The ComicLink Winter Featured Auction is underway with what the company identifies as an exceptionally strong selection of certified comic books and related original artwork from all eras.

“Our first Featured Auction of 2017 was an exciting launch. The headliner is an exceptionally beautiful high grade Amazing Fantasy #15 certified by CBCS at the VFNM 9.0 tier – it’s got an unusually fresh look from front to back. We are excited to offer it and so many other outstanding items in the Winter Featured Auction for our bidders,” Josh Nathanson, President of ComicLink, stated.

This auction likely has something of interest to any collector of valuable comic books and artwork. Nearly every Featured Auction item is a highlight of sorts, but below is a sample of some of the major comic book standouts (original art highlights are featured in a separate article in this issue of Scoop).

A small sample of the major comic book highlights are Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man) CBCS 9.0 and CGC 7.5, Amazing Spider-Man #1 (CGC 9.0) to #52 run from a recently coined Silver Age pedigree, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four appearance) CGC 9.0, Showcase #4 (first Silver Age Flash) CGC 7.5, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil) CGC 9.6, All Star Comics #3 (first Justice Society) CGC 5.5, Action Comics #23 (first Lex Luthor) CGC 6.5, and More Fun Comics #55 CGC 8.0. Also a complete run of Marvel Mystery Comics from #2 to #92, and nearly 200 examples from pedigree collections (with 60 of them hailing from the Mile High collection, alone).

A larger sample of individual comic book highlights are Action Comics #7 (second Superman cover) CGC 5.0 Restored, #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 Star Comics #3 CGC 8.0 Moderate Professional Restoration, nine issues of All Winners Comics including examples of #21 (second All Winners Squad) in CGC 8.5, Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 5.0, and Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.0 Fantucchio and CGC 7.0, #8 (first Living Brain) CGC 9.8, #11 (Doc Ock) CGC 9.6 Fantucchio, #13 (first Mysterio) CGC 9.6 Twin Cities, #39 (first Romita in title, Goblin cover) CGC 9.6 Fantucchio, #50 (first Kingpin) CGC 9.4 Fantucchio, #101 (first Morbius) CGC 9.8 and 9.6, and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8.

Avengers #1 (first gathering and origin of the Avengers) CGC 8.5 and CGC 7.5 Signature Series, #4 (first Silver Age Captain America, classic Kirby cover) CGC 9.4, CGC 9.2, and CGC 9.0, #8 (first Kang) CGC 9.6, and #57 (first Vision) CGC 9.6, Batman #1 (coverless, first Joker, first Catwoman) CGC NG, #23 (classic Joker cover) CGC 7.5, #46 CGC 8.5 (one of top four graded), #49 (Joker cover, first Mad Hatter, first Vicki Vale) CGC 8.5, #251 (classic Adams Joker cover/story) CGC 9.8, and more including a newly listed collection of 54 high grade Batman, Detective Comics, Brave and the Bold issues from the Silver Age and Bronze Age, a group of nearly 50 Canadian White Golden Age examples, Captain America Comics #2 (second Cap and Bucky) CGC 7.0, #27 (classic Schomburg “To Berlin” WWII cover) CBCS 6.0, #37 (classic WWII cover) CGC 7.0, #39 (Schomburg war cover) CGC 8.5, and #46 (Holocaust cover) CGC 5.0, and Captain America #100 (first Silver Age issue, classic Kirby cover) CGC 9.8 are offered.

