ComicLink is seeking consignments now for the Winter Featured Auction which will begin on February 15, 2017 as well as other future auctions. The Featured Auction will include some of the best certified comic books and related original artwork in the world, spanning the eras and the genres. The January Focused Auction launch date is just a few days away on Wednesday, January 11. The Focused Auction features a wide selection of quality vintage comic books as well as relatively affordable original artwork. It’s not too early to think about consigning for the March Focused Auction as well (a preview will be available soon). To consign, email your prospective auction list to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 517-0062 (option 1, for sales). Interested sellers are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible to reserve placement.
The Winter Featured Auction includes the John G. Fantucchio Collection. The newly coined pedigree collection stretches back to the early Silver Age has been consigned to ComicLink. As a starting point, they will be unveiling examples from the Silver Age Amazing Spider-Man run first within their Winter Featured Auction. These are high grade books with fresh-looking colors and nearly all of them still have white interior page preservation. Just a few from this run include issue #1 CGC 9.0, #10 CGC 9.8, #11 CGC 9.6, and #50 CGC 9.4. View the initial examples from the Fantucchio Pedigree collection on ComicLink’s website.
The Winter Featured has a complete run of Marvel Mystery Comics, the quintessential Timely Golden Age series, from the first issue (#2) through the final issue (#92) offered separately. Over 30 of these are graded CGC 7.5 or higher and of course all of the key issues are present. So many of the issues are special, with many featuring strong Alex Schomburg WWII themed covers with the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner. View them on ComicLink’s website.
The last part of an incredible collection of Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, including 30 high grade examples between issue #44 and #106 – most among the highest graded, and including pedigree examples, among them numerous Mile Highs.
Another group is rare Canadian White Golden Age comic books including Colossal Comics #1 (very rare 1945 Canadian White, 384 pages, WWII cover) 5.0 and Dime Comics #1 (first Johnny Canuck) CGC 2.5. Many will also be offered in the January Focused Auction.
Some individual examples of early comic book consignments are Action Comics #13 (fourth Superman cover) CGC 1.5Q (married back cover), #23 (first Luthor) CGC 6.5, #76 (Japanese War cover) CGC 9.6 Mile High Pedigree (single highest graded), and #96 CGC 9.6, Adventure Comics #40 (first Sandman) CBCS 9.6 (professionally restored), All Winners Comics #21 (second All Winners Squad) CGC 8.5, Amazing Spider-Man #32 CBCS 9.6, #33 CGC 9.8, and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8, Avengers #4 (first Silver Age Captain America, classic Kirby cover) CGC 9.0 and #85 (first Squadron Supreme) CGC 9.8, Batman #1 (coverless, first Joker and first Catwoman) CGC NG, #23 (classic Joker cover) CGC 7.5, #49 (Joker cover) CGC 8.5, and #121 (first Mr. Zero later known as Mr. Freeze) CGC 4.0, Blue Beetle #1 (first Question from 1967) CGC 9.8, Captain America Comics #2 (second Cap and Bucky) CGC 7.0, #27 (classic Schomburg “To Berlin” WWII cover) CBCS 6.0, and #39 (Schomburg war cover) CGC 8.5, Captain America #100 (first Silver Age issue, classic Kirby cover) CGC 9.8, Daredevil #1 (first appearance and origin of Daredevil, Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson and Karen Page) CGC 9.0 and #168 (first Elektra) CGC 9.8, Detective Comics #34 CGC 6.5, #67 (first Penguin cover) CGC 6.5, #68 (first Two-Face cover, second appearance) CGC 6.5, #108 (first Bat-Signal cover) CBCS 4.5, and #226 (second Martian Manhunter and origin) CGC 8.0, and Fantastic Four #4 (first Silver Age Sub-Mariner) CGC 9.0, #36 (first Medusa) CGC 9.0, #52 (first Black Panther) CGC 9.2, and Annual #5 (first solo Silver Surfer story, Inhumans cover/story) CGC 9.8.
