I thought that the most interesting part of this newsletter would be the record prices at Comic Link, then I opened eBay… When was the last time you found John Byrne X-Men original art on eBay? 2005? Me too.
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Heritage Weekly Auction: $5,7k for the X-Factor page by Walt SImonson, $4,5k for a Hulk page by Sal Buscema.
$8k for a Terry daily by Caniff, $5k for a Rusty Riley Sunday.
Remember a few years ago when I insisted that you should buy Spidey pages by Saviuk when they were selling on eBay for $700? Look at this half splash sold for $2,5k.
Transmetropolitan pages by Robertson are still hot, this one went for $1,9k.
I’m waiting to see what will happen when a top Batman page by Breyfogle will come to auction, after years with zero pages for sale, now some low/mid level pieces are coming out, this one was sold for $2k.
Comiclink Featured Auction: I have a bad relationship with CL in 2023, for the second time in three months I saved the wrong ending date for an auction… and it was a great auction with many surprises in both high and low results. Well, at least I helped you save money.
The splash for Hulk #3 by Jack Kirby is one of the most valuable pieces ever offered by CL, and the $290k paid to take it home is the 4th ever price for Kirby art.
Christmas and horror are two of the main factors that grow auction prices, this $183k Vault of Horror cover by Johnny Craig makes a record for the artist. Very high jump for Rich Buckler with $83k paid for a Fantastic Four cover, a little bit of growth for Marshall Rogers, with $51k paid for a Dr. Strange cover, $36k for a Spidey page by McFarlane.
I think $26k is a record for Bissette, with a Swamp Thing DPS, $19k for a very rare Wildcats/X-Men page by Charest.