Original Comic Art Tips #283 – Mar. 03 2023
Great art in the International Heritage Auction and a new record price.
eBay: $2,5k for a cover by P. Craig Russell, $3,2k for an early illustration by Bernie Wrightson, $1,7k for a Superman commission by Neal Adams was a good deal, $1,3k for a Black Canary sketch by Darwyn Cooke, $1,6k for a 1995 Garfield daily.
$1,1k for a Batman/Joker illustration by Gary Frank, $1,1k for a Punisher sketch by Mike Zeck, $1,2k for the Preacher page, $1k for a Predator cover by Dean Ormston, $1k for a Witchblade page by Michael Turner. Nobody listened, but I still think this Superman page by John Byrne, sold for $800, was a good deal.
Heritage Weekly Auction: Unexpected record price of $20k for Jackson Guice, with the Superman Vs. Doomsday page, $15k for the first appearance of Connie in Terry and the Pirates, $6,6k for one of the sexy gags by Dan De Carlo.
$5,5k for a Thor trading card by Art Adams, $5k for a She-Hulk page by Byrne, $3,3k for a Batman page by Norm Breyfogle with just a tiny Batman head, $2,1k is a very good price for a vintage Punisher page by Jim Lee.
Catawiki: €2,4k for the Spirou video game cover by Dan Verlinden, $1,4k for an Asterix sketch by Uderzo, not so sure about the originality of this Mordillo sketch, but it went for €1,4k.
€1k for a Blutch illustration and a Leone Frollo illustration, €850 for the Smurf sketch by Peyo, €700 for the Gaston sketch by Franquin, €500 for the Vaillant sketch by Graton, €300 for a Blueberry sketch by Giraud. The only sold Keramidas piece went for €750, a page by Micheluzzi for €400, a Wizard cover by Pasqual Ferry for €200.
Mirka Andolfo – Catwoman Commission
Marvel: a Conan page by John Buscema, look at this 1977 Avengers prelim by George Perez, a Defenders page by Ed Hannigan, look at this vintage She-Hulk page by Butch Guice, a charity Dr. Doom sketch by Chris Gossett, a painted Wolverine by Mike McKone, a Wolverine commission by Marc Silvestri.
DC: Wonder Woman by Don Heck, two Firestorm pages by Pat Broderick, a Swamp Thing cover by Mike Perkins, Batman animated by Tim Levins, a Batwoman page painted by Dan Brereton, a Joker sketch by Simone Bianchi, a Sandman commission by Kelley Jones.
A beautiful Cerebus page, an illustration by Tim Sale, a Simpsons figure sketched by Groening, Elementals by Willingham, Mage by Matt Wagner.
Some more Dennis the Menace comic book stories, a 1953 Dick Tracy daily, a Broom Hilda daily strip.
Marvel: a good Daredevil page by Colan, Avengers by Ditko, a Captain Marvel page by Milgrom, Hulk, Captain America and Tarzan by Sal Buscema, X-Factor by Simonson, She-Hulk original art by John Byrne, a Fantastic Four page by Chaykin, a Dr. Strange half splash by Jim Starlin.
DC: A Batman page by Bob Brown, one by Norm Breyfogle, one by Gene Colan, Superfriends by Ramona Fradon, Hawk & Dove by Kane, Transmetropolitan by Darick Robertson.
MAD pages by Aragones and Drucker, an illustration by Peter Bagge, some top Terry strips by Caniff, a Rusty Riley Sunday, a Rip Kirby strip by Raymond.
A Druuna illustration by Serpieri, a Harley Quinn commission by Marini, Dylan Dog by Micheluzzi, a Disney illustration by Valerio Held, Can’t show you most of the pieces from a Mannelli illustrations auction, just this Dario Argento portrait.
A Spidey/Invincible bust by Ryan Ottley, a Spidey strip by Larry Lieber, a Wolverine sketch by Alan Davis, a Crow commission by James O’Barr.
A page by Alcatena, two by Mandrafina, an Andy Capp strip and a Mezieres sketch.
Wally Wood – Original Comic Art
Many japanese manga pages and illustrations, the big piece is this color Astro Boy illustration by Tezuka, and there’s also a White Lion page. A Golgo 13 illustration and many more.
The first page of the Metabarons by Jimenez, some Valerian covers, a Major Fatal page by Moebius, a Tintin illustration credited to Hergé, XIII by Vance, a Lucky Luke illustration by Morris.
A Daredevil cover by Frank Miller is the top superhero piece, a Spider-Man page by John Romita, a Lobo cover by Bisley, many Daredevil pages by Colan, two Man Without Fear pages by JRJR, Silver Surfer by John Buscema, look at this Two in One splash by Gil Kane, an X-Men page by Kirby, four Batman pages by Paul Pope, a Dr. Strange cover by Chris Bachalo.
A beautiful page by Wally Wood, an Uncle Scrooge page by Carl Barks and a cover by Don Rosa, some Robert Crumb pages, some Spirit pages, Rusty Brown by Chris Ware, many pages by Sienkiewicz, I like this Stray Toasters.
A Little Nemo page by McKay, a Prince Valiant panel by Foster, a Krazy Kat Sunday in color, a 1932 Blondie Sunday, a top Rip Kirby by Raymond, a 1949 Steve Canyon Sunday, a 1958 Pogo Sunday.
I like a lot this Gulliveriana page by Manara, a great Joker cover by Dell’Otto, a Batman DPS by Marini, a Marshal Law pinup by Kevin O’Neil and a Dredd title page by Ezquerra.
I miscalculated, the auction won’t be held next week but in two, we’re a week earlier than usual (don’t forget if you want to bid). A Batman splash by Graham Nolan, a Spider-Man cover by Pollard, a Punisher title page by Whilce Portacio, an X-Men cover by Humberto Ramos.
An Astro City cover by Alex Ross, a Hulk Vs. Spidey page by Alex Saviuk, a top Ghost Rider page by Texeira, a Losers cover by Frank Thorne, a Frankenstein sketch by Wrightson.
A well done recreation by Herb Trimpe of the first appearance page of Wolverine is getting high bids.
See you next week!!