Sam Kieth Original Art Cover For Wizard Magazine's Maxx 1/2 For Sale

This is the original artwork for The Maxx #1/2 by Sam Kieth from 1993. The Maxx was a comic book series he launched from Image Comics. Kieth also created a 1/2 issue that was available as a promotional comic from Wizard Magazine. And the cover artwork from that issue is up for auction from Heritage Auctions.

Sam Kieth Original Art Cover For Wizard Magazine's Maxx 1/2 For Sale
Sam Kieth Original Art Cover For Wizard Magazine's Maxx 1/2 For Sale

And here's how it looked when it was printed by Wizard.

Sam Kieth Original Art Cover For Wizard Magazine's Maxx 1/2 For Sale

The Maxx was created by Sam Kieth in 1993, first appeared in the black-and-white Darker Image anthology, and published monthly-ish until 1998 by Image Comics for 35 issues, before being collected in trade paperback by DC's Wildstorm imprint. The comic, telling the story of a man who lives in two worlds, a vagrant in ours but in alternate reality the Outback as a rabbit-powered superbeing. It was also adapted into a 13-episode animated series on MTV that aired between April and June 1995. The original series has been republished by IDW as The Maxx: Maxximized with new colors and improved scans of the original artwork by Sam Kieth and Jim Sinclair. In 2018, the Maxx featured in a 5-issue crossover series with Batman, published by IDW.

Sam Kieth Wizard Presents: Maxx #1/2 Cover Original Art (Wizard, 1993). Sam Kieth's The Maxx, originally published by Image Comics, ran 35 issues and inspired a cult favorite animated series on MTV. Creator Kieth provided this awesome cover to the early Wizard Magazine promotional comic featuring the antihero in a fearsome, ultra-iconic pose. The dynamic image also appeared in The Maxx ashcan comic, and was used on t-shirts and other items. Ink over blue pencil on Bristol board with an image area of 10.25" x 12.25". The stat logo paste-up is finished with ink and whiteout. There are tape cover ups in the margins, whiteout corrections, doodles in the margins, and light smudging/handling wear; otherwise, in Excellent condition. Signed by Kieth in the lower image area.

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