Original Comic Art Tips #145 – Skottie Young, Sal Buscema and… Jim Lee.
Welcome to #145 of Original Comic Art Tips, many auctions ending again, the Heritage Signature Auction is live now.
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
Mike Mignola’s weird vegetables all sold for $1,200-1,500, Turnip was the higher. In the meantime four other auctions started and ended, remember those Hellboy pencil busts sold at conventions for a few $100’s until last year? Hear this: one sold for $3,6k, two for $3k, three for $2,4k and four for $2k. These were the entry point prices for published Hellboy pages…
Somebody bought a complete DKIII 9 volume set with 9 Frank Miller Batman sketches for $4,2k… That’s a nice collectible, if you want to burn four thousand dollars.
A Spidey page by John Romita Jr. was sold for a $2,750 Best Offer, a Venom cover by Todd Nauck for $3,5k, an All Star page by Estrada and Wood was sold for $5,5k, a Venom cover by Ryan Stegman for a B.O. of $3,2k,
Heritage Weekly Auction: Rich Buckler’s DC Horror covers went pretty high, this one was sold for $4k, the Kirby Superpowers page for $2,9k, a Love & Rockets page by Jaime for $3,6k, probably also due to naked girls, the Walt Simonson Batman went for $2,9k.
Cornette De Saint Cyr: many of the lots went unsold or for less than the estimated prices, the highest price was paid for the Delacroix homage painting by Milo Manara, sold for €26k, the Thor cover went for €9,1k.
This week on eBay
Another charity piece is this Batman/Question illustration by Denys Cowan.
DC: speaking of Jim Lee we have a new all-Harley page from Hush, another Harley sketch + action figure here, The Comedian by Gary Frank, a JLA page by Scott Kolins, The Demon by Gene Colan, a Batman page by Jim Aparo.
Great Batman commission by Matteo Scalera.
Thinking of this week’s prices for Hellboy busts by Mike Mignola, seems like $1k is not bad anymore…
Heritage Weekly Auction
Some very nice pieces, this week, probably to use the peak of traffic due to the Signature Auction.
Marvel: a Ross Andru Spider-Man page, a Captain America splash by Sal Buscema, a Buscema/Sienkiewicz Silver Surfer page, a Captain America page by Steve McNiven, I like a lot this Deathlock splash by Leonardo Manco.
Thanos, Warlock, Captain Marvel, Pip and even more characters in this Infinity Abyss page by Jim Starlin.
Heritage Signature Auction part 2 of 2
The first lots ended yesterday come back next week for a full recap.
Now let’s see lots closing today and on the weekend: X-Men original art by Dave Cockrum, a Dracula cover by Gil Kane, a beautiful Elektra splash by John Romita Jr., a Fantastic Four title splash by John Byrne, a Batman half splash by Lee Bermejo, I like this Batman DPS by Tony Daniel.
Many early Garfield strips, a great Superfriends cover by Ramona Fradon, some great Dick Tracy 1947 Sunday strips, here’s one, a Prince Valiant title panel by Hal Foster, a nice Black Cat page by Lee Elias, some James Jean illustrations.
Comic link Focused Auction part 2 of 2
Great Street Fighter Vs. G.I. Joe cover by Nick Pitarra, an Aquaman cover by Howard Porter, very nice Spidey page and many commissions by Humberto Ramos, a Spidey page by Paolo Rivera, a Nova cover by Chris Samnee, Hulk and Daredevil by Matteo Scalera.
An auction of erotic comic art (you’re warned).
Great selection of mostly illustrations and magazine cartoons.
See you next week!!