A fun and so far inexpensive piece of pop culture history has hit the auction block via Heritage Auctions and it’s a bit bananas.
It’s some artwork form Dan Fraga, an artist who also has worked in comic books and television, and they’re the storyboards for the “Hollaback Girl” video from Gwen Stefani — one of the hits from her debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. back in 2005.
A high-grade copy of an iconic comic book has commanded an impressive sum on the auction block.
It’s one of only 11 copies of Amazing Fantasy No. 15, which is the first appearance of Spider-Man, and it sold for six figures via Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Thursday night.
He definitely won’t have to call collect when he phones home.
There was big 1980s nostalgia news this week as the original poster art for E.T. sold for big bucks via Heritage Auctions.
The 1982 Steven Spielberg film made more than $359.1 million at the box office, and while the art didn’t quite fetch that much, it’s still quite impressive.
The original art from an iconic story re-told in an iconic magazine will hit the auction block next month via Heritage Auctions.
It’s a six-page story from MAD magazine issue No. 6 and it’s Jack Davis‘ art re-telling “Casey at the Bat” in visual form.
“From the classic poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer,” the auction description reads, “the saga of the Mudville Nine and the mighty Casey are depicted in this story that was reprinted at least five times in other MAD publications. (Proving they were too cheap to pay for new material.) One of the finest stories ever produced by the Usual Gang of Idiots at America’s premier low-brow humor mag.”
An original piece of Norman Rockwell promotional artwork is up for grabs via Heritage Auctions and is expected to fetch a hefty sum because of its famous creator.
But it’s also got a famous owner, too.
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.