It’s been revealed that a cover of Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has sold for over $2 million, which is an incredible price!
This news was revealed by Bleeding Cool.
It was revealed that the iconic cover to The Dark Knight Returns #1, by artist Frank Miller and colourist Lynn Varley, sold at auction for over $2 million over the weekend.
This makes it the most money ever paid for a piece of Batman original art.
The previous record was $600,000 and that price has now been quadrupled.
In 2011, Heritage Auctions sold a page of original art from The Dark Knight Returns for almost $450,000.
Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight returns cover has sold for over $2 million
The Dark Knight Returns is Frank Miller’s most famous work.
The story is one of the most interesting Batman stories ever told.
It place in a near-future dystopia where an aging, bitter Bruce Wayne is forced out of retirement to be Batman again.
Batman ends up fighting Superman in The Dark Knight Returns and it’s a pretty incredible battle between the two iconic DC Comics superheroes.
Zack Snyder used this Frank Miller story as his main source of inspiration for his Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice movie.
“We’re thrilled to see Frank Miller and Lynn Varley’s influential work reach a level often associated with classic American art,” said Heritage Auctions Vice President Todd Hignite in a statement.
“It deserves that, as this is easily one of the most famous comic-book covers from any era, and it defined the superhero genre from the 1980s to this very moment. I can’t think of a more important piece of comic art to have ever come to auction.”
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