Auction closes tonight for iconic Brian Bolland “Amazing Heroes” cover, bids at $8000

There’s still time to bid for an iconic piece of Brian Bolland art for the comic magazine Amazing Heroes over on auction site ComicLink… if you have over $8000 to spare!

Amazing Heroes #52 Cover featuring Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland

Amazing Heroes #52 Cover featuring Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland

Superstar Brian Bolland is the artist most closely associated with Judge Dredd and his work on the dystopian lawman is among the most coveted of his sought-after art. Comic Link notes it’s rare to find a Bolland Judge Dredd cover up for public auction, but are excited to be offering the cover to Amazing Heroes #52 (1984), featuring a superb image of the lawman of the future, and bids already stand at $8000.

Amazing Heroes was a professional fanzine published by Fantagraphics for most of the 1980s. It marked many of the important developments of the mainstream comic book industry during the critical time when the industry began to achieve notoriety for it’s mature offerings, many of which where spearheaded by British writers and artists who began working on American comic books.

Brian Bolland's Pencils and the final cover for Amazing Heroes #52, the pencils declaring a "British Invasion" of US comics

Brian Bolland’s Pencils and the final cover for Amazing Heroes #52, the pencils declaring a “British Invasion” of US comics

As we’ve previously noted in our first item on this auction, the theme of the issue featuring this cover was “The European Invasion”, which covered the rising importance of European writers and artists, mainly from Great Britain, to the U.S comic book industry. Leading the way was Brian Bolland, along with such other early luminaries as superstar writer Alan Moore and artists Dave Gibbons, John Bolton and Alan Davis.

In the years following the publication of the issue with this cover, other important European creators who began to work on American comics included Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Simon Bisley, Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Glenn Fabry and many more.

The auction also features comic art by Charlie Adlard, more by Brian, Simon Bisley, Mark Buckingham, Alan Davis, Bryan Hitch and many other British artists.

You can bid on the cover of Amazing Heroes #52 by Brian Bolland here on ComicLink | Check out all ComicLink auctions at www.comiclink.com

UPDATE: This art sold for $17,250

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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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