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Lee B.

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  1. One more update from yesterday's Heritage session: Mike Mignola, Batman #428 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/mike-mignola-batman-428-cover-original-art-dc-1989-/a/7274-91073.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/batman-428-cover This cover, plus another cover, plus 132 interior pages, sold for $4,400 in 1992. Cheers, Lee
  2. Tomorrow is the start of yet another huge Heritage Signature auction. Longtime collectors might recognize a few pieces, as they were offered for sale previously, before they went to Heritage: Dale Keown, She-Hulk #13 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/dale-keown-and-ernie-colon-the-sensational-she-hulk-13-cover-original-art-cover-marvel-1990-/a/7274-93065.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/she-hulk-13-cover Jack Kirby, Fantastic Four #63, page 12 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/jack-kirby-and-joe-sinnott-fantastic-four-63-story-page-12-original-art-marvel-1967-/a/7274-93085.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/fantastic-four-63-page-12 John Romita, Jr., Iron Man #126, page 31 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/john-romita-jr-and-bob-layton-iron-man-126-splash-page-17-original-art-marvel-1979-/a/7274-93125.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/iron-man-126-page-31 Jim Starlin, Power Man #45 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/jim-starlin-power-man-45-cover-original-art-marvel-1977-/a/7274-93159.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/power-man-45-cover Cheers, Lee
  3. Regarding what McFarlane was making from his art sales at the time, I don't have his "adjective-less" Spider-Man title art prices, but an art collector kindly shared this list with me, which shows prices up through ASM #325.
  4. You're welcome Reggie! And it's definitely OK to share the CBG ad. Please feel free to plug www.comicartads.com whenever you want to as well. Always nice to see folks enjoying the website!
  5. Great analysis! I communicated with Jim Salicrup, who hosted me as an intern in the Spider-Man office at Marvel in early 1990. Jim told me that they "hardly sold any", and that he wished he had all those pages stacked up in the back of his closet. I don't know what eventually happened to them. Cheers, Lee
  6. Hi Reggie and all! I thought you might enjoy an advertisement I found, from the December 19, 1975 issue of The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom. First, a little background: I obsessively collect images of old comic art for-sale ads for a searchable online database I created called ComicArtAds. You can search original art ads by comic artist and comic title. Right now the database includes about 40 results is you search Ross Andru. In the course of my searching for old art ads in The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom, I came across the ad below. I have seen a lot, but this ad really caused some angst for me. My first comic book ever was Amazing Spider-Man #140, and to see so many pages from that book and others for sale for $35/each made me sad. But it also made me hopeful that those pages are probably out in the wild somewhere, waiting for me to find them. Enjoy, and take care! Best regards, Lee
  7. This cover was going for $550 back in 1997: http://www.comicartads.com/content/king-conan-1-cover Maybe add two zeros to that price today? I can't guess art prices anymore for the life of me, but $55K seems kind of reasonable. Then again, it's a "first issue", so maybe double it to $110K.
