🔍👉Original Comic Art Tips #82 – Ditko, Romita Jr, Jim Lee and More!
Here we are with #82 of Original Comic Art Tips, with a very long eBay section, part 2 of the Heritage Signature Auction and another ComicLink auction!
Edit: if you came here searching for Jim Lee Original Comic Art there are a series of articles on the website about prices for his 60 charity illustrations.
Original Comic Art Auction Results
eBay: the Marvels page by Alex Ross went for $4,200, the Swamp Thing by Steve Bissette for $2,000, a Defenders page by Giffen for $1,300. $6,400 wasn’t enough to reach the reserve price on the Hulk pinup by Jim Starlin, while the early Coyote splash by Todd McFarlane still made $850.
The Daredevil page by Romita Jr. was finally sold with a BIN of $2,400, this Sin City splash by Frank Miller was sold for an undisclosed offer. I don’t know why, but I became aware of this Kingdom Come page by Alex Ross only after it was sold for $3,500…
Heritage Sunday: the Nightcrawler page by Ross Andru went for $3,800, the Spider-Man page by Ed Hannigan for $1,400, the Excalibur by Alan Davis for $1,900, the Avengers page by George Perez for $1,500 both the Ron Wilson Thing splash and the Buscema Conan page were sold for $1,300.
Russ Cochran: yesterday was the day of the monthly comic art auction, a Jack Davis Tales From the Crypt cover was sold for $40k.
Don’t forget Artcurial’s auction, ending this Saturday!
This week on eBay
We need to start with Marvel Comics again this week, I have to show you the cover art to Incredible Hulk #232 by Dan Adkins, it’s already at $9k with two days to go.
3 Speedball pages by his co-creator Steve Ditko, prices are pretty low at this moment (one, two, three). A Spectacular Spider-Man page by Sal Buscema, they’re getting rare to find. Hulk by Buscema/Stone and Hulk Vs. Thor by Buscema/Mesina, A nice Fantastic Four page by Kupperberg/Giacoia, Iron-Man by Trimpe, Claw by Ernie Chan, Cap Vs. Modok by Paul Neary and a J.J.J. page from Amazing Spider-Man #117 by John Romita.
Modern original art: big lot of John Romita Jr. Avengers splashes, some are affordable with low starting prices ($850, $900, $1,250), better pieces start from $2,000, $2,500 and look at this great splash with a $3,500 starting price.
Very nice Wolverine cover by Risso, Storm splash by Angel Medina, an Avengers page by George Perez, cheap Avengers by Ed McGuinness, Punisher commission by Joe Jusko, Emma Frost by David Finch and a Nightcrawler sketch by Marc Silvestri.
DC: a Von Eeden/Garcia Lopez Batman title splash, Batman by Jim Aparo, Batman commission by Larry Stroman, World’s Finest and JLA by Dick Dillin, Superman by John Byrne and Gil Kane, Wonder Woman by Sienkiewicz and a splash by Don Heck that went unsold some months ago (now there’s a bid).
A Preacher page ending today, a Tony Moore Rick Grimes bust drawn in 2004, a 100 Bullets page, a Pat Boyette illustration, a Groo illustration and two strips: nice Terry daily by George Wunder and an Al Williamson Corrigan daily.
Heritage Sunday Auction
A page from Superman/Spider-Man by Ross Andru is the big piece of the week, there’s also a Green Goblin page. Spider-Man again, look at this Venom half splash by Tom Lyle, Spidey and Black Cat by Jim Mooney, Spidey Vs. Joe Fixit original art by Jeff Purves.
An Excalibur page by Alan Davis, Avengers by George Perez, a very nice Conan page by John Buscema and an unfinished Punisher splash, a Conan page credited to Stefano Raffaele but probably drawn by Claudio Castellini.
Heritage Signature Comic Art Auction 2 of 3
Here we are with part 2, you can read the first in last week’s newsletter.
DC: a World’s Finest cover by Curt Swan, great super villains cover by Dick Giordano, a Wonder Woman cover by David Finch and a page by Don Heck, Superman and Spider-Man origins by Frank Miller and 3 Watchmen pages.
Marvel: a Dale Keown Incredible Hulk cover, a Spider-Man/Mysterio splash by Erik Larsen and a Spider-Man/Hulk page. A Daredevil fight page by Frank Miller, a page from X-Men #100 and a Dr.Doom Vs. Red Skull cover by Dave Cockrum, the title splash to Avengers #13 by Don Heck.
Many pieces by Frank Frazetta, including this painting that will set another record, a Cerebus page from #25 and some strips: great Popeye daily by Segar, a 1921 Gasoline Alley daily with the full cast and some early Krazy Kat Sunday pages.
Comic link Focused Auction
It’s time again for the monthly ComicLink Comic Art auction, these are the highlights, go look for the hundreds of nice pieces that will go for very low prices..!
Marvel: Many Chris Bachalo pages, like this Uncanny X-Men one, the Vision‘s origins by George Tuska, Fantastic Four by John Buscema, Shang-Chi original art by Mike Zeck, Incredible Hulk by Dale Keown.
A Soul Saga DPS by Stephen Platt and we’re done.
See you next week!!!