New Record Prices + Great New Art at Heritage and Comiclink! – #313
Original Comic Art Tips #313 – September, 29 2023
Welcome! Another week full of different (and big) auctions, it took me a lot to look at everything.
Original Comic Art Auction Results
eBay: $4k for the Ms. Marvel splash by Jim Mooney, $2,5k and $1,6k for two pages from The Silencer #1 by JRJR, at the same time a Spidey sketch by JRSR was sold for $2,5k, $2,2k for the Flash Gordon sketches by Williamson/Frazetta, $2,2k for the Black Panther cover by Paul Renaud, $2,5k for 17 Daniel Warren Johnson pages seems a good deal…
$2,1k for the Superman page by Plastino, $1,8k for a Superman cover by Ken Lashley, $1,5k for a Prince Valiant page by Murphy, $1,5k for a Groo page by Aragones, $1,2k for an Eternal Warrior illustration by Butch Guice, $1,2k (Best Offer) for an X-Factor page by Jeff Matsuda.
Heritage Weekly Auction: $6k for a Fantastic Four page and a JLA page by George Perez, $5,5k for the Not Brand Ecch page by Kirby, $3,8k for a Spawn splash by Capullo & McFarlane, $2k for a Spider-Man page by Saviuk.
An unexplainably high price: $2k for a 1990 Garfield daily.
$1,5k for an Avengers page by Opena, $1,1k for a nice Superman title page by Immonen, $1,1k for an historic For Better of For Worse daily. The new price for entry level Conan pages by Buscema/Chan is officially over $1k, it was under $500 less than three years ago.
Last week I wrote that this unsigned cartoon, sold for only $700, looked McKay-esque, many think it is actually an early McKay, and looking at it again it probably is.
Bodnar’s Kevin Smith Auction: as you can guess the highest price was for the Daredevil page by Frank Miller, I think the price is before the 18% BP, so it is the new record for Daredevil original art by Miller, at almost $80k.
$30k for a Swamp Thing page may be a new record for Steve Bissette, no time to check prices… $27k for the Daredevil cover by Quesada, I’d give it a higher evaluation. $9k for an interior DD vs. Bullseye page. $20k record for the Mage cover by Matt Wagner, $2,8k for an interior page.
$10,5k for the highest priced Preacher page, $9k for the Green Arrow #1 cover by Wagner, again, not high. $6k for a Sandman page by Kristiansen.
Batman original art by Matt Wagner is usually rare to find, and it always goes high. This auction contained many pages, with a mix of high and affordable prices: $5,5k for a Grendel Vs. Batman splash, $3,5k for a Batman splash, $2,8k for this display ready page, $2,6k for this one.
The highest price for Green Arrow art by Phil Hester was $4k for this set of two pages with Batman and the Demon, then $1k for a title splash and many very affordable pages, with $850 for a DPS, $400 for an action page and more.
Little Nemo Auction: €3k for a Jacovitti page, €1,2k for the Micheluzzi illustration, €1,3k for a 1940’s Dick Tracy daily, good deal for this other strip sold for €1k. €800 for an Alan Ford page, another good deal, €700 for this Conan page by Buscema, €600 for this and other Namor pages by Jae Lee.
This Week on eBay
Marvel: a Fantastic Four page by Buckler/Sinnott, a Living Mummy title splash by Val Mayerik, a Conan page by Rudy Nebres, a Captain America commission by Steve McNiven, a 9.8 Walt Simonson Thor sketch cover, a 9.8 remarked Silver Surfer cover by Tradd Moore, a Thor sketch by Art Adams, a Spidey cover prelim by Alex Ross.
A Superman cover by Gary Frank, a Flash cover by Howard Porter, Adam Hughes sketches: Batgirl, Zatanna, a Hush book remarked by Jim Lee, a Batman commission by Maleev, a cover quality Sandman piece by Kyle Hotz, a Captain Marvel sketch by Chris Samnee (remember that Chris’s Batober is about to begin…).
A Bloodshot cover by Sean Chen, a Bloodshot DPS by Sal Velluto, an Invincible page and a cover by Ryan Ottley, a Wizard of ID Sunday, a B.C. Sunday, a Hi & Lois daily by Dik Browne, last week’s collection of strips is still going, with a few nice ones added recently.
Beware of the forger, this week he’s selling a “Byrne” X-Men piece, and the sketchbook he was shopping around Facebook groups two weeks ago… look at the sketches, some are well done, others are comical, like the “Wrightson” and the “Ron Lim”.
Heritage Weekly Auction
DC: Nice Batman page by Don Newton, one by Novick, ’90s Superman pages by Bogdanove, Jurgens, Morgan, a Superman illustration by Gary Frank, Superman by Immonen, a Superman cover prelim by Alex Ross, a Comedian cover by J.G. Jones, look at this Joker cover by Stokoe.
A Captain Marvel painting by C.C. Beck, a Barney Google Sunday, Some Archie Sunday strips by Montana, a 1990 Phantom Lady by Adam Hughes, a Dredd page by Cam Kennedy, a Nemesis illustration by Kevin O’Neil.
Heritage International Auction
Let’s put together the top pieces: a Spidey page by Ditko, an Asterix page, two Dark Knight pages by Miller, X-Men by Byrne, a top Tezuka page, a Flash Gordon Sunday by Raymond, a Spidey page by Romita, a BWS illustration, a Tintin illustration, a Watchmen page, Modeste et Pompon by Franquin.
Fantastic Four by Kirby, Captain America by Colan, top Excalibur pages, Hulk by Keown, great Avengers piece by Alex Ross, Daredevil by Mazzucchelli, Batman by Murphy.
A Jimmy Corrigan page, a Strangers in Paradise cover, many Don Rosa pages.
Comic Link Auction part 1 of 2
Early Madman by Allred, Wolverine by Bachalo, Batman pages by Balent, Breyfogle, Finch, Doom by Simone Bianchi, look at this Medusa page by Blevins/Williamson, Lilandra by Bolton, Spidey by Sal Buscema, X-Men by Cassaday, Cable by Churchill.
See you next week!!
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