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Original Comic Art Tips
Welcome to #235 of Original Comic Art Tips! A small design tweak, I was tired of the orange titles, so I switched to an all-blue, hope you like it.
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: the Fantastic Four page by Jack Kirby was sold for $15k, let’s see if this will remain the highest price for 2022. The other F4 page went for $8k.
A Kingdom Come page by Alex Ross went for $5k, a Fantastic Four page by John Buscema for $1,5k, an Avengers page by Jim Valentino for $1,5k, a Red Sonja cover by Celina for $2k. I don’t know why three prints by J. Scott Campbell were sold for $1,7k. The Batman/Catwoman page by Gary Frank was a good buy at $700.
Best Offers: good news! after more than six months since I last was able to see real Best Offers, Anthony (thanks!) sent me a link to a web tool I hadn’t found myself. So I can finally tell you that this Champions wraparound cover by Tony Daniel was sold for a $4k B.O., This Silver Surfer page by John Buscema for $2,6k, the Superman-proposing-Wonder-Woman commission by Adam Hughes for $1,9k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: the Black Spidey page by Al Milgrom went for $7,2k, a Shadow page by Chaykin for $3,6k, a Silver Surfer page by Duncan Rouleau for a pretty high $2,6k, Sgt. Fury by Ayers for $2,6k, the Spidey page by Bagley for the same price.
Catawiki: the cover by Hermann went for €4k, the page for €3k, the page by Manara for €3,2k, the cover by Cavazzano for €700, the pinup by Liberatore for €750, the page by Scarpa for €600.
Nate Sanders Prince Valiant auction: a $150k sale for the J.C. Murphy Estate, the highest price was $4,3 paid for the cover piece strip with matching Hal Foster layout, the highest price for a Murphy strip without Foster layout was almost $4k, Foster layouts without finished strips all went for around $1k, with the highest at $1,2k.
A March 1921 Gasoline Alley daily (without Skeezix) went for a very high $2,4k at Russ Cochran auctions.

This week on eBay
J. Scott Campbell - Catwoman Original Cover Art
J. Scott Campbell - Catwoman Original Cover Art
DC: a beautiful Catwoman cover (no Reserve) by J. Scott Campbell is the best piece of the week, a double splash by Gary Frank, Lobo by Kyle Hotz, a Superman wedding by Irv Novick.
Marvel: a Black Suit Spidey page by Sal Buscema, Ultimate Spidey by Bagley, a Peter Parker page by Mike Wieringo, a Spidey Sunday strip by Alex Saviuk, Spider-Girl by Ron Frenz.
A 1973 practice Fantastic Four splash by George Perez, a Morbius splash by Ron Wagner, a Moon Knight page by Ron Garney, after years on eBay this Alpha Flight page by John Byrne finally has a bid.
An Avengers page by Norm Breyfogle, a Skaar splash by Ron Lim, Sachs & Violens by George Perez. Wrongly credited to Darick Robertson, two Wizard How to Draw Wolverine pages by a young Leinil Yu (one, two).
A Ring page by Gil Kane, a nice sketch by Sergio Aragones, Red Sonja by Celina, a Johnny Hazard Sunday, a model sheet by Jeff Smith for charity.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Al Milgrom - Spider-Man Original Comic Art
Al Milgrom - Spider-Man Original Comic Art
Marvel: Sgt. Fury art by Dick Ayers, Conan and naked girl pages by John Buscema, Spider-Man by Sal, Frankenstein by Mayerik, a Spider-Man page and a Hawkeye splash by Al Milgrom, Star Wars by Bob McLeod.
A Wonder Woman page by David Finch. Ghita by Frank Thorne, a Tarzan sketch by Neal Adams.
A big lot of nice Lee Elias Black Cat pages, here’s a pinup.
Strips: many more Terry dailies by Caniff, a Garfield, a Rusty Riley, a Cisco Kid by Salinas. A Flintstones and a Hi and Lois Sunday.
Catawiki Auctions
Simone Bianchi - Silver Surfer Original Comic Art
Simone Bianchi - Silver Surfer Original Comic Art
A Conan page by John Buscema, an Avengers page by Mike Allred, a 100 Bullets page, a Walking Dead page, Inhumans by Mark Bagley, Superman and Batman pages by Gary Frank.
Look at this Silver Surfer cover prelim by Simone Bianchi, a Black Costume Spidey page by Gabriele Dell'Otto.
A Page by Pazienza, a cover by Mattioli, a Ranxerox portrait by Liberatore, a page from Lo Sconosciuto and a Liu Kao pinup by Magnus, a 1958 Cocco Bill page by Jacovitti.
A Tex illustration by Aldo Capitanio, a page by Ticci, a portrait of Tenco by Manara, great page by Micheluzzi, Donald Duck by Scarpa, a pinup by Juillard.
Heritage Signature Auction part 3: interior art
Jim Lee - X-Men Original Comic Art
Jim Lee - X-Men Original Comic Art
Many artists with multiple top pages, like Jack Kirby with a Captain America splash, John Buscema, here’s an Avengers splash, John Byrne, an X-Men page, Jim Lee with a Wolverine action page, Frank Miller‘s Daredevil, Barry Smith’s Conan art, Wally Wood, George Perez.
Then the historic pages: the first appearance of Kingpin by Romita, the first appearance of Iron-Man by Don Heck, Bane breaking Batman’s back by Aparo, Superman’s funeral by Bogdanove.
Rare pages: a Batman splash by Walt Simonson, a Sandman page by Mike Dringenberg, a Batman splash by Norm Breyfogle, a Daredevil page by JRJR.
A top Spidey page by Gil Kane, a Black costume title splash by Ron Frenz, Spidey Vs. Venom by Erik Larsen, X-Men by Andy Kubert, New Mutants by Sienk, a Superman style guide by Garcia Lopez and a Batman commission by Darwyn Cooke.
Comic link Focused Auction part 1
A Jean Grey cover by J. Scott Campbell, a Punisher cover by Tim Bradstreet, a Marvels cover prelim by Alex Ross.
Kirby: another big batch of animation proposals, I like this big head and the Cassette Man!
A ‘90s Thor/Cap page by Mike Deodato, Spider-Man 2099 original art by Rick Leonardi, Deadpool #1 by Ian Churchill, a Camelot 3000 pinup by Brian Bolland.
A Batman illustration by Bill Sienkiewicz, Medusa by Joe Mad, a Spidey page by Ryan Ottley, Batman by Finch, Fantastic Four by Jim Cheung, very nice Nightwing splash by Brett Booth.
Remember last month’s $1k commissions drawn by Art Adams? this Storm is already at $2,2k…
See you next week!!
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