#138 Jim Lee, John Byrne & Uderzo!!
Welcome to #138 of Original Comic Art Tips! a good week, I had to look into more upcoming auctions but I’m late, more work for next week..!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
#41 Brainiac was the first of ten mixed media pieces. I don’t particularly like it, but basically you get tiny Jim Lee sketches of the entire DC universe. Sold for $11,1k.
Friends of Jim, Batman/Superman by Dustin Nguyen was sold for $2,5k, Catwoman by Olivia for $10,5k, a great cover quality Sheena by Art Adams for $8,8k, a nice Moon Knight by Philip Tan for $3,2k, Spawn for $3k and Daredevil for $2,7k.
In the meantime people are selling their Jim Lee sketches… a nice Batman went for $2k. I’m thinking of selling one of mine.
Jim Lee OTHER charity piece: a few weeks ago Jim Lee made a Batman illustration for another charity drive, I forgot to tell you that it went for $20,500, consider the difference between that one (a classic full figure Batman pinup, over a nice night sky) and the record setting ebay charity auction for Ace the Bat-Hound, sold for $20,100. I can’t decide if Ace was overpaid or Batman was underpaid…
This Black Panther cover by Humberto Ramos went for $1,3k, the Legends page by John Byrne for $2,3k, the Legion page by Ditko for $1,8k, An Al Taliaferro Donald Duck strip for $3,5k, a Hellboy page by Corben for $2k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: The Don Newton Batman page was the best piece of the week and it won, sold for $2,3k. For the same price went an original Superman page by Curt Swan. I could point you to 200 cheaper and better pieces than this $1,800 Doc Samson page by Todd McFarlane…
ComiConnect: the penciled Spidey page by John Romita went for $9,2k, for 1/10 of that price was sold an Iron-Man page by John Romita Jr., I’ve been searching for a JRJR Iron-Man with no luck, but at least I can hope, based on this one, to find a medium one for $1,500…
For a fan of Joe Jusko with a budget, this $2,7k Vampirella/Dejah Thoris cover went for much less than superhero art by J.J.
This week on eBay
Jim Lee Auctions: Batman the Merciless (#42-60) is fully painted (Jim announced that sketches #41-50 will be in mixed media). A nice Power Girl by Clay Mann, Lobo/Guy Gardner by Liam Sharp, Flash by Francis Manapul and Superman by Shane Davis.
Sam Kieth is auctioning a drawing of The Maxx..!
Marvel: for the first time in a month the best piece on ebay has nothing to do with Jim Lee, there’s a great Wolverine page by John Byrne, it was also blue penciled so you can see all of Byrne’s work under the Janson inks.
This ballpoint pen Conan by John Buscema is real.
Let’s see if this $7k Batman shadow by Jim Lee will sell.
This seller has many nice Frank Thorne pages.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: A Warlock splash by Starlin/Austin, a Conan/Sonja/Strange commission by Frank Brunner, a Spider-Man/Iron Fist sketch by John Byrne, an Avengers page by Sal Buscema, a 1961 Rawhide Kid page by Jack Kirby, Namor original art by Jim Mooney and Rich Buckler.
Uderzo original art for Charity
Artcurial will auction on May, 26 five pieces drawn by Albert Uderzo for Charity. One of the few times I’d really like to be rich is when an Asterix page is for sale…
New Blog Post: Jim Lee original Art Auctions #31-40
Part four of the Jim Lee sketch marathon report is online. Auction #40 ended Wednesday and the price charts were freshly updated with new results.
See you next week!