Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Joe Giella Art Stolen

Some of comic book artist Joe Giella's art was stolen from his home by "a certain person Joe Giella trusted."

Below is a list of the items. The comics community is asked to take note in case these items turn up for sale somewhere. A police report has been filed.


Golden/Silver age artist Joe Giella who worked for Fawcett in the Golden Age and inked things like Gil Kane’s Green Lantern in the Silver age, has had some artwork stolen. Jim Amash reports that “A certain person Joe Giella trusted apparently stole a few pieces of original comic art from his house, mostly likely on Sept. 7 and Oct. 13 of this year.  We want to get the word out so that anyone who may have already purchased this work or may be contacted about it will know it’s considered stolen property, and hopefully will help get Joe’s artwork back to him. A police report has been filed in the case, but spreading the word to the comics art community is absolutely vital.”

The stolen art includes:

Flash #144 “Menace of the Man Missile”, pages 1 and 9. Pencils by Carmine Infantino.

Detective Comics #329 “Castle with Wall to Wall Danger” pages 7 and 8. Pencils by Carmine Infantino

Green Lantern/Green Arrow #107 cover. Pencils by Joe Staton.

The thief may have robbed another veteran artist as well.

I've known Joe for years and he is one of the true gentlemen of comics. A true epitome of the bigger they are, the nicer they are. For this to happen to him angers me.  Please pass the word.

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