Frank Frazetta Death Dealer 6 Painting Original Art (1990) SNIP

Frank Frazetta painting sale for $1.79 million sets all-time auction record for any piece of comic art

Run by Heritage Auctions, Chicago’s largest public auction dedicated to vintage comic books and original comic art fetched $12,201,974 – setting the world record for the most valuable sale of its kind. The top lot claimed its own record when artist Frank Frazetta’s Original Art titled Death Dealer 6, 1990 – first published as theContinue reading Frank Frazetta painting sale for $1.79 million sets all-time auction record for any piece of comic art

John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover, published in 1971)

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 Sets $478,000 World Record at Heritage Auctions

The original art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 sold for $478,000, at Heritage Auctions on Friday, setting a world record for the most expensive Marvel Comics Silver or Bronze Age cover ever sold at public auction. It also is the most expensive piece of Spider-Man art drawn by legendary artist John Romita, Sr. The winningContinue reading Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 Sets $478,000 World Record at Heritage Auctions

John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover, published in 1971)

More early Marvel UK art goes under the hammer at Heritage Auctions, alongside iconic US Amazing Spider-Man cover

Following up on our report on how some art created for British comics helped Heritage Auctions profits soar in 2017, a number of early Marvel UK published pieces go under the hammer next month as part of their upcoming auction in Dallas over 22nd – 24th February 2018. A number of the artworks are byContinue reading More early Marvel UK art goes under the hammer at Heritage Auctions, alongside iconic US Amazing Spider-Man cover

The Kingpin's first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #50

Creating Comics: How British actor Sydney Greenstreet inspired the look of the Kingpin – and Jabba the Hutt

Did you know British actor Sydney Greenstreet was the inspiration for not one but two comic villains – including the Marvel villain Kingpin, first brought to life on the page by John Romita Sr.? Some of our readers did I expect, but a social media post by comic book historian Alex Grand on Comic Book HistoriansContinue reading Creating Comics: How British actor Sydney Greenstreet inspired the look of the Kingpin – and Jabba the Hutt