Original Comic Art Tips #166 – McFarlane, BWS, Romita, Blog Post!
Welcome to #166 of Original Comic Art Tips!
ebay: the Byrne Dr Strange cover went for $3,6k, a Conan by John Buscema for $1,2k, the Gary Frank Shazam splash for $1,5k, a Venom splash by Mark Bagley for a Best Offer lower than $1,8k, Gamera by Mignola for $1k and a great Zombie fight page from TWD by Adlard for less than $850.
Heritage Signature Auction: the highest price was for the cover to U. X-Men #268 by Jim Lee, sold for $300,000, a record price for Lee but reached with one of the most iconic covers of the ‘90s. The 40th Peanuts daily ever was sold for $192k, a rare and exceptional piece that makes the record for Peanuts prices on HA. The second highest price for a daily was $107k in 2018, the third, again from 2018 was sold for “only” $45k.
Interior Spidey art by Todd McFarlane makes another big jump, with this page sold for $120k. The complete interior art to Captain America #210 by Jack Kirby was sold for $108k. A high price also for this Spidey page by Ditko sold for $96k, a Watchmen page by Gibbons went for $66k, an Uncle Scrooge page by Barks for $55k.
Take into consideration early Aliens/Predator original art from Dark Horse, prices are growing.
The Milt Gross Sunday went for $4,5k, the Dick Tracy daily for $4,3k, the Bernie Wrightson horror page for $3,6k. I had a brief idea of trying a bid on this beautiful Right Around Home Sunday, guess I can’t afford them anymore.
The signed Ditko title page for $1,4k was a good catch, and also the Romita Jr. Batman page sold for $660, the 1934 Gasoline Alley daily for $400, and a Hawk & Dove DPS by Rob Liefeld for the same price.
This week on eBay
Captain 3D, Captain Victory (no Captain America sorry) by Jack Kirby. Look at this Sin City pinup by Joe Quesada, A classic X-O cover by Mark Heike, a Witchblade page by Michael Turner, an Elfquest painting by Wendy Pini.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Strips: a Dragon Lady illustration by Milton Caniff, a Scorchy daily by Noel Sickles, a Christmas 1945 Dick Tracy, Rip Kirby by Alex Raymond, a 1931 Gasoline Alley and two 1955 Pogo Sunday strips (one, two).
Comic link Focused Auction part 2 of 2
Comiclink is slowly attracting top consignments, look at these: the cover to Amazing Spidey #299 (1st Venom) by Todd McFarlane, the Weapon X splash by Barry Windsor Smith, an incredible Spider-Man page by John Romita, a Thanos half-splash by Jim Starlin from Cap Marvel #33 and a top Infinity Gauntlet page by Perez/Lim.
Then we have a Daredevil cover by Quesada, a Fantastic Four splash by Esad Ribic, an Avengers cover by John Romita Jr., a great Venom cover by Philip Tan, a Wonder Woman cover by Ryan Sook, an early Cyberforce splash by Marc Silvestri, Iron-Man by Tuska a color Supergirl pinup by Bruce Timm and Druuna by Serpieri.
There’s also a pretty rare Calvin & Hobbes sketch by Bill Watterson.
New Blog Post: Collecting Jim Lee X-Men Art!
After a few months I have a new article up on the comicart.tips website, it’s the first ever guest post, written by the collector better known as Rabid Ferret.
The owner of a magnificent collection, explains to us a smart research technique (Jim Lee original art was used as an example, but it works with every artist). Thanks R.F.!
Jim Lee Uncanny X-Men Original Art – A Guide for Collectors.
Let me know what you think of it and please share! Thanx!
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