Individually hand-signed by Stan Lee before his passing, each piece of artwork features one of Marvels iconic characters: The Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, The Invincible Ironman, Thor and Wolverine.
The Marvel Superheroes collection has been created in collaboration with Marvel’s fine art publisher, Choice Fine Art, and will be unveiled at Castle Fine Art in the centre:mk, as well as on www.castlefineart.com, at noon on Friday, January 25.
Spider-Man broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, a high school student, as the protagonist, not the teenage sidekick. He has gone on to become one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes. Art by Phil Jimenez.
Stan Lee said the Hulk's creation was inspired by a combination of Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He said he had "a soft spot in my heart for the Frankenstein monster". Cover art by David Finch.
Speaking ahead of the collection launch, JC Lee, Stan Lees daughter, said: I want the work that my father started to continue. That's what he would want and that is what I want to carry forward.
Iron Man (2008) was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film. He made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963), and was originally a vehicle for Stan Lee to explore Cold War themes. Cover art by Salvador Larroca.
Thor was created after the Hulk. Stan Lee said: "[H]ow do you make someone stronger than the strongest person? It finally came to me: Don't make him human make him a god." Art by Mico Suayan and Laura Martin.
Pete Viet-Lu, gallery manager, said: Stan opened our eyes to a world where good will always triumph over evil. We are humbled to present Marvel Superheroes, a commemorative series featuring some of his most popular characters."
Captain America was the first Marvel Comics character to appear in media outside comics with the release of the 1944 movie serial, Captain America. Cover art by Steve Epting.
A fan favourite, Wolverine first appeared in the final "teaser" panel of The Incredible Hulk #180 (Oct. 1974). He has been featured in his own solo comic book series since 1988. Art by Jim Cheung and Jason Keith.
The gallery is already taking enquiries on these editions, so get in touch now to avoid disappointment. The six signed limited edition prints, available in boxed canvas and gicle on paper, start from 1,950 each.
Following his retirement from Marvel in the 1990s, Stan Lee remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in films and television shows based on Marvel characters.
Fans left tributes on Stan Lee's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame shortly after the news of his death aged 95 was made public on November 12, 2018.