Hulk #1 in Auction of 2,000 Comics, Doorstop I.D.’d as Asian Treasure, and More Fresh News

(Left) All Star Comics #4, March/April 1941, featuring the first adventure for the Justice Society of America, NM, Larson pedigree; and (right) Incredible Hulk #1, with first appearance of Hulk. Each is estimated at $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Hake’s Americana

(Left) All Star Comics #4, March/April 1941, featuring the first adventure for the Justice Society of America, NM, Larson pedigree; and (right) Incredible Hulk #1, with first appearance of Hulk. Each is estimated at $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Hake’s Americana

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Finding early comic books in great condition isn’t easy, but Hake’s Americana has more than 2,000 in their Nov. 15-17 auction. They include Incredible Hulk #1 and a March/April 1942 issue of All Star Comics featuring the Justice Society of America’s first adventure. [Read more from Art Daily]
  • A dusty metal ornament that an elderly couple used as doorstop turned out to be an 18th-century Sino-Tibetan figure of the deity Mahakala. It recently sold at auction for $103,000. [Read more from the Daily Express]
  •  As we reported previously, the late Robin Williams was a passionate collector of vintage bicycles. Williams’ collection has sold at auction for $600,000, which will be donated to two charitable foundations he supported. [Read more from The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger has an impeccable eye for color and pattern, and his gift apparently extends to art, as well. Hilfiger has acquired some very valuable paintings over the years, including a Basquiat, Haring and Dubuffet that are now headed to auction. [Read more from USAArtNews.com]

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