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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: 921
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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 wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Spectacular piece, and at a great bargain compared to so much of Miller's art these days. Just gorgeous, congrats!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Malvin V wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, congrats!
Posted on 12/6/2017


J. Sid wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Loved these Elektra Saga covers. Glad it ended up with you, Jeff, it's a beaut!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Malcolm Bourne wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great background and a truly great cover!!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Marc Mokken wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congratulations Jeff! A fabulous piece!!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Brian Peck wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Sweet! Frank didn't draw much on Dou-shade aka Craft-tint. Fine example. Congrats!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Davide G. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
A really impressive piece to behold, Jeff, even in your Gallery... Congrats and thanks for sharing!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!!!!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Suat Tong Ng wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great stuff, Jeff - and congrats on getting this!
Posted on 12/6/2017


John S. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great piece of art but even better story behind you wanting it, so glad you managed to win this.
Posted on 12/6/2017


Oystein Sorensen wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Absolutely wonderful, in several ways. Many congratulations!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Ron Sonenthal wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great pickup! Love that you were able to finally bring it home.
Posted on 12/6/2017


Stephen Ferzoco wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Tremendous piece!!!! Congrats!!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Rob  Pistella wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Breathtaking, nostalgic, and timeless. A work of art!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Allen Bush wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Gorgeous!
Posted on 12/6/2017


robert frey wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
wow, spectacular! congratulations!
Posted on 12/6/2017


duke fleed wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
the ninja hedge is spectacular! Outstanding pick up.
Posted on 12/6/2017


Mike D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Rick W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Stunning! Just like that last puzzle piece hiding under the sofa, a perfect fit. Huge congrats!
Posted on 12/6/2017


G. C. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
WOW !!!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Marvel Two-in-One 76 Guy wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Congratulations on adding a piece of art with so much personal meaning.
Posted on 12/6/2017


Vik V wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
A special one! Congrats!
Posted on 12/6/2017


John Butler wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Heck, this one was worth clicking on. That's a great piece, congrats.
Posted on 12/6/2017


sean wallace wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Another fantastic piece in an already fantastic collection!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Nicolaj Borch wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wonderful FM piece...And Just love all those small Ninjas...
Posted on 12/6/2017


Alberto Giavoni wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow Jeff! what a piece! congrats
Posted on 12/6/2017


Fabio C. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
whoa whoa whoa
Posted on 12/6/2017


X C wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Incredible cover Jeff! Congratulations and great story!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Luca Baldi wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. You killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't write a comment... i can only hate you! ;-)
Posted on 12/6/2017


Ronan Killack wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Had a feeling this might show up here...certainly the right place for it. A thing of beauty, Jeff - thrilled for you!
Posted on 12/6/2017


artless artmore wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
What a classic Miller cover! Beautiful!
Posted on 12/6/2017


comicinkking. com wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats Jeff - that’s a really nice piece!! Classic Miller!!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Gene Park wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Felix  Lu wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats Jeff! Great story, too!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Alex Johnson wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Hard to imagine a better Electra piece. Frank Miller at his best. Congratulations.
Posted on 12/6/2017


Vit Budin wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic piece, congratulations :)
Posted on 12/6/2017


Raymond Bryan wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Well Done!! Congrats on something truly special!!
Posted on 12/6/2017


. BRAUNY wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome. Major congrats Jeff!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Ray Cuthbert wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Great to have a piece that is so meaningful to you Jeff!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Ray Cuthbert wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Great to have a piece that is so meaningful to you Jeff!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Ray Cuthbert wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Great to have a piece that is so meaningful to you Jeff!
Posted on 12/6/2017


Chris C wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 12/6/2017


Dave Kopecki wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Epic! A real wowza piece of history! Congrats!
Posted on 12/6/2017


etienne  estorge wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Just plain stunning.
Posted on 12/6/2017


Bob  Kopman wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
That's a beauty, Jeff. Congrats on getting something so meaningful.
Posted on 12/6/2017


J. Hiroshi Morisaki wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Yikes! You never fail to impress the Skittles out of me, brother! Congratulations!
Posted on 12/7/2017


Timothy Finney wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Cheers to a journey's end.
Posted on 12/7/2017


Aaron N. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Whoa. You are unstoppable, Jeff!
Posted on 12/7/2017


Raymond's Collector wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
An outstanding and breathtaking piece. So happy for you, my Man!
Posted on 12/7/2017


William Tran wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Just WoW
Posted on 12/7/2017


James Henry wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 12/7/2017


Eric DLS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 12/7/2017


J L wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Does not get much better than this example and it certainly looks perfect in your great collection!!!! Congrats Jeff!!!!
Posted on 12/8/2017


Tony K wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Hits all my nostalgia buttons too. Great piece...congrats!
Posted on 12/8/2017


Kyle K wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great story. Can’t imagine how you felt when it popped up on auction! Glad you got it.
Posted on 12/8/2017


John Espinoza wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 12/8/2017


Andy Wurst wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Holy cannoli !! Simply perfect.
Posted on 12/10/2017


Ricky Bobby wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome story and awesome piece! Congrats!
Posted on 12/14/2017


Ken Fries wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 12/14/2017


Monty B wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wonderful piece and wonderful story...
Posted on 12/17/2017


Arie S wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Just WOW!
Posted on 12/23/2017


Vito L wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats on the acquisition!
Posted on 12/24/2017


Alex B wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Breathtaking ! Congrats for this masterpiece of a classic cover !
Posted on 1/4/2018


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