Lee B.

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  1. Back in 1989 or so, you could have gotten a nice little stack of McSpidey splashes for $1K. This list comes from The Spider's Web, which apparently was Todd McFarlane and his brother-in-law's store. McSpidey covers at this time were priced at between $750 and $1,000, apparently. Cheers, Lee
  2. Mark, I think that is one of the few old catalogs I don't have. But if anyone happens to be going to the East Coast Comic Con today, please stop by my booth (#745) because I brought a lot of great old catalogs to be browsed. Best, Lee
  3. Once in a while I'll see a piece of art up for auction and realize that I have an old 1980s or 1990s ad for that same piece. I am going to share these pieces once in a while, beginning with the cover to Amazing Spider-Man #176 by Ross Andru. Now: https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/ross-andru-and-frank-giacoia-amazing-spider-man-176-cover-original-art-marvel-1978-/a/7209-91007.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 Sitting at $15,600 with the buyer's premium on 5/9/2019. Then: Sold as part of a 33-piece art lot at the June 1994 Sotheby's auction, with a final price of $2,875 for the lot. (Big thanks to BCarter for his generosity in sending me a couple of Sotheby's catalogs this week!) Please feel free to share your own examples Best, Lee
  4. The only individual page from Thor #126 that I have seen for sale is from a 1995 Graphic Collectibles catalog (see below). However, The Jack Kirby Collector #19, an excellent issue that featured articles by Glen David Gold on Kirby forgeries and by Tony Christopher on collecting Kirby original art, included an interesting little article entitled "A Provenance of Kirby's Art for Thor: 1/12/98," by Orlando Adiao. I have scanned the two page article and placed it here on my ComicArtAds website. The article lists at least 6 pages from Thor #126 that had been offered for sale as of early 1998. It would be really interesting to try to update that listing today. Best, Lee
  5. Hi all! Another week, another bunch of weekly auctions from Heritage, and another batch of predictions from yours truly: http://comicartads.com/content/heritage-weekly-auction-ending-41419 Cheers, Lee
  6. Hello! I just wanted to remind folks that my lot of four Charlton romance pages ends in a little over 5 hours. Thanks, Lee
  7. I also just listed three very nice consecutive pages from Web of Spider-Man #64 on eBay (art by Alex Saviuk and Keith Williams): https://www.ebay.com/itm/WEB-OF-SPIDER-MAN-64-original-comic-art-Alex-SAVIUK-3-page-lot-action-NR/113711554389?hash=item1a79bc9f55:g:93UAAOSwRaFcqph1 as well as a George Tuska/Mike Esposito page from Marvel Two-in-One #6 featuring Dr. Strange: https://www.ebay.com/itm/MARVEL-TWO-IN-ONE-6-original-comic-art-George-TUSKA-1974-DR-STRANGE-CLEA-NR/113711572627?hash=item1a79bce693:g:t4oAAOSw~-ZcqqIU Thanks for looking! Best regards, Lee
  8. Good evening! This evening I listed a group of 4 pages from a Charlton romance comic on eBay. The story is about truck driver love, and the art has been attributed to Art Capello. You can see the auction here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/CHARLTON-Romance-original-art-4-pages-Art-CAPELLO-1975-truck-driver-theme-NR/113708583858?hash=item1a798f4bb2:g:wigAAOSwdHhcprK0 Thanks, Lee
  9. Nice Aparo analysis Rick! I have decided to take a break from Aparo analysis in my columns as you have it well in hand. Also, it seems like you have a candidate for the "Flip of the Day" thread, although maybe that was more of a flop. It is definitely predictable to see the Aparo market calming down as Heritage continues to offer a few solid-quality pages each week. Whether prices will dip below the "modest range" remains to be seen, but that can happen when a collector decides to sell off a stack of pages by a particular artist or title within a matter of months. Best, Lee
  10. Hi all! I just posted a new bunch of predictions for the Heritage weekly auction ending on 3/31/19, along with some lovely old art ad images. You can see it all here: http://comicartads.com/content/heritage-weekly-auction-ending-33119 Thanks, and enjoy! Best, Lee
  11. Nice work Rick! Watch out, you're going to put me out of business. I didn't nail very many of my predictions for today, but I was most off-base with the Ms. Marvel #4 page, which went for more than twice my estimate. Is there a movie coming out or something?
  12. I was curious about that story Rick, and I'm not disappointed by the helpful and gruesome details you provided. Aparo really had a knack for bringing those disturbing stories to life, while also drawing in a lovely and appealing style. Looking forward to seeing how this page finishes. I always think bidders will be worn out after Signature auctions, but then these Sunday auctions can really surprise me by finishing strong.
  13. Hi all! Glad to be back to work (even if today is a snow day), and also glad to have finally written another ComicArtAds auction preview for the Heritage weekly auction ending this Sunday 2/24. The last few weekly auctions have not been that amazing, but this week makes up for it and then some. You can read my predictions here, as well as the results of my predictions from mid-January: http://www.comicartads.com/content/heritage-weekly-auction-ending-22419 Thanks! Best regards, Lee
  14. Good afternoon! I have another ComicArtAds auction prediction gov't shutdown special for you all, focusing on John Buscema, Gene Colan, and George Tuska art in this week's Heritage weekly auction: http://www.comicartads.com/content/heritage-weekly-auction-ending-11319 Thanks in advance for checking it out, and special thanks to Jay Olie for his supportive comments, which I just noticed. Best regards, Lee