Here we are with #15 of Original Comic Art Tips! Another long newsletter, with many auctions and a new blog post.
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: an Umbrella Academy pinup by Gabriel Ba went for $3,100, the Byrne Fantastic Four page went for $2,600, the Iron Fist page for $800, and a Superman page for $2,200. Chris Samnee earned $6,250 with his ten Batman Inktober sketches. I can’t tell why this Robin went for $880… this great Batman/Robin went for $850, the other one for $800 and my favorite Batman for $700.
Heritage Sunday: I noticed that lately there’s more art in the bargain section. The big surprise is this STAT of a Daredevil splash sold for almost $4,000… I don’t know what to think, it’s not original art but at least it’s not one of those xerox copies sold on eBay.
A BPRD cover by Ryan Sook went for only $660 and that nice Huntress pinup for $150. Batman/Superman original art by George Tuska went for less than $400, Flash by Carmine Infantino for $330, a Superman splash by Paul Ryan for $150.
Cambi Aste: the only interesting result is the Little Ego 2page story by Vittorio Giardino sold for $6,500.
This week on eBay
A great selection of classic comic art, mostly from Marvel: a Buscema/Sienk Wolverine splash, Daredevil/Black Panther by George Tuska, a Spidey half splash by Ross Andru, Hawkeye by Milgrom/Heck, an early full team X-Men splash by Don Heck, Thor by Frenz/Sinnott.
DC: Superman art by Gary Frank, a Superman Sunday strip by Jose Delbo, Superboy by Tom Grummett. A Robin title splash by Aparo/Sienk, a Batman page by Jim Aparo, Batman by Jock, a Batman/Deathstroke splash by Pagulayan and a rare Wonder Woman sketch by Amanda Conner.
Heritage Sunday Auction
Heritage Signature part 1 of 2
No need to say that there’s more jawdropping art than I can link here…
A Spidey page by Steve Ditko.
I wonder if this complete 2011 comic by Ditko comes from his heirs, I’m sure they found hundreds of pages in his studio…
Thun’Da original art by Frazetta, Watchmen by Gibbons, Batman by Finger/Kane. The usual big selection of Kirby pages, like the full Fantastic Four Annual #2, here’s the splash. A Silver Surfer and an Hulk pinup would also look great on a wall.
Hey, there’s the full story by McMahon with the first Judge Dredd appearance.
A great auction of European masters, represented with multiple top pieces. All 300+ pieces are worth a look, I’ll link to the higher end art.
Hergé has a big selection, the most historic one is a Tintin page from 1939, Jaques Martin has many Alix pages like this one, It was difficult to choose between pieces by Giraud/Moebius, here are a Blueberry and an Incal page.
New Blog post: John Buscema exhibition in Lucca
As promised I wrote a quick blog post on the Buscema Exhibition during Lucca Comics. 2 complete issues, some covers and splashes.
I took many pictures and also posted closeups of the best panels.
Go take a look, and see you next week!!