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Elektra Saga #4 Cover by Frank Miller

Artist: Frank Miller (All)

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Elektra Saga #4 Cover by Frank Miller Comic Art
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Artwork Details

Title: Elektra Saga #4 Cover by Frank Miller
Artist: Frank Miller (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 1,054
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Favorited on CAF: 2
Comments: 63
Added to Site: 12/6/2017
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Description

This was a big piece for me on many levels. As there can only be one holy grail, this is not it but not far behind.

I started reading comics at a young age and it was all Asterix, Tintin, Lucky Luke, ducks and Looney Toons which explains a lot of what I collect. I didn't read superhero comics until I started to collect years later (age 13). My first comic was Daredevil 200, the fight issue between Bullseye and DD with Elektra's sais being thrown around (see my
DD gallery for great pages from this issue). That is where I started and I have remained a DD fan since. I used allowance, work, christmas, report card money and loose change to buy comics. I read Elektra Saga (reprints the original Elektra run on DD with a few added continuity pages) before having read the original source material. So my first introduction to Elektra were the Elektra Saga books. At that time I was into martial art, loved reading about ninja's, Bruce Lee and was getting into girls. Elektra had all that and more and did it so well. I had torn out the pin-up pages from Elektra Saga to put up on my walls and so I grew up with these pieces every day and they are still ingrained in my psyche as well as the Sienkiewicz Elektra poster which I also had up. I had a cool display set up with these pin-ups and some real sais on my wall.


The cover to issue #4 of Elektra Saga was my favorite. So much so that for a grade 7 art project on color through pointillism I recreated it with a Korean flag in the background (I was in Hap Ki Do at the time). This piece got me entered into a city wide art contest which I did well in and led to being invited to a special arts workshop. At that time in my life, I thought I was going into a career in art, design and fashion. I thought I still had the piece of art around but so far my search has not turned it up yet. If it does, I will add a scan of it to this entry.


Needless to say, this piece hits all the nostalgia buttons for me. In some ways I think this piece has been trying to find me since I was 13 and it took 34 years for it to do so but now that it is mine, all seems right in the world.

Voted #4 (tie) in best cover 2017 acquisitions Lowry.

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Ruben DaCollector 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/6/2017

Spectacular piece, and at a great bargain compared to so much of Miller's art these days. Just gorgeous, congrats!

Malvin V 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/6/2017

Wow, congrats!

J. Sid 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/6/2017

Loved these Elektra Saga covers. Glad it ended up with you, Jeff, it's a beaut!

Malcolm Bourne 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/6/2017

Great background and a truly great cover!!

Marc Mokken 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/6/2017

Congratulations Jeff! A fabulous piece!!

Brian Peck 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 12/6/2017

Sweet! Frank didn't draw much on Dou-shade aka Craft-tint. Fine example. Congrats!

Davide G. 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/6/2017

A really impressive piece to behold, Jeff, even in your Gallery... Congrats and thanks for sharing!

Filmore W. Bedwick 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 12/6/2017

Jeff, you know I am a Huge Elektra fan, and this piece has it all: Miller, Elektra, Ninjas on a Cover ta boot!!! Glad you got Your Nostalgia Fix!!!!

Suat Tong Ng 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/6/2017

Great stuff, Jeff - and congrats on getting this!

John S. 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/6/2017

Great piece of art but even better story behind you wanting it, so glad you managed to win this.

Oystein Sorensen 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/6/2017

Absolutely wonderful, in several ways. Many congratulations!

Ron Sonenthal 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 12/6/2017

Great pickup! Love that you were able to finally bring it home.

Stephen Ferzoco 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/6/2017

Tremendous piece!!!! Congrats!!

Rob  Pistella 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/6/2017

Breathtaking, nostalgic, and timeless. A work of art!

Allen Bush 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 12/6/2017

Gorgeous!

robert frey 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/6/2017

wow, spectacular! congratulations!

duke fleed 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 12/6/2017

the ninja hedge is spectacular! Outstanding pick up.

Mike D 
Member Since 2004
Forum Moderator

Posted on 12/6/2017

Simply awesome Jeff, I know how much you wanted a killer Miller example so I'm super happy you managed to snag this one. Can't wait to see it in person! Congrats!

Rick W 
Member Since 2017

Posted on 12/6/2017

Stunning! Just like that last puzzle piece hiding under the sofa, a perfect fit. Huge congrats!

G. C. 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/6/2017

WOW !!!

Marvel Two-in-One 76 Guy 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 12/6/2017

Congratulations on adding a piece of art with so much personal meaning.

