Stunning Frank Miller Dark Knight original art at Heritage Auctions in May Heritage Comics celebrates its 50th Signature® Auction, May 16-18, in Dallas; high-grade Amazing Fantasy #15; original Marvel Bronze Age art from Dave Cockrum, Modern Age from Todd McFarlane
the major Krazy Kat characters – Ignatz Mouse, Bum Bill Bee, Offisa Bull Pupp, and Krazy Kat herself – as they deal with Ignatz's mischievous meddling in a meet-up between Bum Bill Bee and Krazy Kat.
Further highlights include, but are certainly not limited to:
Dave Gibbons Watchmen #6 "Rorschach Inkblot" Cover Original Art (DC, 1987): The psychologically charged image for the sixth Watchmen chapter, “The Abyss Gazes Also,” is from the Shamus Modern Masterworks Collection. The image of the Rorschach inkblot test ties in with the anti-hero Rorschach, the most memorable character of this classic series. Estimate: $50,000+.
George Perez Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 Cover Original Art (DC, 1986): Only an artist of George Perez's caliber could pull off such a successfully clear rendering, with so much going on. The Anti-Monitor mounts an all-out attack on the last remaining Earth, the only bastion of light standing in his way of total victory. While the heroes and villains of the DCU wage a war against an army of the villain's Shadow Demons, a contingent of the most powerful beings in the universe take the fight to the Anti-Matter Universe itself. In this landmark climax, heroes will rise, heroes will fall -- and in the end, things will never be the same again. This cover hails from the most important issue from the historic series, which rebooted the entire DC Universe. Estimate: $50,000+.
John Romita Sr. The Amazing Spider-Man #85 Kingpin and the Schemer Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1970): The Amazing Spider-Man is stuck between an irresistible evil mastermind and an immovable crime boss, the Schemer and the Kingpin, in this classic cover by one of Marvel's Mightiest artists. Estimate: $40,000+.
Daredevil #1 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6: The origin and first appearance of Daredevil (and his alter ego, crusading attorney Matt Murdock) and the first appearances of Karen Page and Foggy Nelson are right here. By this point in Marvel's formative Silver Age years, it was becoming evident that readers liked flawed heroes, and Stan Lee took that notion and ran with it by introducing a blind superhero who is still a fan favorite five decades later. The memorable cover is by Jack Kirby and Bill Everett, the latter of whom provided the interior artJust the fourth 9.6 copy that Heritage has ever offered. Estimate: $30,000+.
Batman #3 (DC, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2: The issue is notable for its classic cover art (usually credited to Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson), as well as for having the first time Catwoman appeared in costume, which makes this the first appearance of a costumed villainess in all of comics. Estimate: $25,000+.
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