  8. The April Heritage Signature auction certainly is a big one art-wise, and some of the pieces have been offered in comic art catalogs and/or in Comic Buyer's Guide ads over the past decades: John Buscema, King Conan #1 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/john-buscema-and-ernie-chan-king-conan-1-cover-original-art-marvel-1980-/a/7270-91010.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/king-conan-1-cover Gene Colan, Captain America #134, page 1 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/gene-colan-and--ayers-captain-america-134-splash-page-1-falcon-original-art-marvel-1971-/a/7270-94054.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/captain-america-134-page-1 Johnny Craig, Crime Patrol #13 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/johnny-craig-crime-patrol-13-cover-original-art-ec-1949-/a/7270-94057.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/crime-patrol-13-cover Jack Kirby, Demon #9, page 5 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/jack-kirby-and-mike-royer-demon-9-story-page-5-original-art-dc-1973-/a/7270-94111.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/demon-9-page-5 Marie Severin, Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #17 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/marie-severin-and-john-verpoorten-attributed-nick-fury-agent-of-shield-17-cover-original-art-and-cover-p-total-2/a/7270-94173.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/nick-fury-agent-shield-17-cover (This is an interesting one if you look at the cover offered for sale in 1996 as opposed to the Heritage cover.) Jim Starlin, Marvel Fanfare #21, page 12 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/jim-starlin-and-al-milgrom-marvel-fanfare-21-story-page-12-original-art-marvel-1985-/a/7270-94191.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/marvel-fanfare-21-page-12 Ron Wilson, Captain Marvel #35 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/ron-wilson-and-frank-giacoia-captain-marvel-35-cover-original-art-marvel-1974-/a/7270-94198.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/captain-marvel-35-cover John Buscema, Sub-Mariner #7, page 7 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/john-buscema-and-dan-adkins-sub-mariner-7-story-page-7-original-art-marvel-1968-/a/7270-97096.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/sub-mariner-7-page-7 Cheers, Lee
  9. And was splitting it up for sale in The Comic Buyer's Guide as of 1998.
  10. Wow, good eye! I would have never spotted that. Super-subtle on Dave's part!
  11. I think your post is fine in this thread. It just seems like pricing common sense is sometimes absent with comic art these days, whereas almost 30 years ago, you reduced your price if your art wasn't selling at the initial price.
  12. This is how it worked in the 1990s: A Kirby panel page doesn't sell for $175 in May 1994? It gets re-advertised by the same dealer for $160 in September 1994.
  13. The title says it all, I have a Kurt Schaffenberger/Dave Hunt Superboy title splash (with Superboy in action) from 1981 ending Tuesday evening on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/115043550423?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e12000.m43.l6300&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=ed74ab48a3f5453e9ffe33671d494bbe&bu=43191019603&exe=0&ext=0&osub=-1~1&crd=20211012174902&segname=12000&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cnqt%3Dnqt%2Cnqc%3Dnqc%2Cmdbreftime%3Dmdbreftime%2Ces%3Des%2Cec%3Dec%2Cexe%3Dexe%2Cext%3Dext%2Cexe%3Dexe%2Cext%3Dext%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid High bid is pretty low right now, so thanks in advance for any interest! Cheers, Lee
  14. Back in the 1990s, art drops were announced in the pages of the Comic Buyer's Guide, like this 1993 offering of Sam Keith and Brian Bolland art by Scott Dunbier. If you want to see more old art ads, I have added quite a few 1990s ads for Jack Kirby Fantastic Four art to my ComicArtAds website. Cheers, Lee
  15. Hi all! I have placed a few Kurt Schaffenberger Superboy pages, including a title splash, in my For Sale gallery on CAF: https://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=151037 Please let me know if you have any interest! Thanks, Lee
  16. The September 2021 Heritage Signature Auction features a few pieces that have been offered in comic art catalogs or Comic Buyer's Guide advertisements over the years, including the following: Johnny Craig Crime SuspenStories #6 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/johnny-craig-crime-suspenstories-6-cover-original-art-ec-1951-/a/7246-95028.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/crime-suspenstories-6-cover Gil Kane Atom #11, page 1 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/gil-kane-and-sid-greene-the-atom-11-splash-page-original-art-dc-1964-/a/7246-95056.s?ic4=ListView-Thumbnail-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/atom-11-page-1 George Perez Wonder Woman #32 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/george-perez-wonder-woman-32-cover-original-art-dc-1989-/a/7246-95096.