Comic book fans often go to extraordinary lengths to get their hands on rare memorabilia and, from July 24 aficionados could be one of the few to own new limited-edition Marvel artworks, signed by comic legend Stan Lee.
Even with the mixed reception to the recent 'Ant-Man' movie, Marvel Entertainment has been enjoying a huge surge of popularity over recent years, led by a string of hugely successful box office smashes starring superhero characters.
Little wonder, then, that comic archive Comichron estimated that sales reached a new 20 year high in 2014, with the demand for collectables and comic paraphernalia continuing to grow.
Earlier this year, fine-art publishers Washington Green released a new selection of limited-edition Marvel comic book cover prints for its 'Superheroes' portfolio – its fastest selling series to date. From Friday July 24, a new collection of six limited edition artworks will be available at the Castle Fine Art gallery, within The Mall at the Birmingham ICC.
The new works pay tribute to some of Marvel’s most memorable characters; Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the X-Men and, for the first time, Wolverine. Each piece has been signed by Stan Lee, comic writer, editor and former chairman of Marvel comics.
The signed prints are available to buy at Castle Fine Art, ICC, Broad Street, B1 2EA and prices start from £695. Pieces can also be bought from Castle Fine Art’s network of high street stores across the UK or online. You'll need to be quick, though, as past editions sold out in a record five minutes across its network of galleries.
The six prints are:
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