Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Murphy Anderson Showcase #60 The Spectre Part 1 "War That Shook the Universe!" Original Art Group of 8 Consecutive Pages (DC, 1966). The first Silver Age appearance of the Spectre... and what a way to make a come-back! He comes out swinging as he and Azmodus trade blows swinging comets like baseball bats. The Spectre was last seen 21 years previously in More Fun Comics #101. He would continue turning up in the DCU into the present day. From the space-scape splash page of the unearthly titans, to the gigantic images of the Spectre later in the story, to the eerie smoke from his hands on Page 8, writer Gardner Fox wasted no time establishing that this was the same powerful spirit of the Golden Age back for justice! In fact, Page 3 has two great references to the covers of More Fun Comics #54 and #60. The pages were created in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". The splash page is 10" x 13.25", which allowed room for the indicia below; and Page 8 is 10" x 9.75, to allow for a house ad. The logo is a stat paste-up, held on with a bit of tape. Some pages have stripped-in text corrections taped in from the reverse side. In Excellent condition. From the Murphy Anderson Collection.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 23
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 866

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) 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!
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 25 days left to consign to the 2020 February 27 - 29 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Working with Barry Sandoval - his communication skills and thoroughness are outstanding.
    Peter K.,
    Aberdeen, SD
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,693,366
    2019 November 27 Mickey Mouse and Friends - Animation Art Signature Internet Auction
    2019 November 27 Mickey Mouse and Friends - Animation Art Signature Internet Auction
    REALIZED $144,095