McFarlane, Miler, Wood! Original Comic Art Tips #192
Welcome to #192 of Original Comic Art Tips! Greetings to the many new subscribers, please reply and let me know what you think of this first newsletter you’re receiving! (also, I have no idea how you all arrived here, any pointers?).
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: they recently changed the on-page code, the technique I used to see the actual Best Offer prices is now gone… so this John Byrne commission was sold for less than $6k. The Iron Man page by Tuska went for $4,1k, the Black Goliath splash for $1,7k, a World’s Finest cover by Ernie Chan for $3k.
Comiclink: all high prices for Jim Lee art, the Punisher/Wolverine splash went for $73k, another jump up for X-Men art, this (perfect) Wolverine page sold for $47k, look at this one sold one year ago for $26k. The first appearance of Hush for $31k. The Watchmen house AD by Gibbons was sold for $71k, not another record, but close, for the Spidey splash by Erik Larsen, sold for $48k, the Sandman TPB cover by McKean went for $36k. The usual high prices for J. Scott Campbell, with many covers going over $20k.
A new record for Mark Bagley’s original art, with the cover from Amazing Spidey #352 sold for $32k, it was sold 10 years ago for $3,3k, probably a fair price for the time. $13k for an X-Men cover by Chris Bachalo, hard to find and very nice. A Camelot 3000 splash by Brian Bolland went for $17k, a good price for this Batman cover by Jim Aparo, less than $10k, sold one year ago for $2k more.
Prices growing for Alan Davis original art, with this Excalibur cover sold for $10k, a Hulk splash by Dale Keown went for the same price, a record for Al Milgrom penciled art, with a Captain America cover sold for $27k, $10k is a high price for this Capullo/McFarlane Spawn splash, almost $10k for an Invincible cover by Ryan Ottley, $8k for the first appearance of Lady Death, $4,1k for a 1952 Dennis the Menace panel, $19k for the Joker cover by Sean Murphy, incredible price for a piece published last year.
This week on eBay
DC: a Superman page by Gil Kane, one by Lee Bermejo, a Superman storyboard by Alex Toth, a nice Wonder Woman page by Jose Delbo, a Tarzan page by Joe Kubert, a Batman pinup by Trevor Von Eeden, a Batman half splash by Gary Frank, a Wonder Woman pinup by Ed Benes.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Heritage Signature Auction part 1 of 2
Short on time, I’ll go on using “ending soonest”, this time. An incredible EC cover by Wally Wood is already past $100k, Giant-Size X-men #1 by Cockrum, many Fantastic Four pieces by John Byrne, Spider-Man Vs. Kraven original art by Steve Ditko, Avengers #1 by Kirby, some top Spidey pages by John Romita.
A Spider-Man page by Todd McFarlane, a great Marvel Age cover by Jim Lee, a Cable page by Rob Liefeld, a Wolverine splash by John Buscema, a Conan cover by Barry Smith. The origin of Sabrina by Dan De Carlo.
A themed auction, illustrations by J.F. Charles, here’s my favorite one.
Cornette De Saint Cyr Auction
See you next week!!