A 65k Toriyama Sketch, Spidey by Kirby – Original Comic Art Tips #241
Welcome to #241 of Original Comic Art Tips!
eBay: the Preacher page went for $5k, the Vampirella cover by Celina for $3,6k, somebody REALLY paid $2k for Wolverine eating a sausage drawn by John Byrne, the nine Popeye strips by Bobby London for $1,7k, a Captain America page by Ed McGuinness for $1,5k, a Batman page by Bob Brown for $1,5k, the Hulk page by Steve Rude for $1,3k, a Death pinup by Chris Bachalo for $850.
George Perez: there are a lot of quick bust/head sketches and less full commissions around (compared to Adams) by Perez, so the results reflect this. Many sketches were sold for $900 each, a full figure Jocasta for $900, a nice Daredevil bust for $750, the highest price was $2,2k for a very quick Hulk head sketch cover.
Catawiki: a page by Hermann went for €8,2k, a rare full figure Ken Parker sketch by Milazzo went for €300, a sketch by Toppi for €300, the drawing by Barbucci for €400, the AXA illustration by Romero for €450.
Urania Aste: a good €370k of artwork sold, with the Corto Maltese illustration by Hugo Pratt as the highest price, €15k.
€8,4k for the Valentina illustration by Crepax, €1,9k for the Scrooge illustration by Cavazzano, the complete story went for a total price of €11k, with the title page sold for €1,7k and a few unsold pages, some were pretty affordable, at €400.
Then €5,5k for Gottfredson, €4,8k and €4k for Magnus, I imagined more than €4,5k for the Giardino cover, €3,9k for Serpieri, Manara and the Silver Surfer page by Buscema, €1,8k for the Spidey page by Sal Buscema.
This week on eBay
Marvel: the best piece is this Conan half-splash by John Buscema. High priced (you can try a B.O…), but a great piece is this Fantastic Four page with Spider-Man by Jack Kirby, I love vintage sketches, this Punisher by Mike Zeck is priced too high. a lot of four pages, the highlight is a signed Fantastic Four 2099 page by John Buscema, a Falcon page by Sal.
Look at this Spider-Man splash by Alan Davis, the price seems right, I liked Steve Skroce‘s X-Man as a kid, another vintage sketch, Wolverine by Rick Leonardi, Transformers by Don Perlin, a Venom splash by Francisco Herrera.
DC: a Teen Titans page a nice Green Lantern commission by George Perez, Catwoman pages by Jim Balent, Supergirl by Schaffenberger, I like a lot this 1988 Blackhawk page by Howard Chaykin, an Aquaman splash by Ramona Fradon.
A rare front facing Superman sketch by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, why is the slab reversed?
A lot of varied quality vintage DC commissions, the highlights are Brian Stelfreeze, Steve Lightle, Gene Colan and Adam Hughes.
Heritage Weekly Auction
A Necron splash and a model sheet by Magnus, a Nick Carter strip by Bonvi, an illustration by Jacovitti, La Linea by Cavandoli, a sketch by Sergio Toppi, very nice aviation page by Micheluzzi, an early page by Gipi.
A color pinup by Luis Rojo, a Modesty Blaise strip by Romero, a Hulk page by Mitch Breitweiser, a Spidey cover prelim by Chris Bachalo, a lot of sketches with a nice Silver Surfer by Alan Davis, a slabbed Wolverine Vs. Iron Fist blank by Neal Adams.
I’m not an expert, can’t tell you if this Leiji Matsumoto shikishi is real.
Cornette de Saint Cyr Auctions
See you next week!!