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New Article - 25/8/17

Part 2 of the report on Heritage's August Signature Auction is up!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/08/25/market-report-august-2017-heritage-signature-auction-part-2/
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Thanks very much for your in-depth post @CatmanAmerica!

As you've correctly identified, the goals of this column are to introduce OA to new collectors, invigorate existing collectors, and increase exposure of overlooked art.

I feel that the B&W nature and "smaller" size of OA has kept it relatively affordable compared to many other forms of artwork, which is why I think there is still substantial room for growth in this field! In my opinion, OA also ages better than comic books - Bristol Board is much hardier than comic book newsprint and India Ink generally doesn't fade.

I've discussed preservation techniques in my articles, and conservation/restoration is definitely a topic of interest. I think there is general acceptance of it in the OA world - unlike for comic books, prices for OA seems largely unaffected by professional restoration.

That is an awesome Cap painting, congrats on obtaining that beauty I very much appreciate your support, and look forward to future conversations. Please feel free to peruse my other articles here: https://comicbookinvest.com/category/original-art-aficionado/.

Happy collecting!


I second this. I have OA pages that are from 1947, and they are in great shape. And, I might add, restoration is NOT much of an issue in the OA market, like it is in the comic book market. Each page of OA is unique. So, restoring its condition rarely effects its value. In fact, in many cases, it enhances it. The only exceptions would be where you are restoring lost lines or part of the art itself. But, removing old glue stains, for example, would do nothing to harm - an may even improve - value of the art. Even replacing missing word balloons (for ones that were glued on) will not harm the value, if it is done properly and with care.
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I second this. I have OA pages that are from 1947, and they are in great shape. And, I might add, restoration is NOT much of an issue in the OA market, like it is in the comic book market. Each page of OA is unique. So, restoring its condition rarely effects its value. In fact, in many cases, it enhances it. The only exceptions would be where you are restoring lost lines or part of the art itself. But, removing old glue stains, for example, would do nothing to harm - an may even improve - value of the art. Even replacing missing word balloons (for ones that were glued on) will not harm the value, if it is done properly and with care.


Thanks for the elaboration @Scipio2000, absolutely spot-on analysis!
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@Towmater Hope you don't mind me posting your question here:

"Why do you think that ShadowHawk OA doesn't seem to have the appeal that the other Image founders pages do? Is it the limited run that the character had or some other reason? I ask as Valentino's GoG pages/covers seem to do OK, have a following, and seem to be collectable."

I think it's a combination factors. As you said, ShadowHawk has a limited (and dormant) publication history, resulting in a small and shrinking fan base. Also, Valentino (and Portacio) didn't have landmark runs like the other Image founders, leading to lower popularity/visibility with fans from that period and forward. Valentino GOTG OA still seems rather undervalued to me, given the successful MCU movies and possibility of the original team appearing in future instalments!
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New Article - 1/9/17

Report on July's eBay and August's ComicLink Focused Auctions is up!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/09/01/market-report-august-2017-comiclink-focused-and-ebay-auctions/
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@Towmater Hope you don't mind me posting your question here:

"Why do you think that ShadowHawk OA doesn't seem to have the appeal that the other Image founders pages do? Is it the limited run that the character had or some other reason? I ask as Valentino's GoG pages/covers seem to do OK, have a following, and seem to be collectable."

I think it's a combination factors. As you said, ShadowHawk has a limited (and dormant) publication history, resulting in a small and shrinking fan base. Also, Valentino (and Portacio) didn't have landmark runs like the other Image founders, leading to lower popularity/visibility with fans from that period and forward. Valentino GOTG OA still seems rather undervalued to me, given the successful MCU movies and possibility of the original team appearing in future instalments!


Thanks for the response.

A ShadowHawk cover that recently appeared on eBay. It didn't sell nor attract a bidder. ShadowHawk II, Issue 2. It is cover for the issue in which Paul Johnstone is revealed as ShadowHawk. I still can't figure out why there was no interest in it. No, it is not my listing. (I found it later it sold privately). I would have thought a dealer would have been interested in it. The Jim Valentino Shadowhawk artwork for a trading card that emvee1 was selling in early July went for around $1K I believe. Any thoughts?

