The amazing stylistic history of comic books 99designs. Original published silver bronze age comic book art marvel. What happened to key golden age artists as the silver age was around the corner by alex grand created. We pay more than anybody on earth for vintage spiderman art from the 1960s. Dale roberts comics buys and sells comic books from the 1930s current. We maintain a wide selection of golden age, silver age, and bronze age comics and collectibles. Jack kirby jack kirby is widely regarded as the king of comics, with a career in comics that started in the late 1930s until his passing in 1994. Browse hulk comic books and pop culture items at silver age comics. These eras brought us some of the best writing, art and stories comics has ever seen and the wonderful abundance of characters, books and. The iconic cover image shows the character in a new bright red costume bursting out of a strip of black and white film. Vincent bernard the silver age of comic book art is a beautiful, brilliant work of love and true passion. Following the golden age of comic books and an interregnum in the early to mid1950s, the silver age is considered to cover the period from 1956 to circa 1970, and was succeeded by the bronze and modern ages.
Like publishers of magazines and newspapers, comic book companies didnt regulate artists working preferences. Historian will jacobs suggests the silver age ended in april 1970 when the man who had started it, julius schwartz, handed over green lantern starring one of the first revived heroes of the era to the newguard team of denny oneil and neal. Top 100 most valuable comic books of the golden age 19381956 the 100 most valuable comic books from each age. We will say that the golden age begins in 1938 and ends in 1956, when the silver age began. This page will deal with the most valuable of all, golden age comic books. Carmine infantino was a legendary comic book artist from both the golden age and the silver age of comic books, and the former editorial director of dc comics. The 10 greatest comic book artists of all time creative bloq. Sep 24, 2019 with so much going on in the world of comic art, its not easy to narrow down the list of great artists you can currently read.
The silver age of comic book art, a coffee table comic book art history book written and designed by comic book historian and illustrator arlen schumer. Congrats on your appearance on comic book men, pricing that tmnt sketch, awesome. Hello and welcome to the largest original art website in the world devoted to the sale, trading, and purchasing of golden age, silver age, bronze age, and current era comic book art from the 1930spresent. Comic art fans is home to over 1 million pieces of original comic and illustration artworks within our art collector galleries and classifieds, or for sale in our comic art dealer and auction house search. Buscema is perhaps most celebrated for his work on the avengers, silver surfer, and conan the barbarian. Best silver age long term investments on a budget i know most people collect comics for art, stories, or for other reasons. May 24, 2016 the silver age of comic book art takes the most dazzling characters and legendary artists of the mid1950s through the 1960s, and presents them in a way thats unique among art books by replacing the original dialogue in speech bubbles with quotes about the art from the artists themselves. Art styles of the silver age of comics comics took their inspiration from art movements of the past, most notably surrealism, to illustrate the strange worlds in which their heroes lived. He got his first professional work at the age of 16, drawing the title story in the first issue of hulk weekly for marvel uk. There would never again be the heyday of the golden age but the now well underway silver age was allowing more and more comics to be published. Hulk, for the first time, crossed the barrier as a marvel super hero to a downright threat. So heres a list of the top 10 sequential artists you should be checking out this decade at least. Our website has more quality comic book and comic strip art for sale from the golden age, silver age and bronze age in quantity, than any other art website in the world. John buscema comic book art for sale heritage auctions.
There were few exceptions mostly in dc comics but those exceptions would have been the norm in the 60s and 70s. Artists include jack kirby, steve ditko, neal adams, dave cockrum, john buscema, john romita, wally wood, larry hama, bob mcleod, curt swan and more. Silver age the second generation of comic book artists. Any posts about jack kirbys or neal adams silver age. These include the later 10 cent issues and all 12 cent issues, which ended in mid1969.
