Welcome to #137 of Original Comic Art Tips, life is coming to ebay after two months of charity-only auctions.
Last week’s newsletter went into many spam folders because it was too long… I’ll have to shorten the results section in the future. If you haven’t read the last issue here’s a link.
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
ebay: Jim Lee‘s Scarecrow (#32/60) went for more than $9k, these “head sketches” are selling by comparison for more than the full figure drawings. I like this Lobo, sold for $6,5k, Ace the Bat-Hound went for $20,1k (mostly thanks to the Batman bust behind), Hawkgirl for $8,3k, Two Face for $10k.
Jim’s friends: Backlash by Brett Booth went for $2,2k, Spawn by Kirkham for $2,3k, a cover quality Wolverine by Scott Williams for $2,6k, Super Sons by Jorge Jimenez for $4,5k, an impressive Wolverine by Ken Lashley for $3,2k.
Rob Liefeld is back with a Prophet sold for $1,9k.
Non Charity: a Hulk DPS by Art Adams went for a good Best Offer of $2k, a Doom cover by Esad Ribic went for $6,3k, the Rocket Raccoon page by Mike Mignola for $2k, a signed book by Bill Watterson went for a Best Offer of $2,5k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: the highest price was paid for the Namor cover by Rich Buckler, $7,2k, the Batgirl page by Gil Kane went for $6,6k, the Hunger Dogs page by Jack Kirby for $6,3k, the Legion page by Jim Shooter for $4k.
Christmas day strips always go for premium prices, but this Dennis the Menace panel sold for $2,4k was a surprise.
The Infinity Crusade page by Ron Lim for $500 was a good catch.
This week on eBay
DC: finally, some good (not for charity) art for sale on eBay after more than two months. A Swamp Thing half splash by Veitch/Totleben, a Legends page with Darkseid by John Byrne, a Batman/Superman page by George Perez, Wonder Woman by Gary Frank.
Heritage Weekly Auction
This week there are less superhero pages and more comic strips than usual.
DC: I like this Batman page by Don Newton, Batman by Irv Novick, a Batman daily by Carmine Infantino, Batman/Aliens original art by Bernie Wrightson, a Robin splash by Tom Lyle and a Robin splash by Ryan Benjamin.
For the first time I found only one Marvel page worth linking to (and just for the artist’s name), a Doc Samson page by Todd McFarlane.
Strips: a funny Garfield daily, a Dick Tracy daily with a corpse, a 1934 Gasoline Alley daily, a nice sunday by Jimmy Murphy, a Little King Sunday, a 3 Sunday Johnny Hazard lot and I’m tempted by this Friday Foster Sunday.
Blog Post: ComicLink original art Auction Best Deals
The Best Deals post I wrote in September is still getting a lot of readers, even if the content is outdated. Many low priced pages were sold on Comiclink since September, but they never were interesting enough to write about until last week’s auction. here it is:
See you next week!!