Rare 1980s Marvel UK Superhero original cover and poster art offered by Heritage Auctions

Three original artworks commissioned by Marvel UK in the 1980s, featuring an assortment of superheroes, all drawn by Mick Austin, go under the hammer at Heritage Auctions later this week.

Just like the Doctor Who pages featuring Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor we featured recently, the cover and poster art on offer come from the collection of Julius Howe and, once again, the starting prices are incredibly low, perhaps because the artworks are UK, not US commissions.

The Incredible Hulk #24 Vision Original Poster Art by Mick Austin (Marvel UK, 1982). A sublime visual of Vision, mixed media on Oram & Robinson board with a large image area of 15.5" x 21.5". Signed.
The Incredible Hulk #24 Vision Original Poster Art by Mick Austin (Marvel UK, 1982). A sublime visual of Vision, mixed media on Oram & Robinson board with a large image area of 15.5″ x 21.5″. Signed.
Spider-Man #507 Cover Original Art by Mick Austin (Marvel UK, 1982). Spider-Man, Daredevil and the villain Solarr star on this stellar cover. Mixed media on Oram & Robinson board with a large image area of 13" x 18". Signed.
Spider-Man #507 Cover Original Art by Mick Austin (Marvel UK, 1982). Spider-Man, Daredevil and the villain Solarr star on this stellar cover. Mixed media on Oram & Robinson board with a large image area of 13″ x 18″. Signed.
Spider-Man Comic Weekly #588 Cover Original Art by Mick Austin (Marvel UK, 1984). "Spidey in the search of the Hobgoblin." A wonderful cover of our Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man in the search of the Hobgoblin! Ink, direct color, white paint on Oram & Robinson board with a large image area of 11.5" x 17". Signed.
Spider-Man Comic Weekly #588 Cover Original Art by Mick Austin (Marvel UK, 1984). “Spidey in the search of the Hobgoblin”

These three artworks just a few of the original comic boards on offer in the 11th – 13th March 2022 International Original Art and Anime Signature Auction #7265, which also features six Doctor Who pages by Austin, art by Arthur AdamsLee BermejoRobert CrumbAlan Davis and Paul NearyCarlos Ezquerra – the title pages of “Strontium Dog” from Starlord No. 8 – and a Tintin artwork by Hergébids already at $28,000, plus art by Jamie HewlettMilo ManaraMoebiusTeshirogi Takashi, and many, many more.

• 11th – 13th March 2022 International Original Art and Anime Signature Auction #7265

• Michael J. Austin is online at www.michaeljaustin.co.uk | Instagram | Buy his work from the Jonathan Cooper Gallery

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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