Many New Auctions and Original Comic Strips! #317
Original Comic Art Tips #317 – October, 28 2023
Welcome! Five different Heritage auctions, this week…
Original Comic Art Auction Results
eBay: the top two prices are for two items I personally would never spend so much money on… $5,5k (Best Offer) for a Fantastic Four #1 cover recreation by Dick Ayers, $4,2k (B.O.) for a Captain America commission by Steranko.
Then $2k for the Daredevil page by Bob Brown, $2,1k for a Omaha page by Waller, $1,6k for a Captain Marvel page by Marc Silvestri, a second page for $950, $1,5k for a cover by Ron Lim, $1,5k for the Joker commission by Tim Sale.
I Can’t find the B.O. price for this Dike Ruan Spidey 2099 cover, it started from $2,7k.
$1,3k for the Chun Li commission by Artgerm, $1,3 for a zombie sketch by Wrightson, sold less than a month ago for $850, $1,2k seems a good deal for this Spidey page by Trimpe, $1k (B.O.) for a color Deadman commission by Neal Adams, low $800 (B.O.) for an Avengers cover by Paul Renaud.
Heritage Weekly Auction: $8,5k for the Doonesbury daily, it could be the record price, at least for pieces sold on HA. $5k for a Batmobile toy card art by Infantino, $5k for the Death Dealer splash by Liam Sharp, $2k for the Conan page by Buscema, really high $1,6k for a 1976 Nancy Sunday strip, another high $900 for a regular 1995 Garfield daily, in preparation for the new Garfield auction. Low $650 for a Jungle Girl sketch by Cho, low $500 for a Dennis the Menace Sunday from 1978. (I don’t remember who was the ghost artist in those years).
Comiclink Auctions: So the “premium session” has ended with no premium prices. The top one was this Silver Surfer cover by Felipe Massafera, sold for almost $9k, almost $8k for a Hulk cover quality commission by Greg Hildebrandt, $7k for a Thor cover by Ron Frenz, $4k and $3k for two trading cards by Simone Bianchi, very high $3,5k for a Supergirl splash by Ian Churchill.
$2k for the early Mage page by Wagner, $2k for a Micronauts cover by J.K. Woodward.
As you can guess most of the prices were very low, like $1,2k for Werewolf poster art by Neal Adams, $1k for a Batman page by Newton, $900 for a Demon page by Byrne, $900 for an Aquaman splash by Heck, $900 for a Captain Marvel cover by Amanda Conner, $800 for a Backlash/Spider-Man page by Brett Booth, $300 for a Wolvie/Cable page by McGuinness, $300 for a Spider-Girl page by Frenz/Buscema.
Sad story: I wanted to bid on this Silver Surfer page by Rick Leonardi but I thought “it will go higher than I’d like to pay, why should I bid?”, instead it went for $650.
This Week on eBay
Marvel: an Avengers Vs. X-Men page by Marc Silvestri, Guardians by Kevin West, a GenX splash by Mark Buckingham, Iron-Man painted trading card art by Simone Bianchi.
An Elektra commission by Craig Hamilton, a Wolverine sketch cover by Dike Ruan, Fantastic Four by Immonen.
DC: I like this Superman page by Steve Epting, JLI by Bart Sears, an Aquaman DPS by Jim Calafiore, a Flash page by Greg LaRocque, a Superman page and a Flash commission by VanSciver, a Superman page by Rick Leonardi, a detailed JLA prelim by Simone Bianchi, a remarked Harley print by Frank Cho.
A Lord of the Rings illustration by Gary Frank, Sheena cover prelim by Celina, an Aurora model box painting by Cockrum, an Elric page by P. Craig Russell, a Red Sonja cover by Mandrake.
A Juliet Jones daily, a Wizard of ID Sunday.
Heritage Weekly Auction
A full page and a strip by Manara, a detailed Ranxerox sketch by Liberatore, a woman sketch and a Batman sketch by Frezzato, a Diabolik cover by Zaniboni, a Zagor cover by Ferri, a very nice, no reserve Disney page by Cavazzano.
I can’t tell if this Flash sketch by Gabriele Dell’Otto is original or a print.
Look: a pencil owned by Albert Uderzo.
Heritage Signature Auction part 1 – Comic Strips
A 1923 Gasoline Alley Sunday, Rarebit Fiend by McKay, a detailed Puck page by Opper, a Little Jimmy Sunday by Swinnerton, a Buster Brown Sunday, Family Upstairs with KK by Herriman, a Winnie Winkle Sunday, I just discovered Arthur Sinnott, look at this 1912 Sunday.
A top Bringing Up Father Sunday, a 1932 Mickey Mouse illustration, a Sunday by Knerr, Tarzan by Foster.
I’ve never been a Willard Mullin fan, until I saw this page today. Nice art on this Apple Mary Sunday.
A very early Rip Kirby, a top Hagar Sunday, a Rowland Wilson Playboy panel, a Star Wars Sunday by Manning, look at the same background hand drawn for 8 panels in this Doonesbury Sunday, The usual big lot of Garfield strips.
Heritage Garfield Auction
Holiday themed strips always go for 3/4 times the price of regular strips, so it was about time to do a holiday strips auction.
Not all are related to a festivity, like this funny early daily, then Garfield is wrapping presents, decorates a tree, waiting for Santa… There are a big pile of Sunday strips like this 12-25 one, and this 10-30 one, many full weeks and some illustrations.
Heritage Hanna-Barbera Animation Auction
A few comic art pieces in this auction, there are a Flintstones illustration a 1962 Sunday strip, a 1971 Sunday strip, a daily is going up, a big set of animation designs by Doug Wildey, a Yogi Bear Sunday.
Heritage Charity Auction
A few nice pieces. A Batman illustration by Cliff Chiang, a Hulk Vs. Wolverine commission by Hardman, this Power Rangers cover by John Heebink is going really high, I don’t think I’m ready for Power Rangers nostalgia collectors…
A Snow White commission by Adam Hughes, a Superman page by Jurgens/Sienkiewicz and a painted Superman pinup by Sienk, a Star Wars cover by Aaron Kuder, a top Hellboy cover by Mignola, a Green Lantern cover by Nowlan, a Punisher cover by Shalvey.
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