Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Original Art Stories: The $50 Jim Aparo Cover vs the $10 Jim Starlin Page
Romeo Tanghal also made contact and was keen on selling his Teen Titans pages. Inked over the likes of George Perez, these pages were on the open market for around $50 to $60 each, and as an added bonus eighteen pages of Jim Starlin art was thrown into the deal for a mere $10 per page. $10 now wouldn’t get you anywhere near a page of Starlin’s original art. And let’s not even think about the Alex Toth inked art that was up for grabs and the Mike Grell Warlord art that was also $10 a page, but only if bought in bulk, otherwise the price was $35 for each individual page. Still as bad as that sounds, consider that a dealer somewhere paid George Perez $20 a page for the entire contents to Teen Titans #1-12. Try getting that kind of deal today – someone is certainly sitting on a goldmine of original art somewhere, with some absolutely stunning examples of art by Perez, Aparo and many, many more.