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Elektra Lives Again, page 28, first panel

Artist: Frank Miller (All)

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Title: Elektra Lives Again, page 28, first panel
Artist: Frank Miller (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Interior Page
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 2,678
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Favorited on CAF: 1
Comments: 42
Added to Site: 6/14/2014
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Way Beyond the Grail

24 years ago I experienced a Graphic Novel that exceeded everything that came before it.
It was a synthesis of masterful writing, a haunting, poignant story, exquisitely elegant art and the most beautiful colors ever put to paper. This labor of love was the collaboration of a renowned writer/artist and his colorist (at the time) wife at the height of their creative powers.

I had been wanting a page from Frank Miller and Lynn Varley's Elektra Lives Again for 24 years long years.

It is for me Frank at the top of his game in terms of Art and Storytelling. Everything that came before from his rejuvenation of Daredevil to his experimentation in Ronin to his Genre redefining Dark Knight evolved into this oeuvre of haunted love, supernatural forces,
extraordinary battles and one man's quest for resolution and peace.

Patience, Persistence and Sacrifice have finally paid off.

I have just received THE PAGE of my choosing which I consider THE BEST action page in this incredible work where every page is a distinct masterpiece.

It is Perfect in concept, layout and extreme execution (oh, the Pun IS Intended!!!)

All the classic Miller elements are here:
Elektra arises from a snowy graveyard to take on and dispatch a cadre of deadly Ninja Assassins from the Hand.

For me, it gets no better!

As
Scott Williams wrote about another page from this work, "This is the rarest of the rare and the best of the best.


That whole sequence is drawn directly on vellum.
Frank used a lot of different papers on this story. He liked to use vellum for the way the ink ran over the paper.
What Frank did is do a quick marker payout on a sheet of tracing paper, he then laid the heavier vellum over that, penciled and inked the art on the vellum.
Unfortunately, on page 28 he used carpet tape to piece together 2 halves, and there is a 2 inch glue stain across the middle of the art.

The first panel was used as the advertising poster to this Epic work.

Profound gratitude and thanks to Frank and Lynn for creating this, Mitch for facilitating the transaction, my Friend and OA Spiritual Adviser A for the funding and my Friend and confidant J for the support.

Namaste,

Bill

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Matt S 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 6/14/2014

i loved this story. maybe one of Miller's more Gruesome projects. a Fantastic Grab!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/14/2014

Matt S wrote:

i loved this story. maybe one of Miller's more Gruesome projects. a Fantastic Grab!

Matt, Thank you for taking time to view and comment.

Scott Williams 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 6/14/2014

Holy crap! What a sweet page!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/14/2014

Scott Williams wrote:

Holy crap! What a sweet page!

Scott, Thank you. I am honored to be with you and David in actually having acquired a page from this incredible book!!! We are truly fortunate.

Bob  Kopman 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 6/14/2014

Just incredible Bill. Congrats on getting an amazing piece of art that is so important to you.

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/14/2014

Bob Kopman wrote:

Just incredible Bill. Congrats on getting an amazing piece of art that is so important to you.

Bob, Thank you so much for the kind words. I could not be happier'!

John Bamber 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 6/14/2014

Fantastic... Congratulations.

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/14/2014

John Bamber wrote:

Fantastic... Congratulations.

John, Thank you!!!!

Dietmar Krueger 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 6/14/2014

Awesome page! Outstanding!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/14/2014

Dietmar Krueger wrote:

Awesome page! Outstanding!

Thanks, D!!!!!

. BRAUNY 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 6/14/2014

Congrats Bill. Nice score!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/14/2014

. BRAUNY wrote:

Congrats Bill. Nice score!

Thx, B!!!! U were right. The OA Gods did me a solid!!!!

Ken Fries 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 6/14/2014

I share your sentiments on this book. I waited years for its arrival after seeing initial glimpses of it in fanzines. As much as I love Dark Knight, I prefer this. I've read DK more, but Miller delves into even more twisted psyches in this book, and conveys it in beautiful, moody, metaphoric imagery. And while my absolute favorite will most likely always be Born Again, with Miller doing both writing and art chores (pencils AND inks, to boot) on this makes ELA a different kind of special. I seriously looked into getting a page from it a little while back, but the wife and I decided to remodel the house instead (I wish I was kidding about that comparison...), so I know what this mean$ to you. Absolutely beautiful page, and you couldn't have gotten a more iconic image from that book, seeing as, as you say, you have the image used to promote the book (I've got one of those posters up somewhere on the walls of our home). Tremendous congrats, enjoy that page for the rest of your life!

Felix  Lu 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/15/2014

The tape stain should be an easy fix. But stain or no stain...this is a beaut. Congrats!!

