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Vintage comics fetch hundreds of thousands, but sci-fi painting goes for $1.8 million in Chicago auction

Vintage comics fetch hundreds of thousands, but sci-fi painting goes for $1.8 million in Chicago auction
11 May
12:52

Superman may be the Man of Steel, but he’s no Death Dealer.

Comic books featuring the debuts of Superman, the Joker and Catwoman fetched hundreds of thousands of dollars at a Chicago auction Thursday, but the star was undoubtedly a painting by science fiction and fantasy artist Frank Frazetta.

Heritage Auctions says Frazetta’s “Death Dealer 6” painting sold for a whopping $1,792,500 — a record for one of his paintings and three times the $600,000 it was expected to get.

A 1938 Action Comics #1 in which Superman debuted sold for $573,600 — not the $650,000 the auction house thought it might go for but still a nice payday for the collector who bought it for $50,000 15 years ago.

Source: http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/ct-chicago-comics-auction-20180511-story.html

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