Jim Lee, Dale Keown, Moebius! Original Comic Art Tips #198
Welcome to #198 of Original Comic Art Tips! Big auctions are paused, but there are a few very nice pieces to see and many interesting results.
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: suddenly Jim Lee posted on eBay the last 3 sketches for his “60 sketches in 60 days” charity fundraising. #58 of 60 is Blight with Batman, sold for $7,1k, #59 Jace Fox Batman (I don’t know what I’m writing about…) was sold for $8,1k, #60 is going and you’ll find it in the eBay section.
The Namor cover by Sal Buscema went for $15,1k, a Superman cover by Ross Andru for a B.O. lower than $5k, the ‘90s style Superman jam for $3,5k, a sketch page by Frazetta for $2,8k, a Batman splash by Gene Colan for $2,2k.
If you were here one year ago you’ll probably remember the two Shadowhawk splashes by Jim Valentino sold in June 2020 for $400 each, then one of them was sold again in September for $10k (here I uploaded the 3 screenshots dug out of my archives).
Now, one year later, two different early Shadowhawk splashes were posted for low prices and quickly sold (damn…) by the same clueless seller.
Heritage Weekly Auction: the print signed by Bill Watterson was sold for $18k, at the same time a print signed by Gary Larson for $1,9k… The Sgt. Fury page by Dick Ayers made the usual $7,8k, an illustration by Mark Schulz went for $6,6k, the Mr. Miracle page by Kirby for $4,8k, the Kamandi page $3,6k.
Can somebody explain to me why this Carol Day strip was sold for $3,1k?
Comiclink: an Infinity Gauntlet page by Ron Lim made $5,5k, a Punisher page by Whilce Portacio for $1,9k, this Ghost Rider page by Javier Saltares for a high $3k, this plain Spider-Man page by Bagley for $2k.
The most interesting sale is the bad performance of this Spidey page by Erik Larsen, sold for “only” $14k, an Invincible cover by Ryan Ottley went for $5k, a rare Y: The Last Man page by Pia Guerra for $2k.
The NFT cover by Jae Lee went for $4k, this wrongly credited Teen Titans DPS by Rick Leonardi went for less than $400, Batman Adventures pages still growing, it’s hard to find Alex Ross sketches for $600.
This week on eBay
DC: here we are after 15 months with the last of the 60 sketches by Jim Lee, I was expecting a cover quality Batman or JLA piece, instead we’re getting Jason Todd, but fans are still happy, it’s at $15k with 12 hours to go… I’ll do the last of my blog articles with the final recap on this in the next days, meanwhile you can catch up by reading this post on Jim Lee‘s 60 sketches.
A Batman DPS by Dick Giordano and a Batman DPS by Greg Land, a Superman page by Gil Kane, Lois, Clark and Bruce by Byrne, Wonder Woman and Power Girl pinups by Ed McGuinness, a Sandman page by Barron Storey.
Marvel: a Captain America page and a Skrulls splash by Sal Buscema, Captain Marvel by Tuska, a Frankenstein DPS by Bob Brown, Silver Surfer by Grindberg, Planet of the Apes by Trimpe, Spidey by Greg Land and a John Carter commission by Gil Kane.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Strips: a 1996 Christmas day Garfield, a Rusty Riley Sunday, a funny B.C. daily and a funny Sunday, Flintstones by Hazelton, several Andy Capp strips, an early Beetle Bailey daily, Popeye by Bela Zaboly.
See you Next Week!!