Mcfarlane Spidey cover sells for record $657,250
PHILADELPHIA — Artist Todd McFarlane’s original cover art for The Amazing Spider-Man No. 328 has sold for a record US$657,250 at auction, just one among several pieces from the 1990s that went for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The McFar-rlane cover, which shows Spider-Man gut-punching the Hulk, was part of a collection of original art owned by Martin Shamus, a Long Island, N.Y.-based comicsomics and memorabilia shop owner.
McFarlane drew several titles for Marvel Comics in the 1990s and then left to develop his own character, Spawn, and form Image Comics with other artists and writers.
The cover was among several sold by Heritage Auctions, and also included McFarlane’s cover for Spider-Man No. 1, which was bought for $358,500.