Here we are with #132 of Original Comic Art Tips, one month ago I thought that material to fill this newsletter would dry up in a couple weeks, I was wrong…
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
Let’s start with Jim Lee‘s original art sales, nobody had any doubts that he would make crazy money to give to charity. First one sold was Nightwing for $6,5k, next Bizarro for $4,7k, Azrael went for almost $10k, a great Dr. Fate for almost $8k, an incredible Batman Who Laughs for $11k, Big Barda for $8,1k and Doomsday ended just now at $5,1k.
1/10th of the 60 sketch goal and he already raised more than $50k.
What is more interesting is that these are not just sketches/commissions anymore, DC announced that all 60 pieces will be published in a single volume and that each one will be a variant cover. Oh, Art Adams and Bryan Hitch are each working on a piece for this auction.
A Black Widow commission by Adam Hughes was sold for $3,7k (Best Offer). The price is great for a 9×12 piece, but sadly the owner needed money quick as you can read in the description.
A Batman DPS by Norm Breyfogle went for $6,250 (B.O.), a sketch that was – maybe – drawn by Bob Kane went for $3,8k, the Spidey/Hulk splash by Rich Buckler went for $4,4k. Seems like nobody is having a hard time lately.
Heritage Weekly: the winner is Dick Ayers with the 6-page Sgt Fury lot sold for $6,6k. The Dan De Carlo pinup went for $4k, Jose Gonzales illustration are going for big money lately, the last one was sold for $3k. The Hulk without Hulk splash by Todd McFarlane still went for $1,8k, the Books of Magic page by John Bolton went for $1,7k. I don’t know why this Garfield strip went for $1,5k, while the other two were sold for $600.
The Scarlet Spider splash by Mark Bagley went for less than $400, good catch.
ComicLink: Dick Ayers again, with a classic Strange Tales page sold for $2,6k, a Conan splash by Alex Nino for $2,2k, a Hulk page by Sal Buscema went for $2k, the Avengers cover by Skottie Young for $1,4k.
Much more to see in cheaper original art, a Batman sketch by Neal Adams went for less than $600, World’s Finest art by Rich Buckler for $375, a nice Supergirl page by Carmine Infantino for $275, a Wonder Woman pinup by George Perez for $360.
Bidders of this Hunger Dogs page by Jack Kirby probably skipped reading the description, and bought an enlarged stat for $2,6k.
This week on eBay
Never seen a higher number of watchers on ebay. For the next Jim Lee round of original comic art auctions we have Batman Beyond with 430, and 350 for the incredible rabbit-eared Batman with kitty-eared Catwoman. The detail has increased a lot since the sketchier Nightwing from last week, is he happy for the high results or doing cover quality knowing they’ll be published? They’ll probably make even more money.
Rob Liefeld started doing sketches for charity too, the first 8 were sold on Instagram but now we have the next two on ebay. This is one of the sellers who sold a big number of Liefeld pages in the last months, seems like it was Rob himself, or a friend. The funny thing is that Rob’s ebay nickname is Oringmonkey and Jim is Chunkymonkey….
After seeing others’ results Mike Mignola decided to do even more, offering a skeleton drawn by him and painted by Eric Powell… Then another Hellboy sketch, nobody was expecting to see him draw Astroboy and even Asterix and Obelix.
DC: a nice + cheap Power Girl page by George Perez, I like this Demon page by John Byrne, a Teen Titans cover by Carlo Pagulayan, a Deathstroke splash by Tony Daniel and Doomsday Clock original art by Gary Frank.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Hey there’s a Hulk splash by Dale Keown.
A detailed Punisher cover prelim by Bernie Wrightson.
Heritage Signature Auction – Covers Special
Last February I tried to divide the lots thematically. Many enjoyed it and it was also easier for me, so I’m repeating it, starting with the best original cover art.
300 #4 original art by Frank Miller.
See you next week!!