Iconic Watchmen #1 cover art in Heritage Auctions Comics & Comic Art event in NYC Original cover art from landmark Watchmen #1 expected to bring $100,000+ at Feb. 21-22 New York auction; Cover art for issues #2 and #3 also featured; kick off sale of all 12 covers during 2013
nation’s “heroes” get mired in their own complex relationships, including the imminent exile of Doctor Manhattan, one of the most intriguing comic book heroes ever introduced to readers.
The auction also will feature colorist John Higgins’ Watchmen #1 cover color guide original art used during the series’ production. The blue line production art was selected for the original color version of the cover.
All four landmark Watchmen works come from the Shamus Modern Masterwork Collection, which has set a number of records in the last year, notably with the sale of Todd McFarlane’s cover art from Amazing Spider-Man #328 for $657,250 in August of 2012, the highest price ever paid for a piece of American comic artwork.
In addition to the Watchmen works, Heritage’s Feb. 21-22 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction also features John Romita Sr.’s historic The NIght Gwen Stacy Died original cover art from The Amazing Spider-Man #121 and a rare Calvin and Hobbes daily comic strip by Bill Watterson.
Reporter’s & Editors: Gareb Shamus, the consignor of the artwork, is available for interview. Please contact Noah Fleisher at NoahF@HA.com if you would like to schedule a time.