Original Comic Art Tips #167 – Andru, Miller, Kane!
Here’s #167 of Original Comic Art Tips, last week’s Jim Lee original art article was a small success, with 400 reads in a week, welcome to the new subscribers! The text was slightly tweaked since, after listening to some comments.
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
ebay: I finally found a new way to see the final Best Offer prices (reply to this email and I’ll send you a quick tutorial!) and used it to see that the Robocop cover by Jim Lee was sold for $3,850. Not bad if you care for Robocop…
A Namor page by Marie Severin was sold for $4k, a Captain 3D page by Jack Kirby for $2,7k, a vintage Daredevil commission by Frank Miller for $2,750, a nice, uncredited Batman page by Norm Breyfogle went for a B.O. of $2,150, a nice Spidey cover by Humberto Ramos for a B.O. of $2k.
Comiclink Auction: the cover to Amazing Spidey #299 by Todd McFarlane was sold for $250k, consider that the iconic #300 cover was sold on HA for $140k in 2014. The Weapon X splash by Barry Windsor Smith went for $170k.
Early Spidey original art by John Romita makes $33k, an Avengers cover by John Jr. $11k, a beautiful Defenders page by Sal Buscema $21k, a Wizard cover by Joe Mad $16k, I’d like to see the end price for a top U. X-Men cover.
Early Valiant pieces offered lately have seen a price growth, this Magnus cover by Art Nichols was sold for $11k.
The Calvin & Hobbes sketch by Watterson went for almost $13k.
This is getting too long.. Come back next week for the biggest bargains of this auction.
Heritage Weekly Auction: the complete Groo Issue by Sergio Aragones went for more than $15k, not much if you divide it for 22 pages and a cover.
The Dragon Lady pinup by Caniff was sold for $7,2k, a Doug Wildey page signed by Ray Bradbury for $6k, the four Alex Ross pages for $5,7k, the Andru/Romita Spidey page for $5,2k, the Matt Baker for $5k.
I was curious to see the end price for a vintage Fred Hembeck illustration, it went for $1,1k.
Not the best Superman page by Curt Swan but it went for $300, for the rare fan of The Demon an action page by John Byrne for less than $300 was a great deal. Ten nice X9 strips by Bob Lubbers went for $260.
This week on eBay
Heritage Weekly Auction
The best piece is the cover to Amazing Spidey #162 by Andru/Romita, a Dr. Strange cover by Gil Kane, a Daredevil cover by Gene Colan, a Spidey minicomic cover by John Romita, a Silver Surfer page by Jack Kirby, an Iron-Man page by Don Heck.
Spider-Man original art by Todd McFarlane, a Superman cover by Jim Lee, a Sandman page by Marc Hempel, a pretty rare Dredd page by Brian Bolland and a beautiful American Flagg pinup by Howard Chaykin.
These are most of the bigger pieces of the auction, there are many more affordable ones to see.
Tessier Sarrou Auction
Not the best Artcurial auction ever, just a few nice pieces. Several Milo Manara pages, a prelim by Giraud, Druillet, Blake & Mortimer by Juillard, Ric Hochet by Tibet, Bob Morane by Vance and a Gaston sketch by Franquin.