BATMAN COMIC BOOK ARTWORK WORTH $120,000 TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION
Rare original cover art to a 1988 French printing of Batman: The Killing Joke by Brian Bolland is estimated to sell between $80,000 – 120,000 in upcoming LA auction
An incredible collection of comics and comic artwork are to be sold on Day 4 of Propstore’s 1,800-lot Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, taking place between Tuesday 21st Friday 24th June 2022
Key comic book original art including the Brian Bolland’s original cover art for a 1988 French printing of Batman: The Killing Joke in USA Magazine No. 36 and a splash page with the first appearance of the Punisher from the 1976 UK reprint of The Amazing Spider-man No. 129 in Super Spider-Man with the Super-Heroes No. 178. These lots are estimated to sell for $80,000 – 120,000 and $40,000 – 60,000 respectively
Includes high-grade first appearance comic books including The Incredible Hulk No. 181 CGC 9.2, with the first appearance of Wolverine and The Amazing Spider-Man issue 129 CGC 9.6, with the first appearance of the Punisher. These lots are estimated to sell for $8,000 – 10,000 and $6,000 – 8,000 respectively
Over 40 lots from the collection of comic artist, Ed Hannigan, best known as co-creator of Cloak & Dagger, and as one of the top cover layout artists for Marvel and DC Comics in the 1970s and 80s, are to go under the hammer, including 20 pages of interior prelims to Cloak & Dagger No. 1 and the Fantastic Four No. 244 Final Cover Prelim with the first appearance of Frankie Rae (Nova), the second herald of Galactus, estimated at $5,000- $7,000 and $3,000 – 5,000 respectively
These lots will be sold alongside a collection of props, costumes, and production material from over 600 films and TV shows, worth over $9 million (£7.1 million)
The auction will take place live from Valencia, California and bids can be placed in-person, online or by phone from anywhere in the world
Brandon Alinger, Propstore COO, commented on the upcoming auction: “As part of Propstore’s June 21-24 auction, we’re excited to be able to offer a great selection of over 200 comic books and comic art pieces. Our Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction allows collectors an opportunity to acquire authentic props and costumes from the superhero films and television shows they love along with the original comic books and artwork from those comic books that inspired them.”
The Propstore Live Auction will feature:
Hand-drawn Brian Bolland Batman: The Killing Joke Cover from USA Magazine No. 36 from COMICS USA est: $80,000 – 120,000 (£63,624 – 95,436)
Super Spider-Man with the Super-Heroes No. 178 Splash by Dave Hunt and Mike Esposito from MARVEL UK est: $40,000 – 60,000 (£31,812 – 47,718)
Fantastic Four Annual No. 2 Molecule Man Gallery Pin-Up by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone from MARVEL COMICS est: $25,000 – 35,000 (£19,882 – 27,835)
Framed Hand-Painted Greg Hildebrandt Deadpool vs. The Punisher No. 1 Variant Cover Artwork from MARVEL COMICS est: $10,000 – 15,000 (£7,953 – 11,929)
The Incredible Hulk No. 181 CGC 9.2 from MARVEL COMICS est: $8,000 – 10,000 (£6,362 – 7,953)
J.W. Rinzler Collection: Amazing Fantasy No. 15 CGC 1.0 (R) from MARVEL COMICS est: $8,000 – 10,000 (£6,362 – 7,953)
The Amazing Spider-Man No. 129 CGC 9.6 from MARVEL COMICS est: $6,000 – 8,000 (£4,771 – 6362)
Cloak & Dagger Limited Series No. 1 Set of 20 Interior Prelims with Dagger Costume Design by Ed Hannigan from MARVEL COMICS est: $5,000 – 7,000 (£3,976 – 5,567)
The Tomb of Dracula No. 10 CGC 9.2 from MARVEL COMICS est: $3,000 – 5,000 (£2,385 – 3,976)
Fantastic Four No. 244 Final Cover Prelim by Ed Hannigan from MARVEL COMICS est: $3,000 – 5,000 (£2,385 – 3,976)
Propstore’s auction is suitable for fans with a variety of budgets, with some of the least expensive comic book lots starting at $200, including a Captain America No. 100 CGC 6.0 and a Black Panther Lot: Jungle Action No. 5-24 [Qty. 20], both estimated between $200 – 300 (£158 – 238).
Registration is now open and online proxy bids can be submitted here: www.propstore.com/liveauction.
Auction lots can be viewed virtually or by appointment at Propstore’s office facility in Valencia, California. Visit propstore.com/liveauction to make a viewing appointment. Propstore will hold live-stream exhibition events in May and June via social media, with opportunities to see props from the auction up-close and ask questions of the auction staff.