Original Comic Art

Collectible Original Comics Art

In the early days of comic book publishing, famous artists would pencil the many panels of a comic title. The panels would then go to the inker and colorist for painting and completion. Panels and covers that still exist can be of a collectible quality making them nice additions to a comic book art collection.

What kinds of collectible original comics art exist?

Here are a few examples of artist and writer combinations. Original work from these and other artists could be added to a collection or put on display by an avid comics collector who wishes to enhance a particular environment.

  • A 1963 Steve Ditko cover from "The Amazing Spider-Man"
  • A cover from Jack Kirby's run on "The Fantastic Four"
  • Art from Frank Miller's 1980s "Daredevil"
  • Art from Jim Aparo's "Batman"
How should you store comic book art?

Those choosing to hang the artwork on a wall like a painting should have it framed. A hard frame with a plexiglass surface could protect the comic book work from being damaged. Damage could include dust, insects, improper handling, and more. Just be sure to avoid hanging the collectible fine art in direct sunlight as this could cause major damage.

For extremely rare comics, the memorabilia should be stored in a secure location. Doing so could greatly protect them from theft, fire, or other losses. A safe location for the work could even include a fireproof safe in the home. Placing comic book art into an unsecured location could prove disastrous so take extra steps for care.

What is the benefit of reproduction posters?

Mass-produced posters that recreate vintage panels or splash pages can be great wall displays. Reproductions of famous scenes and panels from vintage books definitely present visual appeal. The wall displays could be used to liven up any room. An entertainment center might be made a lot more visually appealing thanks to the presence of a 1960s Avengers print on the wall. A decorative canvas of Hulk, Spider-Man, Batman, Daredevil, and others could be used to turn any room into something special thanks to the homage to classic and contemporary books.

Why roll instead of fold reproduction prints?

Folding causes creases, which ruins the look of the piece. The creases may worsen over time causing further damage to the material. Rolling the print leaves the paper intact and won't take away from the fantastic look of the memorabilia.