Original Comic Art Tips #177 – Sean Murphy, Buscema, Silvestri!!
Welcome to #177 of Original Comic Art Tips!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: The Wolverine page by Mike Mignola was sold for “only” $2,9k, probably because it was considered a parody, but the art was great. The X-Men splash by Jim Lee was taken off eBay when bids were over $10k. Outside offer? The cover to Captain America #120 by Gene Colan was sold for $25k, a Superman cover by Ross Andru for a $7,5k Best Offer, the Mr. Freeze commission by Jim Lee was finally sold for $3,9k.
Hero Initiative: The Art Adams/Bradshaw illustration went for $5,6k, the Punisher cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto for $4,3k, the Portacio/Stroman illustration for $2,1k, the Noto/Molina for $1,7k, Bengal/Vatine for $750.
Heritage Weekly Auction: I briefly hoped I could win the Bringing Up Father illustration, instead it was the highest-priced item of the week, ending at $6,6k. A Blum/Baker Golden Age splash went for $6,3k, the Nancy strip for $5,5k. I know they’re rare, but I just discovered that many collectors want Connie original art by Frank Godwin, a half Sunday went for $5,4k.
The Howard the Duck page by Colan went for $4k, the Spidey half splash by John Byrne for $3k, the Terry daily by Caniff for $3,1k. I’m always surprised by Johnny Hazard‘s early strips going for very low prices, this time a daily went for $3,1k. The 1933 Blondie daily for $2,8k, the top On Stage Sunday for $2,6k, a 1936 Gasoline Alley went for $2,4k, another surprising price, the Don Newton Shazam splash went for $2,2k.
ComicLink: here we are with the best art sold for less (much less) than $1k. The winner is probably the collector who bought this JLA DPS by Mark Bagley for only $550. A Robin action page by Gil Kane sold for $600, a very nice Iron-Man page by Paul Smith for $800, Captain America by Bryan Hitch for $425, Batman and Huntress by Tony Daniel for less than $400, and a Doom Vs. Thing half splash by Jim Cheung for $400.
Even lower prices for this Silver Surfer page by Ron Garney sold for $375, Dr. Strange and Ghost Rider by Rick Leonardi for $225, Dr. Strange by Isherwood for the same price, a Supergirl page by Gary Frank for $250.
This week on eBay
Sean Murphy himself is auctioning a cover quality commission spot (only one for 2021) and it’s already at $7,5k.
Hero Initiative Auctions: 9 artists on this Jam illustration with a great Thor by Simonson, Vision/Scarlet Witch by Alan Davis and Kevin Nowlan, Spidey/Goblin by Tim Sale and Matt Wagner, Batman/Batgirl by Chaykin/Brereton, a Teen Titans DPS by Tyler Kirkham.
Heritage Weekly Auction
DC: Superman and World’s Finest title pages by Curt Swan, a Teen Titans by Eduardo Barreto, a Batman page by Jock, a Batman cover prelim by Adam Hughes, a Wonder Woman splash, and a Batman page by Gary Frank.
A great Spider-Man cover and a Fantastic Four cover by Mike Deodato, a Punisher cover by Tim Bradstreet, a Django page by Guera, a Nightwing page by Roger Robinson, a Batman commission by Jim Mooney, a Batman sketch by Frank Miller, a page prelim by Will Eisner.
Hake's Auction part 2 of 2: Superhero Art
Last week I highlighted comic strip art, here we are with part 2.
A nice War page by Joe Kubert and a detailed Sgt. Rock sketch inside a book. This Batman page by Dick Giordano is a perfect display piece, a Black Spidey page by Alex Saviuk, a Spirit cover by Ken Kelly, an unpublished (later) EC cover by Johnny Craig.
Hake's Auction part 2 of 2: Drag Cartoons Art
I first heard of Pete Millar‘s ’60s Drag Cars magazines many years ago by reading the Alex Toth “One for the Road” book. Original art from these magazines seems pretty rare, Hakes is auctioning Millar’s archives.
See you next week!!