Thought lost for more than a generation, a cover to Zap Comix #1 a masterpiece of Underground Comix art by master Robert Crumb may sell for as much as $100,000 in Heritage Auctions
Aug. 10-12 Comics & Comic Art Auction in Dallas. The three-day event features early, key books in high-grade condition and original comic art never before seen at auction.
"According to singer/songwriter Graham Nash, who has owned this art for many years, the Zap #1 cover is a very important piece in the arc of Robert's journey as a great artist," said Ed Jaster, Vice President at Heritage Auctions. "This long-lost piece is a wonder to behold."
A Mile High Pedigree copy of Science Comics #2 (Fox, 1940) graded at a CGC 9.2 is on offer and is expected to surpass $25,000. This classic Lou Fine Dynamo cover is 77 years old, and the next-highest-graded copy to come to public auction was a FN- 5.5 in 2008.
Wonder Womans first appearance in All Star Comics #8 (DC, 1942) may cross the block for roughly $75,000. In addition to All Star Comics #8, the first appearance of the Justice Society of America in All Star Comics #3 (DC, 1940) CGC 5.5 FN- copy is being offered, as well, and could exceed $25,000.
The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (Marvel, 1964), graded NM/MT 9.8 by CGC, is expected to sell for at least $60,000, and The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel 1963), Stan Lee Verified Signature, graded by CBCS at a 9.0 is projected to realize $40,000.
Heritages first-ever presentation of Steve Ditkos Doctor Strange artwork Strange Tales #141 Page 8 Original Art features not only the good doctor, but also the Ancient One and Dormammu (est. $45,000). X-Men #2 Page 6 Original Art depicts the first appearance of the evil mutant The Vanisher, and is expected to cross the block at $35,000. A Tarzan Comic Strip Original Art from Hal Foster in 1933 depicts Tarzans face-off against the "Waters of Death" (est. $30,000).
Watchmen #12 Story Page 3 (DC, 1987) is expected to surpass $25,000, and this is not the only Watchmen original art in the auction. Other Watchmen original art gems that will be available include Watchmen #8 Story Page 24 (est. $20,000) and Watchmen #11 Story Page 24 (est. $20,000).
Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:
Dick Sprang The Batcave Revealed Batman and Robin original art: est. $25,000
Thor #197 21-Page Story original art: est. $20,000
Richard F. Outcault Buster Brown Sunday Comic Strip from May 31, 1903: est. $35,000
The Amazing Spider-Man #5 (Marvel, 1963) CBCS NM+ 9.6: est. $25,000
Detective Comics #35 (DC, 1940) CGC VG+ 4.5: est. $50,000
Masked Marvel #2 Mile High Pedigree (Centaur, 1940) CGC NM 9.4: est. $12,500