Original Artwork From Jim Starlin Getting Major Bids At Auction

ComicConnect is running a stunning auction of original comic book artwork going under the hammer today. That includes a number of pieces of work by Jim Starlin, including a rather notable cover that has been piling on the bids.

After leaving the Navy as a photographer Jim Starlin began his career in comic books where he enjoyed success as both a writer and artist. For over 40 years he's been known for his space opera-esque stories where he created popular characters such as Thanos, Drax, Starfox and Gamora. His most notable works include Iron Man, Adam Warlock and creating The Infinity Gauntlet. Now let's take a look at that first cover…

Original Artwork From Jim Starlin Getting Major Bids At Auction
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Starlin, Jim – MARVEL FEATURE (1971-73) #12 Cover Jim Starlin pencils/John Romita inks; cover; 1973; image size 10" x 15" The Thing and Iron Man vs. the Blood Brothers! This is an extraordinary Marvel Feature cover by Starlin and Romita, a classic issue that shows The Thing and Iron Man facing off against The Blood Brothers. This cover displays Starlin's affinity for the grotesque, making him the perfect artist to depict The Blood Brothers. "So many Gen Xers and Boomers remember this cover vividly. Something about The Blood Brothers ganging up on The Thing with Iron Man swooping in to save the day is incredibly nostalgic," opined ComicConnect COO Vincent Zurzolo. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition; the title and other paste-ups are original.

Original Artwork From Jim Starlin Getting Major Bids At Auction
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Starlin, Jim – BATMAN (1940-2011) #402 Interior Page Jim Starlin pencils and inks; page 23; 1986; image size 10" x 15" Beautiful page, with a classic central image, pencils and inks by Starlin! Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by Starlin and colorist Diana Graziunas.

Original Artwork From Jim Starlin Getting Major Bids At Auction
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Starlin, Jim – FEAR #12 Interior Page Jim Starlin pencils/Rich Buckler inks; page 19; 1972; image size 10" x 15" Great early Man-Thing page, from Steve Gerber's classic tale of racism, with wonderful drawing from Starlin and Buckler. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition.

Jim Starlin
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Starlin, Jim – FEAR #12 Half Splash Jim Starlin pencils/Rich Buckler inks; page 11; 1972; image size 10" x 15" Great early Man-Thing page, from Steve Gerber's classic tale of racism, with classic 70s Marvel art from Starlin and Buckler. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition.

Jim Starlin
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Starlin, Jim – ADAM WARLOCK ILLUSTRATION Illustration. Jim Starlin pencils and inks; illustration; c. 1970s; image size 10" x 10" Great, vintage drawing of Adam Warlock by Starlin. Starlin revived the character on the pages of Strange Tales and later in his own series, working him into his larger cosmic tales of the Marvel Universe. Pen and ink. Art is in very good condition, there is some creasing to the paper and a small 1/2" tear on the right side.

 

 

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