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The Art of Surprise in The Great Outdoors

The Art of Surprise in The Great Outdoors

Philip R. Goodwin By Judy Gonyeau Manifest destiny drove men and women into the wilds of the west, with many fine artists and illustrators delivering promising scenes of great beauty and seemingly unlimited resources ready to be captured and used to make life as pristine as the bubbling water. The utter romance of this western […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nancy Drew cover illustration, $35,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nancy Drew cover illustration, $35,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The watercolor, ink and gouache cover art for the 1944 book The Secret in the Old Attic, for Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #21 by Carolyn Keene, by illustrator Russell H. Tandy, sold for $35,000 at an Illustration Art Auction held June 5th by Swann […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Frank Frazetta comic cover art, $1.79 million, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Frank Frazetta comic cover art, $1.79 million, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Original artwork by legendary artist Frank Frazetta titled Death Dealer 6 (1990), first published as the cover for Verotik’s 1996 Death Dealer #2 comic book, sold for $1.79 million at a World Record Comic Book & Art Auction held May 10-12 by Heritage Auctions […]

A Comic Book Market Snapshot

A Comic Book Market Snapshot

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In keeping with this issue’s special focus on comic books, it seemed like an opportune time to check in with two of the comic book industry’s leading figures, ComicLink’s Josh Nathanson and Metropolis Collectibles’ Vincent Zurzolo. Both operate in the highest ranks of dealers or comic book-centric auction houses, […]

Great Collections: June 2018

Great Collections: June 2018

Winter Soldier Originals: Collecting Steve Epting’s Captain America Art An Interview with Two Key Collectors by J.C. Vaughn In many ways, Nick Katradis and Jason Versaggi are as different as could be. Katradis, a successful mortgage broker, husband, and father of three, switches between English and Greek instantaneously (even if the listener doesn’t speak Greek) […]

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 9, 2018) – The Original Cover Art from The Amazing Spider-Man #100 – considered one of the most iconic covers of the 1970s – could sell for as much as $300,000 in Heritage Auctions’ winter Comics & Comic Art event Feb. 22-24. Brimming with fresh-to-market high-grade vintage books, the auction features rarely […]

A "Cover Story" That Changed My Life

A "Cover Story" That Changed My Life

Character Collectibles: November 2017 By J.C. Vaughn Sometimes a comic book cover can change your life. Weird, but true. It’s happened to me more than once, if you can believe it. First, a bit of background. If you’ve ever been a serious comic book fan or even known one very well, you’ll already know that […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Legendary artist Fred Guardineer’s original art for the cover of Action Comics #15 – the oldest Superman cover ever offered – sold for $286,800 at a Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction held Feb. 20-22 by […]