My good friend Dave sent me a link a while back to an ebay action for the art pictured above. If you are a fan of this blog at all than you know my fondness for the Hulk foe Aquon and his premiere issue The Incredible Hulk #165. This page features the work of the celebrated artist Herb Trimpe – whose recent passing has made his original art even more expensive. This was a curious page as I was interested but knew it would reach, at the very least, a grand. Amazingly enough, this is the second time he posted this page as the first time the auction ended just south of $1,600. Apparenty, the auction winner has second thoughts and did not pay. With that the owner of the art has to relist it and this time the auction ended just over $1,000.
That’s still just slightly over what I would have paid for it – so congrats to the new owner – but the price is still pretty impressive if you consider this: The art doesn’t feature any heroes! Well, sure, that’s the back of the Hulk’s head – but you can’t see much of the jade giant at all – and that’s the very cool Captain Omen – but again, his presence in the MU these days is negligible. Still, you can’t deny owning Hulk art from Trimpe is amazing in itself. As for me, don’t feel too bad about me missing out on this art. Truth is, I already own a original Trimpe Aquon drawing. You can see it here: 165 Review