Marvel Hosting Auction for Props and Costumes From Cancelled Netflix Shows. The items up for auction come from Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Daredevil, and Marvel’s Iron Fist. Marvel Television’s Live Auction will be hosted by PropStore.com this August.
VP of Original Programming and Creative for Marvel Television, Tom Lieber wrote this letter in regards to the Marvel Television Live Auction, set to take place over several days this August:
“This auction is a celebration of three amazing series: Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage, and Marvel’s Iron Fist. These series occupy a unique corner of the Marvel Universe. Unlike the Marvel features, which involve incredible intergalactic threats and apocalyptic global stakes, these series focused on dangers facing the neighborhood. Matt Murdock protected the people of Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage was the Hero of Harlem. Danny Rand made Chinatown his home base. These heroes kept the streets safe.
By embracing the mature struggles and grounded stories of these heroes, our hope was that long-time fans of these characters would be thrilled to see the gritty, street-level part of the Marvel Universe come to life. The fans’ passion for these series was beyond anything we could have imagined.
From packed convention halls to “breaking” Netflix, the Marvel street-level heroes proudly defended the gritty streets of New York City, all thanks to our fans.
As you look through this catalog, please keep in mind that the series shared New York as a setting (and a production center), but each also all had its own unique identity. Marvel’s Daredevil lived in the inky shadows and rich amber lighting of New York’s sodium streetlights; Marvel’s Luke Cage embraced the vibrancy and life of Harlem; and Marvel’s Iron Fist went from the heights of corporate America to the heights of hidden Himalayan cities. Each series, each piece of wardrobe, and each prop existed within the larger Marvel Universe, but also was created specifically for that series. The shows were unified but distinct.
By studying the props, costumes, and set decoration that appear as part of this auction, we hope you gain a greater appreciation for the ways we bridged the comic book history of these characters with the live action universe. Items from the comic books like Daredevil’s billy clubs, Elektra’s sais, Luke’s hoodies, and Colleen’s katana were all masterfully built by skilled craftsmen and craftswomen. A special “thank you” must be given to Production Designers Loren Weeks, Scott Murphy, Adam Scher, Toni Barton, and Patrick Howe, Prop Masters Peter Gelfman, Jerry DeRogatis, Kevin Ladson, Natalie Dorset, and Michael Jortner, and Costume Designers Stephanie Maslansky, Lorraine Calvert, and Liz Vastola. From the art deco cocktail coasters at Harlem’s Paradise to the unique wall decorations of the K’un- Lun dormitories, this corner of the Marvel universe was brilliantly brought to life by amazing artists – and now a piece of it can be yours.
Whether you snag a hero’s costume, a key piece of set decoration, or a signature prop from your favorite character, we hope that it will bring you joy and a warm reminder of how special these Marvel series were, and will continue to be.”
The Marvel Television Live Auction will take place over two days and three sessions.
August 12, 2019 Session 1: Marvel’s Daredevil
August 13, 2019 Session 2: Marvel’s Luke Cage
August 13, 2019 Session 3: Marvel’s Iron Fist
Hoping to collect a full superhero suit? Maybe get a prop you always felt drawn to? Or looking to find the perfect present for a hardcore Marvel fan? You can check out the full 230 page auction information packet for the various props and costumes that will be auctioned by CLICKING HERE!
Photo Credit: Marvel Television/Netflix/Marvel