If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent at least one night staying up until 2 a.m. to get in a final bid on an item on eBay. In my case, it was a vintage Mickey Mouse watch that my wife had her eye on. While I’ve never burnt the midnight oil for anything I’ve personally wanted off the site, there are a few fictional, comic-related items I could see bidding the hell out of on eBay for, if indeed they were real. And today I present six of them.
No doubt many of the items on this list would violate eBay’s prohibited and restricted items, at least in our world; for the sake of this list, let’s pretend it’s not in continuity.
1. Mr. Freeze’s freeze ray: The temperature today in my neck of the woods is over 100 degrees … in May, in California. What the hell? So on a day like today, I’d be more than willing to spend some time on eBay bidding on Mr. Freeze’s freeze ray. Instead of using it to make everyone’s life miserable and to fight guys in bat suits, I’d use it to turn my town into a winter wonderland … at least until Wednesday, when we should be back around the normal and more palatable 85 degrees.
May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness month, and long list of celebrities, including A Distant Soil creator Colleen Doran, have contributed “doodles” for an auction that benefits Neurofibromatosis Inc. The auctions started yesterday on eBay and run through May 17; you can find the complete list here.
Spiderman drawn by Dave Finch, printed blue line, with inks by Garth Medors, Artist Josh Medors 10 year old son. David Finch is one of Josh’s favorite artist, so Garth picked out a piece by David Finch to try out his inking skills. This is the first time Garth has showed any interest in art. After Garth finished inking the piece he came to me and said “Mom I want to put it up for auction to help Dad fight his cancer.” So with that said Garth is auctioning off his first inks to help his Dad.
The price is currently over $500, and the auction ends April 3.
Artist Cliff Chiang posts about a charity auction he and several other artists have started for a friend in need:
There’s a series of eBay auctions beginning this week that I’d like to draw some attention to. I’ve joined a group of comic creators trying to raise funds for a friend’s hospital costs, and anything we collect beyond that will be donated to the HERO Initiative, a non-profit charity that offers assistance to comic creators in need. The auctions are under the seller name artfriends2009. There will be some fantastic items from a stellar list of artists, including Adam Hughes, Amanda Conner, Nic Klein, Essad Ribic, Cameron Stewart and Darwyn Cooke.
You can check out all the auctions here. Currently up for bid are a Darwyn Cooke Batman illustration (pictured), a Catwoman illo by Cameron Stewart and an Adam Hughes sketch of your choice, to be done at MegaCon later this month.
As Comic Book Resources reported earlier, USA Today broke the news today that next week’s issue of Amazing Spider-Man will feature Spider-Man and President-Elect Barack Obama teaming up in a five-page story. Half the print run will feature an Obama cover by Phil Jimenez.
And even though we’re still six days away from the book’s, it’s already popping up on eBay. Actually, it started popping up before the cover was revealed, which lead to some interesting, and some downright bizarre, images being used on the listings. I think this one is my favorite:
Some of them are offering from five to ten copies of the issue, while one listing noted that the Stephen Colbert variant cover was a hot item, and “his popularity is no where near that of Obama.” So far I’m not seeing any bids, but that could have changed by the time you’re reading this.
Update: You can see the Obama variant cover after the break.