Monthly Archives: November 2011

Original Art featuring Nova sells for $3,000+

The original art for Mark Bagley and Randy Emberlin’s cover for Amazing Spider-Man #352 from 1991 recently sold for $3,346. Heritage Auctions sold the artwork as part of their Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction held in Beverly Hills from November 15 to 17th. The entire auction brought in over $5 million. From the listing:

Mark Bagley and Randy Emberlin The Amazing Spider-Man #352 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1991). Spidey and Nova unite against the Tri-Sentinel in this cinematic cover illustration penciled by Mark Bagley and inked by Randy Emberlin. The art has an image area of 10″ x 15″ and it includes the original logo and masthead paste-up copy. Aside from some light buckling in the upper portion logo paste-up area, the work is in Very Good condition.

The issue was one of Mark Bagley’s first issues of Amazing Spider-Man, which he would go on to draw for years before moving on to another lengthy run on Ultimate Spider-Man. Before both of these runs, Bagley was the original artist for New Warriors and these team-up issues between Nova and Spider-Man were a natural transition.