We’re not necessarily going to make a cottage industry out of running all these “record setting art sales” PR pieces, but given the recent passing of Frazetta, the fact that his cover for Weird Science-Fantasy #29 just in a private treaty sale for $380,000 to Heritage Co-Chairman and Co-Founder Jim Halperin, it does seem somewhat noteworthy, but as what the release notes is “almost surely” the highest sale ever for a piece of comics art and as an indicator of where prices for Frazetta art are going to go now, i.e. prohibitively expensive. We’re not savvy enough about the original art market to know if the Heritage bigwig buying the art means anything.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.