Listing for the cover in question:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-ART-COVER-SHADOWHAWK-II-2-WOLF-VALENTINO-IDENTITY-REVEALED-1993-/362030613642?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=zExNWxWneejabxXW98wrZrvtdGE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
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@Towmater I too was surprised that cover didn't sell at $600; it's a memorable piece. Any idea what it eventually went for?
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@OA_Aficionado Yes, it is a memorable cover. If ShadowHawk hadn't had such a limited run I believe it would be recognized as an iconic cover. I have a soft spot for ShadowHawk. It was the best written book Image put out when they started. Also, Mr. Valentino is a very nice person to interact with. He seems very grounded and doesn't have an ego.

I know that the cover sold through a private sale. I'm surprised a dealer didn't snatch it up at that price.

Also, I know that the cover that Chance Wolf did sold for $575.00 plus shipping. (Again, not my listing and no they did not come out of my collection). Great cover as it has the entire WildCATs team reflecting in ShadowHawk's armor.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-ART-COVER-SHADOWHAWK-13-CHANCE-WOLF-GORDER-IMAGE-1994-WILDCATS-/352149710687?hash=item51fdc2275f%3Ag%3AX9YAAOSwq%7EtZXk2v&nma=true&si=ik95mxVBculnyc5lJLU%252Bnu05U%252FQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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New Article - 8/9/17

Part 1 of Andrew "Micronauts" Allen's Collector Spotlight is up!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/09/08/collector-spotlight-andrew-allen-part-1/
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New Article - 15/9/17

Part 2 of Andrew "Micronauts" Allen's Collector Spotlight is up!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/09/15/collector-spotlight-andrew-allen-part-2/
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He's got a great collection. Really interesting.
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New Article - 22/9/17

Report on the recent ComicConnect and eBay auctions is up!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/09/22/market-report-september-2017-comicconnect-and-ebay-auctions/
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New Article - 29/9/17

Report on last week's ComicLink Featured Auction is up!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/09/29/market-report-september-2017-comiclink-featured-auction/
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New Article - 6/10/17

Report on STGCC 2017 and the Arthur Adams audio interview is up!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/10/06/con-coverage-stgcc-2017-part-1-recap-arthur-adams-interview/
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@OA_Aficionado This Bagley/Hennessy Defenders: From the Marvel Vault #1 splash page sold for $102.00 in a previous Comic Link auction about 3 months ago.




This page went for $305.00 this evening.




I can't figure out why the huge price difference. Do you have any idea? Yes, it is a better page. I guess the first one was sold at a terrific price and that might explain pricing on each.

This page went for just over $120.00. I bought it and another one. I fell asleep before I could do any other damage to my wallet in the auction. I bought 10 comics during the wekk too. Bagley has stated he doesn't like to draw crowd scenes. Getting old and the new characters with Bagley's take on them in one splashy panel was the appeal/draw to me.


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@Towmater Yeah I remember that $102 Bagley Namor splash - it was severely underpriced. The $305 half-splash is more in line with where values of these pages should be at.

Congrats on your pickup! $120 is a great price for that amazing page - modern Bagley OA often still seems undervalued to me.
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New Article - 13/10/17

Here's coverage of the STGCC 2017 Original Comic Art Exhibition, along with our Frank Cho audio interview!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/10/13/original-art-aficionado/
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- modern Bagley OA often still seems undervalued to me.


I agree. While his style has changed since his ASM days in the 1990's, and the work isn't as tight, Bagley still produces quality pages. A possible reason for it being undervalued might be the amount of it currently on the market. That could be artificially suppressing the value.

If Bagley's pages and Philip Tan's pages remain where they are priced for about 6 more months I'll be a happy guy. I find myself buying several pages a month of their work.

I missed this page by Tan on eBay and kick myself for not remembering when it was ending.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suicide-Squad-Rebirth-issue-1-page-9-by-Philip-Tan-Splash-page-/192306162118?hash=item2cc65729c6%3Ag%3AWG4AAOSwP8BZuf6x&nma=true&si=EzeyP%252FN6FUA9h2%252BHgnmLEcG%252FBQM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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New Article - 20/10/17

Collector Spotlight is up, featuring the eminent Michael "OML"!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/10/20/collector-spotlight-michael-oml/
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New Article - 27/10/17

OA-focused report on NYCC 2017 is up!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/10/27/con-coverage-nycc-2017/
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- modern Bagley OA often still seems undervalued to me.


I agree. While his style has changed since his ASM days in the 1990's, and the work isn't as tight, Bagley still produces quality pages. A possible reason for it being undervalued might be the amount of it currently on the market. That could be artificially suppressing the value.

If Bagley's pages and Philip Tan's pages remain where they are priced for about 6 more months I'll be a happy guy. I find myself buying several pages a month of their work.

