Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dear Comic Art Fan,

If you are headed to the Phoenix Comic Con this weekend be advised there is a rare opportunity to get a commission from artist Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Nextwave, Ultimate Spider-Man)! Usually Immonen declines sketch requests, as chronicled in his book 50 Reasons to Stop Sketching at Conventions, but he is making an exception to raise money for the Hero Initiative. Four chances each day will be raffled at $1 per ticket to commission an 11 x 17 sketch. Take advantage, Grand Canyon Staters!  Click here for all the details!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Kirby and Ayers, Kane , Aparo in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121222

A Few Sample Lots:

Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers - Two-Gun Kid #62 Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1963)

Gil Kane - Action Comics Weekly #642 Green Lantern Splash Page 2 Original Art (DC, 1989)

Jim Aparo - The Phantom #32 Title Page 16 Original Art (Charlton, 1969)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here…  


ComicLink Original Art Auction Ends Thursday May 24th

The Original Art segment of ComicLink’s May Featured Auction closes this Thursday, May 24th starting at 9:40 PM ET. The Featured Auction is ComicLink’s top-tier auctions with every lot hand-selected for quality and collector appeal by the ComicLink valuation experts.

“This auction features one of the best selections of original comic art that we have ever brought to auction,” says Josh Nathanson, ComicLink President. “Some desirable pieces in the auction include a Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #6 Spider-Man versus Lizard battle page (first Lizard appearance) and a Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #30 battle page. John Romita’s Amazing Spider-Man #95 cover art is a ‘must grab’ item as well. There are also several great Jack Kirby pieces, including and Avengers #3 page featuring the first meeting of the Hulk and Sub-Mariner, a Journey Into Mystery #112 page with Hulk & Sub-Mariner versus the Avengers, a Journey Into Mystery #106 page featuring Thor versus Hyde, the Captain America #213 cover art, the Captain America #211 title splash, a Fantastic Four Annual #4 page featuring the Golden Age versus Silver Ager Human Torch, a 1961 Rawhide Kid title splash, and a near-complete Tales of Suspense #27 cover story including an incredible monster title splash.”

“Also offered are two Romita action pages from Amazing Spider-Man #59, one with an early Kingpin appearance. Other highlights include John Byrne’s Captain America #255 splash in homage to Captain America Comics #1, a Robert Crumb Motor City Comics #1 page from 1969, a rare 1940s Romance page by Frank Frazetta, a Weird Science #22 E.C. page with art by Frazetta, Al Williamson and Roy Krenkel, a Wally Wood Vampirella #9 page, Gil Kane’s Conan #38 cover art, a John Romita Jr. Amazing Spider-Man #238 page featuring the first Hobgoblin in costume, and a Frank Miller Ronin #1 page.”

“Some other stand-outs are Art Adams’ first page from Classic X-Men #1 featuring the full New X-Men team, one of Steve Bissette’s earliest published stories dating from 1976, John Buscema Captain America and Conan art, John Byrne Fantastic Four pages featuring Galactus and Captain America, a rare complete Nick Cardy Romance story from 1952, Dave Cockrum’s Spectacular Spider-Man #4 cover art, a stunning Gene Colan Tales of Suspense #94 Iron Man action page, Tony Daniel’s Batman #672 cover, a Dave Finch Amazing Spider-Man cover, a 1961 Don Heck Pre-Hero splash, a Adam Hughes Wonder Woman drawing, Warren Kremer’s Ewoks #1 cover art, Joe Kubert’s Our Army at War #196 cover art, Greg Land’s Wolverine #55 variant cover in homage to the Crime Suspenstories #22 cover, Doug Mahnke’s Batman: The Man Who Laughs cover art, a George Perez New Teen Titans #12 double page spread, Mac Raboy Flash Gordon dailies, Alex Raymond Rip Kirby dailies, Mike Sekowsky art from the key Wonder Woman #179 story including the page where WW gives up her powers, early Dave Sim Cerebus art, Hern Trimpe Hulk art, Mike Zeck’s complete Captain America #267 interior art, and much more.”

“Even this doesn’t come close to covering all of the original art highlights in this auction,” adds Nathanson. “I would definitely recommend that bidders take a look at the Highlights Page that we put together and spend some time reviewing all of the original art lots in this auction here.”

“Remember that ComicLink is now accepting consignments, and allocating generous cash advances for items placed to our August Featured Auction (get in on the initial preview!), June Focused Auction and other upcoming auctions” notes Nathanson. “As always, we look forward to hearing from you and promoting your items to the fullest!”

To reserve early auction placement, and maximize your preview exposure in upcoming ComicLink events, email buysell@comiclink.com with your prospective auction list, or call (617) 517-0062, option 1, to speak with Douglas Gillock, Jason Crosby, Sean Goodrich, Nathanson, or other members of the ComicLink team.

Premium Member of the Week :: j sly

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up reading comics and am a big fan of the art and stories they told. I'm currently reading The Walking Dead and Chew along with a few others. In my downtime I like collecting original art and things from my childhood I never thought possible.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece is Adventures of Superman #498 Funeral For A Friend Cover. This epic image was fried into my brain when I was a kid and depicts Superman dead by Tom Grummett.

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

I've known about original art for a while but just started collecting about two years ago. Death/Funeral/Reign of Superman and Knightfall got me into collecting but I grew nostalgic and started buying other titles.

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

I display my two framed Miller pieces but store the rest of my art in custom 10mm Mylar topladers from Bill Cole.

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

My top six wanted pages are Batman #497 pages 8, 9, 13, 20, 21, and 22.

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