Heritage is working with the family of Irv Novick to offer pieces spanning his remarkable career. Novick was among the rare handful of artists who left his indelible imprint on the Golden, Silver and Bronze Ages, beginning with The Shield in 1940's Pep Comics No. 1. This event features 13 original works from Novick, and among this initial round of offerings are pages filled with iconic images of Batman, Flash, the Joker, Catwoman and Robin and even the Shadow from his guest turn in 1983's Batman No. 253. There are also two complete stories, including Catwoman's Circus Caper which appeared in the 100-pager Batman No. 256 in 1974.
The auction also features art including:
- John Romita and Dan Green's original cover of 1985's The Uncanny X-Men No. 200
- Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer VI from 1990, one in his series of paintings featuring the axe-wielding, armor-clad barbarian who spawned novels, comic books, action figures and endless reprints
- Norman Mingo's watercolor cover of 1972's MAD No. 155, which contained Larry Siegel and Mort Drucker's parody of The Godfather, The Odd Father
- Dan DeCarlo and Joe Edwards' complete artwork for 1963's Josie No. 1 which marked the debuts of Josie, Melody and Pepper