Value of Original Herb Trimpe Art

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Herb Trimpe art price guide

Trimpe is most famous for creating the art for the first appearances of Wolverine in Incredible Hulk #180 and Incredible Hulk #181.

Facts About Original HerB Trimpe Comic Art

Record Sale for Artwork:
$657,250 The Incredible Hulk #180 Page 32

The original art for Incredible Hulk #181 was destroyed in a fire, meaning that the last page of Hulk #180 is the only surviving original art of Wolverine's first appearance.

Official Website:
https://www.marvel.com/comics/creators/199/herb_trimpe

Key Comic Book Issues:

  • The Incredible Hulk #181
  • Marvel Super-Heroes #75
  • Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #8
  • Strange Tales #157
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How Much is Herb Trimpe Artwork Worth?

Massive amounts for the first Wolverine image ever published, but in general four to five figures is the norm.

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Prices For Herb Trimpe Art

The Incredible Hulk #180 Page 32 sold for $657,250
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Amazing Adventures #20 sold for $5,975
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Daredevil #76 Cover Art sold for $22,800
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G.I. Joe, A Real America Hero #1 Page 1 sold for $16,730
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The Incredible Hulk #123 Cover Art sold for $38,240
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The Incredible Hulk #129 Cover Art sold for $21,510
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The Incredible Hulk #137 Splash Page 1 sold for $9,560
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The Incredible Hulk #154 Splash Page 1 sold for $7,500
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The Incredible Hulk #156 Cover Art sold for $45,410
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The Incredible Hulk #176 Complete 18-Page Story sold for $27,600
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The Incredible Hulk #180 Page 2 sold for $11,400
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The Incredible Hulk #180 Page 3 sold for $15,600
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The Incredible Hulk #180 Page 10 sold for $9,000
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The Incredible Hulk #180 Page 17 sold for $9,600
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The Incredible Hulk: Lost in Time Cover Art sold for $8,365
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The Incredible Hulk Marvelmania Poster Illustration sold for $108,000
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Marvel Super-Heroes #41 Cover Art sold for $11,950
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Marvel Super-Heroes #75 Cover Art sold for $21,600
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Marvel Treasury #5 Back Cover Art sold for $9,260
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Nick Fury...Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #13 Cover Art sold for $15,535
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Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #92 Cover Art sold for $7,170
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Strange Tales #15 Compete 10-Page Story sold for $66,000
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Strange Tales #160 Page 6 sold for $11,100
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Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner #9 Cover Art sold for $20,400
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Tales to Astonish #94 Splash Page 1 sold for $9,560
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History of Herb Trimpe in Comic Book Art

Herb Trimpe attended the New York School of Visual Arts and it was there, while still a student that he first began working in the comic book industry, inking backgrounds for his school instructor, Tom Gill.

Gill worked for Dell Comics and Trimpe would ink his pencilling on various Western titles, as well as the comic book adaptation of the film Journey to the Center of the Earth.

In 1967, Trimpe was hired on by Marvel Comics, where he continued to work until 1996. He started out working as an inker, before making his pencilling debut on issue #134 of the Western series Kid Colt.

Shortly thereafter, Trimpe was assigned to pencil for The Incredible Hulk series and Hulk would go on to be Trimpe's signature character. His first issue for the series was The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #106 in August of 1968, and he continued to be the series penciller through to issue #142.

After a brief hiatus he returned for another run from issue #145-193. He was also responsible for the cover art of the Hulk annuals for 1969, 1971-72, 1976-77. Although Trimpe went uncredited, he was a co-plotter on many of the Incredible Hulk stories, which was not uncommon among Marvel artists at the time.

He was also the first artist to draw the character Wolverine for publication, although created by Roy Thomas and Len Wein, Wolverine first appeared in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk #180 and then again more prominently in #181, both drawn by Trimpe.

Being one of Marvel's longest running artists, Trimpe pencilled almost every famous superhero from Marvel's cannon over his tenure, including Captain America, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor, Ant-Man, Killraven, Spider-Man and many more.

Trimpe was nominated for a Shazam Award in 1973 for Best Inker and in 2002 won an Inkpot Award.


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