Yet in fine art circles, it is still considered blasphemous to comparecontrast the two sets of artists. Gotham city art has a huge selection of original comic artwork from golden, silver, bronze and modern age comics. Art by fradon, adams, kane,kirby, toth, dan barry et al. Silver age comics provide you with a look into the past, taking you to an era of books that spanned from 1956 to 1969. There are well over 7000 pieces of artwork for sale and trade on our website, which is updated weekly with new items all the time. But jack kirby started in the golden age as a teenager.
Superman dc silver age comics 19561969 for sale ebay. Two artists that changed the comics industry dramatically in the late. The desperate expression of the main character, as well as the burden that he carries, coupled with the vanishing sea is done with flawless execution. Born in brooklyn, new york city into a family of italian origins, young infantino began his career in comic books while in high school. They not only drew definitive versions of the mediums greatest characters, but set trends in the art. The silver age of comic book art hardcover publisher. Many editors, writers, pencillers and inkers participated in this revival. Copper age comics are those published between 1984 and 1991, and on the timeline of comic book history, are bracketed between bronze age comics published before 1984 and modern age comics published after 1991. Carmine infantino, steve ditko, jack kirby, gil kane, joe kubert, jim steranko, neal adamsand others. Superworld comics buying and selling comic books, free.
Taking comic book art to an astonishing new level and paving the way for future artists, the artists of the silver age of comics 19561970 and. Back issue comics find vintage golden and silver age books. Jan, 2019 if you are a fan of the silver age of comics, and you probably are if you belong to this group, and you have not had the opportunity to read arlen schumers book, the silver age of comic book art, drop everything, go to arlens site and place your order. Jack kirby was one of the most influential comic book artists and writers of the united states, and one of the innovators of the superhero genre. The cartoon art museum is home to over 6,000 pieces of original artwork, including cartoons, comic books, comic strips, editorial cartoons, concept sketches, color roughs, and tear sheets. Plus a new exclusive interview with green lanternbatman artist neal adams. The artwork for the stamps, mark insists, are dated 1964 and are the works of jack kirby, marie severin and wally wood. For more than three decades, tristate original art, your comic art dealer has specialized in the sale of original comic art from comic books, newspaper comic strips along with book and magazine illustration. They not only drew definitive versions of the mediums greatest characters including the flash, batman, captain america, superman, thor, green lantern, spiderman, dr. This period is noted for the birth of modern comic books, mostly defined by the innovation of the archetypical superhero.
Taking comic book art to an astonishing new level and paving the way for future artists, the artists of the silver age of comics 19561970 and their work are celebrated in the the silver age of. Test your knowledge on this entertainment quiz to see how you do and compare your score to others. Cartoonists include the artists who handle all aspects of the work and those who contribute only part of the production. To celebrate the last 25 years in comics, were looking back at the greatest comic book artists from the last quarter century. New young artists came without any proper skills or creativity. These books cover a wide range of genres, from superhero adventure tales to horror stories, allowing you to select the type of comic that fits your particular interests. The 60s saw the first major comic book conventions start up and gain popularity. The cartoon art museum is also one of very few museums worldwide with a permanent collection of original animation art.
An american comic book is a thin periodical originating in the united states, on average 32 pages, containing comics. Are silver age comic book artists far better than the. What happened to key golden age artists as the silver age. Mike royer new gods vg bronze age november 1971 young gods.
John buscema american 19272002 was an american comic book artist, who is known for his versatility and speed during the bronze and silver age of comics. Nicknamed the king of comics, he has been a driving force behind the industry during both the golden age of comic books in the 1940s and the silver age in the 1960s. Over 950,000 pieces of original comic art on display in our comic art galleries and 180,000 pieces of comic art for sale in our marketplace. January 16, 2018 we tend to separate the ages by fan preference in genre, however one strong factor is also a change in aesthetic in an industry when the old guard leaves and new people come in. Ny anthony, i recieved the ghost rider page today and man, that was fast. But, arguably, his style of action that pops and crazy. These are the years when comics were considered a new and exciting form of art. Silver age, golden age comic books, original art where to start. See more ideas about john buscema, comics and comic book artists. Arlen schumer is an awardwinning comic bookstyle illustrator for the advertising and editorial markets, and a member of the society of illustrators. Over 30 revolutionary super heroes await you, including spiderman, the avengers and doctor strange.
