Thursday, June 8, 2017

Hello Comic Art Fans!

The first ever exhibition of original Spider-Man artwork by John Romita and other significant artists including Steve Ditko, Todd McFarlane, John Buscema, Ross Andru, Gil Kane, Ron Frenz, Keith Pollard, John Romita Jr. and others. The exhibit runs from June 6th through August 26th, 2017. An opening reception to the public will be held on Friday June 9th at 7:30PM. 

This exhibition features art from throughout Romita’s initial Spider-Man run. Featured are (‘twice up’) pages from early in the run and their large size and clean presentation are a joy to behold. Significant pages are exhibited here for the first time, including Spider-Man’s battles with the Green Goblin, the Rhino, Doctor Octopus and many others. ere are many pages  featuring Romita’s beautiful presentation of Mary Jane Parker and Gwen Stacy,  including the original early finished drawings. Also featured are the first 2 weeks of John Romita’s amazing Spider- Man strip run as well as several of his earliest larger Sunday strips. 

Visit the Society of Illustrator's Website for more information!

Best,
Bill Cox

HA.com - Whiz Comics, Power Man & Detective Comics Original Art This Sunday 
A Few Sample Lots:
Herb Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith Machine Man #3 Story Page 19 Original Art (Marvel, 1984) 
Keith Birdsong Star Trek Generations "Picard Christmas in the Nexus" Collector Plate Painting Original Art (Hamilton Collection, 1996) 
John Buscema and Jim Mooney Thor #188 Story Page 18 Original Art (Marvel, 1971) 
Also check out the latest in the Comic Market at Heritage here.



Announcements

The Jon Berk Original Art & Comicbook Collection, with some of the rarest and most-valuable art to ever come on the market. is causing an absolute frenzy in the comic art community. Mr. Berk’s selection of Golden and Silver Age art contains an embarrassment of treasures that are already garnering vast amounts of attention in ComicConnect’s auction.

While there are many pieces that will spark bidding wars due to their obvious pop-cultural importance, Berk’s collection also offers many pieces that will appeal to the discerning collector with an eye for the sleeper hits of this amazing auction. Of note are the masterfully rendered recreations of Golden Age covers, many by artists of the era, as well as classic art from the Harry A. Chesler collection, and many more rarities from the early days of comics.

Original art collectors and investors will find: 

  • All New Comics #8 cover by Alex Schomburg
  • All Star Comics #14 page by Howard Sherman
  • Amazing Spider-Man #6 Lizard page by Steve Ditko
  • Captain America Comics #9 page by Jack Kirby
  • Captain Battle #3 cover by Gus Ricca
  • Catman Comics #25 cover by Rudy Palais
  • Crack Comics #18 cover by Gill Fox
  • Daredevil #1 page by Bill Everett
  • Fantastic Four #3 page by Jack Kirby
  • Incredible Hulk #4 page by Jack Kirby
  • Marvel Mystery #15 cover recreated by Alex Schomburg
  • Mary Marvel Comics #5 cover by Jack Binder
  • Pep Comics #30 cover by Bob Montana
  • Planet Comics #1 cover by Lou Fine
  • Police Comics #9 cover by Gill Fox
  • Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #2 page by Jack Kirby
  • Speed Comics #22 cover by Joe Simon
  • Tales of Suspense #64 splash by Don Heck
  • Wonderworld #10 page by Lou Fine
  • X-Men #2 page by Jack Kirby

The auction ends June 12, 2017 at 7 PM EDT.

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