Original Jerry Robinson Batman Artwork Set For Auction



2015-06-26 10:42:59

Original Jerry Robinson Batman Artwork Set For Auction

The forthcoming Heritage Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction in Beverley Hills will feature rare original artwork from the Golden Age of comic books. The three pieces on offer come from the personal collection of the legendary comic artist Jerry Robinson, whose work in the early 1940s helped cement the success of Batman.

The selection is comprised of three DC Comics covers from 1942, all of which have remained in Robinson's possession for close to 70 years. The first is an example of his own work, from Detective Comics #67, and features Batman and Robin pursuing the Joker as he escapes on the backl of an Ostrich. The issue was the first to feature the Joker on its cover, and as such the original artwork is expected to bring more than $300,000 when the auction takes place in November.

The other two works offered from Robinson's collection are:

  • A classic piece of Fred Ray artwork from the cover of Action Comics #46, featuring Superman saving passengers on a broken rollercoaster, with an estimated value of more than $100,000
  • The original Jack Kirby and Joe Simon cover art for Adventure Comics #73 featuring the first appearance of Manhunter, valued at $150,000.

The sale will also feature a wide range of original artwork including oil paintings by the creator of Scrooge McDuck Carl Barks, and Frank Miller artwork from titles such as Daredevil and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

Lots can be currently viewed on,ine, with the auction scheduled to take place on November 15.

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