They not only drew definitive versions of the mediums greatest characters, but set trends in the art of comic book storytelling. Can you name the notable american comic book artists from a single panel of artwork. The focus is on the second generation of comic book creators, beginning in 1956. The 1960s was a time of significant growth in the comics industry. Share your comic art collection with other art collectors and artists, and discover comic art to buy. In those exceptions, the covers were cloned to look like jacks art. The silver age of comic book art revised edition is a 196page, 9x fullcolor hardcover book and ebook about comic book art in the 1960s, and how the events of that turbulent decade were mirrored in the works of 8 hall of fame comic book artists. Welcome to the best website for bronze age, silver age and golden age collectible comic books and original comic book art. The original comic art gallery for collectors and artists. Any posts about jack kirbys or neal adams silver age work should post. Within the industry, the beginning of copper age comics was marked by a large group of highprofile artists moving away from marvel. The silver age of comic books was a period of artistic advancement and commercial success in mainstream american comic books, predominantly in the superhero genre, that lasted roughly from 1956 to the late 1960searly 1970s. What defines the golden age from the silver age of comic.
Comic book artists, comic books art, comic art, vintage comic books, vintage comics, fantastic four comics, comic book villains, superman, batman. The manhunter, also by kirby, is on a scavenger hunt. So, the great artists of the silver age of comics include jack kirby and neal adams. Far from the fullcolor glossy comic books of today, this book featured black and white reprints of popular newspaper comic strips. See more ideas about silver age comics, comics and comic covers. This page contains all cover art images in the database for this particular comic series. The silver age 19561970 was one of the most popular and influential eras in comic book history for creators and readers alike. He was part of the first generation of comic book fans. Nov 04, 2016 i walked away from comic books because i felt the artists who had paved the way in the 1960s and 1970s had been abandoned by the two major comic book companies. Join comic book historian arlen schumer the silver age of comic book art. The second generation of comic book artists, takes an inside look at the artists who created the modern comic book. Oct 03, 2015 this is the first short wo narrative video of me turning pages from one of my portfolios containing my original published artwork collection.
The silver age of comic book art highlights the careers of eight acknowledged hall of fame artists who drew definitive versions of the industrys greatest characters, while often setting trends in the look of comic book art itself. The silver age of comic book art public group facebook. The silver age of comic book art by arlen schumer home. Judging from golden age and silver age originals, the most popular production art size was 12 12 x 18 12 also called double up. Shop our collection of golden age comics, silver age comics, cgc comics, big little books, pulp magazines, mens adventure magazines, sports programs, nascar memorabilia, vintage toys, disneyana, movie posters, movie and tv stills, lobby cards, and. Some of the greatest comic book artists of their generation, who created some of their greatest work during the silver age of comics circa19561970. Top rated lists for krakoa 151 items super random amazing list 35 items barbarians and warlords 180 items krakoas hall of fame 59 items my. December 1958 february 1959 chip n dale silver age comic book published by dell comics no. The silver age of comic books was a period of artistic advancement and widespread commercial success in mainstream american comic books, predominantly those featuring the superhero archetype. Browse original art comic books and pop culture items at silver age comics. Published in 1897, the yellow kid in mcfaddens flats is considered to be the first comic book, insomuch that it bore the phrase comic book on its back cover. Some strict collectors consider the era finished by 1950.
Silver age comics shop our large selection superworld. Adam hughes, one of the most coveted comic convention sketch artists today, is best known for his cover work on titles like wonder woman, tomb raider and catwoman. Bronze age comic book artist ken landgraf looks at gil kanes pencil artwork for iron fist duration. Arlen schumer, author of the silver age of comic book art. The fifth and final volume of the most recent silver surfer series will be released this week, completing the collection for one of marvel comics most celebrated series of. The silver age of comic book art archway publishing.
