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Gil Kane

Gil Kane

Art

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Riga, Latvia

Biography:
Eli Katz, who worked under the name Gil Kane and in a few instances Scott Edwards, was a comic book artist whose career spanned the 1940s to 1990s and every major comics company and character.

Kane co-created the modern-day versions of the superheroes Green Lantern and the Atom for DC Comics, and co-created Iron Fist with Roy Thomas for Marvel Comics. He was involved in such major storylines as a groundbreaking arc in The Amazing Spider-Man #96–98 (May-July 1971) that, at the behest of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, bucked the then-prevalent Comics Code Authority to depict drug abuse, and ultimately spurred an update of the Code. Kane additionally pioneered an early graphic novel prototype, His Name is...Savage, in 1968, and a seminal graphic novel, Blackmark, in 1971.

In 1997, he was inducted into both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Harvey Award Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

 

Gil Kane Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #98 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971)
Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #98 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971)....
Lot 92112
Auction 7152
Saturday, November 21, 2015
$179,250
Gil Kane and John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #151 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975)
Gil Kane and John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #151 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975)....
Lot 92179
Auction 7137
Saturday, May 14, 2016
$155,350
Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum X-Men #95 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975)
Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum X-Men #95 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975)....
Lot 92180
Auction 7137
Saturday, May 14, 2016
$155,350
Gil Kane The Vigilante #13 Story Page 11 Original Art (DC, 1984)
Gil Kane The Vigilante #13 Story Page 11 Original Art (DC, 1984)....
Lot 12097
Auction 121849
Sunday, December 9, 2018
$192.00
Gil Kane Star Hawks Daily Comic Strip Original Art Group of 2 (United Feature Syndicate, 1980-1981).... (Total: 2 Origin...
Gil Kane Star Hawks Daily Comic Strip Original Art Group of 2 (United Feature Syndicate, 1980-1981).... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Lot 12096
Auction 121849
Sunday, December 9, 2018
$132.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Gil Kane Starhawks Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-9 (United Features Syndicate, c. late 1970s)
Gil Kane Starhawks Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-9 (United Features Syndicate, c. late 1970s)....
Lot 13094
Auction 121850
Sunday, December 16, 2018
$55.00
Gil Kane and Tom Sutton Giant-Size Conan #1 Story Page 15 Original Art and Page 16 Production Stat (Marvel, 1974).... (T...
Gil Kane and Tom Sutton Giant-Size Conan #1 Story Page 15 Original Art and Page 16 Production Stat (Marvel, 1974).... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 13095
Auction 121850
Sunday, December 16, 2018
$22.00
Gil Kane Star Hawks Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 5-15-78 (NEA, 1978)
Gil Kane Star Hawks Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 5-15-78 (NEA, 1978)....
Lot 13096
Auction 121850
Sunday, December 16, 2018
$220.00
Gil Kane Western Gunfighters #22 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1974).... (1)
Gil Kane Western Gunfighters #22 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1974).... (1)

Auction 7204
Friday, February 22, 2019
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