Shelton  Bryant 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/15/2014

One Helluva Panel!!!!!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/15/2014

Ken Fries wrote:

I share your sentiments on this book. I waited years for its arrival after seeing initial glimpses of it in fanzines. As much as I love Dark Knight, I prefer this. I've read DK more, but Miller delves into even more twisted psyches in this book, and conveys it in beautiful, moody, metaphoric imagery. And while my absolute favorite will most likely always be Born Again, with Miller doing both writing and art chores (pencils AND inks, to boot) on this makes ELA a different kind of special. I seriously looked into getting a page from it a little while back, but the wife and I decided to remodel the house instead (I wish I was kidding about that comparison...), so I know what this mean$ to you. Absolutely beautiful page, and you couldn't have gotten a more iconic image from that book, seeing as, as you say, you have the image used to promote the book (I've got one of those posters up somewhere on the walls of our home). Tremendous congrats, enjoy that page for the rest of your life!

Ken, Wow! I believe you distilled my thoughts and feelings better than I ever could about what I consider to be Miller's ouevre. Your comparison in terms of $$$ is spot on;)! I was fortunate to have been able to sell some Key art to finance this. There was no way I Could Not do this. If and when the other Art needs to bring in support for my family, and the Dust settles, I will still have this to inspire and amaze my OA Soul! Thank you and I wish you a page from this in your future.

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/15/2014

Shelton Bryant wrote:

One Helluva Panel!!!!!

Shelton, Thank you!!! I agree wholeheartedly!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/15/2014

Felix Lu wrote:

The tape stain should be an easy fix. But stain or no stain...this is a beaut. Congrats!!

Felix, I will take it to my Conservator who works wonderful magic on paper. You are right! Regardless of the stain, this is a Gem!!!

bob fish 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 6/15/2014

there is no more beautiful art than FM on ELA....So congrats on this awesome pick up...a true grail ! read the book last week and tried to think in which page i should buy if i have the opportunity...And my choice was this page !! No better choice....Lucky Collector....

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/15/2014

bob fish wrote:

there is no more beautiful art than FM on ELA....So congrats on this awesome pick up...a true grail ! read the book last week and tried to think in which page i should buy if i have the opportunity...And my choice was this page !! No better choice....Lucky Collector....

Bob, Thank you for the very kind and very true words. I am most fortunate and blessed to have had my choice of THE page from this extraordinary work. I will treasure and cherish it for all who see this as the Grail that it is.

Tony K 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 6/15/2014

Congrats! I understand the feeling in landing the "perfect" page. Being able to do so from such an epic book must be an awesome feeling!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/15/2014

Tony K wrote:

Congrats! I understand the feeling in landing the "perfect" page. Being able to do so from such an epic book must be an awesome feeling!

Tokay, Thank you for the comment and empathy. I do feel on top of the world!

artless artmore 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 6/16/2014

Fantastic work! Such an original and memorable story

Chris K. 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 6/16/2014

A real beauty, Bill.

comicinkking. com 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 6/16/2014

Congrats!! Loved the art on this book!!

Ron Sonenthal 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 6/16/2014

Just great! Well done!

Carlos P. 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 6/17/2014

I think that Miller never has drawn better than here. Congratulations for the piece, is incredible.

Thomas V 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 6/19/2014

Elektra lives again is a masterpiece. It was the book that made me realize how powerful sequential art could be. I didn't read it or look at it as much as experience it. That it could affect you on an emotional level. The story haunted me for days after I first read it. I don't care what any critic says about Miller's work for me there is nothing like it. I have to agree with you, visually this is one of the most stunning pieces in the book.Enjoy!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/19/2014

artless artmore wrote:

Fantastic work! Such an original and memorable story

AA, Thank you! It just keeps calling to be re-experienced again and again!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/19/2014

Chris K. wrote:

A real beauty, Bill.

Ronan, Thank you so much! I think she is!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/19/2014

comicinkking. com wrote:

Congrats!! Loved the art on this book!!

Tony, Thank you! I hear you!

Jovi Neri 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 7/3/2014

To me.. this is Frank Miller inking himself at the peak of his powers where he struck a nice balance between his "conventional" and "impressionist" styles. DKR was great too but he didn't ink that. Today, I'm not too sure about his work but this one is timeless!

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/8/2014

Huge congrats for this breathtaking piece. Pure genius !

Eric Seffinga 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/16/2014

Economic visuals that all serve the dynamics and power of the image. Total classic!

Alex Johnson 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/10/2015

How did I miss you adding this? Awesome pickup!

Mark Levy 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/5/2015

I missed this too - happy I found it - congrats!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 3/5/2015

Ron Sonenthal wrote:

Just great! Well done!

Ron, thank you! I think it is great as well:)!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 3/5/2015

Carlos P. wrote:

I think that Miller never has drawn better than here. Congratulations for the piece, is incredible.

Carlos, thank you and I agree 100%!

Anthony Bryan 
Member Since 2014

Posted on 7/11/2017

Woah!!!

Jerry S 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 7/12/2017

This one is really fun!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/12/2017

Anthony Bryan wrote:

Woah!!!

Anthony, Thx and Agree!!!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 7/12/2017

Jerry S wrote:

This one is really fun!

Jerry, Thanks. The Ninjas do not agree🙀

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