By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com
A top-quality copy of the Batman No. 1 from 1940 has broken an auction record for the issue, which is one of the most highly sought-after out there. So how much did it bring?
The pristine copy of Batman #1, featuring the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder swinging into action, sold for a whopping $850,000 in a private auction at Heritage Auctions. That’s the most ever paid for the issue. Continue reading
By KELLY CROW, Source: The Wall Street Journal
Let the art market roar. Norwegian painter Edvard Munch became the most expensive artist at auction Wednesday when his 1895 pastel of a terrified man clutching his cheeks along an Oslo fjord, “The Scream,” sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s—the most ever paid for a work of art at auction.
The purchase surpasses the $106.5 million spent two years ago for Pablo Picasso’s 1932 portrait of his mistress, “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,” as well as Alberto Giacometti’s earlier record of $104.3 million for his 1960 spindly bronze sculpture, “Walking Man I.” Continue reading
By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
Can you imagine being a plant worker whose great-uncle knew you like comics as a kid and left you a couple of boxes of ‘em when he died—and then discovering that those boxes held a one-of-a-kind collection worth millions? Welcome to Michael Rorrer’s life.
Rorrer’s great-uncle was a Golden Age fan who, when he passed away, left 345 comics to his nephews. One day, while at work, Rorrer mentioned that one of his favorite comics was Captain America #2, in which Cap decks Hitler. A buddy replied that if he had Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, that’d really be something. And, lo and behold, Rorrer did … along with 44 of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide’s 100 most valuable Golden Age comics. Continue reading
by Rich Johnston, Source: Bleeding Cool
Up for auction next month, and no it’s not by Rob Granito. The rarity of such pieces means the market may go apeshit for this Bill Watterson painted Calvin & Hobbes piece from the 1990 calendar.
Five figures at a minimum, could it be six? Continue reading
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The $402,111 bid in tonight’s highly-publicized auction of the original cover of Superman #14 would have been a new record for American comic book art — had the piece sold.
The iconic cover by artist Fred Ray is the most important early Superman cover known to still exist, and was saved from the trash by legendary Batman artist Jerry Robinson in 1942. Original comic art was routinely thrown away at the time. Another famous piece from his collection — the cover of Detective Comics #69 by Robinson himself — also failed to meet the auction reserve after reaching $213,000.
Always wanted to own a piece of Oceanic Air flight 818 or the one of the many Dharma Initiative hatches, well fans of the TV show LOST here’s your chance.