Comic book fans are being given the chance to take home a slice of superhero history as Marvel unveils its debut fine art collection.

Six of the publishers iconic covers, chosen by creator Stan Lee, have been selected to be turned into limited edition individual pieces of art and sold at a gallery in Wimbledon.

Curated and signed by Stan Lee, the six-piece collection features some of Marvel’s best loved superhero comic book covers including The Amazing Spider-Man, The Invincible Iron Man, X-Men, The Avengers, The Silver Surfer and The Incredible Hulk.

Chris Mabire, manager at Canvas Wimbledon, said: "This collection showcases some of the most iconic comic book covers ever to have been created, featuring some of the most renowned characters ever to have been developed.

"The artwork itself is not only incredibly striking - the intense colours, the bold lines and the way in which the essence of each superhero is captured in just one frame - but each cover communicates a wonderful narrative."

"What Stan Lee and his artists achieved here was to tell a story in just one image.

"The communicative style of this kind of art tells us about humanity, the struggles, the triumphs, the trials, the tribulations and that, is something everyone can identify with."

As editor at Marvel, Stan Lee turned the company from a small publishing house into a large multimedia corporation making it one of the most popular and collected comic brands in the world.

Marvel’s debut fine art collection ‘Superheroes’ is available to view and buy at Canvas Wimbledon at 38A High Street, Wimbledon.