eBay for many (not for me), is the home of lower quality original comic art. In the last three months, while searching for new pieces to publish in the Original Comic Art Tips newsletter, I found many top-quality pages, sold for prices not common on eBay. So, a year after I published the last eBay original comic art report, we have this new article commenting on the top prices reached lately.
It’s also a year after the start of the pandemic, and during 2020 there were many auctions for charity purposes, so I decided to divide the “regular” auctions from the charity ones and do a second chart.
Since December 21 we assisted to the last auction from Mike Mignola, who auctioned 4 sketches (often more than sketches) a week from April to December – the latest installment of Jim Lee’s 60 sketches in 60 days, and the start of the weekly Hero Initiative dual charity sketches.
Ebay Original Comic Art Top Ten: Highest Prices
Gene Colan: Captain America #120 Original Cover Art – Sold for $25,000
Not the perfect Captain America cover, but a piece like this usually lands on specialized auction houses. A very high price for eBay’s standards, drawn by the classic team of Colan/Sinnott and published at the end of the ’60s, the best decade for Marvel Comics. Sold on Heritage in May 2017 for almost $23k, take away eBay’s 10% cut and the price remained the same after 4 years, centuries for original art prices. The cover to #123 (a more desirable piece) was sold on HA in September 2020 for $31k.(altro…)