Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
Legendary artist Fred Guardineer’s original art for the cover of Action Comics #15 – the oldest Superman cover ever offered – sold for $286,800 at a Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction held Feb. 20-22 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas) in New York City. Also, a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man (graded CGC 9.0) went for $191,200; and a copy of Amazing-Man Comics #5 (graded CGC 9.4), considered one of the top 100 Golden Age comic books, hit $56,762. Prices include a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium.