Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 


    Jim Lee The Sandman: Overture #1 Alternate Cover Original Art Cover (Vertigo, 2013). This stunning art was created by DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund-branded variant cover for this issue, available on a limited basis to retailers joining the CBLDF. The book comes 25 years after the Neil Gaiman series began in 1989. The main covers for the issue were done by J. H. Williams III and long-time Sandman cover artist Dave McKean. The black and white beauty was done in graphite, ink, and white paint by Lee who signed the piece, as did Gaiman, who has inscribed at bottom left, "Sweet dreams". It's 11" x 17" and in Excellent condition.

    Lee, Jim:Jim Lee burst upon the comic book field in 1987. Since then, he has proven to be one of the most influential comic creators of the Modern era. He helped reinvigorate the X-Men, co-founded Image Comics, illustrated the hugely popular “Hush” storyline in Batman comics, and become co-publisher of DC Comics. Lee illustrated the relaunched X-Men title in 1991. The first issue sold over 8 Million copies, setting a Guinness World Record for premiere issues. He was one of the original Image Comics founders, which helped change the landscape of comic publishing in that each co-founder had his own “studio” of talent and characters. Many new creators found a door into the industry through the various Image studios. Later, Jim Lee sold his Image company, Wildstorm Productions, to DC Comics and returned to creating and illustrating, which led to his work on the highly acclaimed “Hush” storyline that ran through Batman #608-619 in 2003. With DC’s “New 52” relaunch of their universe in 2011, many of Wildstorm Productions characters were folded into the regular DC Universe. His affect on the industry, as artist, writer, creator, and publisher, will continue to shape the world of comics for the foreseeable future. . Comic Artist.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,321

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide 2011
    Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 4 days left to consign to the 2016 December 10 - 11 Animation Art - Beverly Hills!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The auction was a success! Your guidance and expertise has been so helpful.
    Doug P.,
    North Hollywood, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2016 October 12 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2016 October 12 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,796,721
    2016 August 4 - 6 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2016 August 4 - 6 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $7,410,631