Jim Lee, Kirby, Romita Jr and more! in this week’s Original Comic Art Tips Newsletter!
Ebay results: We start with Chris Samnee‘s Cap pages, this one made $1,200 and this was a nice page, for less than $500. This week I found 2 pages I wanted, but ended with nothing but money in my pocket. The seller of this nice JR Jr. Spiderman page was firm in his decision of not shipping outside the USA… and I sent a last second bid on this Conan page by J. Buscema, I offered what I think is market value and it ended a bit over that. better luck next time!
The nice Batman page by Norm Breyfogle made almost $1,000, the Travis Charest cover sold for the starting bid, the Matt Baker page made $3,000, and it was far from his best, Don Newton’s Batman made $1,200. Some pages ended at low prices: a Mark Bagley Avengers DPS for $270, a George Perez Avengers for $230, the Booster Gold DPS by Jurgens $280, a Pogo Christmas strip for $300.
Heritage Sunday: the Hulk page by Dale Keown made $2,600, the Joe Mad X-Men page $2,400, the Namor by Sal Buscema $1,300. Joe Kubert had a Golden Age splash for $2,600 and a Firehair for $2,500. Wonder Woman by HG Peter $3,200 and a Dick Tracy Sunday $2,400.
This week on eBay
Jim Lee – JLA Original Art
We start with a high quality Jim Lee JLA page, a 2/3 splash with the full team and a Batman close-up. In this moment it’s still at $130, so we can all dream for a couple days… Let’s go on with DC art, there’s a nice Batman page by Jordi Bernet, the starting price is a bit too high. The Superman DPS by Alex Ross that was the most clicked item of last week is still live for some hours and still at $1,200. Eternals original art by Jack Kirby, a Batman by Don Newton and a very nice cover layout by Alex Toth.
A Spirit sketch by Will Eisner, an Alex Toth romance page, a Skottie Young cover, a Barry Smith Valiant page and strips: early Li’l Abner daily, a Dennis the Menace panel, a Star Wars daily by Russ Manning, a nice 1942 Alley Oop and a Buck Rogers by Calkins.
Heritage Sunday Auction
Many barbarian themed pages in the Marvel section this week, 2 Red Sonja pages by Frank Thorne (one, two), an Alfredo Alcala Conan splash and a Buscema half-splash. Speaking of Buscema we also have a Wolverine page with Sienk and an original from Avengers #84. A Planet of the Apes penciled page by Mike Ploog and a very nice Daredevil page by George Tuska.
The most important piece of the week, for once, is from the Golden Age, a Count of Montecristo page by Lou Fine from 1938 and from Jumbo Comics, the first comic book. A sexy cartoon by Jack Cole and a Green Berets daily by Joe Kubert and we go from Golden Age artists to comic strips, a nice Terry daily by Caniff, a Corrigan by Al Williamson, a beautiful daily and a beautiful Sunday by Leonard Starr.
NICE Con 2018 artwork auction
The guests at Nice Con donated some pieces to be auctioned on CataWiki, the auction is opening now with some very Nice pieces! : )
Alan Davis’ Nightcrawler is probably the most sought after lot, a painted Thanos by Ben Oliver, I really like this Cap Britain by Ian Churchill, everybody will bid on this painted Conan by Esad Ribic, a Joker face by Simon Bisley and a really nice John Watson Spiderman/Venom painting.
Peyo – Smurfs Painted Original Art
Great pieces in this new Millon auction, but not that many as we’re used to. A classic Largo Winch page, a beautiful Gaston by Franquin, a historic Blueberry by Jean Giraud, a Guarnido Blacksad illustration.
3 nice pieces by Manara, a Brigitte Bardot painting (also signed by her), an illustration from El Gaucho and a page from Lo Scimmiotto. Alix by Martin, a rare Smurfs painted piece by Peyo and a Serpieri Western themed original.
see you next week for more Comic Art Tips!