A new collection of limited-edition prints signed by the late Marvel legend, Stan Lee, will be released at an Oxford gallery this week.
The fourth instalment of the deluxe editions Superheroes collection has been created in collaboration with Marvel’s fine art publisher, Choice Fine Art, and will be unveiled at Castle Fine Art at Westgate Shopping Centre, as well as on www.castlefineart.com, from 6PM on 11 October.
Each super-sized deluxe edition pays homage to the original large-scale art penned and inked by some of the greatest artists to emerge from the comic book industry, and features one of Marvel’s many iconic characters: The Mighty Thor, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk and Black Panther.
The collection also includes a tetraptych cover, marking the first time Castle Fine Art has released a Marvel graphic in landscape form. Once comprising a four-page gatefold, the dynamic scene illustrates a battle between the X-Men and the dastardly Magneto.
Stan Lee, who passed away in November 2018 aged 95, is credited with introducing complex characters with both light and dark qualities to the industry. This type of characterisation had rarely been seen in comics before, contributing to Marvel’s widespread success as one of the most popular brands in the world today.
Aimee Scott, gallery manager at Castle Fine Art, Oxford, said: “With Marvel having dominated the top 10 comic book sales chart in August 2019, it’s no surprise that there is a growing appetite for our ‘Superheroes’ collection, which has proven to be one of our most popular series.
“We are expecting these new graphics to sell out in record time and would invite fans and collectors keen to get their hands on a piece of comic history to visit the gallery sooner rather than later.”
Each of the five signed limited-edition prints are available in boxed canvas and are priced at £3,950.