What does a 1974 Spider-Man comic book cover featuring The Punisher have in common with the Mona Lisa? They’re both masterpieces that were lost and recovered … but only one’s actually hitting the auction block.
The folks over at CommicConnect have found the original cover art to Spider-Man issue No. 129. The issue’s special because it’s The Punisher’s first-ever appearance on a cover. The Punisher is the alter-ego of ex-marine Frank castle. The character sought revenge after the mafia murdered his wife and children in a Central Park shootout.
For decades now, the cover art was only alleged to exist. But, little did anyone understand co-artist Gil Kane quietly and privately sold the piece to a private collector.
CommicConnect now has a hold of it and values the piece of art at a whopping $2 million!!! How’d they come up with that number? When the original cover art of Hulk featuring Wolverine’s first ……
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