Original Comic Art Tips #179 – Silver Surfer by Moebius, Buscema, Don Rosa!
Welcome to #179 of Original Comic Art Tips!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: the Sean Murphy commission spot was sold for a big $13k..! A nude Black Cat page by Greg Land (that was censored in the published version) went for $5k, a Wanda/Vision page by John Byrne was quickly sold for a $3,250 BIN.
The Legion page by Curt Swan for $6,2k, Deadman by Neal Adams for $4,8k, the Lois Lane cover for $5,3k, an American Gods page by Craig Russell for $3,2k, the top Conan page by John Buscema for $2,5k, the painted Wolverine by David Finch for the same price and the Harley cover by Gary Frank for $1,8k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: Frank Brunner won, with a Dr. Strange page sold for $7,2k, a Wilbur cover by Bob Montana went for $5,2k, the Fantastic Four page by George Perez for $2,6k, the Flash Gordon daily by Dan Barry for $1,5k.
Mike Parobeck Batman pages always sell for high prices, this one instead went for $400, a nice AvX page by John Romita Jr. went for $650, this great Conan page by Ernie Chan for $500, Teen Titans by Eduardo Barreto for $350. Many nice strips sold for low prices.
ComicLink: auction records for Sam Kieth, with $36k for the MCP cover, $62k for the Spider-Man cover by Mark Bagley, $42k for the X-Men page by Jim Lee, $31k for the Thanos page by George Perez. $20k is a record for both Olivier Coipel and Gabriele Dell’Otto, but 5 interconnected, painted covers would make a record for anyone…
High prices (but they could be much higher) for the Spidey cover by John Romita, sold for $139k, $12k for a Batman splash by Greg Capullo, $61k seems much, but I’m sure the seller is not happy with the sale of the Conan cover by BWS. $48k for the Spidey splash by Todd McFarlane, $36k for the Thor splash by Kirby/Heck.
This week on eBay
Hero Initiative Auctions: a nice ‘90s Superman artists Jam, Jurgens/Guice/Grummett/Bogdanove, Superman and Green Lantern by Pasqual Ferry and Carlos Pacheco, X-Girls by Terry Dodson and Greg Land, a Red Hood cover by Kael Ngu and Mandalorian by Jeffrey Brown and Katie Cook.
Marvel: some great pieces, mostly sold by P. Craig Russell. I like a lot this Punisher page by Dave Ross and Kevin Nowlan, an Ant-Man page by Russell, a Fantastic Four page by Sienkiewicz/Sinnott, ROM by Ditko/Russell, a Tarzan page and a Conan prelim by John Buscema, a Wolverine commission by Dave Cockrum, a Spidey cover prelim by Alex Ross.
Only one strip, but a super Pogo Sunday by Walt Kelly.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: great Hulk page by Sal Buscema, a Spidey What If? page by Pat Broderick, the Shadow by Kaluta, a Fantastic Four splash by Alex Saviuk, a Spider-Man page by Simone Bianchi, and a painted one by Dell’Edera + Dell’Otto.
DC: Teen Titans by Barreto, a nice Eerie title page by Chaykin/Wrightson, a Superman splash by Curt Swan, an Aquaman splash by Brett Booth, a JSA page by Alex Ross, and a Superman page by Gary Frank. A Walking Dead splash by Charlie Adlard.
An Ultimates cover, a First X-Men and a Defenders cover by Mike Deodato, a Hellboy bust by Mike Mignola, a great painted cover by R.M. Guera, a detailed Scalped page, 100 Bullets by Risso, a Spider-Man page by Ryan Ottley, a Will Eisner page prelim.
Heritage European Auction part 1 of 2
See you next week!!