🔥 Mignola Charity Auctions Are Back!! Original Comic Art Tips #232
Welcome to #232 of Original Comic Art Tips!! Another very long issue with many things to see, hope this doesn’t get clipped in half like last week…
eBay: after many months Mike Mignola is back with a bang, a full Batman and Joker illustration sold for charity, $15,1k!
The Star Wars page by Carmine Infantino went for $6,1k, an Elric illustration by Michael T. Gilbert for $3,5k, the Superman DPS by John Paul Leon for a low $1,9k, a Mephisto page by John Buscema for $1,5k, a rare Hulk page by Gary Frank for $1,2k.
A Titans cover by Brett Booth was sold for a Best Offer I hope much lower than $30k…
Heritage Weekly Auction: not comic art but this illustration by Kim Jung Gi was paid $10k. Saw much better pieces selling for half this price. The Black Spidey page by Milgrom went for $8k, X-Force by Capullo for $6,5k, Thor by Frenz for 44,5k, the Crumb sketch for $4,5k, a surprising $2,9k for this Conan page by Buscema, $2,6k for a Wash Tubbs daily by Crane, $2,4k for a Batman page by Breyfogle. Fables pages by Mark Buckingham are growing.
Catawiki: the Model Sheet by Magnus was sold for €1,5k, the postcard for €500, the strips by Manara for €830 and €780, a pinup by Rojo for €700, the sketch by Pazienza was affordable at €500, the Pogo daily at €400.
Comiclink: high record price for Jack Davis, with the Tales from the Crypt cover, sold for $181k. Already passed on HA in 2005 for a very high price for the time, $30k. The former personal record was for another cover sold in 2016 for $71k. The record for EC comics is for the cover by Wally Wood, paid $840k in 2021, followed, until now, by the $132k paid for the Panic cover by Al Feldstein last November.
Records also for Mike Deodato, with a Spidey cover sold for $15k, Humberto Ramos, $23k for a Spidey cover, $21k for a Batman cover by David Finch, Ernie Chan on Batman, with $5,5k paid for a panel page, Bryan Hitch with a Batman cover paid $8k, $10k for a Daredevil DPS by David Mack.
Not records, but high prices paid for Todd McFarlane, $62k for Spidey art, $6k for X-Men art by Andy Kubert, $17k for a Hulk page by Trimpe (paid $5k in a lot in 2019), $21k for a Batman cover by Gene Colan (paid $10k in 2020, a good gain for the owner), $22k for two covers by J. Scott Campbell, $13k for a Hulk page by Byrne. Early Valiant art continues to grow, with $12k paid for a Harbinger cover.
Bobby Murphy Heritage Auction: no surprises for the highest prices, with comic strip royalty in the first places. $31k for a Peanuts daily, $20k for a Prince Valiant, $15k for the beautiful Terry daily, $14k for the Popeye daily, $8k for the Jungle Jim topper, $7k for the Krazy Kat daily.
This week on eBay
Marvel: Mike Mignola is back with Wolverine, seems like he’s auctioning full illustrations, this time, after the pencil sketches of 2020.
A classic Backlash cover by Brett Booth, a Red Sonja cover by Celina, a Sachs & Violens title splash by George Perez, Grendel by Matt Wagner, Spawn by Angel Medina, a top Nexus page by Steve Rude, a 1944 Bringing Up Father daily.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: Tarzan by John Buscema, Falcon and Spidey by Sal, a nice Spidey page by Sal/Sienk, She-Hulk by Byrne, Wolvie/Ghost Rider/Punisher by Ron Garney, Daredevil by Scott McDaniel, Dr. Strange by Mike Mignola, Dr.Strange by Saltares, Droids by Romita.
Comic Connect auction part 2
Some pieces by Jim Starlin, including this incredible Marvel Feature cover inked by Romita, some very nice pieces by Bernie Wrightson, including this Batman title splash, look also at the detailed prelims from Freak Show.
A different auction from Hake’s: poor in comic strips, heavy in superheroes.
See you next week!!