Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Sorry for the late newsletter this week, folks! We had some technical difficulties yesterday that prevented us from sending it out to the mailing list. But everything hs been fixed and we are back on track!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor


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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - G.I. Combat, Risk, Love & Rockets in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #110122

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Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #34 page 5 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1990)
 
Sam Glanzman - G.I. Combat #171 page 13 Original Art (DC, 1974)

Norm Eastman - Love is a Risk Paperback Cover Illustration Original Art (Mills and Boon, 1986) 

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Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 43

Classic John Romita Sr Spider-Man #50 Splash at Auction!


Amazing Spider-Man #50
original art - splash page
by John Romita (1967)

Lot #504
Est Value: $60,000 - $80,000
Click Here to Place Your Bid!

 

Amazing Spider-Man #50 original art - splash page by John Romita (1967) Pen and ink on board, approx. 13 in. x 19 in., on board measuring 13 ½ in. x 20 ¼ in. In 1967 Spider-Man had hit his landmark 50th issue, and his creator Stan Lee wanted to do a very special story where Spider-Man gave up being a superhero...a story that would later be called the most classic Spider-Man story of all time.

Part of the Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 43


Premium Member of the Week :: Edward Grekoski

1. Please tell us a little about yourself. 

I served 22 years as an officer in the U.S. Army as a pilot, test pilot, acquisition officer, and with Special Mission Units. I spent nine years overseas in Iraq, where I earned a Bronze Star, Kosovo, South Korea, Japan, and many other countries for short periods of time. I'm married and have three great kids and two pet parakeets. 

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece is Tales of Suspense #60 page 1 splash by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone. Cap fills the page and Chic Stone's line work is among his best work. The page is all art and no stats..even the story title and credits are original art.

3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?

I have been collecting comic art since 1987. My collecting grew from my interest in the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby stories from the 60s. I worked as a stock boy at a comic book specialty store located in Englishtown Market in the mid-70s. This was the first retail store of its kind in the area with high grade Marvel back issues from the early sixties and comic bags and backing boards.  Funny that the bags were like thin sandwich bags back then.

After Jack Kirby received his art back from Marvel I was able to purchase numerous pages. I was also lucky to be able to talk to Jack a few times over the phone. When we spoke in the late 80s, I was serving in the 5th Infantry Division and that was the same unit that Jack served in during World War II. I've always had a deep appreciation for the value of Marvel artwork from the 60s and see it as fine art that is undervalued by the market. Captain America is the focus of my collecting as I feel a connection to the attributes of the character and the dynamic rendering by Kirby.

4. How do you display/store your collection at home?

Framed and displayed in my bedroom.

5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?

1. Tales of Suspense #80 cover

2. Tales of Suspense #70 cover

3. Avengers #8 Cover

4. Thor #127 cover

5. Avengers #23 cover

Who doesn't want these?  Hope they exist somewhere out there.

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