L. B. Cole

L. B. Cole

Also known as Leonard B. Cole

Nationality: American

Biography:
L. B. Cole (American, 1918-1995): Creator of more than 1500 covers, brilliant wildlife artist, and pioneering comic book publisher, Leonard Brandt Cole is a towering figure in the field of comic book art. Cole began his art career as art director for a lithography company, before leaping headlong into the comic book arena in the early 1940s. Cole is renowned for the bold, flat colors, on his self-described poster color covers. He was adept at every subject, from funny animals, to superheroes, to jungle girls, but his favorite genre was science fiction. Cole was also the publisher and cover artist for Star comics. In later years he produced spectacular painted re-creations of some of his finest comic book covers


 

L. B. Cole Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
L. B. Cole - Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #11 Cover Original Art (1981)
L. B. Cole - Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #11 Cover Original Art (1981)....
Lot 43136
Auction 826
Saturday, November 17, 2007
$17,925.00
L. B. Cole Target Comics V9#4 Cover Original Art (Novelty Publications, 1948)
L. B. Cole Target Comics V9#4 Cover Original Art (Novelty Publications, 1948). ...
Lot 92159
Auction 830
Saturday, November 15, 2008
$9,261.25
L. B. Cole Blue Bolt #105 Cover Recreation Original Art (undated)
L. B. Cole Blue Bolt #105 Cover Recreation Original Art (undated)....
Lot 93139
Auction 7013
Friday, November 20, 2009
$5,975.00
L. B. Cole Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #11 Cover Original Art (1981)
L. B. Cole Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #11 Cover Original Art (1981)....
Lot 92070
Auction 7036
Friday, August 19, 2011
$5,975.00
L. B. Cole Catman Comics #31 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (1980)
L. B. Cole Catman Comics #31 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (1980)....
Lot 92051
Auction 7009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
$5,676.25

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