The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Saturday, January 29, 2022


Heritage Auctions first to top $900K in weekly Comics and Comic Art sales
Challenging for the auction’s top result was X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG 4.0 White pages, which brought $24,000.



DALLAS, TX.- Less than a week after its record-smashing $22.4 million Comics & Comic Art Signature auction, Heritage Auctions, the world's largest comics auctioneer, set a new world record for the largest weekly comics auction ever held when its Sunday & Monday Comic Books Weekly Select Auction and its Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction amassed $904,285 in total sales.

The Comic Books Auction reached $759,941 in sales, while the Comic Art & Animation Auction brought $144,344. Add in Tuesday’s $64,715 Video Games and Trading Card Games auction, and the department’s weekly sales climbed to an even $969,000, smashing the previous record of $799,725.

The record for any weekly comics auction is $799,725, but that sale included video games and comic art, but the new total sets a new standard for events dedicated solely to comic books.

“We added a night to our weekly auctions because we simply had too many comic books to sell in one night without keeping live bidders awake too late!” Heritage Auctions Vice President Barry Sandoval said, “and I think this record total shows that there is plenty of quality, not just quantity. To give one example, we have sold 35 Hulk #181s so far in 2021, but still have many more to come.”

Forty bids poured in for Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages until it finished at $26,400 to lead all lots in the auction. The No. 6 issue on Overstreet’s list of Top 50 Silver Age Comics, with its dramatic cover by Jack Kirby and art by Kirby and Steve Ditko includes the origin and first appearance of Thor. According to the June 2021 CGC census, it is one of just 66 copies graded in 6.5, with only 173 known to carry a higher grade.

Challenging for the auction’s top result was X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG 4.0 White pages, which brought $24,000. The issue features the origin and first appearance of the X-Men (Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman and Marvel Girl), as well as the first appearances of Professor X and Magneto. Jack Kirby created the cover and art for the issue, which is ranked No. 8 on Overstreet's list of Top 50 Silver Age Comics. The offered copy, from the Oregon Coast Collection, is one of 397 graded 4.0, according to the June 2021 CGC census.

Other top comic books in the auction included, but were not limited to:

• $19,200: The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM 9.4 White pages

• $18,600: The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD/VG 3.0 White pages




• $14,400: Daredevil #1 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages

• $13,800: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CBCS VG 4.0 White pages

• $12,600: Fantastic Four #5 Signature Series: Stan Lee (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages

• $12,300: Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CBCS Restored GD+ 2.5 (Moderate) White pages

• $10,500: The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages

Top comic art lots included, but were not limited to:

• $7,200: Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt Legion of Super-Heroes #292 Story page 14 original Art (DC, 1982)

• $7,200: Dick Ayers and John Tartaglione Sgt. Fury #34 Story Page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1966)

• $4,560: John Pederson Jr. Galaxy Science Fiction Vol.15 #4 Cover Painting Original Art (Galaxy Publishing, 1958)

• $2,880: Marshall Rogers DC Science Fiction Graphic Novel #5 "Demon with a Glass Hand" Story Pages 4 & 14 Original Art (DC, 1986)

• $2,340: Brian Bolland -Wolverine Specialty Illustration Original Art (undated)










Today's News

June 26, 2021

Marco Tirelli, an Italian artist in London

World Wide Web source code is latest NFT for sale

How Basquiat and street artists left their mark on hip-hop culture

A space for cultivating creativity, 13 years in the making

Nigerian artists and entrepreneurs bank on crypto-art

Diego Cortez, a scene shaper in art and music, dies at 74

In France, virtual gallery showcases Leonardo's 'power and grace'

Los Angeles gets its own Gallery Weekend

A museum where every object helped a child endure war

David Bowie painting smashes auction record

'Prince Philip: A Celebration' display opens at Windsor Castle

Ballroom Marfa presents a series of new works by Donna Huanca

Exhibition honors a landmark American decorative arts bequest

Prince's handwritten lyrics for 'Nothing Compares 2 U' sold for $150,986 at auction

"The Painters of Pompeii" opens at The Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Black Cat clock brings CA$11,210 in Miller & Miller online auction

Michael Landy's 'Welcome to Essex' opens at Firstsite

Heritage Auctions first to top $900K in weekly Comics and Comic Art sales

Grove Square Galleries opens a solo exhibition by Zimbabwean artist Marc Standing

Ten contemporary artists explore the diverse cultures and people of New England

Nara Roesler opens a group exhibition curated by Raphael Fonseca

Hong Kong artists revive city's bygone era with miniatures

A Requiem, derailed by the pandemic, arrives when it's needed most

The Board of Trustees of the British Museum appoints George Osborne as their Chair

Current trends for your home garage door

Which Ring To Wear in What Finger as Per Astrology

Lil Sebastian Strain for Sweet Marijuana Lovers

Xigem Technologies Corporation On Remote Work

Top Rough Country Exterior Jeep Modifications

5 tips for maintaining a winning smile

Why Are Free Crypto Signals Important To Traders?

Top unusual and sophisticated hen-party ideas




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful