The Spring Featured Auction at US auction house Comic Link starts closing next week – and along with rare US comics includes a wide range of original art, from creators that include British artists Simon Bisley, Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, Bryan Hitch, Tula Lotay and Barry Windsor-Smith.
Art by American artists – among them Darwyn Cooke, Jack Kirby, George Perez and Jim Steranko , to name but a few- includes Gene Day‘s cover for Marvel Premiere #59, featuring Doctor Who…
Art in the auction from Simon Bisley includes a terrific battle page from 2000AD‘s “Slaine the Horned God”…
The Spring Featured Auction’s Original Art session features hundreds of world class items including the Todd McFarlaneSpider-Man #4 cover with Spidey vs. the Lizard from the “Torement Saga”; the Barry Windsor-Smith Grail-level 1971 cover to Conan the Barbarian #5, “The Claws of the Tigress”; the Mike Mignola Hellboy: Wake the Devil #4 cover; Gene ColanCaptain America #120 cover, and a Daredevil #20 page 1 title splash by Gene, with a strong image of DD in action. This is one of the earliest and best large art Colan Daredevil splash pages ever to hit the market.
There’s much more too, and, including Jack Kirby art such as a Fantastic Four Annual #2 page with the FF vs. Doctor Doom and an Annual #3 page with Doom gathering several popular villains to attack the wedding of Reed and Sue; and his New Gods V2 #2 cover with the Black Racer.
More Original Art highlights include Frank MillerDetective Comics #1000 Variant Cover featuring Miller’s iconic Dark Knight and Carrie Kelly Robin and a Ronin #1 Double Page Splash; Dave Gibbons Watchmen #7 page with Nite Owl and Silk Spectre taking the Owlship out for its first ride in years; Gil Kane‘s Defenders #52 cover with a Hulk vs. Sub-Mariner battle scene and his Giant-size Master of Kung-Fu #3 cover with JoeSinnott inks featuring Shang-Chi in battle with the Si-Fan Assassins (A huge Shang-Chi movie is currently in pre-production through Marvel Studios). Plus, there’s George Perez’New Teen Titans Archives #1 cover, an ideal portrait of the fan-favourite team of the 1980s by their legendary co-creator – and two gorgeous giant prints of Starwatcher on offer by Moebius!
Comic book sessions close next Tuesday through Thursday, and original art session lots close the following Tuesday. If you haven’t reviewed the auction lots yet, there’s no time like the present.
The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.
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