Welcome to #101 of Original Comic Art Tips! Very long newsletter this week, let’s start!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: the Hulk half splash by Buscema/Sinnott was sold for $2,000, the X-Men cover by Mike Huddleston for $1,700, the Promethea DPS by J.H. Williams for $1,000, The Batman title splash by Curt Swan for only $850 and the Bill Sienkiewicz Fantastic Four page for only $550.
The Superman page by John Byrne finally ended for $3,600, a Thanos splash by Romita Jr. went for $2,200, a JLA wraparound cover by Ed Benes for $5,500, a Frank Miller sketch for $1,800, a Thor cover by M.C. Wyman for $2,500.
Heritage Sunday: the Joe Kubert cover went for $5,700, Milgrom/Mooney Spectacular Spidey pages for $3,800 are not a surprise anymore, the Sgt Fury page by Dick Ayers went for the usual $3,300. The Frank Robbins page went for $2,400 ($400 less than the post-it price tag), a Cynthia Martin Spidey splash went for $1,500, the Ed McGuinness Defenders cover went for $1,400. The Sojourn splash by Greg Land was sold for $4,000, last year many great covers and splashes from Crossgen were sold on eBay for bargain prices, maybe it’s time to sell them on HA? Or was this the result of a bidding war?
ComicLink: The auction went very well, with many high results (and many low results), the surprise auction winner is Marie Severin, with an early Captain Marvel cover sold for more than $20k. Then we find the Spidey splash by Erik Larsen and the complete EC story by Graham Ingels sold for $17k. The Marvel Monster splash by Jack Kirby was sold for $16k, while interior pages remained very affordable. An Iron-Man splash by Don Heck went for $15k, for the same price were sold a page from The Walking Dead #1 and the Monster cover by Steve Ditko. An Avengers cover by Milgrom went for $10k, a Cap cover by Mike Zeck for more than $9k and a 2 in 1 cover by John Buscema for $9k. A Walking Dead cover by Charlie Adlard went for $4,500.
This week on eBay
Marvel: a Pollard/Mooney Rampaging Hulk page, a preliminary page by Gil Kane from Amazing Spidey #97, a Namor page by Sal Buscema, a cheap Shang-Chi page by Mike Zeck, a Scarlet Witch & Wonder Woman commission by John Byrne.
Very nice Spider-Man page by Humberto Ramos, a White Queen cover by Mike Huddleston, a She-Hulk commission by Artgerm, Hulk and Dr. Strange art by Romita Jr., some Dr. Strange pages of original art by Chris Bachalo, cheap Iron-Man commission by Mark Brooks, Black Cat pinup by Greg Land, Scarlet Witch by Larry Stroman and a Moon Knight commission by Bill Sienkiewicz.
Superman by Gary Frank, Superman by Michael Golden, a Supergirl cover by Mahmud Asrar. An Aquaman page by Ivan Reis, an Hawkman splash by Stephen Segovia, a Green Lantern cover by Ethan VanSciver and a JLE DPS by Doug Mahnke.
A Skottie Young OZ page, a TMNT cover by Kevin Eastman, a Crow illustration by James O’Barr, an X-O page by Barry Smith, a Mouse Guard illustration by Petersen, a Shadow illustration by Bruce Timm, a skull pinup by Mike Mignola.
Joelle Jones is auctioning a spot for a commission and it’s already at $3,300.
Heritage Sunday Auction
2 Spectacular Spidey pages by Sal Buscema, one with the Punisher and one with the Sienkiewicz, a Scarlet Spidey splash by Patrick Zircher, a Fantastic Four+Spidey half splash by Javier Saltares. If you lost the auction for that Spidey splash by Erik Larsen sold for $17k, this page will probably go much cheaper.
This Infinity War half splash by Ron Lim is really nice, keep an eye on it.
The NCS is having a charity auction with Popeye themed illustrations (for Popeye’s 90th birthday): Garfield and Popeye by Jim Davis, Lynn Johnston, Patrick McDonnell, Tom Richmond, Garry Trudeau and many more.
Comiconnect Comic Art Auction
Nice Auction, a good selection of superhero art from classic to modern.
A Ghost Rider cover by Gil Kane, two Johnny Comet strips by Frank Frazetta (one here), a Tales of Suspense #39 recreation and three Mister Miracle pages by Jack Kirby (one here), a Tarzan DPS by Russ Manning.
A Warlock page by Bob Brown, Wonder Woman original art by Don Heck, Spectacular Spidey by Jim Mooney, a nice JLA page by Dick Dillin, a Nick Fury splash by Butch Guice, Corum original art by Mike Mignola.
A Spider-Man splash by Angel Medina, Jimi Hendrix and Spidey commissions by Bill Sienkiewicz, a Batman pinup by Jae Lee, a Batman splash by Gary Frank, a Captain America cover by Adi Granov and if you like Chris Bachalo original art there’s a beautiful X-Men cover.
Heritage Science Fiction Illustration Auction part 2
Another batch of vintage illustrations with some comic art sprinkled here and there (see how the first part went on #93).
Many Barry Smith pages, Conan Original Art from #16, then Rune: a splash (sold last November for $800), a half splash (sold last November for $2k), a page (sold last November for $1,8k), another page (sold last October for $1,4k).
See you next week!!