Jock art price guide
A modern artist who is best known for his work on Batman and Detective, Jock (pen name of Mark Simpson) is best-known for the iconic cover of Detective Comics #880.
Record Sale for Artwork:
$7,200 Detective Comics #799 Cover Art
Key Comic Book Issues:
Jock pieces sell for four figures, but the record will surely be beaten if his most famous cover art comes to market.
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Detective Comics #799 Cover Art sold for $7,200
All Star Batman #6 Page 5 sold for $1,200
The Batman Who Laughs #3 Page 9 sold for $460
The Batman Who Laughs #3 Page 14 sold for $1,440
Green Arrow: Year One #4 Cover Art sold for $600
New Avengers #6 Cover Art sold for $1,080
The Losers #19 Page 9 sold for $160
Jock, also known as Mark Simpson, started out working in the comic book industry in the UK working for 2000 AD, a British comics magazine. He began working on series like Judge Dredd and Lenny Zero.
Shortly after his time with 2000 AD, Jock was picked up by DC Comics under their Vertigo Imprint to draw on series like The Losers and Green Arrow: Year One.
He also worked on other limited series including Hellblazer and the Faker. From there he began pencilling storylines for Detective Comics, in particular Batman and Batwoman.
In time, Jock gained a solid reputation as a cover artist, providing cover art for numerous titles across every major publisher in the industry.
Jock is also among one of the 62 artists to hold two Guinness World Records, the first being the Fastest Production of a Comic Book and the second Most Contributors to a Comic Book.
He has also provided the artwork for many film productions promotional posters such as Hancock, Battleship, Children of Men, Dredd, Batman Begins and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Jock won a National Comics Award for Best New Talent in 2001 for his work on Judge Dredd in 2000 AD. In 2006, Jock was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Cover Artists, and in 2012 he was nominated for a Stan Lee Award for Best Artist for his work on Detective Comics.
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