'Death of Phoenix' Page for $65K
Published: 11/16/2011, Last Updated: 11/17/2011 03:32am
Heritage Auctions has just completed auctioning a page of John Byrne and Terry Austin art from Uncanny X-Men #137 for $65,725. This continues a trend of high prices for mid-80s comic art, including $448k for a page from Dark Knight (see “Miller Page Goes for $448,125”), and $250k for the art to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (see “Original TMNT Art Fetches a Quarter Mil”).
Golden Age art is also fetching high prices. In the same auction as the X-Men piece above, the Jerry Robinson cover for Detective #67, the first appearance of the Penguin, sold for $239,000; Simon & Kirby’s cover for Adventure #73 (Manhunter) sold for $119,500; and the Fred Ray cover for Action #46 sold for $101,575.
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