Original Comic Art Tips Issue #178 – Neal Adams, Jim Lee X-Men, McSpidey!
Welcome to #178 of Original Comic Art Tips! Another very long update, you’ll probably find it clipped in half, please click the link at the end to read it all..!
ebay: many pages were sold for high prices in the last week, this is only the tip of the iceberg, use this handy link to see them.
A Spawn cover by Capullo/McFarlane was sold for $17,5k, an Avengers cover by Carlos Pacheco for $3,4k, a MTU page by Jim Mooney for $3,5k, a Star Wars cover by Mike Mayhew for $3k, a beautifully drawn 1964 strip by Neal Adams for the same price. I feel a bit of envy for this Cloak & Dagger page by Rick Leonardi, sold for a $2,5k Best Offer…. The Conan pinup by John Buscema went for $2,9k, Bob McLeod confirmed on Facebook that the drawing was only partially inked and he was commissioned to finish.
The Sean Murphy commission spot is ending on Sunday, it currently has 267 watchers…
Heritage Weekly Auction: the Wolverine page by Marc Silvestri went for $3,8k, an uncredited Batman villains illustration from a children’s book went for $2,8k, the Wonder Woman DPS by Gary Frank for $1,9k, the Rex Maxon illustration for $1,6k.
Catawiki: the Spider-Man cover by Mike Deodato went for €4k, the Thing cover was a good catch at €600, the Punisher cover by Tim Bradstreet for €550, the Frank Miller sketch for €450. The Druuna illustration by Serpieri for €3,1k, the Crepax illustration for €1k.
Hake’s Auction: the early Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse daily probably makes a record at $61k, the Superman cover by Curt Swan went for $49k, the Mickey Mouse strip by Earl Duvall for $36k, the EC cover by Johnny Craig for $27k.
All of Rube Goldberg machines went for high prices the top one for $15k, the Prince Valiant panel was affordable at $2,3k, the very early Dick Tracy daily for $5,5k, still, a big margin for growth is left. The Batman page by Dick Giordano went for $8k, the Batman page by Mike Mignola went for $7k, it will soon reach $10k… the Hellboy page was sold for $5k.
Drag Cartoons original art: the Lovelife page by Alex Toth went for its market price at $1,5k, the others a bit higher than expected at $1,3k, $1,1k. The “Battman” story by Pete Millar went for $1,4k, the nice story by Russ Manning for only $800. A story by Gilbert Shelton for $2,8k.
This week on eBay
Marvel: Star Wars by Carmine Infantino, a nice Peter Parker page by John Byrne, a Star Brand page by John Romita Jr. and many $300 Romita sketches from this seller, I like this Daredevil, this Wolverine and this different Daredevil from another seller.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Many great strips: a first-year Li’l Abner, a 1956 Flash Gordon by Dan Barry, a time travel Alley Oop, a Buster Brown panel by Outcault. A Sunday by Harold Knerr, a B.C. Sunday, several Archie Sunday strips by Montana.
Comic link Focused Auction
Comiclink’s auctions are growing in quality every month, this time we have all top pieces, without the cheap pages/commissions/sketch section, all art is worth seeing. Let’s start from the best of the best, some of these have also a reserve price…
The cover to Amazing Spidey #91, by John Romita, a Captain Atom cover by Steve Ditko, a Conan cover by BWS, a Conan painting by Frank Frazetta, an X-Men title splash by John Byrne, a Wolverine half splash by Jim Lee, a Spidey splash by Todd McFarlane, an MCP cover by Sam Kieth and a Carnage cover by Mark Bagley.
Artists with multiple great listings (I tried to select the best one): a Thor splash by Jack Kirby, a Thor page by John Buscema, a Captain America splash by Sal Buscema, X-Men by Art Adams, a Wolverine cover by J. Scott Campbell, an Elektra cover by Mike Deodato and a Lone Wolf illustration by Kojima.
A title illustration by Hugo Pratt.
See you next week!!