Tuesday, May 31, 2016

UPDATE: Heritage May 2016 Auction + Tintin (again)

Tintin did it again, with a set of pages going for $1.2 million total at a Paris auction. Yep, that is a big sale and ranks at #2 for foreign panel pages.

And now that terrific Heritage auction. The big item of the auction was from the Frazetta painting list:

      3. $454,100: "The Norseman" (1972 - Flashing Swords #1 book cover)

Next are a pair of classic Gil Kane covers and an unused Kirby cover:

      18. $155,350: Amazing Spider-Man #151 (Gil Kane, John Romita Sr.)
      18. $155,350: X-Men #95 (Gil Kane, Dave Cockrum)
      26. $131,450: Fantastic Four #52 [unused cover] (Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott)

How about Kirby Thor and consecutive Amazing Spider-Man pages featuring Spidey and Green Goblin?

      10. $71,700: Journey into Mystery #115 page 11 (Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia)
      16. $59,750: Amazing Spider-Man #39 page 13 (John Romita Sr., Mike Esposito)
      18. $56,165: Amazing Spider-Man #39 page 12 (John Romita Sr., Mike Esposito)

Other impressive sales:

      $95,600: Frankenstein page 154 (Bernie Wrightson)
      $83,650: Peanuts Sunday 8-9-1953 (Charles Schulz)
      $50,190: "Secrets of the Batcave" watercolor (Dick Sprang)