Marvel Limited Edition Comic Book Covers signed by Stan Lee

Artworx Gallery is proud to unveil the second instalment of Marvel’s fine art collection. Chosen by legendary comic book editor, Stan Lee, twelve of the publisher’s iconic covers have been turned into individual pieces of art.

This collection features iconic comic book covers, created, orchestrated and masterminded by Stan Lee and brought to life by some incredible inkers and pencillers. Each limited edition is elegantly framed and signed personally by Stan Lee himself. Marvel’s second fine art collection is available to view and purchase from Artworx Gallery based in Newport, Shropshire. Comprising of twelve prints, individual pieces in the series start at £695.

Spider Man Comic - Torment. Official Marvel Limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

Spider Man Comic – Torment. Official Marvel Limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

The Mighty Avengers #67 - Die, Avengers Die! Official Marvel Limited Edition print signed by Stan Lee.

The Mighty Avengers #67 – Die, Avengers Die! Official Marvel Limited Edition print signed by Stan Lee.

Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the Silver Surfer, The Avengers and many other fictional characters.

Stan Lee is credited with introducing complex characters; characters that were not just the archetypal all American superhero, but those that had demons, those that could have a bad temper, or become unwell – making them much more human and easier to identify with. This type of characterisation and story-telling had rarely been seen in the industry before.

The Amazing Spider Man#1-Spider-Man Meets The Fantastic Four. Official Marvel Limited Edition Signed by Stan Lee.

The Amazing Spider Man#1-Spider-Man Meets The Fantastic Four. Official Marvel Limited Edition Signed by Stan Lee.

The Amazing Spider Man #75 Death Without Warning! Official Marvel limited edition signed by Stan Lee

The Amazing Spider Man #75 Death Without Warning! Official Marvel limited edition signed by Stan Lee

Sequential art pre-dates comics by thousands of years, this is not simple a term used to describe graphic novels. The earliest known examples of this are cave paintings through to Egyptian hieroglyphics and paintings that conveyed information or a narrative via a sequence of imagery or sculpture.

There is a long-established heritage for this type of communication art which represents the struggles, the triumphs, the trials and the wonder of the human condition. Whilst comic books take this to a level of fantasy, we can see through Stan Lee’s work the desire and motivation to ground these narratives in reality; enabling each and one of us to relate to the messages being conveyed.

In addition, the art being so strikingly created, the intensity of the colour and the boldness of the lines, the way in which the essence of each hero is captured in just one frame or page makes these pieces truly engaging and eye-catching, despite the narrative.

The Amazing Spider Man #100 The Spider or the man. Official Marvel limited edition signed by Stan Lee

The Amazing Spider Man #100 The Spider or the man. Official Marvel limited edition signed by Stan Lee

The Avengers #1 Earth's Mightiest Super Heroes! Official Marvel limited edition signed by Stan Lee

The Avengers #1 Earth’s Mightiest Super Heroes! Official Marvel limited edition signed by Stan Lee

This collection showcases some of the most iconic comic book covers ever to have been created, featuring some of the most renowned characters ever to have been developed. The artwork itself is not only incredibly striking – the intense colours, the bold lines and the way in which the essence of each superhero is captured in just one frame – but each cover communicates a wonderful narrative.

As editor at Marvel from 1941, Stan Lee led the expansion of the company from a small division in a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation, dubbed The Marvel Revolution, making it the most popular and collected comic brand in the world. Commenting on creating the iconic superheroes, Stan Lee said: “To start I think about what quality I can give the hero that makes them unique, that hasn’t been seen before, but is still logical. And then, I think about how I can make people care about the superhero. Coming up with the super power is almost easy, making a reader think ‘why do I want to read more about this guy?’ that’s the hard part.”

“Spider-man is the perfect example of this. He’s a teenager with money problems and girl problems; a hero the average reader can empathise with. I spent more time on Spider-man’s personal life than the action and used more ‘thought balloons’ for him than any other character.”

“I’m incredibly lucky to have worked with amazing artists in an atmosphere where we were always thinking ‘what we can do next?’ The new characters we created – The Hulk, Spider-Man, X Men – changed Marvel and attracted the fan base. I’m lucky to have been – and still be – a part of that and I enjoy every minute.”

The Avengers #58 - The Avengers Assemble. Official Marvel limited edition signed by Stan Lee.

The Avengers #58 – The Avengers Assemble. Official Marvel limited edition signed by Stan Lee.

The Avengers - King-Size Special #2. Official Marvel limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

The Avengers – King-Size Special #2. Official Marvel limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

The Incredible Hulk-#1 The Strangest Man of All Time!. Official Marvel limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

The Incredible Hulk-#1 The Strangest Man of All Time!. Official Marvel limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

The Incredible Hulk#105 This Monster Unleashed!. Official Marvel limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

The Incredible Hulk#105 This Monster Unleashed!. Official Marvel limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

The Incredible Hulk #152 Who Will Judge The Hulk. Official Marvel limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

The Incredible Hulk #152 Who Will Judge The Hulk. Official Marvel limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

The Incredible Hulk #307. Official Marvel limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

The Incredible Hulk #307. Official Marvel limited edition print signed by Stan Lee

For more information about the Marvel signed Stan Lee collection visit:

Stan Lee at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively please ring 01952 820397 or email info@artworx.co.uk
Artworx Gallery, 67 High Street, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AU.

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