With comics now established as a lucrative medium, cover images relied less on cheap, attentiongrabbing tactics and instead became an artistic representation. Get the best deals on superman dc silver age comics 1956 1969. The silver age of comic books was followed by the bronze age. A cartoonist also comic strip creator, comic book artist, graphic novel artist, or comic book illustrator is a visual artist who specializes in drawing cartoons individual images or comics sequential images. Mark mcdermott, of simply the best, has a series of marvel comics silver age stamps original artworks up for trade on his site. Dta collectibles buys and sells comic books, pulp magazines, sports memorabilia and other vintage paper collectibles. Superworld comics is home to many rare and valuable comics for fun and investment.
In short, if you have any interest in comic book art and the artists that drew them, this is the book for you. The golden age describes an era in the creation of comic books published between the years of 1938 and 1955. How carmine infantino designed dcs silver age sequart. The art and writing of arlen schumer arlen schumer. Some of the greatest comic book artists of their generation, who created some of their greatest work during the silver age of comics circa 19561970. See more ideas about x men, silver age comics and comic book covers. Aug 25, 2014 the golden age of comic books is an epoch that saw a surge in the american comic book industry generally lasting from the late 1930s until the late 1940s or early 1950s. The demarcation is not clearly defined, but there are a number of possibilities. One of the most saddest and heartfelt covers of the silver age is done to near perfection by none other than nick cardy, teen titans and bat lash artist during the silver age of dc comics.
Before anyone cries outrage at why george perez and walt simonson are not on this list, despite continuing to produce amazing work, please remember that were just talking about seminal works from the last 25 years. Jack kirby, marvel comic books, comic book heroes, comic books art, comic book artists, comic book characters, comic artist, silver age comics, marvel e. As soon as you hold this book in your hands you will be impressed. Orion under his mask is not a pretty face but sligs uglier than betty. The original marvel comics silver age stamps artwork. Oct 12, 2015 the silver age of dc comics chronicles it all, right down to the wacky shenanigans of televisions batman, which made him the embodiment for the camp sensibility of the 60s and further immortalized the dark knight as a pop culture icon for generations to come. While the form originated in 1933, american comic books first gained popularity after the 1938 publication of action comics, which included the debut of the superhero superman. The silver age of comic book art is a sparkly remastered new version of the longoutofprint coffee table book that first came out ahead.
Personally, i like the art and spending money on something that not only do i like the history story behind, but. Welcome to the silver age of comic book art facebook group, a forum for discussing all things silver age circa 19561970. This cover also showed no doubt who the villain is here. Adaptation of the 1987 cbs pilot script that became a television show starring ron perlman and linda hamilton, written and produced by george r. Marvel comicsmarvel comic bookscomic books artcomic superheroesmarvel artmarvel characterssilver age comics marvel. Signed on the limitation page by the author and by ramona fradon, below a composite illustration, probably created especially for this edition, of many of her silver age characters, like metamorpho and the metal men.
The 25 greatest comic book artists from the last 25 years. Based on dozens of interviews, this book carefully chronicles the development of the art of comic book storytelling. If you are a fan of the silver age of comics, and you probably are if you belong to this group, and you have not had the opportunity to read arlen schumers book, the silver age of comic book art, drop everything, go to arlens site and place your order. The silver age 19601970 marks the second chapter in the folio societys collaboration with marvel comics. We are always interested in buying comic book collections and original comic book art.901 1021 443 480 704 859 578 592 761 541 180 228 1239 529 953 386 727 1043 1076 709 953 1291 399 259 749 1153 829 75 1033 147 427 119 580 945 1129 831 1255 1046 1383 1425 1346 249 1279 434 1282 720 103 427 132 129