Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan,

The Hero Initiative has made great strides in raising money for comic creators in need by auctioning off one hundred sketch covers featuring art by some of the industry's most talented artists. Each round showcases a different theme and are highly anticipated by collectors. Their latest round with the Fantastic Four recently ended and they have made a full gallery available on their website along with the final bids. The highest prices went to the contributions of Steve McNiven, Tim Sale, Chris Bachalo, Dale Keown, and Alan Davis. Check it out at the link

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Gil Kane, Kirby & Simon, Andru & Perlin in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121307

A Few Sample Lots:

Gil Kane - Secret Origins #28 Complete 19-page Story "The Origin of Midnight" Original Art (DC, 1988)

Jack Kirby and Joe Simon - Adventures of the Fly #1 "Come into My Parlor" Page 6 Original Art (Archie, 1959)

Ross Andru and Don Perlin - Marvel Team-Up #15 Ghost Rider page 15 Original Art (Marvel, 1973)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here...

Steve McNiven - Marvels Project #6 Var Cvr
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Rafael Kayanan - Conan Pntg
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Pablo Raimondi - X-Factor #47 Cvr
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 ComicLink February Featured Auction

The ComicLink February Featured Auction goes live tomorrow (Wednesday, February 13th) with an extremely impressive selection of original art highlights. This is one of the best selections of art that the firm has ever brought to auction.

Included in this auction are major highlights such as: Jack Kirby’s full, 16 page “twice-up” lead story from Thor #134 including the title splash and one of the best Kirby Galactus splash of the Silver Age; Todd McFarlane’s Amazing Spider-Man #299 cover (1 of only 3 black costume ASM covers by the artist); a Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #37 page featuring an iconic image of Spidey in action, and a Jack Kirby X-Men #9 page with the full X-Men and Avengers teams in action.

Some other cover art highlights include: Gil Kane’s Avengers #144 cover art featuring the first-ever appearance of Hellcat, a John Romita Bronze Age Spider-man vs Hulk battle cover, Todd McFarlane’s Amazing Heroes #107 cover featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine, Captain America, and the Human Torch, Alex Schomburg’s WWII-themed All New Comics #5 cover, a stunning Jim Lee/Gabriele Dell’otto Red Sonja/Claw cover painting, John Byrne’s Amazing Spider-Man #189 cover art which is 1 of only 2 Byrne ASM covers from the Bronze Age, a Gil Kane and John Romita Conan battle cover, six stunning Alex Ross painted covers, four of the best covers from Howard Chaykin’s controversial Black Kiss series, Golden Age cover recreations by Alex Schomburg and LB Cole, and much more.

Some splash art highlights include an explosive Silver Surfer vs Doom half-splash from Fantastic Four #156, X-Men art by Jim Lee including an incredible Wolverine Half-Splash and an All Star Batman splash with a huge Batman image, a significant Michael TurnerWitchblade splash, Silver and Bronze Age Gene Colan Daredevil art including the #25 title splash and the Daredevil Annual #1 title splash, Bill Everett’s Sub-Mariner #51 title splash, 1941 title splash from Captain Marvel Adventures #5, a 1946 Matt Baker title splash from Crown Comics #5, George Papp’s Superboy #117 title splash, John Buscema’s Wolverine #10 title splash, a Paul Smith X-Men/Alpha Flight double page splash and more.

Just a few other stand-out highlights include Neal Adams’ lead page from Detective Comics #408 featuring Batman and a “Death of Robin” scene, a Jim Steranko Supergirls calendar plate, a 1975 John Byrne Conan pin-up from Savage Sword, Dave Sim’s completeCerebus #6 22 page interior featuring the first Jaka, a Frank Miller Daredevil #183 page featuring DD taking on the Punisher, a Jack Kirby Journey into Mystery #109 Thor vs Magneto page, Silver Age Hawkman and Flash art (a page from Hawkman’s second appearance by Joe Kubert), a John Buscema Thor #193 page featuring the Silver Surfer, a Frank Cho King Kong painting, a Mike ZeckWeb of Spider-Man page from the famous “Kraven’s Last Hunt” story arc, and many more.

This is just a small sampling of the art in the February Featured Auction.  With over 200 lots up for grabs, the majority of which are being offered with no reserve, it is going to be exciting for bidders!

ComicLink encourage sellers who have taken note of the outstanding auction results realized in prior ComicLink auctions to capitalize on the opportunity to let aggressive bidders compete for their best items at auction at a low commission rate. Consigning early gives you maximum preview exposure and the most generous of cash advances.

To reserve placement now for the ComicLink May Featured Auction, which will be similar in structure to the February auction, simply email with your prospective auction list, or call 617-517-0062 (option 1) to speak with Douglas Gillock, Jason Crosby, Sean Goodrich, Jon Signorelli, Josh Nathanson, or other members of the ComicLink team.  To review ComicLink’s auction schedule, click here.

Premium Member of the Week :: Josh Entin

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I live in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with my wife, Monika, and our three year old daughter, Ashley. I am an attorney with a law practice focused on civil litigation.

2.  Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece in my gallery is the cover to Eagle and Swift, Vol. 14, No. 42, published on October 19, 1963; art by Keith Watson. Growing up, I was fortunate to be exposed to audio tapes of X Minus One, which in turn led me to the world of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Dan Dare. The Mekon - Dan Dare's arch-enemy - epitomizes the "Mars Attacks" genre of science fiction. Elton John's album Rock of the Westies features the song Dan Dare (Pilot of the Future) in which Elton sings, "Dan Dare doesn't know it... but I like the Mekon." This iconic image of the Mekon, which has been reproduced many times as part of British pop-culture, is the piece in my gallery I treasure most.

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

I have been collecting comic art for 13 years.  I started collecting art when I was exposed at a comic book convention to original Mac Raboy Flash Gordon Sunday funny pages, at which point I was hooked.

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

I have many of my favorite pieces of original art framed and displayed throughout my house. I have a comic book room where I display my Keith Watson concept artwork for the Walking Dead television series and my original Alex Schomburg artwork. I display my original Eagle and Swift artwork, Mario Gully covers to Ant, a Mike Zeck original painting to the back cover of an RBCC, and other miscellaneous pieces throughout the house. Some of my favorite framed artwork in the house are original Warren Kremer covers to Marvel's (Star) Care Bears series from the 1980s, which are hanging in my daughter's playroom. The vast majority of my original artwork are kept in art portfolios.

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

My top five most wanted original art/commissions would be:

(1) an original Alex Schomburg World War II-themed cover to a Timely publication
(2) a Frank Frazetta fantasy/sci-fi themed painting
(3) a Jim Starlin commissioned Dreadstar painting
(4) the cover art to Infinity Gauntlet #1
(5) an original Al Feldstein cover to Weird Fantasy

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