Look at the Spider-Man results! Original Comic Art Tips #270
Welcome to #270 of original Comic Art Tips! Last week the email was clipped in half, because it was judged too long by email softwares (just click the “View online” link above to read it all when it happens). Many readers weren’t able to see the link to the Chris Samnee original art post on the website.
eBay: the faded Wrightson illustration went for $4,9k, $3,5k for a Capullo/McFarlane Spawn page, $2,6k for the Hulk page by Sal Buscema, $2,5k for a Jango Fett page by Tom Fowler, $2,2k for a Young Avengers page by Jim Cheung, $2,2k a vintage Moon Knight sketch by Sienkiewicz.
$2,7k and $2,2k for the Infinity Inc. pages by McFarlane, Spidey splashes by Marcelo Ferreira for $1,8k and $1,4k.
It seems it’s time for another Marvel alternate universe/storyline getting hot, after being considered without value for years.. first it was Spider-Man 2099, then the Clone Saga, lately it was the turn of the Age of Apocalypse and even Amalgam… the last time Ultimate Spider-Man pages by Mark Bagley were for sale they went for $200, now last week’s batch went for surprising prices (yes they featured first appearances of many Ultimate versions of villains, so regular pages will still go for much less).
A page with Kingpin was the priciest, at $3,3k, Goblin 3,2k, Goblin $2,8k, an early page for $2,8k, an origin page for $2,6k, Elektro $1,6k, Goblin $1,5k, then this one for $1,6k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: quick growth for Richard Corben original art in the last two years, this page was sold for $30k. $10k for a Superman page by Frank Quitely, $8k for the Black Spidey page by Springer, $6,6k for Sandman art by McManus, $3k for the page by Allred, $3,3k for the Weapon X page by Adam Kubert.
Sold by Gary Frank on eBay at the beginning of the year, the two Batman pages gained almost $1k just for being offered again. A page from the Boys by Russ Braun went for $1,7k.
Catawiki: an original Tintin album with a vintage Hergé sketch was sold for €16k, the page by Frederick Peeters for €3,2k, the Ric Hochet cover by Tibet for €1,8k, the Chick Bill page for €1,3k, the Gaston sketch by Franquin for €800, the album with 30 sketches (two by Moebius) for only €1,2k.
The pinup by Enrico Marini went pretty high at €600, the Torpedo by Bernet for €700, the 100 Bullets page by Risso for €400, the Junglemen page by Pratt for €1k, the Disney cover by Cavazzano for €600, the Satanik cover by Corteggi for €700 and the Dylan Dog cover by Roi for €650.
This week on eBay
Tim Sale – Superman Original Comic Art
Charity Auctions: three pencil pinups by Mike Mignola, one, two, three. A full team Young Justice sketch cover by Todd Nauck with proceeds to Peter David, a Mary Jane pinup by Alex Saviuk.
Marvel: a Fantastic Four storyboard by Jack Kirby, a Conan page by John Buscema, a Ghost Rider page by Ron Garney, a Spidey/Punisher page by Scott McDaniel, an Elektra page by Mike Deodato, Dr. Strange one and two by Isherwood, Iron Fist by Ernie Chan, a classic Spider-Man cover prelim by John Romita.
A Spider-Man page by Gabriele Dell’Otto, X-Men by Tom Grummett, a Phoenix commission by Brandon Peterson, a Ghost Rider page by Paolo Rivera, price reduced for the Venom splash by Bagley.
DC: a Superman page by Tim Sale, a Batman commission by Neal Adams, a Batgirl commission by Phil Noto, four Ivan Reis pages, a cover quality Superman commission by Tom Grummett, a Watchmen commission by Jim Calafiore.
This seller has many complete Golden Age stories. A Cavewoman pinup by Budd Root, a funny B.C. Sunday strip, a pinup by Linsner.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: a Conan page by Buscema, She-Hulk by Byrne, Howard the Duck and Dracula by Colan, a Spider-Girl cover by Frenz.
A Daredevil cover by Kyle Hotz, a Satana pinup by Bruce Timm.
