Here we are with #83 of Original Comic Art Tips! let’s start, as usual, with some Auction Results.
eBay: the Incredible Hulk cover by Dan Adkins ended for $13,500, not bad for an eBay auction. The Wolverine cover by Eduardo Risso for $1,600, the Don Heck Wonder Woman splash for $1,600, the John Byrne Superman commission for $1,300, the Hulk page by Sal Buscema for $1,300 and (big surprise) a Nightcrawler sketch by Marc Silvestri was sold for more than $800! A signed letter by Bill Watterson ended for $850…
Heritage Sunday: the Ross Andru Spider-Man/Superman page went for $6,600, the Jim Mooney Spider-Man page for $3,100, the Spider-Man/Hulk page by Jeff Purves for $2,100, Conan by John Buscema $1,900, Batman by Kevin Maguire $1,900 and Azrael original art by Joe Quesada for $1,600.
Don’t forget the ComicLink auction ending today!!
This week on eBay
Nothing big, this week. Many nice, little pages you can win for small sums.
Marvel: Fantastic Four and Quasar pages by George Perez, Avengers by Don Heck, Infinity War by Ron Lim, early New Mutants by Buscema/McLeod, Invaders fight page by Frank Robbins, Shang-Chi by Gene Day.
Daredevil by Scott McDaniel, Spider-Man by Alex Saviuk, an Iron-Man DPS and 2 Doctor Strange pages by John Romita Jr. (one, two), Thanos by Jim Cheung, Thor by Olivier Coipel, Avengers by Mark Bagley and a Winter Soldier cover by Declan Shalvey.
Heritage Sunday Auction
This week we have some great Marvel pages drawn by Johns: Romita with a Daredevil Vs. Kingpin half splash from his late 90’s one shot, Byrne a Fantastic Four page and a Spider-Man Vs. Iceman half splash, Buscema with two Conan action pages (one and two).
There’s also great original art not drawn by a John, with Avengers by George Perez, a Captain America and a Spider-Man page drawn by Mike Zeck, Hulk and Doc Doom by Jeff Purves, Spider-Man 2099 by Rick Leonardi, Excalibur by Alan Davis and Cap Vs. Crossbones by Steve Epting.
A Mina Harker sketch by Adam Hughes, a huge Godzilla by Geof Darrow, a Peter Bagge page, a Golden Age title page by Gill Fox and some strips: a rare Shoe Sunday by Jeff MacNelly, a Joe Palooka Sunday by Ham Fisher, very nice specialty pieces by V.T. Hamlin and Chester Gould, a Pogo daily, a Blondie daily and a funny Garfield daily.
Heritage Signature Auction 3 of 4
As you probably already noticed from the title, this is not the last part of the auction highlights but I will finish it next week… too much pieces to see!
We’re used to the flood of great Jack Kirby art in every Signature Auction, this one is not an exception, with the cover to Fantastic Four #70, a full-team page from #66, a Thor/Galactus page and a Kamandi cover.
Urania Comic Art Auction
It’s time for another bi-annual Urania auction. As usual there is a tasteful group of vintage illustrations and comics pages from the Italian and European market, if you have the time go and take a look.
Urania is the place to go for Andrea Pazienza original art, this time we have the best selection ever, with many pieces, like this Pentothal splash. A beautiful Jacovitti page, a cover by Manara, one by Liberatore and a Hugo Pratt sketch you may get with a “low” price.
A Magnus page by Russ Manning, JLA cover by Arthur Adams, a Black Panther page by Jack Kirby, She Hulk original art by John Byrne, a Doctor Strange cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto, a Daredevil and a Spider-Man page by Tim Sale, a Robin cover by Sienkiewicz and an X-Men page by Marc Silvestri.
Jim Lee Batman Original Art for Charity
Once in a while Jim Lee makes a Batman pinup to offer for charity, it already happened a couple times since the beginning of this newsletter and they all went for record prices.
This one is ending next Sunday and at the moment it’s at $9k.
See you Next Week!!