I was on vacation, so this is a week late. To prove that I wasn't simply being lazy, here's a picture of me in Italy from the day when this would normally have been posted:
Anyway, on with the show. And what a show it is. This is a cool piece of art. Yes it is.
Comics Original Art Cover to Captain Marvel #28 Starlin
Winning bid: US $25,877.77 Seller: cpauer( 64 )
Original Art to the Cover of Captain Marvel #28
On the cover, Thanos hovers above Captain Marvel and the dead Avengers, including Iron Man and Captain America. Wonderfully drawn by Jim Starlin, a prime creative force in the Marvel stable of comics talents. Thanos was created by Starlin.
This is a beautiful, key collectible from 70's comic book art. It is archivally mounted and framed and ready to hang for display.
You get the original art, including mounted word balloons and the Thanos acetate, which must have been used for a separate color run to make Thanos's face as part of the background color.
A near mint copy of the comic itself.
A write up on the significance of the work.
Acid free backing board, matte, with UV glass and matching frame.
Note the spelling error on Thanos's word balloon (feel vs. fell). This was corrected before the printing, probably by John Romita who was the Marvel cover reviewer at the time (who would famously redraw the face on Captain Marvel for the next issue, #29). If you find a copy of the Life of Captain Marvel, which reprints the Starlin Captain Marvel's, the reproduction of the cover in there retains the spelling error. Also note the white out that was used to obscure some of the detail of the rubble, I assume to make the colorists life easier.
I don't like reserves, but this a highly prized piece, and a key piece. Also, I don't know really how much shipping will be, we can work that out, but it has to be shipped and packed carefully. I can get insurance if you like as well
And here's the image: