Many New Record Prices!! – Original Comic Art Tips #259
Welcome to #259 of Original Comic Art Tips!!
A Superman strip by Wayne Boring went for $2k, an Elfquest sketch by Wendy Pini for $1,6k, a Scrooge commission by Don Rosa for a $1,1k Best Offer, a very early On Stage daily for $1,2k, look at this very nice Elektra piece by Sienk sold for $850.
The Batman page by Jim Lee is “no longer available”.
Heritage Weekly Auction: the X-Men/Alpha Flight page by Jim Lee was sold for $12k, a Terry daily for $10k, a Superman page with a few Frank Quitely lines for $6,6k, Mage by Matt Wagner for $4,3k, a Thor page by Buscema for $4k, a page from Alias #1 by Gaydos for $4k.
Heritage Signature Auction: just linking to new record prices as usual, there are more “high prices” than what I can show here… Steve Ditko wins with his new $432k record price, $100k more than his previous record made just last January.
$228k record for Don Heck with another page from the origina of Iron-Man, $228k interior art record for Frank Miller, $216k record for Calvin & Hobbes art by Watterson, the same strip was sold in 2020 for $102k.
$66k for a Wolverine splash by Adam Kubert, $52k for a Stormwatch cover by Charest, very high $50k jump for a Ghost Rider cover by Texeira, $28k for a Wolverine cover by Bret Blevins, $25k for a Captain Marvel cover by Pat Broderick, $25k for Ron Lim (no time to check the ComicLink prices), $21k for Chuck Patton.
Auction record price for a Spawn cover by Greg Capullo (we all know of that Batman cover sold privately for much more..). $19k for Ernie Chan, $15k for Gary Frank, $14k for Stephen Platt, $14k for a Lynn Varley DKR color guide.
$13k for the Jeff Matsuda cover I bought in 1998 for $250 and traded for more or less $1,200 in 2010, well, it was its price at the time… 😒
There were also many “affordable” prices, let’s start high and then go down. This Batman cover by Jim Lee went for a pretty good $45k, a Johnny Comet Sunday by Frank Frazetta for $15k, I think Batman pages by Neal Adams are still going low at $20k, look at this Spidey page by Byrne sold for $11k, a well designed Hulk page by McFarlane went for $8k, Dr. Strange by Barry Smith for $5k, a Conan splash by Kane for $3,8k, a Thanos splash by Starlin for $2k and a DPS for $1,5k, some detailed monster sketches by Wrightson for less than $1k, many good deals on Garfield strips.
This week on eBay
A Hellboy page, an illustration and a 2020 charity illustration by Mignola, a Hellboy remarked Artist’s Edition, look at this Frankenstein page by Wrightson, a Cavewoman painting by Budd Root, very nice Jungle Girl illustration by William Stout, a Geiger splash by Gary Frank, a Madman pinup by Mike Allred.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Early Luba page by Gilbert.
ComicConnect Auction part 2 of 2
A Bois-Maury cover painted by Hermann, a Blueberry page by Giraud, Valerian by Mezieres, a pinup by Bastien Vives, an illustration by Boucq, a couple Western pages by Serpieri, Clorophylle by Macherot, a pinup by Rosinsky, Ramiro by Vance.
Heritage Animation Auction
I went to search between 50 pages of cels for a few comic art pieces… Look: three Marvel Masterpieces illustrations by the Hildebrandt bros, here’s Wolverine. A Galaxy Trio Layout and a Superman storyboard page by Alex Toth, a Peanuts Sunday, Flintstones and Yogi Bear Sunday strips by Hazelton.
See you next week!!