Vik V 
Member Since 2016

Posted on 12/6/2017

A special one! Congrats!

John Butler 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/6/2017

Heck, this one was worth clicking on. That's a great piece, congrats.

sean wallace 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/6/2017

Another fantastic piece in an already fantastic collection!

Nicolaj Borch 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 12/6/2017

Wonderful FM piece...And Just love all those small Ninjas...

Alberto Giavoni 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/6/2017

Wow Jeff! what a piece! congrats

Fabio C. 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/6/2017

whoa whoa whoa

X C 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 12/6/2017

Incredible cover Jeff! Congratulations and great story!

Luca Baldi 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/6/2017

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. You killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't write a comment... i can only hate you! ;-)

Chris K. 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/6/2017

Had a feeling this might show up here...certainly the right place for it. A thing of beauty, Jeff - thrilled for you!

artless artmore 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 12/6/2017

What a classic Miller cover! Beautiful!

comicinkking. com 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/6/2017

Congrats Jeff - that’s a really nice piece!! Classic Miller!!

Gene Park 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/6/2017

Major kudos! Just as there are "horses for courses", so too do I believe that some art just belongs in certain collections. Congrats on bringing this one home!

Felix  Lu 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/6/2017

Congrats Jeff! Great story, too!

Alex Johnson 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/6/2017

Hard to imagine a better Electra piece. Frank Miller at his best. Congratulations.

Vit Budin 
Member Since 2016

Posted on 12/6/2017

Fantastic piece, congratulations :)

Raymond Bryan 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 12/6/2017

Well Done!! Congrats on something truly special!!

. BRAUNY 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 12/6/2017

Awesome. Major congrats Jeff!

Ray Cuthbert 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 12/6/2017

Great to have a piece that is so meaningful to you Jeff!

Ray Cuthbert 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 12/6/2017

Great to have a piece that is so meaningful to you Jeff!

Ray Cuthbert 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 12/6/2017

Great to have a piece that is so meaningful to you Jeff!

Chris C 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/6/2017

One of the stars of that auction, a gorgeous piece, very well bought and a really really great pickup. It really stood out to me as soon as I saw the auction listings. Congrats.

Dave Kopecki 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/6/2017

Epic! A real wowza piece of history! Congrats!

etienne  estorge 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/6/2017

Just plain stunning.

Bob  Kopman 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 12/6/2017

That's a beauty, Jeff. Congrats on getting something so meaningful.

J. Hiroshi Morisaki 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/7/2017

Yikes! You never fail to impress the Skittles out of me, brother! Congratulations!

Timothy Finney 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/7/2017

Cheers to a journey's end.

Aaron N.  
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/7/2017

Whoa. You are unstoppable, Jeff!

Raymond Collector 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/7/2017

An outstanding and breathtaking piece. So happy for you, my Man!

William Tran 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 12/7/2017

Just WoW

James Henry 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/7/2017

Fantastic! The Elektra Saga was my first introduction to the character as well, so I can totally relate to your background on this amazing piece of art. Congratulations!

Eric DLS 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/7/2017

I love the story in your description. Miller himself could not have written a better one. I think it's that kind of personal connection that makes sharing the artwork so much more enjoyable. Anyway, after reading that, I just can't imagine this piece being in any other collection. Like you said, I think the piece found its way to you. Congratulations on a very special work of art.

J L 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/8/2017

Does not get much better than this example and it certainly looks perfect in your great collection!!!! Congrats Jeff!!!!

Tony K 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 12/8/2017

Hits all my nostalgia buttons too. Great piece...congrats!

Kyle K 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 12/8/2017

Great story. Can’t imagine how you felt when it popped up on auction! Glad you got it.

John Espinoza 
Member Since 2014

Posted on 12/8/2017

The kind of design that makes Miller great. I love how the choreography of the ninjas goes in front of one Elektra but behind the other.

Andy Wurst 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/10/2017

Holy cannoli !! Simply perfect.

Ricky Bobby 
Member Since 2015

Posted on 12/14/2017

Awesome story and awesome piece! Congrats!

Ken Fries 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/14/2017

That's a beautiful piece of art by Frank at a great point in his career...but the story that you tell that goes along with it makes it that much more amazing. Good for you on getting something so obviously meaningful on so many levels. Congrats!

Monty B 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 12/17/2017

Wonderful piece and wonderful story...

Arie S 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/23/2017

Just WOW!

Vito L 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 12/24/2017

Congrats on the acquisition!

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 1/4/2018

Breathtaking ! Congrats for this masterpiece of a classic cover !

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