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Todd McFarlane cover of Spider-Man, Hulk sells for record $657,250 at auction

This image, provided by Heritage Auctions, shows original cover art for “The Amazing Spider-Man” No. 328 by artist Todd McFarlane. The cover has sold for a record $657,250 at auction, just one among several pieces from the 1990s that went for hundreds of thousands of dollars. McFarlane drew several titles for Marvel Comics in the 1990s and then left to develop his own character, “Spawn,” and form Image Comics with other artists and writers. The cover was among several sold by Heritage Auctions, and also included McFarlane's cover for “Spider-Man” No. 1, which was bought for $385,500. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)
July 27, 2012 - 10:51 AM

PHILADELPHIA - Artist Todd McFarlane's original cover art for "The Amazing Spider-Man" No. 328 has sold for a record $657,250 at auction, just one among several pieces from the 1990s that went for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The McFarlane cover, which shows Spider-Man gut-punching the Hulk, was part of a collection of original art owned Martin Shamus, a Long Island, N.Y.-based comics and memorabilia shop owner.

McFarlane drew several titles for Marvel Comics in the 1990s and then left to develop his own character, "Spawn," and form Image Comics with other artists and writers.

The cover was among several sold by Heritage Auctions, and also included McFarlane's cover for "Spider-Man" No. 1, which was bought for $385,500.

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