Wow, what an eventful week!
I’ll start with the big Original Art sale on Heritage Auctions. The original art page where Spider-Man first appears in the black costume (as was meant to be as canon) sold last week for $3.36 Million. Although this is an historically huge page I’m sure a lot of us are sitting back thinking there are bigger pages than this one. What would those get? Hmm, we just hit it rich honey, let’s buy an art piece for the dining room, should we look at a Monet? A Renoir? A Zeck? More on this story in my eBay recap at the bottom.
It’s always nice leafing through some old vintage comics and this past week I had the thrill of thumbing through a Detective Comics #31. The cover was a photostat but the rest of the book was original. This is the first Detective Comics #31 I’ve ever thumbed through and it was fun; the book had good page quality and there was no fear of pieces falling off or crumbling away. These are special books. I remember a couple of years back I was lucky enough to leaf through that Marvel Mystery Annual, I couldn’t find that post to add a link but I’m sure some of you remember. I’m sending the book down for grading then we will list it on ICE. I can’t get enough of the cover to Detective #31.
My gem of the week was in a pile of books for which I had to count the pages for our eBay auctions. Needless to say, my curiosity was piqued when I saw the cover. I dove right into the first story and was not disappointed. You see our boy here hasn’t had much contact with the fairer sex, all-male boarding school etc. Time marches on though and grandpa tells him it’s time to find a girl and settle down and get married. “How can I meet a girl grampa, I don’t know a thing about them”. This is where grandpa delivers some sage wisdom for the young lad… Needless to say, Romantic Adventures #106 isn’t going near the eBay box, it’s now safely in the PC (personal collection).
Good news on the Comic Culture podcast front: we’ll have a show up this week and plan not to miss any in the foreseeable future. It should be up normal time on Wednesday morning. Apologies for the delay.
Our weekly internationalcollectiblesexchange eBay auctions ended last night with continued strength in our raw book offerings. I mentioned above that record original art sale from Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8, did you know the next day we sold all three graded copies we had listed on ICE. That’s why I was interested to see how well this raw copy would do. Our copy fetched $172.50 USD in what I call a strong result for a raw in this grade.