You've seen the re-creation of Cerebus #1, page 1.
The re-creation (not re-imagination) of the entire Cerebus #1 will be called "The Ultimate Cerebus" (super-secret ninja sneak preview below - I cannot tell you if the cover to Ultimate Cerebus Guide to Self-Publishing will be used for the Ultimate Cerebus #1, I can only tell you it was included along with the fax from DVS).
And here is the $10,000 question. Or is it the $20,000 question? What if the person who has the re-creation of page 1 (and I think we all remember who that is) had right of first refusal on the entire re-created book? The cover and 21 more pages?
What is a realistic offer to make for that... if one was given the, whaddyacall, right of first refusal? What is the open auction market going to be on these pages when no one except the owner of page 1 has the chance, at the moment, to have the complete book? What are the benchmarks for that?
Let's review some relevant facts:
(1) the original art to actual issue #1 page 1 was sold, privately, for $11K
(2) the other 5 pages from actual issue #1 that I know of sold for an average of $2200 each
(3) the re-creation of issue #1 page 1 sold for $1800
(4) and the only entire book of art that I know of (without the cover) was issue #4, which sold for $11.5K about 10 years ago in the Beguiling auction (where, one might recall, the Synchronicity triptych went for $10.1K)
Let's hear your thoughts on this.