3 Kirby Fantastic Four pages on the Bay! Original Comic Art Tips #233
Welcome to #233 of Original Comic Art Tips! Many Auction results to see:
eBay: surprise! the Mignola illustration was not the highest price paid last week, suddenly a top Thor page by Jack Kirby appeared, and was sold for $13k. The Wolverine by Mike then went for more than $10k, a Moon Knight page by Sienkiewicz for $4k, the Nexus page by Steve Rude for $3,6k.
How to waste your money: pay $5,5k (I hope a much lower B.O.) for a Daredevil/Miller cover printing plate.
A Terry Sunday by Caniff went for $3,5k, a Spidey cover by Ryan Stegman for $2,3k, a Y: The Last Man half splash by Pia Guerra for $2k, the Star Wars cover by Nic Klein for $2k, $1,5k seems too much for a late Conan page by Buscema, a Walking Dead page by Adlard for $1,2k.
Catawiki: the page by Milo Manara went for €3,1k, the strip for €700, the Tex page by Galep for €750, the Ulysses pinup by Gabriele Dell’Otto for €600, the page by Micheluzzi at €350 and the Avrack page by Breccia at €250 were good deals.
Heritage International Auction: Moebius wins with the Major Fatal splash sold for $119k, probably the record price for a pen and ink Moebius piece (just two color pieces ever went for more).
$100k record for Ron Frenz, probably due to the current Black Costume Spidey craze. $93k seems a good price for this perfect Tintin illustration by Hergé, quick Tintin sketches instead were at €800 until a couple of years ago, then they went up to €1,5k, now this one was sold for $3,4k.
A published Pokemon splash went for $52k, an X-Men page by Jack Kirby for $47k. The growth for superhero art by Enrico Marini continues, with $32k paid for this Batman cover. $6,9k is the new record for Excalibur interior art by Alan Davis.
ComicConnect: big record for Rich Buckler, after the record price for the Nova cover sold just two months ago for $38k, an Avengers cover was sold for $109k, a Captain America cover for $60k and a Deathlok cover for $46k (all before BP). A Black Spidey page sold for $16k is probably also an interior art record.
Hake’s Auctions: Highest price for the Hulk cover by Ed Hannigan, $33k, a Metamorpho cover by Sal Trapani at $25k (record price), the Secret Wars page by Mike Zeck for $20k, a Superman page by Curt Swan for $5,5k, a full issue of Green Lantern color guides over Neal Adams went for $5,5k, a Superman cover color guide over Adams for $700.
This week on eBay
We start with the Man-Thing illustration drawn for charity by Mike Mignola.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: an Infinity War DPS by Ron Lim, a She-Hulk splash by John Byrne, a Ben Reilly Spidey page by Mark Bagley, a Spidey page by Sal Buscema, a Glynis Oliver color guide over a Daredevil DPS by Frank Miller.
Heritage Signature Auction part 1: Covers
Incredible lots in this auction! it was very hard to choose what to leave out, you should go and see them all.
The top piece is a Gaston page by Franquin, but the link is broken, it’s the third lot on this page. There are many other published and unpublished drawings by Franquin and also several sketched books.
A very rare finished sketch by Jacobs, a painted Lucky Luke cover by Morris, a detailed Tintin & friends sketch by Hergé, a 1956 Alix page by Martin, a Blueberry page by Giraud and a published watercolor sketch. There are also some quick sketches if you want a cheaper piece.
Jeremiah pages and a Bernard Prince cover by Hermann, a beautiful Jerry Spring page by Jijé, a cover and a page by Manara, a 1986 cover by Liberatore, a Spider-Man pinup by Gabriele Dell’Otto and a Tarzan portrait by Burne Hogarth.
See you next week!!