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  1. Speaking of Stan Lee . . .
  2. Well sure it could be worse -- they could have signed on top of the characters. But I agree with what appears to be the majority sentiment -- the art was better left alone. And sorry Mike H., it's not just a " C O L L E C T I B L E" even if the consignor may or may not have treated it as such.
  3. Hah! Even better---pretty sure that page sold on Ebay previously before the above sale and again by one of Matt's ebay names.
  4. Frank Cho semi-regularly does sketch covers that are on sale on eBay - he has several themes (one being the big butts of women like MJ or Wonder Woman) and they all sell in excess of $1k.
  5. I see the appeal up to a point but the prices seem crazy high at times--perhaps part of that is for a rarer edition of the comic? But it seems that if you took the drawing and had gotten it as a straight commission of the same size instead that it would in most instances cost a lot less. Maybe an exception is Frank Cho--does he charge $1k-$2k for a comic book sized commission?
  6. I'll be there. Presumably its the dealers who usually go plus a few collectors setting up to sell.
  7. The page 1 title splash to the Klaw issue (FF 56?) sold on CLink and I believe the page 1 title splash to FF 70 also sold on CLInk
  8. Yes, of course. But who else is talking about anything else? No one is saying that JB influenced 1950s pulp covers or 1970s sci fi covers etc. But BTW, those Print Ad advertising execs on Madison Ave would probably think his fluid style make him a superstar compared to others (not that I know much about print ad superstars from the 60s-80s )
  9. I do believe there are several collectors for whom he is their actual favorite over all others. And this - "Good, competent craftsman, for better, or for worse." - seems to really devalue his skill and contributions to Marvel (including to a lesser extent his effect on future artists--which may not be as profound as others I grant you). And there is too huge a conceptual drop-off from not being a ton of collector's GOAT to being just a "good, competent craftsman." I can recall a packed large college classroom on Long Island to hear him speak at a science fiction convention (IIRC in the late 80s)--hardly the reception for a run of the mill artist.
  10. I'm in the JB fan club but I agree that the fact that he was so prolific in the end tends to hurt him in the eyes of some. But there are still a large number of very memorable, well done covers, splashes and well-executed panel pages. And I'd take even middling work by JB over a ton of other artists. On the flipside, as no longer a new collector, I try to only collect what I view as the most nostalgic or highest quality JB I can find (and then mostly limited to Avengers and some miscellaneous non-Avengers pieces).
  11. Thanks. Hmm, I went down that back row once but only saw artists and a few oddball dealers (misc toys, loose comics and star trek novels). It was a bit crowded so I must have walked right by.
  12. Thanks for this. I was at the show too but somehow missed Comics Superworld --where were they located?