Those Who Dare Achieve Greatly At Heritage
DALLAS — Frank Miller’s 1982 cover for Daredevil #185 sparked one of the most ferocious bidding wars of the weekend to realize $225,000, leading Heritage Auctions’ March 10-12 International Original Art & Anime Signature auction. The auction achieved a $3,155,731 total with 814 lots. Before Miller’s star-making turn on “The Dark Knight Returns,” the writer-artist rescued Daredevil from Marvel’s margins, and the brink of cancellation, with what comics historian Les Daniels called “terse tales of urban crime.” Daredevil #185 was the first issue for which Miller handed the pencils to Klaus Janson. Miller wrote the story and drew the cover that featured two images of Daredevil, the heroic main rendering that fills the page and the smaller icon leaping out of the corner box. Prices quoted with buyer’s premium as reported by the auction house. For information, 214-528-1425 or www.ha.com.