Mcfar­lane Spidey cover sells for record $657,250

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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