Gil Kane

Art

Gil Kane

Art

Also known as Eli Katz; Scott Edwards

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

ItemRealized
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
$179,250.00
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
$155,350.00
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
$155,350.00
Gil Kane and Joe Sinnott (with John Romita Sr. Touch-Ups) The Avengers #134 Human Torch and Mad Thinker Cover Orig
Gil Kane and Joe Sinnott (with John Romita Sr. Touch-Ups) The Avengers #134 Human Torch and Mad Thinker Cover Orig...
Lot 92175
Auction 7079
Saturday, August 3, 2013
$41,825.00
Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson Green Lantern #29 Black Hand Cover Original Art (DC, 1964)
Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson Green Lantern #29 Black Hand Cover Original Art (DC, 1964)....
Lot 92111
Auction 7152
Saturday, November 21, 2015
$38,240.00

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