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Press Release - October 21, 2004

Latest Heritage Amazing Comics Auctions Internet 14101

Dallas, Texas: Heritage's Amazing Comics Auctions (ACA) sale #14101 ended Sunday, October 17, with 996 lots offered. 485 bidders placed bids, and 261 of them were successful, for a total sell-through of $95,035.55 for 952 lots (95.58% of lots offered). 16 after-auction lots were purchased by 8 bidders, for a total of $2,113.95.

A few highlights from the 10/017/04 ACA sale are:

Batman #1 (DC, 1940) Condition: FR.
One of comics' all-time key issues at an affordable price. Brittle, spine totally split. Realized $4,612.65

The Amazing Spider-Man #6 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages.
He's half-man and half-reptile; long time Spidey foe, the Lizard, makes his first appearance. Steve Ditko cover and art. Beautiful copy. Realized $2,012.50

Stan Drake - Heart of Juliet Jones Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 7-15-55 (King Features Syndicate, 1955).
Three beautiful close-up portraits by Stan Drake show the influence of an approach that Jon Whitcomb pioneered in advertising art. The image area measures 20" x 5.25". The zip-a-tone film has yellowed, and there is a lettering correction in panel two; otherwise the art is in Excellent condition. Realized $1,437.50

Archie #1 (Archie, 1942) Condition: PR/FR.
Bad news first: The pages are very brittle and the cover is soiled. And now, the good news: How often do you see an Archie #1? Overstreet calls it "scarce." Realized $1,265.00

Frank Frazetta - Young Female Nude Sketch Original Art (undated).
A healthy young woman in her prime, by the master. Measures 3" x 7", matted. Excellent condition. Realized $1,207.50

Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FR/GD 1.5 Cream to off-white pages.
The last issue of this title produced one of Marvel's most popular heroes: Spider-Man. Spidey's origin and first appearance are contained in this issue. First appearance of Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko cover art. Ditko interior art. Great bargain considering a NM- copy goes for 42,500. CGC notes, "cover detached". Realized $1,063.50

Stan Drake - Heart of Juliet Jones Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 10-10-53 (King Features Syndicate, 1953).
Stan Drake's use of photo reference enabled him to bring a new level of realism to the soap opera strip. His portraits had a subtlety in their depiction of facial expressions that was unparalleled. The image area measures 20" x 5.25". The zip-a-tone film has yellowed; otherwise the art is in Excellent condition. Realized $948.50

The Amazing Spider-Man #9 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages.
Origin and first appearance of Electro. Steve Ditko cover and art. Very handsome copy. Realized $776.25

Bidding closed October 17, at 10pm CT. To bid in future auctions, simply go to Heritage's website, and join their free web community. Or write or e-mail Heritage for a printed or fax listing.

Heritage's current ACA auction ends (and a new one begins) November 7, 2004, at 10pm CT. Call today to consign to a future auction, as the earliest consignments receive the most attention and publicity. Those interested in consigning to ACA or to Heritage's live Signature auctions are invited to visit a special section on HCA's website or call Lon Allen directly at 214-252-4261, or email at

HCA specializes in rare, high-grade comic books, as well as vintage comic and animation art, illustration art, movie posters and comics-related collectibles.

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