Heritage Auctions’ Comic and Comic Art Auction Aug. 1-3. Dynamic Duo: finest Batman #1 known, Frank Miller’s Dark Knight #2 cover art may each hit $500,000+ in Heritage Comics & Comic Art event Aug. 1-3 in Dallas;
how the CIA used a fake movie production crew to conceal a daring rescue mission of six Americans held in Iran. The "movie within a movie" was at one time a genuine project titled “Lord of Light,” based on the novel by Roger Zelazny. Producer Barry Geller commissioned Jack Kirby to create a set of concept drawings for the film, but the project stalled and was mostly forgotten, until the CIA used it in their top-secret mission. Two of Kirby’s original oversized concept scene drawings for the project – “Pavilions of Joy” and "Planetary Control Room (Interior)" – remain testaments to his signature style and are expected to bring $10,000+ each.
Highlights include but are not limited to:
Original art from The Fly #4 by Joe Simon and featuring Neal Adams’ very first comic book work, is expected to bring $5,000-$10,000.
The auction also includes a special treat for all those interested in the beginnings of comics in America, circa 1900. Rudolph Dirks (Katzenjammer Kids), George Herriman (Krazy Kat), R.F. Outcault (Buster Brown), and Winsor McCay (Little Nemo), are each represented with multiple originals in the auction.
The eye-popping title page from the Double Life of Private Strong #1 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, is expected to cross the block for $7,000-$10,000.
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