If you’re a fan of comic book movies, you might not recognize the character on this piece of original art that has hit the auction block. But if you’ve been to the movies in the past few years, you’ve seen the character.
And you’ll be seeing plenty more of him in the future.
It’s the painted cover from Marvel Preview No. 4 from way back in January 1976 and this issue from the bland-named series is the first appearance and origin of Star-Lord — the lead character in Guardians of the Galaxy.