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/wonder-woman-32-cover Adam Hughes Justice League America #42 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/adam-hughes-justice-league-america-42-cover-original-art-dc-1990-/a/7246-97218.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/justice-league-america-42-cover Steve Lightle Classic X-Men #41 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/steve-lightle-classic-x-men-41-cover-original-art-marvel-1989-/a/7246-97289.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/classic-x-men-41-cover Al Plastino Action Comics #294, page 1 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/al-plastino-action-comics-294-splash-page-1-original-art-dc-1962-/a/7246-97342.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/action-comics-294-page-1 Cheers, Lee
  17. Hi all! I just listed an auction on eBay for a lot of 41 original art catalogs. The lot includes the following: Camelot's Graphic Gallery (Fall 1978) Robert Lewis catalog (date unknown) TRH Gallery catalog (1996) Richard Halegua's Fantastic Things #1 (November 1985) Comic Art & Graffix Gallery Original Art #7 (May 1992) Howard Lowery auction catalog (October 1998) Russ Cochran Comic Art Auction #50 catalog (December 1996) Philip Weiss Auctions catalog (March 1992) 14 ArtMan catalogs (1984-1989) Bruce Bergstrom catalog (date unknown) The Cartoon Museum catalog (1987) Steve Lipsky catalog (1998) San Mateo (Donnellys) catalog (date unknown) 2 Hugo's Collectibles catalogs (1994, 1998) 13 Collector's Showcase auction catalogs (1978-1981) You can check out the auction here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/114959115403 Thanks, Lee
  18. Very interesting write-up Race, nice work! This sort of thing takes time, so I would not begrudge you asking for donations or setting up a Patreon account (or something) where donors get access to a "deluxe" report that includes some of the analytics Nico wants, Taylor's chat highlights, and/or the images Legion requested. I would be into it!
  19. Speaking of Los Bros, I have been posting several cool Herb Trimpe covers from their 1987 art catalog at ComicArtAds. They sure had a lot of amazing Trimpe art back in 1987. I bet Herb got a nice price for parting with so many great pieces.
  20. Several original art lots in the June 2021 Heritage Signature auction have been previously offered for sale over the past few decades. Check out some of these pieces, and their asking prices...before they went to Heritage: Barry Smith Conan #2 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/barry-smith-conan-the-barbarian-2-cover-original-art-marvel-1970-/a/7244-91044.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/conan-2-cover Gil Kane Green Lantern #11, page 9 (prices are pretty close at this point!) https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/gil-kane-and-joe-giella-green-lantern-11-story-page-9-original-art-dc-1962-/a/7244-95257.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/green-lantern-11-page-9 Gil Kane The Atom #26, page 1 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/gil-kane-and-sid-greene-the-atom-26-splash-page-1-original-art-dc-1966-/a/7244-92088.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/atom-26-page-1 John Romita Sr. Captain America #148 cover https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/john-romita-sr-captain-america-148-cover-red-skull-original-art-marvel-1972-/a/7244-91040.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/captain-america-148-cover Johnny Craig Gunfighter #6 cover (prices are also pretty close at this point!) https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/johnny-craig-gunfighter-6-cover-original-art-ec-publ-1948-/a/7244-92046.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/gunfighter-6-cover Pat Broderick Captain Marvel #58, page 1 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/pat-broderick-and-bob-mcleod-captain-marvel-58-splash-page-1-marvel-1978-/a/7244-95062.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/captain-marvel-58-page-1 Werner Roth X-Men #21, page 5 https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/werner-roth-as-jay-gavin-and--ayers-x-men-21-story-page-5-original-art-marvel-1966-/a/7244-95356.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 http://www.comicartads.com/content/x-men-21-page-5 And there will be a couple more to come, so stay tuned!
  21. Um...no. I think it is best to focus on original artwork here. But thanks for your interest!
  22. Thanks for the recent examples @Kohei, @lobrac, and @cloud cloddie! Letting new (and veteran) art collectors know that pages popping up for sale are being listed at prices 2X (or way more) than quite recent purchase prices is a great educational service and makes this hobby stronger.
  23. Cory sent three different new Marvel Masterworks copies when I scanned three sets of complete interiors I owned and sent them to him a couple of years ago. Cory also thanked me in the books. It worked for me.
  24. You are following Al Gofa art sales?!? I am impressed.