Classic Marvel Pages on the Bay – Original Comic Art Tips #238
Welcome to #238 of Original Comic Art Tips!
eBay: the Wonder Woman cover by J. Scott Campbell was sold for $13,3k, the X-Men page by Cockrum for $5,1k, four Batman pages by Gene Colan for a $6,6k Best Offer, the Action Comics page by John Byrne for $1,5k, a 1982 Creature from the Black Lagoon illustration by Art Adams for a $1,5 B.O.
The very dubious Spider-Man drawing by “John Romita” went for $2,9k, much lower than a similar piece by John Romita would sell for…
Again with the Fantastic Four page by Jack Kirby: offered for a pretty interesting $7,5k the first time, was ended by the seller, then the auction started again at $8k and it was ended by the seller at $10,5k, now the auction started for the 3rd time at $10,5k.
Mike Mignola: the 1999 Hellboy pinup was sold for $2,5k, then Mike’s own charity auctions, three 2019 Hellboy busts, probably leftovers from pre-pandemic conventions. Look, this one still has a $800 price tag, sold for $1,7k… then $1,5k for this one and $1,4k for the third.
Heritage Weekly Auction: these top Terry strips from the Bobby Murphy collection will probably increase prices for all of the Caniff strips… a daily went for almost $10k.
The Groo DPS for $5,7k, the Marvel poster by Adi Granov for $5,3k, the Avengers page by Sal Buscema for $4,5k, the 2021 Spider-Man commission by Tim Sale for $3,1k, I think these go for less than $1k at the source -hint-.
The Spidey page by Mark Bagley for $2,8k, a Paper Girls page by Cliff Chiang for $2,6k, a 1994 Garfield daily went for a pretty high $2k, bidders liked the gag a lot… Jim Cheung prices are growing very quickly, this Children’s Crusade page went for $2,6k, very rare nowadays to find a page at auction going for less than $2k.
Remember when 3 weeks ago we looked at results for Hal Foster Prince Valiant layouts sold at Nate Sanders’? The highest price was $1,2k. Now this one is better (but unsigned), with nice Valiant panels, it went for $1,9k.
This week on eBay
Marvel: from a Spider-Man annual, a Captain Marvel origin page by John Romita JR and SR. Look at this Avengers page by John Buscema, an Avengers cover recreation by JB and also a Nova page. A Hulk page by Sal, this Spidey DPS painted by Bernie Wrightson was sold last week but it’s for sale again, a Nova cover prelim by Marie Severin, a Dr. Strange title splash by Chris Marrinan, a Conan page by Rudy Nebres.
Some nice Vertigo pieces: a Crossing Midnight cover painted by J.H. Williams, Jesse losing his eye in this Preacher page, an ornate Lucifer and Morpheus commission by Craig Hamilton, very detailed 100 Bullets page by Risso.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Urania Aste part 1
The first 100+ lots, “Guido Crepax and the Masters of Erotic Art” are without images, so I can’t choose the best links. if you’re interested here’s a link to the auction.
We start with Giorgio Cavazzano: 50 great pages from Cavazzano, a 27 page complete Uncle Scrooge story, here’s the title page, a complete Altai & Johnson story, here’s a page, a cover homage to Gottfredson, a color Uncle Scrooge illustration and many more.
Some nice and rare pieces also in the Pinocchio section, with Samurai Pinocchio by Sergio Toppi, then Gianni De Luca, Giardino, Scarpa, and a very rare complete Stefi story by Grazia Nidasio, here’s a page.
Many covers by Corteggi, here’s a Kriminal.
Nate Sanders Auctions
See you next week!!!