DC: look at this G.A. Green Lantern page by Infantino, a Flash cover by Greg LaRocque, Wonder Woman by Heck, Superman by Gary Frank, a Batman cover by Matt Broome, Vertigo POP by Fisher.
A Flagg page by Chaykin, Rose by Vess, early Madman by Allred.
An early Blondie, Terry by Caniff, Buz Sawyer by Crane, Ben Casey by Adams.
Jordi Bernet – Torpedo Original Comic Art
A Columbus panel and a sketch by Manara, Vendetta Macumba by Magnus, a Rogue commission by Emanuela Lupacchino, a cover prelim by Carlos Pacheco, a Star Wars cover by Pasqual Ferry, a page by Goran Parlov, a lot of 11 Batman pages by Alcatena.
A Blueberry sketch by Giraud, an illustration by Dany, a Torpedo illustration by Bernet, a Disney cover.
Comic link Featured Auction Part 2: '80s-'90s!
Last week, while browsing this auction I noticed there was a prominence of art from the ‘90s, with some older -in theme- artwork.
X-Men pages by Jim Lee, Silvestri, JRJR, Art Adams, Wolverine by Adam Kubert, Excalibur by Alan Davis and a Wolverine cover by Bryan Hitch.
A Spider-Man page by Todd McFarlane, a Venom splash by Mark Bagley, a Thanos cover by Ron Lim, a Dracula page by Mignola, a Batman page by Tim Sale and a Uncle Scrooge page by Don Rosa.
A Darkness cover by Silvestri and a Witchblade splash by Michael Turner.
Heritage Signature Auction Part 1: DC Special!
Yes, after just three weeks it’s time for another Signature Auction… it’s mostly DC centric, with the biggest Dr. Fate collection ever seen, and also many Spectre, JSA and JLA pages.
Dr. Fate pieces by Denys Cowan, Giffen/Wood, Kevin Maguire, Walt Simonson, Steve Bissette.
A Spectre cover, a page and a World’s Finest cover by Neal Adams, Spectre covers by Murphy Anderson and Jim Aparo.
JLA by Dillin, Garcia Lopez, a cover by Perez, one by Ross Andru, one by Ernie Chan and many pages by Sekowsky.
All Star by Estrada/Wood, Infantino, a cover by Ernie Chan.
Then a Flash cover by Infantino, Hawkman by Kubert, a nice Batman page by Moldoff and if you’re searching for a page by Russ Heath this may be the right time, with dozens of war pages offered.
Juanjo Guarnido – Blacksad Original Comic Art
Probably one of the best auctions of 2022, with amazing original art from all the biggest names.
A Tintin page and an illustration by Hergé, an Asterix page and a painted cover, a Gaston page by Franquin, an Achille Talon cover by Greg, a Gil Jourdan page, a cover and a color page by Will.
Look at this Blacksad illustration, a color illustration by Moebius, one by Mezieres, Francq, Jijé, a cover by Schuiten, Tardi, Vance, Juillard, Gibrat, Loisel, Yslaire.
A Corto Maltese page by Pratt, Tulum by Manara, a Spirit page and if you want to make me a present I’d like to have this Mort Cinder page by Breccia…
A Valérian page, a splash by Schuiten, Spirou by Schwartz, Juillard, Hermann, Jijé, Manara, Gibrat, Conrad, De Gieter, Lucky Luke by Bonhomme, a rare page by Barbucci and some Tintin sketches by Hergé.
I don’t remember reviewing another auction from this house before.
Several XIII pages by Vance with low estimations, some pages by Delaby, a page and many prelims by Pellerin.
Daniel Maghen Auction part 1 of 2
Big auction of Spirou original art by Fournier, with vintage and modern Journal Spirou covers, many pages, many color illustrations.
Big auction of Djinn original art by Miralles, with covers, pages and illustrations.
Then a Tintin illustration and a panel by Hergé, some pieces by Juillard, some Blueberry pages and drawings by Giraud, some by Vance, like this beautiful Ramiro cover and a XIII cover, a page and an illustration by Gibrat, some by Delaby, Murena covers, pages and more, Rosinski, Jijé, Pellerin.
See you next week!!