Original Comic Art Tips #303 – July, 21 2023
Welcome! A regular week, with a summer pause from big auctions, but there are still some great pieces to see (and maybe less bids…).
eBay: low $5,5k for the X-Men page by Joe Madureira, $4,3k for the Superpowers page by Jack Kirby, $3,5k for the Teen Titans page by Neal Adams, $3k for a Spider-Man sketchagraph by John Romita, doubling the already high prices for similar cards, $2,5 was not bad for the ROM page by Ditko, while the Ditko letter went for more than $1k.
$1,2k for this very nice Spirit cover prelim by Eisner, $1,4k for a JLA page by Dillin, $1,2k for a nice 1937 Alley Oop strip, $1k for the Batman sketch cover by Jason Fabok, $1,8k (Best Offer) for a page from The Boys by Darick Robertson, $1,2k (B.O.) for a Hellboy bust by Mignola.
Heritage Weekly Auction: $10k for the Black Widow portfolio illustration by Paul Gulacy, $4k for a Shang-Chi page, $3,5k for a Hulk page by Trimpe and for the DC pages by Aragones, very high $1k for a Bringing Up Father daily.
Catawiki: €600 for a Blueberry sketch by Giraud, €750 for a Valentina illustration by Andrea Serio, €600 for the cover sketch by Dany, €550 for a Ranxerox sketch by Liberatore, €350 for the signed Asterix book, €300 for the X-men page by Greg Land, €250 for the Swamp Thing page by Breccia and for the Spider-Man 2099 commission by Rick Leonardi.
$16k for the Peanuts daily at Revere Auctions.
Gary Frank – Harley Quinn Original Cover Art
Marvel: the most watched item of the week is this J. Jonah Jameson page by Springer inked by John Romita, a Spidey sketch by Stan Lee, a Fantastic Four page by Tom Grummett, a page advertised as the first appearance of Mayday Parker by Ron Frenz, an X-Factor page and a Dr. Strange page by Butch Guice, an X-23 cover by Ryan Sook.
Aa Beta Ray Bill prelim by Simonson, a Captain America page by Pacheco, a Fantastic Four page by Wieringo, I like this page by Lan Medina, the painted Spidey sketch cover by Dell’Otto is ending tomorrow, a Black Cat pinup by Benes, a Thor page by Buscema for sale again with a cheaper price.
DC: some Firestorm pages by Tuska, a Harley cover by Gary Frank, a Superman page by Bryan Hitch, a Batman commission by Jason Fabok, a Bruce Wayne page by Matt Wagner, Vampires by Tom Sutton.
Another vintage SCUD page by Rob Schrab, an illustration by Gary Frank, look at this Elric page by P. Craig Russell, a Tarzan illustration by Matt Wagner, a B.C. daily, a Ric O’Shay Sunday, some more Jeff MacNelly cartoons, a high priced Cul De Sac Sunday.
Marvel: a ROM page by Sal Buscema, Thor by Frenz, Godzilla by Trimpe, a Venom cover by Kyle Hotz, Spidey/Deadpool by McGuinness, a painted Spidey page by Rivera, a top Spidey page by JRJR.
DC: top piece of the week WAS the cover to Marvel Vs. DC #3 by Claudio Castellini, but it was taken down yesterday… House of Mystery by Aragones, a 2002 Batman commission by Bisley.
A Wildcats page by Jim Lee, a painted Charlton cover by Pat Boyette, look at the great art on this Golden Age crime story.
A Christmas 1939 Terry daily by Caniff, a Don Flowers panel, a beautiful Pogo Sunday, a Rip Kirby strip by Raymond.
A Cocco Bill page by Jacovitti, an early page and a Captain America Vs. Spider-Man sketch by Gabriele Dell’Otto, a Disney page by Celoni, a Silver Surfer Vs. Galactus illustration by Comolo, a Ranxerox sketched book by Liberatore, Air Mail by Micheluzzi, nice Dylan Dog pages by Nicola Mari one and two.
A Phoenix sketch by Arthur Adams, a 1985 Peter Bagge page, a Galactus commission by Gerald Parel, three Modesty Blaise strips by Colvin and a very nice one by Romero, one and two Andy Capp strips.
A different auction from Hake’s, with many superhero pages and a few vintage strips.
Top piece is this page from Star Wars #1 by Chaykin, then a Green Lantern page by Neal Adams, a cover by Garcia Lopez.
A Spidey story by Ross Andru, a Hawkman splash by Murphy Anderson, some Curt Swan pages, the Blaze trading card by the Hildebrandt Bros, a Batman page by Camuncoli/Jim Lee, a JLA cover by Bagley.
A 1951 Dennis the Menace panel, a 1959 Dick Tracy Sunday. Look: a Bart Simpson sketch card by Groening is going really high, original color guides for a Ditko Spidey story and for a JRJR X-Men cover.
See you next week!!
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