Thursday 1 June 2017

Original Art: Garth on Heritage - the Bride of Jenghiz Khan (H231)

H231 Garth: The Bride of Jenghiz Khan by Frank Bellamy
"The Bride of Jenghiz Khan" story began in the Daily Mirror newspaper on 28 September 1974. The original art for the fourth episode is available from Heritage Auction and shows Garth, our super-strength hero as he crashes - just before time-travelling!

Heritage describe the piece:
 Frank Bellamy Garth Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 2-10-74 (Daily Mirror, 1974). A car crash is featured in all three panels of this high contrast thriller, numbered H231. Frank Bellamy is one of the celebrated titans of British comic strip art (note the "petrol tank" reference in Panel 1). This daily has an image area of 20.5" x 5.25", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Ethan Roberts Estate Collection.

This story ran from 28 September 1974 - 14 January 1975 (H228-J1) and was reprinted in Garth: Bride of Jenghiz Khan (Daily Strips No. 1). London: J. Dakin, P. Hudson and G. Lawley, May 1979 which was an A5 sized reprint of 20 pages. It was also coloured (by Martin Baines)  in the Daily Mirror from Tuesday 19 February 2013 to Wednesday 10 April 2013 and lastly as Garth: Bride of Jenghiz Khan published by All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.1 [No date] 

Want to read more? Here's a few strips before and after the one on sale (Taken from the late and very lamented "All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips")

First five episodes of Jim Edgar and Frank Bellamy's story

WHERE?: Heritage Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121723
ENDING PRICE:$382.40 inc. Buyer's premium = £300.30
No of bids: 9
END DATE: 4 June 2017

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