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Fred Guardineer Action Comics #15 Superman Cover Original Art Sells for $286,800

The original art for the cover of Action Comics #15 has sold at Heritage Auctions today for $286,800.  The 1939 piece by Fred Guardineer was just the 5th Superman cover ever created (behind Action Comics #1, 7, 10, and 13), …

$5.8 Million In Sales at 100% Sell-Through Comic And Art Auction

The Don and Maggie Thompson Pedigree collection (originally mentioned here) ended up bringing in $835,384.00 as part of a $5.8 million 100% sell-through comic and comic art event at Heritage Auctions. All 1,700 lots sold during the auction held Nov …

Don And Maggie Thompson’s Million Dollar Collection To Go To Auction

Don and Maggie Thompson have an amazing and important history as part of the comic book industry. In 1960 they put out a mimeographed one-sheet called Harbinger, it told about their upcoming project, one of the earliest fanzines called Comic …

Al Plastino, JFK, Superman, Original Art And Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions have put up for auction the original artwork from Superman #170, which featured President Kennedy and was published shortly after his assassination fifty years ago. The issue stated that the artwork would be donated to his widow, Jackie. …

Dan Clowes Lloyd Llewellyn #3 Cover Original Art Sells For $47,800

Not the biggest number of the day (see our earlier post on the Dark Knight Returns #2 cover for that) , but certainly the biggest surprise of the just-concluded Heritage comic art session — and likely a record for a …

Batman #1 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded Copy Sells For $567,625 (And The Strange Story Behind It)

The highest CGC-graded copy of Batman #1, slabbed at CGC 9.2, has just sold at the current Heritage Signature Auction for $567,625. A strong yet interesting result that brings some closure to what is one of the strangest stories ever …

Amazing Spider-Man 121 “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” Original Art Cover Sells For $286,800

The cover of Amazing Spider-Man #121 has just sold at Heritage Auctions for $286,800. This 1973 issue by Gerry Conway and Gil Kane, with cover by John Romita Sr. is considered one of the most important comic books of the Bronze Age. …

Watchmen #1-3 Original Art Covers Sell For A Total Of $216,892.50

The original cover art for Watchmen issues #1-3 by Dave Gibbons have just sold for a total of $216,892.50 at Heritage Auctions. The cover of issue #1 sold for $155,350, the #2 cover sold for $38.837.50, and the #3 cover …

Who’s Got A Spare Half Million For A Detective Comics #27?

Coming to Heritage Auctions — a copy of the first appearance of Batman, Detective Comics #27 in 6.5 CGC condition. Could get half a million, slated to be auctioned off on February 21st, it already has a bid close to …

For Sale: Original Art For One Of The Most Iconic Comic Book Covers Ever (Hint: Dave Gibbons, Watchmen)

These things are forever open to debate, but I’m having a hard time coming up with too many cover images from the history of American comics that I’d definitively call more iconic, more memorable, more instantly evocative of what makes …

Is “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” About To Make Avi Arad’s Favorite Spider-Man Cover One Of The Most Valuable Pieces Of Original Art Ever?

It’s been a good couple of years for original art sales, but the sale of the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #121 is big even by the lofty standards of the time. The Heritage auction blurb nails down the importance of …

Guardians Of The Galaxy Mania Is On: 1985 Rocket Raccoon #1 Original Cover Art By Mignola Sells For $7,170

A couple days ago we told you about the Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #12 splash which sold for $137,425, now here’s some of the other results from this week’s Heritage Auction: Not the biggest number from the auction but one …

Unmasked By Doctor Octopus: Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #12 Splash Original Art Sells For $137,425

The opening title splash page from Amazing Spider-Man #12 (1964) drawn by Steve Ditko has just sold at Heritage Auctions for $137,425. While it is sometimes difficult to discern record prices in the original art market, where closely-held private transactions …

Todd McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man #328 Original Cover Art Sells For Record $675,250

WOW.  Just when everyone thought the Spider-Man #1 cover might grab the record, the 1990 Amazing Spider-Man #328 by Todd McFarlane cover beats it by a long shot — and becomes the new record holder for a piece of American …

Highest Graded Copy Of X-Men #1 Goes For Record $492,937.50

With the world’s best collection of Silver Age Marvels up for grabs, a great group of Golden Age books from the Empire Comics Collection also available, and Marty Shamus’s collection of key 1990s art including the Todd McFarlane cover of …

Building An Empire: From Flea Market Dealer To Helping Sell A Million Dollar Comic – Four Decades Of Empire Comics

Longtime BC readers will know that I’m a dedicated comics auction nerd. And it’s an interesting time to be one of those.  Case in point at the moment is Heritage’s current Signature auction, which contains the world’s best collection of …

For Sale: The World’s Best Collection Of Silver Age Marvel Comics

The vintage collecting community has been salivating this morning as word has spread that Doug Schmell of pedigreecomics.com, widely known as one of the most avid collectors of high-grade Silver Age Marvel comics in the world, is selling his painstakingly-assembled …

First Drawing Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles By Kevin Eastman And Peter Laird Sells For $71,700

A fascinating piece of modern comic book history has just sold at Heritage Auctions for $71,700.  The first-ever drawing of the concept by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, TMNT would go on to become a key part of the 1980s …