🔬🙀 A Look at 8 Different Auctions! – Original Comic Art Tips #263
Welcome to #263 of Original Comic Art Tips!
eBay: $6,5k for the Spider-Man page by Mark Bagley, $3,4k for the Sgt. Rock DPS by Russ Heath, $3,3k for the early Mage page by Wagner, $3,5k for the Fantastic Four page by Buscema, $2,8k for the Spidey page by Ross Andru, $2,5k for a TMNT movie adaptation page.
Somebody paid $4k for a Sandman page prelim by Kristiansen, I wonder if they thought they were buying the published page.
Somebody is buying all of the (usually very cheap) Sonic pages available for high prices, this one for $1k.
After last week’s newsletter I received a lot of messages (thanks!) informing me that the Carlos Pacheco cover was probably a copy, as revealed by the original inker. Zooming in it’s not very clear, I don’t see pencil marks or whiteout, so it probably is a vintage copy that was sold for $2,7k. I hope the buyer is able to recognize an original piece from a copy with the paper in hand.
Heritage Weekly Auction: $23k for the Love & Rockets page by Jaime Hernandez, $9k for the Hulk page and $3k for the Captain America page by Sal Buscema, $6,6k for the Hulk page by Keown, $5,5k for the Spidey page by Byrne, $3,8k for a Crow cover by Alex Maleev.
Comiclink Auction: $10k for the Daredevil page by JRJR, $7,5k for the X-Men page by Andy Kubert, $6,5k for the Phoenix cover by J. Scott Campbell, $6,5k is not a bad deal on an X-Factor page by Simonson.
Last week I told you to keep an eye on the Bruce Timm pieces, the last Batman headsketches posted on Moy’s website had a $1,8k price tag, well this one instead went for $800, the Harley sketch for $750, instead of $1,250, while a full figure Batman went for $2,6k.
Some unexplainably high prices, like this Al Rio pinup sold for $2,5k, a Cyberforce page by David Finch for $2k, a Gen13 page by Gary Frank for $2k. I don’t want to believe these went high for the half naked superheroines… maybe second tier Image pages are growing?
Time for the thousand low priced pieces, the most interesting were a Hulk transformation page by Ron Wilson for $800, a DC Trinity pinup by Ivan Reis for $750, an Avengers DPS by Leinil Yu for $700, Y pages by Pia Guerra for $700 and $500, a DC cover by Riley Rossmo for $500, the Demon by Byrne for $500, Spidey by Simone Bianchi for $500.
This week on eBay
Heritage Weekly Auction
A Donald Duck painting prelim and his nephews by Barks, a Margot page by Frezzato, look at this illustration by Evangelisti, Colombo by Manara, Bob 84 by Bacilieri, a page by Breccia, Dupuy&Berberian, a Wonder Woman sketch by Frank Cho.
Heritage Ed Asner Charity Auction
The usual mix of published pieces and illustrations done for this auction.
An X-Men cover by Adam Hughes, a new Hellboy illustration by Mignola and a Thor pinup by Walt Simonson, a Two in One cover by Philip Tan, a Hellblazer cover by Declan Shalvey, Gabriel Hardman, Ryan Sook, Lee Weeks.
Heritage Coming Out in Comics Auction
Many nice pieces to see here, a Wonder Woman cover by John Byrne, a Green Arrow cover by Tim Sale, some Jungle Jim pages by Jeff Jones, a Catwoman illustration by Chris Samnee, some Love & Rockets pages by Jaime.
Heritage Harlan Ellison Collection
I wasn’t expecting so much comic art in this auction, Harlan was a real collector, there are less covers and pages for Ellison written books and comics than classic DC/Marvel pieces. Maybe some pieces will go lower than market value for being buried inside a science fiction auction.
We start with three Watchmen pages, look at this one. Some very rare to find JLI pages and a cover by Kevin Maguire, look at this Swamp Thing page by Wrightson, a Doom Patrol cover by Byrne, a great Fantastic Four page by Kirby, three Wolverine pages by Frank Miller, a Dr. Strange cover by Sam Kieth, and really MANY more.
Urania Aste part 2 of 2
A page from Dylan Dog #1 by Stano, a Nathan Never title page by Nicola Mari, a Julia cover by Laura Zuccheri, Valentina by Crepax, Ken Parker by Milazzo, a page by Manara, I really like this Clara illustration by Bernet.
See you next week!!