Original Art for WRIGHTSON's FRANKENSTEIN Cover for Marvel Sells for $1.2 Million

Marvel's Frankenstein cover
Credit: Bernie Wrightson

Press Release

Profiles in History is proud to announce record results from Comic & Illustration Art: The Property of a Distinguished American Collector. The auction was held December 12th in Los Angeles.

The sale was highlighted by Bernie Wrightson’s original wraparound cover art for the 1983 Marvel illustrated edition of Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, widely considered to be the finest illustrated book of the 20th Century. The piece sold for $1,200,000, smashing all previous auction records for original art by Wrightson.

The sale grossed over 3 million dollars.

More high sales are below.

John Byrne's original artwork for Fantastic Four #256, the complete 22-page story of "The Annihilation Gambit," sold for $90,000.

Steve Ditko's original artwork for The Amazing Spider-Man #37 Page 8, sold for $90,000.

Credit: Jack Kirby/Vince Colletta

Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta's original artwork for The Mighty Thor #139, the complete 16-page story of "To Die Like a God," sold for $90,000. It’s pictured above.

Barry Windsor-Smith's original monumental painting "Artemis & Apollo," sold for $72,000.

Jack Kirby and John Verpoorten's original artwork for The Eternals #2, the complete 17-page story of "The Celestials," sold for $69,000.

Robert Crumb's original artwork for American Splendor #4, the complete 7-page story of "The Young Crumb Story," sold for $66,000.

Harvey Kurtzman's original artwork for Frontline Combat #3, the complete 6-page story of "Prisoner of War!" sold for $66,000.

Wally Wood's original artwork for Two Fisted Tales #35, the complete 7-page story of "New Orleans," sold for $51,000.

Steve Ditko's original artwork for The Amazing Spider-Man #6 Page 21, sold for $33,000.

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