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Dear Friends & Fellow Art Collectors,

After five fantastic years of art dealing, I finally decided to kick back and enjoy the hobby as a collector. My deepest and sincere thanks go out to Larry Hama & Bob McLeod for allowing me to represent their collections and to Stephen Fishler & Vincent Zurzolo at MetropolisComics.com for their inspiration and support. I'd also like to thank all the consignors who entrusted me with handling the sales of their comic art, and most importantly, all the wonderful collectors I've met around the globe who gave me their business and their friendship.

Please know that I am very much still interested in buying original comic book artwork, covers, splashes and interiors. I'm also available to advise comic art collectors, and give my consultation with comic art buying, selling and auctions. Go ahead and drop me a line and I'll email you back!

Best wishes,

Ben Smith

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MY ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK ART WANT LIST

I have interest in the following artwork for myself, and also for friends and former clientele who pay the best for being offered the best. If you want to sell original comic art, maybe I can help!

I would very much like to own a published cover from the Amazing Spider-Man series, 1963-Present.

I'm particularly interested in Silver Age or Bronze Age artwork, comic covers, splashes and interiors drawn by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott, Don Heck, Dick Ayers, Gene Colan, Gil Kane, Werner Roth and Dave Cockrum.

I buy Golden Age covers and splashes from every genre, including superhero, war, crime, mystery, sci-fi, good-girl art, pinup art, suspense and horror, and also Sunday strip art from series such as Terry and the Pirates and Flash Gordon. Favorites include Bill Everett, Will Eisner, Frank Frazetta, Gil Elvgren, Joe Simon, Alex Raymond, Milton Caniff, Marc Swayze, Fred Guardineer, Lee Elias, Arturo Cazeneuve, Roy Crane, Mac Raboy, Syd Shores and Jack Cole.

I'm an avid collector and fan of G.I. Joe A Real American Hero and Transformers, and the artists from those series such as Mike Zeck, Michael Golden, Don Perlin, Mike Vosburg, Russ Heath, Rod Whigham and Ron Wagner.

Other choice Marvel original comic art creators from the Silver Age or Bronze Age include Jim Steranko, John Byrne, John Romita Sr., Neal Adams, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Ross Andru, Frank Giacoia, Bob Brown, Bill Everett, George Tuska, Dick Giordano, Bob Larkin, Larry Leiber and Mike Ploog. A short-list of top Marvel comic titles that I buy and sell include Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Avengers, Captain America, Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Tales of Suspense, Strange Tales, Tales to Astonish, Iron Man, S.H.I.E.L.D., Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer, Amazing Adventures, Marvel Team-Up, Black Panther, Submariner, Wolverine, Punisher, Ms. Marvel and Inhumans.

Top picks for Silver Age and Bronze Age DC Comics art includes originals by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, Curt Swan, Wayne Boring, Russ Heath, Nick Cardy, Berni Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, George Perez, Marshall Rogers, Jim Aparo, Irv Novick, Al Plastino and Luis Dominguez. Some of the best titles include Action Comics, Superman, Detective Comics, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Justice League of America (JLA), The Brave and the Bold, Strange Adventures, Spectre, House of Mystery, House of Secrets, Ghosts, Weird Western and more.

I like all artwork from the original Neil Gaiman Sandman series, especially Jill Thompson Brief Lives pages and Dave McKean covers.

Please contact me about EC Comics original artwork as well! Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Al Williamson, Will Elder, Graham Ingels, Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, John Severin and Marie Severin spring to mind.

Charles Schulz, Carl Barks and Dan DeCarlo are also cartoonists for which I have a high interest.

Let's not forget about the "modern masters" who rose to prominence at some period during the past 30 years. Please contact me to buy comic art by Alex Ross, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Frank Miller, J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, Michael Turner, John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Travis Charest, Frank Cho and Dave Stevens. I am also interested in original comic art by Erik Larsen, Sam Kieth, Whilce Portacio, Art Adams, Bob Layton, Bill Sienkiewicz, Rob Liefeld, Keith Griffen, Mike Grell, Klaus Janson, Adam Pollina, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Quesada, Greg Horn, Tim Sale, Bruce Timm and John Romita Jr. Last but not least, does anyone know how to obtain artwork by the Japanese artist / creator of Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, Mr. Masamune Shirow?