Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Original Art: Garth on Heritage - The Beast of Ultor (H91)

H91 episode of  "Garth: The Beast of Ultor" Drawn by Frank Bellamy
Here's another of the Ethan Roberts Collection to be auctioned on Heritage this time from the Garth story "The Beast of Ultor".  Heritage Auctions decided not to hide this behind a sing-in verification despite the art's explicit drawing (very common in the early seventies on TV and newspaper strips!)
Heritage describe this piece:
Frank Bellamy Garth Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-18-74 (Daily Mirror, 1974). Astra "suspends" two blood-thirsty assassins in this high contrast thriller, numbered H91. Frank Bellamy is one of the celebrated titans of British comic strip art. This ink over graphite on illustration board daily has an image area of 20" x 5.25", and the art is in Excellent condition, with pinholes in the corners. From the Ethan Roberts Estate Collection. 
The whole story ran originally in the national UK newspaper the Daily Mirror from 19 February 1974 - 5 June 1974 (H42-H131). It was reprinted in The Daily Mirror Book of Garth (London: IPC Limited, 1976) and the American stripzine, Menomonee Falls Gazette #202 (27 October 1975) - #218 (16 February 1976)  and re-published in colour in the Daily Mirror from Thursday 11 April 2013 to - Saturday 1 June 2013 coloured by Martin Baines

Want to read more? Here are the 6 strips from the series taken from Menomonee Falls Gazette #211

Jim Edgar & Frank Bellamy from
Menomonee Falls Gazette#211
WHERE?: Heritage Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121728
ENDING PRICE:$501.90 (inc Buyer's premium) = £387.92
No of bids: 5
END DATE: 9 July 2017

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