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Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson

Nationality: American

Biography:
Murphy Anderson (American, b. 1926): established himself as one of the finest pencilers and inkers of the Silver and Bronze Ages, primarily at DC. A fan of Golden Age legend Lou Fine, Anderson perfected a fine line brush technique that rivaled that of his artistic idol. Among the many characters that Anderson worked on are Adam Strange, the Atom, the Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, and Superman, as well as some of the covers for the Justice League of America. Among the key pencilers that Anderson teamed with were fellow DC legends Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, and Curt Swan. Anderson did the artwork solo for stories featuring Hawkman, the Spectre, and the Atomic Knights. In addition to his work in comic books, Anderson also drew the Buck Rogers comic strip in 1947-49, and again in 1958-59. In later years Anderson has drawn many outstanding cover re-creations, including some that were based on the work of the aforementioned Lou Fine

 

Murphy Anderson Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Murphy Anderson Justice League of America #17 Cover Original Art (DC, 1963)
Murphy Anderson Justice League of America #17 Cover Original Art (DC, 1963)....
Lot 91003
Auction 7187
Saturday, May 12, 2018
$59,750.00
Murphy Anderson Justice League of America #14 Cover First JLA Appearance of the Atom Original Art (DC, 1962).... (Total:...
Murphy Anderson Justice League of America #14 Cover First JLA Appearance of the Atom Original Art (DC, 1962).... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 92044
Auction 7079
Saturday, August 3, 2013
$44,812.50
Murphy Anderson Hawkman #8 Cover Original Art (DC, 1965)
Murphy Anderson Hawkman #8 Cover Original Art (DC, 1965)....
Lot 91067
Auction 7169
Saturday, November 18, 2017
$34,655.00
Murphy Anderson Superman #233 "Jor-El's Golden Folly" Complete 7-Page Story Original Art (DC, 1971).... (Total...
Murphy Anderson Superman #233 "Jor-El's Golden Folly" Complete 7-Page Story Original Art (DC, 1971).... (Total: 7 Original Art)
Lot 94614
Auction 7192
Saturday, November 17, 2018
$6,600.00
Murphy Anderson Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #33 Cover Featuring Marvel Comics #1 Human Torch Ori... (Total: 2 Item...
Murphy Anderson Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #33 Cover Featuring Marvel Comics #1 Human Torch Ori... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 94617
Auction 7192
Saturday, November 17, 2018
$3,360.00

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