Lots of Byrne pages! Original Comic Art Tips #209
Welcome to #209 of Original Comic Art Tips! This week I tested not to put the names of the characters in italics, let me know if you find it confusing (I need to save some work here..).
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: the Spider-Man page by Mike Zeck was sold for $4,5k, the cover to The Kingdom #1 by Ariel Olivetti for $3,3k, the Darth Vader sketch by Walt Simonson for $2,7k, the Indiana Jones page by John Byrne for the same price (remember when these were the cheap Byrne pages nobody wanted?), X-Men by Alan Davis for $1,5k.
An X-Men splash by Joe Mad was sold for a Best Offer lower than $4k, a Dark Horse pres. cover by Eric Powell for less than $2k, a Captain America splash inked over Joe Bennett printed bluelines for $1,5k, a vintage Spidey page by Mark Bagley was a good catch at $1k, better yet was this Spider-Man cover prelim by John Romita, sold for only $950.
Iron-Man pages by Tuska are still affordable at $1,3k, that nice Ben Casey daily by Neal Adams went for a low $666, a funny Garfield daily for less than $500, a J.J. Jameson page by Byrne for $200 is not bad.
Catawiki: the two Gaston page prelims by Franquin went for €16k, two Corto Maltese strips by Hugo Pratt for €9,5k, the Belloy page by Uderzo for €5,5k, Lo Sconosciuto by Magnus for €750, the Tarzan cover by Mike Grell for €800, the Tarzan page by Sal Buscema for €500.
Weiss Auctions: top price was paid for this 1973 Peanuts strip, $24k. Another one went for $20k. A Kubert war splash went for more than $5k, a Rock title page for $5k, the Unknown Soldier DPS for almost $7k.
The two Batman pages went for less than $3k each, a good catch, the full Punisher issues were sold for less than $400 a page, this six strips Green Berets lot for only $750. A Rock splash by Russ Heath for $4,5k.
Urania Aste: a special auction dedicated to Hugo Pratt (mostly dozens of Sgt. Kirk pages). The highest price was paid for this Ticonderoga page, €7k, this nice map for €4,4k, the top Sgt. Kirk page made €5,2k.
This week on eBay
Heritage Weekly Auction
See you next week!!