Friday, December 13, 2019

"Frankenstein" Comic Book Illustration Sells For $1.2 Million

While some people consider comic books to be kid stuff, just this week a wrap-around cover, single piece of original artwork from Marvel's 1983 illustrated edition of "Frankenstein" by Bernie Wrightson sold for a staggering $1.2 million at auction:

Other pieces of artwork that sold at the 'Profiles In History' auction included John Byrne's original artwork for Fantastic Four #256 (the complete 22-page story of "The Annihilation Gambit") selling for $90,000.

Steve Ditko's original artwork for "The Amazing Spider-Man" #37 (Page 8) sold for $90,000. 

Ditko's original artwork for "The Amazing Spider-Man" #6 (Page 21) sold for $33,000.

Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta's original artwork for "The Mighty Thor" #139 (the complete 16-page story of "To Die Like a God") sold for $90,000.

Jack Kirby and John Verpoorten's original artwork for "The Eternals" #2 (the complete 17-page story of "The Celestials") sold for $69,000.

Robert Crumb's original artwork for "American Splendor" #4 (the complete 7-page story of "The Young Crumb Story") sold for $66,000.

Harvey Kurtzman's original artwork for "Frontline Combat" #3, (the complete 6-page story of "Prisoner of War!") sold for $66,000.

Wally Wood's original artwork for "Two Fisted Tales" #35, (the complete 7-page story of "New Orleans") sold for $51,000.

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