Welcome to #100 of Original Comic Art Tips! Some issues of this newsletter have been a couple days late, sometimes, but I never missed a week, even in the last months, which were the harder with my newborn baby… so if you enjoy this weekly email spread the word with your internet friends, and if you want to talk comic art with me just hit reply!
Original Comic Art Auction results:
eBay A Superman splash by Curt Swan was sold for $7,250, the second Alan Davis Hero Initiative Avengers sketch cover went for more than $800, the George Perez Wonder Woman splash and the Paul Pope Swamp Thing page both went for $1,100. The Doomsday clock page by Gary Frank and the Superman #1 page by John Byrne are still going.
Prices for Joe Sinnott sketches skyrocketed since he announced his retirement from commissions last year, while great pages inked by him in the 80’s go for much less… look at this sketch cover sold for $2,300.
The Batman page by Lee Bermejo went for only $130, I liked it even if there were no costumed characters. A Wonder Woman pinup by Ed McGuinness went for $150, a Flash page by Don Heck for $380, a Demon by Byrne for $130.
Heritage Sunday: the Punisher cover by Tim Bradstreet was sold for $5,200, the Sgt. Fury pages by Dick Ayers are going strong, the last one went for $3,800. A nice What If? page by Jim Craig and a Warlord cover by Dan Jurgens were sold for $2,300 each, the Hulk page by Tim Sale for $1,900.
Nice+cheap pages were a Jungle Girl pinup by Greg Land, an Iron-Man page by Tony Harris and one by Mark Bagley sold for $150 each, a JLA page by Gene Ha for $200, the Steampunk splash by Chris Bachalo for $270, a Pogo daily for $370, the Ghost cover by John Cassaday for $570.
This week on eBay
Marvel: let’s start with this Incredible Hulk splash by Buscema/Sinnott, a Power-Man/Iron Fist page by Ernie Chan, Namor by Dave Cockrum, Daredevil original art by Gene Colan, Daredevil and Captain Marvel by Brown/Buscema.
DC: I remember posting this Batman pinup by Jim Lee here some months ago, don’t remember the auction house… Wonder Woman art by Don Heck and Joe Staton, a Batman title splash by Curt Swan and a Jimmy Olsen title splash by Kurt Schaffenberger, Kurt again with Superboy.
A Land Unknown page by Alex Toth, very nice Punk Rock Jesus page by Sean Murphy, a Mike Mignola sketch, a painted Rose page by Charles Vess, a Miracleman pinup by Matteo Scalera, Tellos by Wieringo and a Star Trek page by John Byrne.
Heritage Sunday Auction
Marvel: keep an eye for the near future for Scarlet Spider pages like this Mark Bagley splash, also for Spectacular Spider-Man pages by Milgrom/Mooney and Sal Buscema. Other Spidey artists from the 90’s are growing like Joe St.Pierre in this Spidey vs. Venom page.
Never seen art scanned with the price on a post-it note… this week there are two, one is this Ghost Rider page by Frank Robbins with a $2,800 price tag…
A Sojourn splash by Greg Land, 2 early Savage Dragon pages by Erik Larsen, a Dune page by Sienkiewicz, 2 Vertigo covers: Deadenders and DMZ, a Red Sonja illustration by Frank Thorne and 3 Phantom pages by Pat Boyette.
Comic link Focused Auction part 2 of 2 💪
The auction is ending on Tuesday, so there’s no time for part 3, I’ll have to look from D to Z… 😅
Ditko, a great Marvel Monsters cover. A tri-fold cover by Adi Granov, a 1964 Iron-Man splash by Don Heck, a Green Lantern splash by Gil Kane, a Batman page by Kelley Jones, a Wolverine/Venom splash by Sam Kieth.
Look at all the wonderful Kirby pieces here.
Great selection of George Perez original pages here.
Batman page by Tim Sale, X-Factor by Walt Simonson, a Black Panther cover by Marc Texeira. A color Black Canary pinup by Bruce Timm, a Land Unknown splash by Alex Toth. 4 high-end pieces by Barry Smith.
Four Peanuts Sundays and a daily, here’s the earlier one.
Some Hagar strips and many other cheap pieces.
Comic Book Auctions
I discovered this auction thanks to the always useful auction calendar on Comicarttracker, a few nice things: a Sachs & Violens DPS by George Perez, a Distant Fires page by Kane/Nowlan, Superman by Carlos Pacheco, Batman by Paul Gulacy.
See you next week, with the next big ComiConnect auction and much more!