I missed this page by Tan on eBay and kick myself for not remembering when it was ending.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suicide-Squad-Rebirth-issue-1-page-9-by-Philip-Tan-Splash-page-/192306162118?hash=item2cc65729c6%3Ag%3AWG4AAOSwP8BZuf6x&nma=true&si=EzeyP%252FN6FUA9h2%252BHgnmLEcG%252FBQM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

I was thinking about getting a commission from Bagley. He wants $500 for a single figure drawing in pencil only. No ink. Seemed a little pricey for what you’d be getting. I might still do it. A Carnage piece would be cool.
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- modern Bagley OA often still seems undervalued to me.


I agree. While his style has changed since his ASM days in the 1990's, and the work isn't as tight, Bagley still produces quality pages. A possible reason for it being undervalued might be the amount of it currently on the market. That could be artificially suppressing the value.

If Bagley's pages and Philip Tan's pages remain where they are priced for about 6 more months I'll be a happy guy. I find myself buying several pages a month of their work.

I missed this page by Tan on eBay and kick myself for not remembering when it was ending.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suicide-Squad-Rebirth-issue-1-page-9-by-Philip-Tan-Splash-page-/192306162118?hash=item2cc65729c6%3Ag%3AWG4AAOSwP8BZuf6x&nma=true&si=EzeyP%252FN6FUA9h2%252BHgnmLEcG%252FBQM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

I was thinking about getting a commission from Bagley. He wants $500 for a single figure drawing in pencil only. No ink. Seemed a little pricey for what you’d be getting. I might still do it. A Carnage piece would be cool.


There is a large amount of Bagley's recent work on the market at the moment. Anthony Synder has a pretty big supply. I'd call them and see if he has anything that might be to your liking if you can't find it on his website. Some very nice pages have been available on Comic Link over the last several auctions too.
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- modern Bagley OA often still seems undervalued to me.


I agree. While his style has changed since his ASM days in the 1990's, and the work isn't as tight, Bagley still produces quality pages. A possible reason for it being undervalued might be the amount of it currently on the market. That could be artificially suppressing the value.

If Bagley's pages and Philip Tan's pages remain where they are priced for about 6 more months I'll be a happy guy. I find myself buying several pages a month of their work.

I missed this page by Tan on eBay and kick myself for not remembering when it was ending.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suicide-Squad-Rebirth-issue-1-page-9-by-Philip-Tan-Splash-page-/192306162118?hash=item2cc65729c6%3Ag%3AWG4AAOSwP8BZuf6x&nma=true&si=EzeyP%252FN6FUA9h2%252BHgnmLEcG%252FBQM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

I was thinking about getting a commission from Bagley. He wants $500 for a single figure drawing in pencil only. No ink. Seemed a little pricey for what you’d be getting. I might still do it. A Carnage piece would be cool.


There is a large amount of Bagley's recent work on the market at the moment. Anthony Synder has a pretty big supply. I'd call them and see if he has anything that might be to your liking if you can't find it on his website. Some very nice pages have been available on Comic Link over the last several auctions too.

Right on. Is that Anthony from www.anthonyscomicbookart.com ? I’ll give it a look see. Thanks man.
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Yes. I'd see if they have anything that they haven't scanned. They have great customer service.
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Yes. I'd see if they have anything that they haven't scanned. They have great customer service.

They have tons of Bagley pages. I’m more interested in the commission type pieces. He has four listed and none really caught my eye. I’ll give them a call when the time comes, or just commission Bagley myself! Thanks for all the info brother.
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@AndyRexia There's a ton of Bagley on CLink, including a Juggy/Spidey commission:

http://comiclink.com/Auctions/search.asp?FocusedOnly=1&where=auctions&title=bagley&GO=GO&ItemType=CA
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New Article - 3/11/17

Report on the recent ComicLink Focused and eBay auctions is up!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/11/03/market-report-october-2017-comiclink-focused-ebay-auctions/
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@AndyRexia There's a ton of Bagley on CLink, including a Juggy/Spidey commission:

http://comiclink.com/Auctions/search.asp?FocusedOnly=1&where=auctions&title=bagley&GO=GO&ItemType=CA

Sorry just seeing this. Thanks!
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Hope you find something that strikes your fancy @AndyRexia!
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New Article - 10/11/17

Coverage of my visit to Metropolis Collectibles and interview with owner Vincent Zurzolo is up!

https://comicbookinvest.com/2017/11/10/visit-to-metropolis-collectibles-and-interview-with-vincent-zurzolo/
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