Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 Concluding Double-Page Spread 46 and 47 Original Art (DC, 1986). This astounding double-page spread, a real rarity in the marketplace, spotlighting the Batman and Two Face (Harvey Dent), marks the dramatic conclusion of the first issue as the Dark Knight feels reveals his profound empathy with his schizoaffective friend/foe and tries to comfort him as best he can. No story in the Batman mythos is more important than Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Released in 1986, this story was responsible for the rejuvenation of Batman as a dark character and for the comics industry as a whole. Many consider it the greatest Batman story ever told. When pages from this yarn surface, they command a premium price, as can be seen by the world-record price for any piece of comic art, set by the splash in one of our past auctions. The spread has an approximate combined image area of 24" x 18". The entire image of the bat face in panel eight of page 47 is a photostat, and the the lettering on both pages is done with pasted-on captions and word balloons; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Inscribed and signed by Frank Miller in the lower borders of both pages.

    More information about Frank Miller, also known as Miller, Frank, Frank Miller.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2012
    22nd-24th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 26
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 7,170

    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!
    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information. Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    Sold on Feb 23, 2012 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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 16 days left to consign to the 2021 October 2 - 3 International Comic & Original Art Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Congratulations on your company growth in the interim - quite phenomenal, well done!
    Paul L.,
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search