Brett Ewins “Judge Anderson” 2000AD cover coming up for sale in this week’s Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction at Heritage

This week’s Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions (17th – 19th June 2021) includes comic artwork by a number of British artists – so many, in fact, it’s impossible to feature them all! But look out for work that includes a stunning 2000AD “Judge Anderson” cover by Brett Ewins, plus art by Brian Bolland, John Higgins and Kev Hopgood, alongside American artists that include Jack Kirby, Marshall Rogers, Alex Toth and many more.

Here are just some of the lots on offer… check out the full auction catalogue here

Brian Bolland Tank Girl Apocalypse #3 Cover Painting Original Art (DC/Vertigo, 1996)
Brian Bolland Tank Girl Apocalypse #3 Cover Painting Original Art (DC/Vertigo, 1996)
John Bolton Twisted Tales #6 Cover Painting Original Art (Pacific, 1984)
John Bolton Twisted Tales #6 Cover Painting Original Art (Pacific, 1984)
Brett Ewins 2000AD Prog 472 Cover Original Art (IPC, 1986)
Brett Ewins 2000AD Prog 472 Cover Original Art (IPC, 1986)
Glenn Fabry Lobo: Portrait of a Victim Cover Original Art (DC, 1993)
Glenn Fabry Lobo: Portrait of a Victim Cover Original Art (DC, 1993)
John Higgins Swamp Thing #125 Cover Painting Original Art (DC, 1992)
John Higgins Swamp Thing #125 Cover Painting Original Art (DC, 1992)
Kev Hopgood and Mike DeCarlo Iron Man #287 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1992)
Kev Hopgood and Mike DeCarlo Iron Man #287 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1992)
Mike Perkins Secret Warriors #16 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 2010)
Mike Perkins Secret Warriors #16 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 2010)
Barry Windsor Smith - "Kull of Atlantis" Story Page 16 Original Art (c. 1970)
Barry Windsor Smith – “Kull of Atlantis” Story Page 16 Original Art (c. 1970)
Barry Windsor-Smith Marvel Comics Presents #78 Unused "Blood" Variant Cover
Barry Windsor-Smith Marvel Comics Presents #78 Unused “Blood” Variant Cover
Greg Staples - Batman vs. Judge Dredd Painting Original Art (c. 2006)
Greg Staples – Batman vs. Judge Dredd Painting Original Art (c. 2006)

Part of the the auction attracting attention are items from the Promise Collection, the highest-quality pedigree collection of US comics, book for book, to debut in the hobby over the last 25 years. 

The Promise Collection: A Goldmine of Golden Age Comic Books Worth More Than $10 Million

Featuring more than 5000 high-grade Golden Age comic books, many of these treasures haven’t seen the light of day since they were purchased off newsstands in the 1940s. The collection was assembled by a young boy who grew up, went to war and never returned. For decades, the books were kept safe by his brother, who vowed to keep watch over the comics should anything happen to his sibling on the battlefield. Hence its moniker, proof of a promise kept.

Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC Conserved FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. Bids soon hit over $320,000...
Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC Conserved FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. Bids soon hit over $320,000…
Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 White pages
Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 White pages

With a depth and scope that is almost unparalleled, nearly two-thirds of the books are predicted to stand as the finest-known copies for any particular comic represented in the collection.

About 300 of the books will debut in Heritage’s 17th – 19th June 2021 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction, and sales from this extraordinary assemblage will continue through 2022.

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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