John Romita Sr.

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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