Artist Todd McFarlane’s cover art for Spider-Man #328 sold for $657,250 yesterday at Heritage. While the result didn’t approach the $1.6m realized in Paris earlier this year for a Tintin drawing, the price was nonetheless an auction record for an American example of cover art. At the same auction, McFarlane’s original drawing for the cover of Spider Man#1, sold for $358,500.
Elsewhere in the auctions, lots from the collection of comic book dealer Doug Schmell led the field. His 1963 copy of “X-Men No.1” fetched $492,947.50, and a copy of Avengers No.1, which united Man, Thor, and the Hulk, brought $274,850.