Jim Lee's X-Men, Batman & The Boys Original Artwork At Auction

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Jim Lee is Publisher and CCO of DC Comics, a position gained after a long career of being one of the most popular superhero comic book artists, launching his own publisher, being bought out by the biggest boys, and rising to the top. And now four pages of his from across his career are part of a premium listing of original comic book artwork that's being live auctioned later today. The first, is from X-Men #9 in 1992, that features his generation of X-Men, currently with bids at $22,000. There are two pages from his 2003 run on Batman Hush, the first with Batman and Catwoman currently with bids of $11,000, a Hush splash page of Alan Scott, Green Lantern, flying over Metropolis, currently with bids of $5250. And his cover to The Boys #30 featuring Butcher, currently with bids of $3400.

Jim Lee X-Men, Batman & The Boys Original Artwork At Auction

Jim Lee and Art Thibert X-Men #9 Story Page 20 Original Art (Marvel, 1992). Jim Lee knows how to make a great group shot — and this half-splash panel of the X-Men is a perfect example! Beast, Wolverine, Cyclops, Rogue, and Jubilee arrive just in time to see Bella Donna fade in Gambit's arms after a battle with the Brood. Jim Lee X-Men pages are highly-sought by collectors, and this page doesn't disappoint! Ink and Zipatone over graphite and blue pencil on Marvel Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15.25". Blue editorial notes, whiteout corrections, taped page number paste-up at the bottom, and light handling wear. Signed by Lee in the lower left margin and in Excellent condition.

Jim Lee X-Men, Batman & The Boys Original Artwork At Auction

Jim Lee and Scott Williams Batman #613 Story Page 19 "Hush" Part 6 Original Art (DC, 2003). Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, and Scott Williams' gripping 12-part murder mystery, "Hush," topped sales charts for an entire year, and has been credited with rejuvenating the thrill and romance back into the tales of the World's Greatest Detective, as he faced the most intense case and shocking betrayal of his life. In Part Six, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle's trip to the Gotham Opera House turns deadly, as Batman and Catwoman unwillingly become part of the show, or so the audience thinks. Lee and Williams produced iconic art for this series, with this poignant and tragic scene — Leslie Thompkins (who has been an ongoing comfort to Bruce since the night his parents were killed) coming to Batman's aid. Created in ink over graphite on Bristol board with a matted image area of 10" x 15". Light handling wear along the edges of the mat. In Excellent condition.

Jim Lee X-Men, Batman & The Boys Original Artwork At Auction

Jim Lee and Scott Williams Batman #611 Splash Page 5 "Hush" Part 4 Original Art (DC, 2003). Three comic masters, one iconic character, and twelve chapters — Batman: Hush set out to give readers a shocking mystery case that would put Batman's detective skills to test. Writer Jeph Loeb, along with rock star artists Jim Lee and his frequent co-collaborator, Scott Williams, redefined Batman, while setting the stage for things to come. In Part Four, Bruce follows the case to Metropolis where he runs into his childhood friend Tommy Elliot. This triggers memories of them visiting The City of Tomorrow and experiencing one of the most extraordinary moments in their lives — Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott, soaring through the Art Deco architectural skyline of its prosperous city. For this fading memory flashback, Lee changed the bold, bright, and heavy panels to softer tones produced in ink, ink wash, Conte crayon, and white paint over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10.5" x 15.75". There is soft edge and handling wear. In Excellent condition.

Jim Lee X-Men, Batman & The Boys Original Artwork At Auction

Jim Lee The Boys #30 Variant Cover Original Art (Dynamite Entertainment, 2009). Billy Butcher doing what he does best — taking down Supers! And Jim Lee doing what he does best — creating an eye-popping image for an issue of The Boys, the popular comic that became a ground-breaking live-action series on Amazon Prime Video. The dark and gritty cover by the Image Comics co-founder and DC Publisher was used for three different variants released by Dynamite. Ink and white paint over graphite on DC Bristol board with an image size of 10.5" x 15.75". Signed by Lee in the right side image area and at the bottom left. In Excellent condition.

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