Original Comic Art Tips #163 – Timm, Kelley Jones, Kubert!!
Welcome to #163 of Original Comic Art Tips! Too many auctions, I’ll keep the results section short…
ebay: the Gambit sketch by Jim Lee went for $5,1k, the Skeleton painting by Mike Mignola for $4,2k, a Lois Lane page by Shaffenberger and a Spy vs Spy page by Prohias bot went for $3k, the OMAC page by Jack Kirby for $2k, a Batman splash by Michael Turner for $1,9k.
Once in a while I repeat here the old flipper rule of buying a Don Rosa sketch at a convention and then sell it on ebay. A sketch like this usually goes for $800, put it on ebay and it goes to $1,8k.
Heritage Weekly: many high and surprising results (here’s a link to see them all), the Addams Family pinup by Bill Elder went for $11k, I don’t know what happened with this Batman sketch by Marshall Rogers sold for $2,1k. Wouldn’t you rather spend $1k on this vintage Batman sketch by Mike Mignola instead of $1,5k on one of many Mignola sketches sold in 2020 on ebay?
This week on eBay
A color Superman pinup by Al Plastino, Superman title pages by Dick Dillin and Curt Swan, a beautiful and cheap Superman commission by Kevin Nowlan, a Batgirl page by Rick Leonardi and a Lobo DPS by Rob Liefeld.
A full issue of The Shadow by Frank Robbins.
Heritage Signature auction part 2 Interior Art
The covers for this auctions (see last week’s newsletter) are not particularly impressive, at least in comparison with previuos auctions, the interior pages are quite the opposite, and I really had a hard time deciding what to leave out.
We start with Spider-Man original art by Steve Ditko, an X-Men page by John Byrne, many great pieces by Jack Kirby, I like a lot this Thor splash. A Spidey half splash by Todd McFarlane, an Avengers splash by Neal Adams.
Then a Black Canary DPS by Jim Lee, X-Men pages by John Romita Jr., Marc Silvestri and Barry Smith, Batman by Sean Murphy, Wildcats by Travis Charest, a Black Cat splash by Lee Elias some very rare Uncle Scrooge pages by Carl Barks and one of the best pages drawn by Alex Toth in the ‘50s.
Heritage Weekly Auction
A high end auction. As usual for big auctions there’s a reserve price on all of the lots. An Aigles de Rome cover by Enrico Marini, an Asterix panel by Uderzo, Dracula by Gene Colan, an illustration by Manara, a Will Eisner page, an Hellblazer cover by Bisley, a cover quality Batman/Catwoman commission by Kelley Jones.
Urania Aste part 2
We’re left with the superhero and strip section to browse, the low starting prices were mostly in the Italian/European art, I think most of the pieces here are overpriced, so I’ll leave them out.
I like a lot this low priced Alex Nino Conan pinup.
The usual big lot from the Joe Kubert estate and some other pieces, mostly complete Golden Age stories.
Daniel Maghen Enchères
Top quality auction, some of the best art the world of comics has to offer. It starts with many Thorgal pieces by Rosinski, dozens of Undertaker pages and covers by Ralph Meyer and a career spanning selection of interior art by Milo Manara. Go see it all!
See you next week!!