ComicLink HIGH Results, Nice Art on the Bay – Original Comic Art Tips #271
Welcome to #271 of Original Comic Art Tips!
eBay: a Vampirella painting by Enric went for a $4,5 Best Offer, the Fantastic Four Storyboard by Jack Kirby for $2,8k, fans of the ‘90s will love this Shadowhawk half splash by Jim Valentino sold for $2,3k, a Usagi Yojimbo cover by Alan Quah for $1,8k, a Cerebus Jam page by Sim and friends for $1,7k, a classic “ugly girl” portrait by Basil Wolverton for $1,7k.
A Bront page by Buscema for $1,6k, the Spider-Man illustration by Mike Esposito for $1,6k, an Evil Ernie cover by Steven Hughes for a low $1,6k, a Ghost Rider page by Ron Garney for $1k, a Punisher splash by Tom Lyle for a $1k B.O.,
The Kirby signed print fooled enough bidders to sell for more than $1k, a set of 50 vintage, but probably drawn by an amateur, Batman portraits were sold for $6k. A set of script and note pages by Sheldon Mayer for a 1947 Wonder Woman story were sold for a $1,5k B.O.
Heritage Weekly Auction: high prices for the two Rose pages by Charles Vess, $9k and $8k. $4k is a very high price for this Daredevil cover by Ariel Olivetti, $1,8k for a Captain America sketch by Travis Charest. Deadman pages were the affordable way to buy a Garcia Lopez piece, less than two years ago they went for $700-$1,3k. Guess what? this one was sold for $2,2k.
Saltares/Texeira Ghost Rider pages were also semi-affordable at $800-$1,5k, this one went for $2,3k.
I also have some good news: a Terry daily by Caniff was sold for $4,4k, but several strips went for very good prices: $900, $700 and look at this one sold for less than $500. A nice Superman page by Gary Frank went for less than $700, the early Blondie strips all went for lower than usual prices, this one for $400.
Catawiki: €900 for a Dan Dare page by Frank Hampson, €800 for a Torpedo illustration by Bernet, €400 for the Columbus panel by Manara, €500 for the Arrowsmith cover prelim by Pacheco, €300 for the Blueberry sketch by Giraud, €400 for the spot illustration by Jacovitti.
Comiclink: high price for a Spidey page by McFarlane, $53k, high also for a Spidey page by Miller, $43k, high prices for all of the many Ron Lim pages, with the Thanos cover sold for $36k, $34k for the Venom splash by Bagley, $33k for a Spidey page by Kane.
$15,5k paid for this Wolverine cover by Stephen Platt may be the new record, $15k may be a record for Frank Springer, probably a higher price due to the trend on Dazzler art, $14k for a Wolverine cover by Bryan Hitch.
Some interesting results at Septimus, but the website is not working. I’ll try again next week.
This week on eBay
Marvel: a Conan title splash with breakdowns (and beautiful sketches on the back) by John Buscema, there’s also a nice page. ‘90s Punisher in this Spidey page by Mark Bagley, Guardians of the Galaxy by Kevin West, Shang Chi by Zeck, price lowered on the Fantastic Four page by Pollard/Sinnott, now it’s a good price.
Look at this all villains Spidey page by Alex Saviuk, a Venom page by Ron Lim, a Morbius cover by Ryan Stegman, a Thor page by Allred, a Ghost Rider painting by Ben Templesmith, a vintage cover stat by Rich Buckler, a Nova page by Cory Smith, some more nice Spidey pages and a very detailed DPS by Marcelo Ferreira, not the greatest Jim Lee Wolverine sketch ever…
DC: drawn in 2020 as charity sketch #14 of 60, this Grifter and Zealot cover quality piece by Jim Lee was sold for $12,1k at the time, at the moment you could buy it for 1/10 of the former price… Three Supergirl pages by Win Mortimer, Teen Titans original art by George Perez, mostly stats on this Batman title splash by Norm Breyfogle, this vintage Hawkman commission by Murphy Anderson looks great and overpriced, a cover quality Batman commission by Scott McDaniel.
Touche Turtle, Metaluna Mutant and Pufnstuf charity sketches by Mike Mignola, there’s also a nice Hellboy pinup. The seller of Golden Age art this week is on Crime stories, a second Cerebus page by Dave Sim. This seller has many cheap sketches by alternative comic artists.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Are you looking for a ‘90s style piece? look at this Fantastic Four pinup by Guy Dorian.
DC: a Batman/Punisher page by Barry Kitson.
Heritage Signature Auction Part 2
The first Rocketeer page by Dave Stevens (with the Rocketeer in it) I’ve seen since I started this newsletter, a rare Magnus page by Manning, a Thunderbirds page by Bellamy, The Spirit by Eisner, a 1944 Dick Tracy, some Star Trek pages by Giolitti, another beautiful “sexy” page by Mooney and look at the details in this splash by Chuck Winter.
It was too early when I reviewed the lots in this auction..!
It ends next Tuesday, here’s a link to last month’s issue of the newsletter where you can find the links.
Daniel Maghen Auctions Part 2 of 2
Swann Galleries Auction
See you next week!!