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L. B. Cole

L. B. Cole

Nationality: American

Biography:
L. B. Cole (American, 1918-1995): Creator of more than 1,500 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

Item Realized
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 Classics Illustrated #152: Wild Animals I Have Known Story Page 8 Original Art (Gilberton Pu
L.B. Cole Classics Illustrated #152: Wild Animals I Have Known Story Page 8 Original Art (Gilberton Pu...
Lot 11052
Auction 121809
Sunday, March 4, 2018
$478.00
Target Comics V9#4 [#94] Cover Press Proof (Novelty/Premium/Curtis, 1948)
Target Comics V9#4 [#94] Cover Press Proof (Novelty/Premium/Curtis, 1948)....
Lot 12591
Auction 121802
Sunday, January 14, 2018
$79.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
L. B. Cole, Norman Nodel, and Others The World Around Us #4 "Railroads" Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 19...
L. B. Cole, Norman Nodel, and Others The World Around Us #4 "Railroads" Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1958). Included here are 80 pages of art, five of which were drawn by comics legend L. B. Cole. This lot features splashes on pages 1, 30, 37-42 ("John Henry a Steel Driving Man," Norman Nodel art, signed), and 73, and half-page splashes on pages 2, 7, 29, 36, 53, 66, 74, and 75. Aside from a few missing or loose pasted-on lettering captions, and some aged pasted-on stats/art corrections, the art averages Very Good condition.
Lot 92321
Auction 7054
Friday, February 24, 2012
$1,200.00

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