Original Comic Art Tips #172 – Leonardi, Quesada, Peanuts!
Welcome to #172 of Original Comic Art Tips! don’t forget that the Heritage Signature Auction started yesterday and will go on for the weekend.
Original Comic Art Auction Results
eBay: the Penguin illustration by Jim Lee was sold for $9k, a classic Fantastic Four page by Art Adams for $4k, a Nightstalkers cover by Ron Garney for $3k, a TMNT cover by Peter Laird for a $2,2k B.O., a Ghost Rider cover by Mark Brooks for $1,750, the Hulk page by Gary Frank and a Pogo Sunday for $1,2k.
All of the John Buscema pinups from last week are still going.
Heritage Weekly Auction: all of the top prices of the week made me think “that’s a little too much”. The Alex Ross page went for $5,7k, the UK Spidey cover by Ron Wilson for $4k, the Thor page by John Buscema for $3,8k.
Romance pages were (high quality) entry pieces for Alex Toth‘s original art, now a water-damaged page is selling for $2k. I can’t explain why this lot of 2 On Stage dailies with a John Prentice Rip Kirby was sold for $1,4k instead of $600… This Friday Foster daily went for more than $1k, a nicer strip than those recently sold for $200-400, but the jump seems too high.
The original art for a 1989 convention poster drawn by Robb Phipps and signed by con guest Todd McFarlane was sold for $1k.
’70s Flash Gordon strips by Barry and Fujitani have been in every Weekly auction for the last few years, selling for $200, now this Sunday was sold for $1k.
This week on eBay
Marvel: a very nice Spider-Man half splash by Chris Bachalo, a Sleepwalker illustration by Joe Quesada, an original Cable cover by Rob Liefeld (lower than usual starting price), a cover to an Essential Fantastic Four volume by Alan Davis looks way better than the cropped published version, and the price is high.
A Hero Initiative sketch card by Walt Simonson is getting a lot of bids.
DC: the Dick Giordano and Jim Aparo Batman covers that went unsold a couple of weeks back, are now getting a lot of bids, and the price is getting near the BIN. A nice Batman pinup by Kevin Nowlan, another Black Cat by Lee Elias, a Blue Beetle DPS by Tom Morgan, a Bane commission by David Finch.
Strips: I’m tempted to say that (after 100’s of fake Peanuts sketches) this Snoopy may actually be by Charles Schulz. What do you think?
There’s also a 1944 Johnny Hazard daily.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: the best piece of the week is this Spider-Man 2099 page by Rick Leonardi, very rare to find a good page lately. Also rare is Gene Colan inked by John Romita, here’s a Dr. Strange page. X-Men #30 by Jack Sparling, Conan original art by Frank Brunner and John Buscema, Red Sonja by Frank Thorne, Dazzler Vs. Galactus by Frank Springer.
A Druuna coloring page by Serpieri, a page by Micheluzzi. A signed print and a Kriminal page by Magnus, Dylan Dog by Raul Cestaro. A Tex sketch by Galep. A Minnie cover prelim by Mastantuono, Phantom Blot by Asteriti.
As it usually happens at Swann, a classic illustrators auction with some comic art pieces.
A Peanuts daily with a low starting price (based on previous auctions, low prices don’t last till the end…). Five 1933 Felix the Cat Sunday strips, here’s one, a very nice Bringing Up Father Sunday, not the best of Knerr‘s Katzenjammer Kids Sunday strips but with a low starting price.
See you next week!!!