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Amazing Spider-Man #328 Cover Art by Todd McFarlane sells for a record $657,250

Andrea Divirgilio / July 30, 2012

Todd McFarlane, a multi-talented Canadian cartoonist, writer, and toy designer became a comic book legend for his work on Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man franchise, where he changed Spider-Man’s webbing from what used to be an essentially X’s between the two lines, into what is now known as ‘spaghetti webbing’. His cover art work for Amazing Spider-Man #313, and for which he was originally paid $700 in 1989, got reportedly sold for $71,200 in 2010. Todd McFarlane is now once again shattering sales records, this time for his original cover drawing for Amazing Spider-Man #328, which got published back in year 1990 by Marvel Comics. This amazing cover art, showing iconic Spider-Man demonstrating his incredible new powers on the Hulk actually brought whopping $657,250 at the Heritage Auctions’ Signature Comics and Comic Art Auction in Beverly Hills, becoming the most valuable piece of American comic book art ever sold at an auction. However, we have also earlier seen the sale of Spider-man comic book for record $1.1 million, besides the Tintin comic book cover that fetched an astounding $1.6 million.

Amazing Spider-Man #328 Cover Art by Todd McFarlane sells for a record $657,250

The cover art is described to be an earth-trembling and expansive comic-cover illustration that sells for an incredible price, by the Todd Hignite, Vice President of the world acclaimed Heritage Auctions. Todd further stated, “McFarlane’s art brims with the raw energy that sky-rocketed McFarlane to the top of the industry and, now, the top of the auction world.”

Amazing Spider-Man #328 Cover Art by Todd McFarlane sells for a record $657,250

This amazing cover illustration includes its original logo and masthead paste-up copy, and has an image area of 10” x 15” and, aside from some light glue staining, it’s is in excellent condition with signature by artist at the bottom.

Notably, the artwork was auctioned along with Todd McFarlane’s original art for Spider-Man #1, which fetched $358,500, as part of Shamus Collection of Modern Masterworks by Martin Shamus, a Long Island comic shop owner.

Via: HA

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