Hake's March 13-14 Auction Features Original Comic Art and 200+ CGC-graded Comic Books
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Hake’s March 13-14 Auction Features Original Comic Art and 200+ CGC-graded Comic Books

York, PA – Just as superheroes have leaped off the pages of comic books to take over the motion picture industry, original comic art has confidently moved into the ranks of “legitimate” art. Hake’s has been instrumental in bringing fine comic art to the auction marketplace and will present yet another outstanding selection in its March 13-14 sale. “It is not at all uncommon to see original art from comic book pages or covers included in important collections,” said Alex Winter, president of Hake’s Americana. “If an artwork in one of our auctions was created for a cover that illustrates a turning point in a significant storyline or marks the first appearance of a major character, we know there will be bidding competition from traditional art collectors.” A case in point is Rob Liefeld’s original pen-and-ink art for Page 27 of New Mutants #98, published by Marvel in February 1991. This artboard is from the issue that introduces the wildly popular antihero Deadpool, who went on to star in countless comics, video games, and blockbuster films. Original page art from issue #98 is especially rare because Deadpool appears on only seven pages. A unique artwork held privately since shortly […]

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