel Original Art (Warner Bros., 1995). A glamorous Granny has Pepe Le Pew by the tail, in this hand-inked and hand-painted cel with a color photocopy presentation background. In Excellent condition. Includes a Warner Bros. Animation Art seal and a Certificate of Authenticity. Sold for: $262.90.
Memorabilia
42460 Carl Barks - Letters To Old Friends, Group of 11 (1970-90s). This lot features a group of assorted letters from Carl Barks and his wife, Gare, to old friends David and Linda Hamilton, spanning a 20-year period. The letters discuss several topics such as moving, Barks' paintings, etc. A couple of the letters include small, quick sketches. Ten of the letters are from the Barks couple, and one is to Carl from Dutch cartoonist and fan, Freddie Milton, who's drawn some Duck comics himself. A couple of the letters are folded; otherwise, the items are in Very Good condition. Sold for: $131.45.
42461 Carl Barks - Hand Written Letters to Friends and Editors, Group of 7 pages (1980s). This group of letters includes a two-page hand written missive from Carl Barks to two old friends, discussing a recent move to an old house, Another Rainbow lithographs, and other subjects. Also included is a pair of handwritten drafts of letters, to editors, each a couple pages long, where some of Barks feelings on the country and politics can be seen. Totaling seven pages, all of the items are in Very Good condition. Sold for: $95.60.
42462 The Barkster Artists Proof #AP-1 Bronze Signed Figurine by Carl Barks (Bowen, 1994). Offered here is the first artist's proof (#AP-1) of "The Barkster" solid bronze figurine, from the estate of Carl Barks. Designed by Barks and produced in association with Bowen Designs, Dark Horse Comics, and Gemstone Publishing, the figure sits atop a black marble base that has been signed by both Carl Barks (faded, but legible) and Randy Bowen. The figurine itself stands 7.5" high with an overall height of 9". It is in Excellent condition and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, signed by Jerry Weist and Chris Boyko. Sold for: $478.00.
42463 Carl Barks' Day Planner and Weekly Calendar (1978). Includes a day planner from 1978-79 and weekly calendar from 1980. Both contain various notes and memos regarding lithographs, paintings, pages for the Celestial Arts Uncle Scrooge book, etc. Also included are a variety of notepads and such with various notes written. In overall Very Good condition. Sold for: $95.60.
42464 Calgary Eye-Opener with Carl Barks Art (Bob Edwards Publishing, 1929). A vintage copy of the January 1929 issue of the Calgary Eye-Opener, a small-format humor publication that Carl Barks submitted work to during his early cartooning career. This issue contains several examples of his work throughout. Mild to moderate overall wear to edges, cover, and spine, cream pages, and damage to the lower right corner of the front cover, otherwise in Very Good condition. Sold for: $45.00.
42465 Carl Barks 1987 Harvey Award and 1990 Seriframjandets Honorary Award and More Group (Various, 1987-90). Two awards given to Carl Barks, including his 1987 Harvey Award for being inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame and a 1990 Scandinavian Seriframjandets Honorary Award, are the featured items in this group. Both are mounted on wooden plaques and in Excellent condition. Also accompanying these are a typed, signed letter from Barks to a newspaper editor and a black and white signed photo of Barks (signed "Carl"). These are also in Excellent condition. All items are from the Carl Barks estate and are accompanied by two Certificates of Authenticity, signed by Jerry Weist and Chris Boyko. Sold for: $358.50.
42466 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie Lobby Card #5, signed by Mel Blanc (Warner Bros., 1979). This wonderful lobby card, signed by Mel Blanc, spotlights Bugs Bunny as he tickles the ivories of a baby grand piano. This superb piece has an overall size of 14" x 11", and it is in Excellent condition. Not Sold.
Pulps
42467 Weird Tales July 1933 (Popular Fiction, 1933) Condition: Average VG/FN. Margaret Brundage cover. Contains "The Horror in the Museum" and "Dreams in the Witch-House" by H. P. Lovecraft, "The Man on the Ground" by Robert E. Howard, and works by Clark Ashton Smith and Seabury Quinn. Complete, unfaded spine and cover, mild edge wear, and cream pages. Cover appears to have been slightly trimmed. Bookery's Guide to Pulps VG value = $125; FN value = $250. Sold for: $143.40.
42468 Weird Tales - August 1934 (Popular Fiction, 1934) Condition: VG. Conan makes his second Weird Tales cover appearance in "The Devil in Iron," courtesy of Margaret Brundage. Also included is one of C. L. Moore's Northwest Smith stories, tales by Paul Ernst and Hugh B. Cave, and verse by Clark Ashton Smith. This copy has a complete spine that fades from red to yellow from the top down, supple creamy pages, mild cover wear, trimmed top and right edges, and some mild tearing along the bottom edge. The right edge has been trimmed. Bookery's Guide to Pulps VG value = $150. From the Jack Juka Collection. Sold for: $239.00.
42469 Weird Tales October 1934 (Popular Fiction, 1934) Condition: FN. Margaret Brundage cover. Contents include part two of the Conan story "People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard, "Black God's Kiss" by C. L. Moore, and stories by Clark Ashton Smith, H. Bedford Jones, and Manly Wade Wellman. Complete, unfaded spine and cover with only mild wear, some edge wear, and cream pages. Bookery's Guide to Pulps FN value = $175. Sold for: $191.20.


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