Welcome to the 65th Issue of Original Comic Art Tips! This week I’m very late due to the long hours spent at family lunches/dinners in the last few days…
Auction Results, Ebay: a few hours after I sent last week’s newsletter this Jim Lee Batman illustration went up for $5k. (I posted it on the Comic Art Tips Facebook page btw, that’s why you should like the page…) Less than 24 hours after it was gone, probably sold privately.
The Romita Sr. Punisher sketch (the only one who looked real in the lot) sold for $1,080, I hope it’s not a xerox. The Gene Colan Dracula title splash went for $1,300, the OMAC page by Jack Kirby for $1,200.
Heritage Sunday: the Art Adams Longshot page made $3,600. I’m happy to see that Adams’ early art (which I’d like to own) is still affordable compared to more recent art. A Dick Dillin JLA splash made $1,600, a Reload cover by Gulacy $3,800, Curt Swan‘s Twinkies ad $2,000 and the Superman page $1,900.
Howard Porter‘s JLA art continues it’s very recent price spike with a cover sold for $5,700. The Wolverine cover by John Romita Jr. ended at $2,800, the lack of background and the hidden face kept the price of a very nice cover a bit low. A Russ Manning Magnus page made $4k.