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Miller, Frank
An Archive of His Unprecedentedly Influential Comics
various: DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, etc. 1978-1998. First Edition. 50 vols. All 1st editions, all 1st printings. The first 20 years of Frank Miller's transmutational comic book take on the art of noir, accented with his dramatic shadows and edges, illustrating tales that were more sinister and perilous than ever before. The first book is CGC slabbed and graded very fine 8.5, but 38 of the others are CGC slabbed and graded mint state 9.6 or 9.8. The other 11 (the least valuable) are ungraded but they are all mint state too. Dark Knight III is signed on the cover by Miller, in gold ink, with his sketch of Batman. It's also signed by Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson, and not many were signed by all 4. Warlord #18 (Miller's first Marvel appearance in 1978) is also signed. And we add to this archive, 3 unique, original, setting copy, color cromalin proof sheets (16 1/2" X 23 1/2"), 2 of them for The Dark Knight Returns #2, and 1 for #4 (Dark Knight Falls), both 1986. All 3 are game used, but near fine, with the printer's handwritten notes. It's not a proprietary Biblioctopus company secret that comic books are books. Nor that the 10 most valuable postmodern books, of any kind, are all comics, led by Amazing Fantasy #15 with an auction record of $1.1 million (graded 9.6). In this ascending and insurgent comic arcade, what we offer here is a cozy move to a position in that market, piloted by Miller, whose (for 1 example) black and white cover drawing for The Dark Knight Returns #2, sold for $478,000 in 2013. Comic books were first aimed at children who like to know that … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Biblioctopus [USA]

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