Sunday, June 28, 2015

Valiant Market - Archer & Armstrong #2 page 17

It's been a little while since I posted a new Valiant Market article (you can check out some previous articles here) and things have only gotten more expensive! These posts are meant to track original art sales of pages that are in high demand and appear very rarely such as pages from UNITY or Deathmate Prologue, splash pages etc.


Today's piece is from Archer & Armstrong #2 by Barry Windsor-Smith.  It features both Archer and Armstrong as well as a great early shot of Turok. Not only that but this issue is part of the epic UNITY crossover.  Back in 2012 we had our last public sale (as far as I can tell) of a page from this book. That was a fixed price sale at $700. I remarked back then that the price was low and today we have a auction style sale that finished at $1,530 + shipping on ebay. This is more than I would have guessed as recent sales of Valiant Barry Windsor-Smith art are in the $800 - $1000 range (with the exception of pages from X-O Manowar #1 which are in the $1,500 - $1,600 range). To see an early Archer & Armstrong page in the range of X-O Manowar #1 pages is surprising. I would attribute the rise to the popularity of the current Valiant comics. New fans are being made everyday in droves and old fans are remembering how much they love Valiant.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mags - Comics Buyer's Guide #996

Here's another scan of a magazine with a Valiant Comics cover. This time it's issue #996 of Comics Buyer's Guide and it features Turok by Bart Sears and Rai by Sean Chen.


Mags - Comics Buyer's Guide #1699

Here's another scan of a magazine with a Valiant Comics cover. This time it's issue #1699 of Comics Buyer's Guide and it features the Lewis LaRossa cover to Harbinger Wars #1.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mags - Comic Shop News #1368

Here's another scan of an issue of Comic Shop News with a Valiant Comics cover. This time it's Comic Shop News issue #1368 with a UNITY #1 cover by Marcos Martin!


Mags - Comic Shop News #1340

Here's another scan of an issue of Comic Shop News with a Valiant Comics cover. This time it's Comic Shop News issue #1359 with a Harbinger Wars #1 cover by Lewis LaRosa!


Mags - Comic Shop News #1359

Here's another scan of an issue of Comic Shop News with a Valiant Comics cover. This time it's Comic Shop News issue #1359 with a Quantum and Woody #1 cover by Marcos Martin!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Original Art - Solar: Man of the Atom #8 cover

One of the reasons I started this was so that there would be somewhere I could store all the awesome original black and white cover line art scans I ran across. I'm making some progress on a complete collection of black and white ink art posts of every pre-UNITY Valiant comic. So far I've got X-O Manowar #1X-O Manowar #2X-O Manowar #4 and Harbinger #6. Here is another post (sort of) in that series. This time it's the cover art for Solar: Man of the Atom by Stan Drake and Don Perlin. Behold the cover in all its black and white glory: