I was recently alerted to this auction by a couple of blog readers, and actually bid on it myself until it passed beyond my price range.
What we have above is the original Alan Davis cover art from The Daredevils #11. The final issue in the series (The story continued over in the pages of Might World of Marvel) in which Captain Britain and The Special Executive realise that even fighting together they cannot kill The Fury. There are casualties. The outlook is bleak.
Here's how it looked in production.
The level of detail in Davis artwork is incredible. The coloured version really doesn't do it justice. It truly is THE iconic cover of the Mooe and Davis run, without any shadow of a doubt.
Needless to say I would have loved to have it. Unfortunately I was outbid, and the auction ended at midday today, at a fairly sizeable £3299 (around $5185). It was a private listing, so I have no idea who won it. But whoever they are they've got themselves some truly beautiful artwork there.