Original Comic Art Tips #140 – Sean Murphy, Mignola, Buscema!
Welcome to #140 of Original Comic Art Tips! Many results to see…
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
ebay: Jim Lee has fallen a little behind with deadlines, only #46 was sold, Batman Knightfall for $12,1k.
Jim Lee Friends: Mystique by Mike Mayhew for $7,1k.
Other Charities: the nurse by Joe Quesada went for $2,1k, the painted Pokemons by Mike Mignola for $11k, the Wonder Woman DPS by Nicola Scott for $2,5k, Batman/Spawn by Philip Tan for $1,100, Batman and Joker by Sam Kieth for $1k.
Catawiki: Lately I’ve started to look more regularly into Catawiki auctions, I’d like to do a weekly section here, but I don’t have much time left… I’m mostly looking there to find discounted Artist’s Editions and signed/numbered hardcovers, but the original art section is also growing in quality.
The best piece, lately, was an half page drawn by Franquin, sold for €15,5k, a Corto Maltese strip by Hugo Pratt for €4k, a Heavy Metal cover painted by Luis Rojo for €2,6k, a Masque Rouge page by Juillard for €2,6k, a Djinn pinup by Ana Miralles for €2,8k.
a Scorpion pinup by Enrico Marini for €700, for the same price went a nice pinup by Alessandro Barbucci, an affordable Kull page by John Buscema for €450, a Ken Parker page by Ivo Milazzo went for €550.
A nice Lee Elias Invaders page went for $600, an oil painted Batman by Sanjulian for only $500. Tuska is not Kirby, and Power Man is not Spider-Man, but there are bronze age Marvel pages selling every week for $300.
David Finch probably made his record with a Batman cover sold for $13k, the Batman splash by Greg Capullo went for $10k, this great Capullo/McFarlane Spawn splash went for almost $8k, this one was nice too and went for “only” $3,5k. Speaking of Todd the Hulk cover went for $66k, a nice page for $5,8k, a couple Spidey pages for $11k.
Take a note: the Lynn Varley original color guide to the Dark Knight page 46 from issue #2 went for $3,9k.
The cover to Amazing Spider-Man #90 by Kane & Romita was sold for $122k.
Speaking of different prices, at least 30 covers drawn by top talent were sold with prices ranging from $400 to $1,800, expect to see most of them on sale again soon with 2-3-4x prices…. A $1,5k Flash cover by Alan Davis, a $750 Green Arrow cover and a $1,1k Avengers cover by Bryan Hitch…
I rarely see Cloak & Dagger original art by Rick Leonardi, a nice page went for $2,1k.
This week on eBay
Charity Auctions: no new Jim Lee and friends original art, let’s start with a Batman page by Sean Murphy, Ant Man, Sandman, Dragon Man, Impossible Man by Mike Mignola, a nice Batgirl pinup by Kevin Nowlan, a cover by Dustin Nguyen, a Mutts sketch by Patrick McDonnell, a cover quality Magneto illustration by Sean Chen.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Another slow week over at HA, let’s see the better pieces.
See you next week!!