Hero For Hire #1 (first Luke Cage) CGC 9.8, House of Secrets #92 (first Swamp Thing) CGC 9.6, Human Torch #1 (first Toro) CGC 6.0, #11 CGC 8.5 Chicago Pedigree (one of the top two graded), and #16 CGC 8.0, Incredible Hulk #140 (first Jarella) CGC 9.8 and #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, Iron Man #55 (first Thanos and Drax) CGC 9.8, Justice League of America #1 CGC 6.5, Marvel Feature #1 (first Defenders) CGC 9.8, Marvel Spotlight #5 (first Ghost Rider) CGC 9.2, Mighty World of Marvel #198 (rare 1976 British reprint of Incredible Hulk #181) CGC 9.6 single highest graded, New Fun Comics #6 (1935 DC with first Dr. Occult, Superman prototype by Siegel and Shuster) 1.8, Silver Surfer #4 (classic Thor battle cover/issue) CGC 9.6 and #18 (Kirby art, Inhumans) CGC 9.8, Skeleton Hand #1 (classic pre-code horror cover) CGC 9.4 (single highest graded), Star Wars #1 CGC 8.5 Price Variant, Superman #14 (classic patriotic cover) CGC 8.0, #53 (origin cover/issue) CGC 9.0, and #101 CGC 9.4, Tales of Suspense #1 CGC 5.0 and #59 (Silver Age solo Captain America series begins) CGC 9.8, USA Comics #2 (WWII cover) CGC 6.5, Walking Dead #1 (first Rick Grimes) CGC 9.8, Weird Mysteries #7 CBCS 7.0, Wonder Comics #15 (Schomburg airbrush cover) CGC 9.0, and X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CBCS 9.0 and #2 (second X-Men) CGC 9.4 will be offered.
Early original art consignments to the Winter Featured Auction include Barry Windsor-Smith Conan the Barbarian #6 rare complete 20-page story for the memorable 1971 saga “Devil-Wings Over Shadizar” (as far as they know, it’s the only complete Smith Conan story ever offered for sale); John Romita Daredevil #16 twice-up page from the historic first time Romita drew Spider-Man, pre-dating Amazing Spider-Man #39 (features Spidey in action in six panels), and Marvel Special Edition #1 (“Spectacular Spider-Man” Treasury) from 1975 featuring a full page illustration of almost all of Spider-Man’s main foes attacking a large Spidey head; Frank Miller panel pages from two historic issues – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4 and Daredevil #158 plus a Dark Knight Batman illustration and the cover for Rom #3; Murphy Anderson Fantastic Worlds #5 page 1 title splash; Ross Andru Amazing Spider-Man #178 page featuring a Spider-Man and Green Goblin battle and Superman Family #194 wraparound cover featuring the entire Superman family and mini versions of the JLA; John Buscema Foom #14 cover featuring Conan and Red Sonja; John Byrne Action Comics #593 page from infamous sequence where Darkseid shows Mr. Miracle a video of his wife, Big Barda, about to be intimate with Superman; and Paul Gulacy Master of Kung-Fu title splash featuring Shang Chi vs. Fu Manchu.
Additional art highlights are Adi Granov Captain America: Living Legend #2 cover; Adam Hughes a beautiful pin-up illustration of Wonder Woman by the modern master of good girl art; Michael Kaluta Books of Magic #63 cover featuring Neil Gaiman’s Tim Hunter; three Todd McFarlane pages from Spawn #33 (offered separately); Norman Mingo Alfred E. Neuman portrait painting for MAD Special #39; Tony Moore The Walking Dead #5 page; George Pérez oversized full color illustration of the classic Avengers line-up from 1980 and Infinity Gauntlet #3 page featuring almost every major Marvel hero; Tim Sale Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 variant cover; Jim Starlin large Thanos illustration with Captain Marvel and Death published in Back Issue Magazine; Ethan Van Sciver Batman: The Dark Knight #19 wraparound cover; Rick Veitch Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 final page with John Totleben inks – features Swamp Thing and Abby and the start of Alan Moore’s epic “American Gothic” saga; and Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #5 origin page.
This large list is just some of the highlights within the Winter Featured Auction preview and much more is to come. If you are selling, ComicLink would love for you to be a part of it. Interested consignors may contact ComicLink by emailing email@example.com, by calling (617) 517-0062 (option 1 for sales) or by reaching out to your favorite ComicLink sales consultant.
In addition to auctioning items for consignors, ComicLink is also always accepting new sellers for the ComicLink exchange marketplaces, brokering private placement deals, and buying outright. The firm is always brokering higher end comic books and artwork to collectors, so it pays to get in touch if you are selling or buying significant items.
To review ComicLink’s auction schedule and auction previews, visit their website.