Look at the Great New Art at Heritage and Comiclink! – #309
Original Comic Art Tips #309 – September, 01 2023
Welcome! a very long end-of-summer issue, with the new Heritage Signature Auction and an incredible Comiclink Featured auction!
Original Comic Art Auction Results
eBay: $2,3k (Best Offer) for two Purgatori pages by Steven Hughes, $1,9k for the Shade page by Chris Bachalo, $1,8k for a Black Canary pinup by Neal Adams, $1,8k for a Batman commission by Marc Silvestri, $1,7k for a Vault of Evil cover by Larry Lieber, $1,6k for the Thor/Thanos commission by Jim Starlin, $1,1k (B.O.) for a Rawhide Kid page credited to Jack Kirby.
A 1970 Nancy daily was sold for $2k (7-8 times its actual value), maybe due to the auction title that attracted views..?
Heritage Weekly Auction: almost $20k for the Two in One page by Frank Miller, $11k for the Conan title splash by Buscema, $7k for the Thor page by Starlin, $3k for the Superman page by Byrne, pretty high $2,6k for a sketch cover by Artgerm, not bad $1k for a Spidey 2099 page by Leonardi.
This Week on eBay
Punisher by Tom Lyle, a Sachs commission by George Perez, Captain America Action Figure card art by Ed McGuinness, a Doom sketch and a detailed Daredevil by Jim Lee, a high priced full Spider-Man sketch by John Romita.
The Spider-Man page by John Byrne started at $1,5k BIN and now is down to $1,1k or Best Offer, I’m surprised it’s still there.
DC: I like a lot this Wonder Woman page by Jose Delbo, a Supergirl pinup by Neal Adams, a Superman page by Frank Quitely, a Wonder Woman splash by Doug Mahnke.
A Harley page by Eduardo Risso, a Jimmy Olsen cover remake by Fred Hembeck, a Green Lantern page by Scott McDaniel.
A very rare 1991 Concrete watercolor by Paul Chadwick, a fantasy piece by Gary Frank, great art on this Golden Age Tom Mix page, a Sock Monkey page by Tony Millionaire, a Tim Truman illustration, an Elric page by Russell.
Beware, the forger has returned, this Peanuts piece may seem legit if you don’t zoom in.
Heritage Weekly Auction
A Captain Marvel page by Beck, Bull’s Eye by Kirby, He-Man by Timm.
A Juliet Jones Sunday, a 1937 Dick Tracy, a 1950 Archie Sunday, look at this Casey Ruggles daily and this Corrigan daily by Williamson.
Heritage Signature Auction part 1: covers and strips!
A Conan cover by Buscema, Hulk by Sal/Byrne, Dr. Strange by Brunner, Captain Marvel by Starlin, many Groo pieces by Aragones, Ghost Rider by Kieth, look at this Mignola/Nowlan cover, Captain America by Zeck, Marvel Vs. DC by Castellini, Avengers by Perez.
Some vintage Neal Adams covers, here’s a JLA, Sgt. Rock by Kubert, Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes, Joker by Bermejo, look at this JLA by Mahnke, five connecting Batman covers by Albuquerque, Death Metal by Simone Bianchi.
I’m not usually a fan of very early-pre Image Travis Charest, but I like this cover. Some Preacher covers by Fabry, look at this one.
Not the greatest selection ever, but there are a few great pieces, like this Flash Gordon page by Raymond and there are also some top Rip Kirbys, Rarebit Fiend by McKay (no Little Nemos after the bad recent results), not many Peanuts strips, Burma in this Terry daily, a Valiant panel by Foster, a 1921 Gasoline Alley, the best Sky Masters offered in the last 10 years, a Star Wars Sunday by Manning and the usual big batch of Garfield strips.
Comiclink Featured Auction
I arrived in time for the next CL auction… But there’s so much great comic art that I should have started last week and done a two part review. You should really go and browse the entire auction yourself.
The earlier top piece is this 1941 Captain Marvel page by C.C. Beck, then a pre-hero Marvel page by Ditko, a Namor title splash by Colan, a Namor page by Everett. The top Don Heck piece is this Avengers title splash, but I couldn’t leave off this Iron-Man page. Same with Kirby, many top pieces with a Captain America DPS, but my favorite is this Namor page. Early Sgt. Rock page by Kubert, a Spider-Man cover by Romita.
A Batman page by Neal Adams, many John Buscema pages, here’s a Fantastic Four title splash, and here’s one by Perez, many pages by Sal, here’s a classic Nova, a complete Haunted Tank story by Heath, a Thor cover by Kane, a rare Thor page by Simonson.
An X-Men page by Art Adams, but look also at this cover prelim, a nice Fantastic Four page by Byrne, a beautiful Sandman DPS by Kieth, Cloak&Dagger by Leonardi, some McLeod pages from the 1st appearance of the New Mutants, a Batman splash by Newton, Moon Knight by Sienk.
Three top Spidey trading card illustrations by Bagley, an Avengers illustration by Frenz, X-Men by Andy Kubert, X-Force by Liefeld, Thanos by Lim, Spider-Man original art by Todd McFarlane, a Witchblade page by Turner, a Batman page by Tim Sale.
Look: finally a great X-Men page by Joe Mad.
A Storm splash by Bachalo, an X-Men cover by Bradshaw, an Elektra cover by Campbell, a DPS by Greg Land, a TWD #1 page by Tony Moore, an Invincible cover by Ottley, a Batman/Superman cover by Jim Lee.
See you next week!!
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