#121 – Liefeld, Sale and Jim Starlin!
Welcome to #121 of Original Comic Art Tips, some interesting results and great pieces on ebay and Comiclink!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: the New Mutants DPS by Rob Liefeld went for almost $20k, a really high price for ebay’s standards. The House of Mystery page by Bernie Wrightson went for $7,3k, a 5 page Black Cat story by Jack Kirby went for $4,5k, an American Flagg cover by Howard Chaykin for $4,2k, a Batman page by Romita Jr. for $3,5k and the Daredevil original art by David Mazzucchelli for $1,6k.
The Spiderman sketch by Todd McFarlane went for $2,1k.
Heritage Weekly: no surprises, this week. 1950’s pinups by Dan De Carlo always sell for premium prices, this one went for $4,500. The Spirit page by Eisner & Studio went for $3,600, the Batman splash by Walt Simonson for $3,100. the Jann page by Al Williamson for $2,200.
The return of Excalibur pages by Alan Davis did not bring with it, this time, an increase in prices. But I have to admit these were not really desirable pages… a nice action sequence went for $1,200, a quieter page went for only $380.
A nice X-Men page by Simone Bianchi went for less than $500, a Tarzan page by Sal Buscema for $380, a Walking Dead page by Charlie Adlard for $200 and a very happy collector took home a DC Trinity splash by Mark Bagley for less than $400.
This week on eBay
DC: a Batman cover quality commission by John Byrne and a Demon page, a Wonder Woman pinup by Adam Hughes, a painted WW cover by Warren Louw, Catwoman by Guillem March, a Superman cover by Pat Gleason.
Many covers: A Silver Sable cover by Steven Butler, a Venomized Deadpool cover by Tyler Kirkham, an X-men cover by Mike Mayhew, a “Spider-Man” cover by Artgerm, a Gamora painted cover by Natali Sanders, Captain America by Mike Allred.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: today is John Romita‘s 90th birthday, and we start with one of his cover prelims, a great Secret Wars page by Al Milgrom, Captain America by Tom Morgan, Jane Foster Thor by Rick Hoberg, a Werewolf splash by Tom Sutton and a great Shang-Chi splash by Gene Day.
Comic Link Focused Auction part 2 of 3
DC: Batman/Catwoman original art by Tim Sale, a Batman DPS by Mike Nasser, a nice Infinity INC. page by Todd McFarlane, a Superman page by George Perez, a Batman prelim page by Bernie Wrightson, a Green Lantern DPS by Carlos Pacheco, an Harley Quinn illustration by Bill Sienkiewicz.
Marvel: there are several, all high-quality, Infinity Abyss pages by Jim Starlin and Al Milgrom, they usually are a cheaper way to obtain a cosmic page by JS. I’ll post a Warlock title splash and a multi character page.
a Ms. Marvel splash by Jim Mooney, early X-Men pages by John Romita Jr. and Marc Silvestri, Wolverine original art by Mark Texeira, a Red Hulk page by Ed McGuinness and a Psylocke illustration by Esad Ribic.
Russ Cochran Comic Art
A good auction, this month with many interesting pages and strips, like this Tarzan page by Russ Manning, three Felix pages by Otto Messmer, a Little Joe specialty piece by Bob Leffingwell, a 1947 Dick Tracy daily and a Pogo Sunday.
See you next week!! We’ll finish looking at ComicLink lots (a week in advance on the auction) and start one of the two big March Heritage Auctions!