Kirby, Byrne, Deodato, Kubert and more this week on Original Comic Art Tips!
You’re reading the 28th issue of this Newsletter, it means that more or less six months ago I sent the first issue and I’m happy to say that I never missed a week! If you want to make me a present you could share this newsletter on social media or forward it to your collector friends, the more readers the better :).
On eBay the final page to Iron Man #127 from the “Demon in a Bottle” storyline ended at $3.300, the Gary Frank page ended at $1.200, the SpiderWoman commission by Jim Cheung went for $1.100, I don’t know the price list for Cheung’s commissions but this result is surprising to me. The early Romita Jr. half splash ended at $1.900.
On Heritage the Marie Severin Spectacular Spider-Man original art page was sold for $1.300, the Gil Kane Spiderman/Captain America illustration for $3.000 and the Frank Cho Iron Fist for almost $700, a bit high for a Cho pin-up not featuring a woman. Of the many Jim Aparo Batman pages, this is the one that went higher at $1.100.
This week on eBay
Jim Lee – Wolverine Sketch
Many interesting pieces this week on eBay. I’ll have to choose between 30 links I saved. As usual, everybody is rushing to sell their Jim Lee sketches at “new” prices, this (nice) Wolverine has a starting price of $1.100, we’ll see next weeks if somebody bites. Speaking of Jim Lee there’s a powerful Heroes Reborn Iron-Man/Incredible Hulk DPS by Whilce Portacio and Scott Williams. An Alpha Flight cover quality commission by John Byrne is getting a lot of views but not many bids, for now, great Wolverine/Sabretooth Original Art by Simone Bianchi and a Punisher page by John Buscema. A cheap Avengers page by Gene Colan with many tiny heroes and the only DC page of the week, Batman by Don Newton and Alcala. A beautiful Jorge Zaffino Winterworld page, a Green Berets strip by Kubert and a Rip Kirby by Alex Raymond from 1949.
Heritage Sunday Auction
Jack Kirby – The Demon Original Art Splash
I don’t know why they put a Jack Kirby Demon splash in a weekly auction, maybe Heritage thought they had plenty Kirby art for May’s big auction… In the usual batch of Jim Aparo art, we have this Aquaman/Batman page I like a lot, then an early DC work by Alex Toth. Another Marie Severin Spiderman page and a Rich Buckler Namor original representing Marvel this week. Strips: Walt Kelly Pogo Sunday, a Steve Canyon daily by Milton Caniff and a rare illustration by his friend Noel Sickles.
Comic Link Focused Auction
Gary Frank – Incredible Hulk Original Art
ComicLink‘s next auction opens tomorrow, here are a few highlights from the first half of the catalog. A Fantastic Four page by the Buscema brothers, a Superman & Batman Generations half splash by John Byrne and an X-Men original by Ian Churchill. A nice Spawn page by Tony Daniel, and a late nineties classic, a Mike Deodato page from Elektra. In the last year, I’ve only seen a few Incredible Hulk pages by Gary Frank, this is a good action scene.
See you next week for the second half, here on Comic Art Tips!