Issue #115 – Peanuts!!
Welcome to #115 of Original Comic Art Tips!! This week we have a long auction results section.
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: the Superman/Batman cover by Ed McGuinness went for more than $4,000, a Captain America cover by Paul Neary was sold for a Best Offer of $4,200, a Spidey cover by Angel Medina for $3,200, a Namor page by Marie Severin for $2,100. I think $2,350 for a generic monster drawing by Todd McFarlane are a bit too much, this Cyberfrog DPS by Ethan VanSciver went for a $2,200 Best Offer.
An early Daredevil page by Joe Orlando went for $4k, I think it may be the same that was for sale last month, but I’m late this week, no time to check… the same seller sold a $2k+ Fantastic Four page by Buckler/Sinnott.
Profiles in History: nobody noticed that the Frankenstein cover by Bernie Wrightson was sold for $1 million +BP? It is the most famous piece drawn in his career, but this sale goes straight in the olympus of the most valuable original art, with Frank Frazetta and Hergé.
Complete stories: (all prices before BP) an EC 6 pager by Harvey Kurtzman went for $55k, a 7 pager by Wally Wood for $42k, one by Graham Ingels for $20k. The complete Iron-Man story by Romita Jr. went for $17k, considering the BP it means more than $1,000 for each page, a very high result. A complete issue of Fantastic Four Original Art drawn by John Byrne went for $75k. A complete Thor issue by Jack Kirby went for the same price.
Happy collectors bought many “affordable” pieces of original art by John Byrne: a 1988 Superman page for $800, an X-Men “Elsewhere” page and a nice She-Hulk page for $1,200, a 1979 Spider-Man page for $3,500, a Fantastic Four page for $1,600, one with the full team Vs. Galactus for $3,600 and a pinup of the entire JLA for $1,100.
A J. Scott Campbell cover went for $12k, $14k for this Flash cover may be a record price for pencils/inks original art by Dick Giordano, a Thor cover by Kane/Romita went for “only” $18k, a Tony Moore Walking Dead page went, to no surprise, for $11k.
A Superman page by Frank Quitely for $6k, the Spidey splash by John Romita Jr. has grown another $500 since September, a Batman cover by Alex Ross was sold for $26k, a Witchblade cover by Michael Turner for $14k, a Captain America cover by Mike Zeck for $11k.
This week on eBay
Marvel: a full-team Avengers page by George Perez, Ms Marvel original art by Dave Cockrum, a Two in One page and a ROM by Sal Buscema, Secret Wars by Mike Zeck, two nice Conan pages by John Buscema (one and two).
Others: two great Warlord pages by Mike Grell, a title splash and an half splash, a beautiful Promethea DPS by J.H. Williams, an EC page by Graham Ingels, an AXA pinup by Romero, a Tonantzin pinup by Beto Hernandez, an illustration by Jay Anacleto.
Heritage Sunday Auction
A bit better than last week, no big pieces but some nice pages and sketches.
Marvel: a 1985 Spidey AD by Marie Severin, a nice Thor page by Don Heck, Black Panther by Bob Brown, Power Man by George Tuska, a Squadron Supreme pinup by Keith Pollard, Howard the Duck by Gene Colan.
Others: I don’t know why these two color Ranxerox pinups by Liberatore are on Heritage (and as a set), they will probably go for much less than they would in Europe, the first one is beautiful.
Comic Strips: some early, pre-Bringing Up Father strips by George McManus, probably leftovers from the forthcoming classic comic strips auction… we all know The Newlyweds (here’s a 1900’s Sunday and a 1910’s Sunday), but Panhandle Pete and Cheerful Charley are new to me. I’m tempted.
Great selection as usual with multiple historic pieces.
Big selection of published pieces by Franquin, the big two are a Gaston and a Spirou page. Hergé with a Tintin advertising illustration. Uderzo has an Oumpa-Pah page, an Asterix illustration, a jam piece with E.P. Jacobs and more. Morris with a Lucky Luke page and an illustration. Jijé a beautiful Tanguy page and a Jerry Spring cover. Giraud has a Blueberry color portrait and an illustration.
See you next week!!