The Romitas, Amanda Conner, Wally Wood and more! In this week’s Original Comic Art Tips Newsletter!
Ebay: George Perez had a JLA page sold for $1,500, a Titans cover for $3,000 and an Avengers page for $650. The Thor original by Walt Simonson sold for $2,000, the Venom splash by Steven Butler for $1,700, the Frank Cho Wolverine for $790. The Spiderman page by Chris Bachalo went for $600.
Heritage Signature: everybody already knows that the Krigstein “The Master Race” complete story sold for $600,000 and was bought by the Boon Foundation in Belgium in anticipation of a comic art museum they’re building. It makes sense. The Captain America cover by Jack Kirby went for $264k, the X-Men #10 splash for $99k and the page from X-Men #1 for $90k. The Batman page by Frank Miller went for $38k, the Howard the Duck #1 splash by Brunner for $43k, the Enrico Marini Batman page for $26k. The Weapon X cover by BWS ended at $50k, a very nice interior page for “only” $9k, but this close-up Rune splash is not so bad for only $840. The World’s Finest #168 cover by Curt Swan sold for $50k, it was sold 2 years ago for the same price, take off the buyer/seller’s premium and the owner lost a good sum. The Giant Size X-Men page by Dave Cockrum went for $30k, an U-X-Men page by Andy Kubert went for $3,100. Usually better pages go for less than 1,5k. Prices are going up fast for mutant pages by Andy, you better buy one fast if you are on the fence. $6,600 for an Avengers/JLA DPS by George Perez seems like a good price if you can afford it. A Gil Kane Thor splash for $3,600 is even better. A steal is a GK Batman splash for $700. Look at this incredible Avengers splash by Greg Land sold for $780, a zombie fight TWD page by Charlie Adlard for less than $500, a Spiderwoman color pinup by Bruce Timm for $900.
This newsletter is already too long, I’ll do the second half next week..!
Heritage Sunday: The Thanos splash by Ron Lim went for $8,400, the Art Adams X-Men page for $7,800, the Wildcats page by Jim Lee was a little surprise at $1,800. Howard Porter made his Heritage record with $1,500 for a JLA splash. Happy collectors bought an Ian Churchill splash for $280, a Cap page by Gene Colan for $500, a Kirby page for $700. The beautiful On Stage Sunday made a big $3,100, the Christmas day Terry and the Pirates $3,800.
This week on eBay
Did you say Spider-Man? Don’t forget that the Erik Larsen page is ending in 2 days, it’s “still” at $1,300. Then 2 very nice John Romita Jr. pages (one, two), Sal Buscema original art from Amazing #181 and don’t miss this cheap Ed McGuinness Spiderman/Deadpool half-splash. A commissioned finished cover by Ron Frenz for $99 OBO. Be quick. Not only Spidey but the entire Marvel Universe in this Infinity Crusade Tie In page by Alex Saviuk, a full team page from Avengers #128 again by Sal Buscema, Avengers by George Perez, Andy Kubert drawing The Rhino and a Daredevil sketch by Jim Lee. Not the best sketch he ever did but it’s really cheap. A 2 page lot of X-Men art by Chris Bachalo, X-Men by Leinil Yu and King Conan by John Buscema.
DC: A Batman and Joker splash by Jim Lee for $5,500? It’s possible if it’s drawn in a different style than we’re used to… Two stunning Batman full figure illustrations by Tim Sale and Matteo Scalera auctioned for charity. Amanda Conner art is rare these days, we have a Superman page, Green Arrow/Black Canary and Batman. Early Catwoman by Chris Samnee, Robin by Don Newton, a Superman page by Tom Grummett, World’s Finest by Rich Buckler and Superman by Ed Benes.
The usual piece you don’t expect to see on Ebay: an EC page by Wally Wood. Wow!! Love and Rockets by Jaime Hernandez, The Walking Dead by Adlard, half of a Li’l Abner Sunday from 1937 and a funny Hagar daily strip.
Heritage Sunday Auction
Great Buscema/Alcala Thor page and even better Tarzan original, a Conan half splash, Kerry Gammill Spiderman page and an Alan Davis Excalibur. Hulk splash by Ian Churchill, David Finch from Avengers #500.
DC: Adam Strange is getting married in front of the entire JLA as drawn by Dick Dillin. Green Lantern by Joe Staton, Superman by Curt Swan. Catwoman by Paul Gulacy, a JLA title splash by Barry Kitson, JLA by Howard Porter and a beautiful Superman/Batman Sunday strip by George Tuska.
It’s time again for a great Arcurial auction. Many high end pieces with very high prices. I’ll have to be quick.
Bilal, Herge, a beautiful, early Ranxerox page, Manara has a great Borgia splash, an Indian Summer page, a Giuseppe Bergman, a Romeo and Juliet painting. A Gypsy cover by Marini, a Valerian cover by Mezieres, a color Arzach page by Moebius and a Garage Hermétique, A detailed Thorgal page.
See you Next Week!!