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 Starhawks Daily Comic Strip Group of 2 Original Art dated 5-3 and 7-14-80 (United Feature Syndicate, 1980... (T...
Gil Kane Starhawks Daily Comic Strip Group of 2 Original Art dated 5-3 and 7-14-80 (United Feature Syndicate, 1980... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 13118
Auction 121807
Sunday, February 18, 2018
$143.40
Gil Kane Undersea Agent #5 Story Page 11 Original Art (Tower Comics, 1966)
Gil Kane Undersea Agent #5 Story Page 11 Original Art (Tower Comics, 1966)....
Lot 11092
Auction 121805
Sunday, February 4, 2018
$956.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Gil Kane and Tony DeZuniga Star Wars #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1978)
Gil Kane and Tony DeZuniga Star Wars #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1978)....
Lot 92116
Auction 7177
Friday, February 23, 2018
$26,000.00
Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson Showcase #35 Story Page 21 the Atom Original Art (DC, 1961)
Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson Showcase #35 Story Page 21 the Atom Original Art (DC, 1961)....
Lot 92117
Auction 7177
Friday, February 23, 2018
$1,250.00
Gil Kane and Joe Giella Green Lantern #18 Story Page 10 Sinestro Original Art (January, 1963)
Gil Kane and Joe Giella Green Lantern #18 Story Page 10 Sinestro Original Art (January, 1963)....
Lot 92118
Auction 7177
Friday, February 23, 2018
$1,500.00
Gil Kane and Joe Giella Green Lantern #24 Story Page 13 Original Art (DC, 1963)
Gil Kane and Joe Giella Green Lantern #24 Story Page 13 Original Art (DC, 1963)....
Lot 92119
Auction 7177
Friday, February 23, 2018
$1,000.00
Gil Kane and Dan Adkins Marvel Premiere #25 Cover Iron Fist Original Art (Marvel, 1975)
Gil Kane and Dan Adkins Marvel Premiere #25 Cover Iron Fist Original Art (Marvel, 1975)....
Lot 92120
Auction 7177
Friday, February 23, 2018
$7,500.00

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