Featured books are Chamber of Chills #23 (1954, classic Pre-Code horror cover) CGC 7.5, Daredevil #1 CGC 9.0 and many later issues in the series in CGC 9.8, Detective Comics #29 (second Batman cover) CGC 1.8, #31 (third Batman cover, classic cover) CGC 1.8, #35 CBCS 9.0 Restored, #58 (first Penguin) CGC 4.5, #67 (first Penguin cover) CGC 6.5, #68 (first Two-Face cover, second appearance) CGC 6.5, #71 (classic Robinson Joker cover) CGC 6.0, and #140 (first Riddler) CGC 6.5, Famous Funnies #209 (first Frazetta Buck Rogers cover) CGC 9.4, Fantastic Four #4 (first Silver Age Sub-Mariner) CGC 9.0, #5 (first Doctor Doom) CGC 7.5, #7 (classic cover) CGC 9.4, #10 CGC 9.2, #12 (first Hulk crossover) CGC 8.5, #25 (Thing/Hulk battle cover) CGC 9.2, #45 (first Inhumans) CGC 9.0, #46 (first full Black Bolt) CBCS 9.4, #52 (first Black Panther) CGC 9.6 Signature Series and CGC 9.2, #67 (first Warlock) CGC 9.4, and Annual #5 (first solo Silver Surfer story, Inhumans cover/story) CGC 9.8, Firehair Comics #1 CGC 9.6 Mile High Pedigree and single highest graded, and Flash #123 (first Golden Age Flash in Silver Age) CGC 8.5.

Ghost Rider (1973) #1 (first Daimon Hellstrom) CGC 9.8, Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first Storm, Colossus and Nightcrawler, second full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, Hawkman #1 CGC 9.4, Hawkman #4 (first Zatanna) CGC 9.6, Hero For Hire #1 (first Luke Cage) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.4, House of Secrets #92 (first Swamp Thing) CGC 9.6 and CGC 9.4, 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 #1 (first Hulk and origin) CGC 6.0, #141 (first Doc Samson) CGC 9.8, #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6, and many more examples in CGC 9.8, Iron Fist #14 (first Sabretooth) CGC 9.8, eight issues of Iron Man between #22 and #38 all in CGC 9.8, #47 (origin retold, Barry Smith art) CGC 9.8, and #55 (first Thanos and Drax) CGC 9.8, Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 (pre-dates both Iron Man #1 and Sub-Mariner #1) CGC 9.8, Jackpot Comics #4 (first Archie cover) CGC 3.5, Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor) CGC 5.0 Signature Series signed by Stan Lee, Joe Sinnott, Larry Lieber, and Sam Goldberg, and Justice League of America #1 CGC 6.5, #9 (first origin of the JLA) CGC 9.4, and #39 (first 80-page giant in run) CGC 9.8 (single highest graded) will be sold.

Marvel Feature #1 (first Defenders) CGC 9.8, Marvel Premiere #15 (first Iron Fist) CGC 9.8, More Fun Comics #62 (Spectre cover) CGC 8.0, and #65 (classic Spectre cover) CGC 5.5, Pep Comics #26 (first Veronica Lodge in Archie) CGC 2.0, Showcase #4 CGC 3.0, high grade run of Sensation Comics, Silver Streak Comics #6 (first appearance and origin of Golden Age Daredevil, classic Claw cover) CGC 5.5, Silver Surfer #4 (classic Surfer/Thor battle cover/story) CGC 9.6, #4 (classic Surfer/Thor battle cover/story) CGC 9.6, and #18 (Kirby art, Inhumans) CCG 9.8, and Skeleton Hand #1 (classic pre-code horror cover) CGC 9.4 (single highest graded) are in the auction.

Additional highlights are Star Wars #1 (first Star Wars in comics) CGC 8.5 Price Variant, Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 8.5 and #126 (first Clea and first Dormammu) CGC 9.4, Superman #14 (classic patriotic cover) CGC 8.0 and #53 (origin cover/issue) CGC 9.0, Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man and origin) CBCS 9.0 and #59 (Silver Age solo Captain America series begins) CGC 9.8, Tomb of Dracula #10 (first Blade) CGC 9.8, USA Comics #2 (classic WWII cover) CGC 6.5, Walking Dead #1 (first Rick Grimes) CGC 9.8, Weird Tales of the Future #2 (classic cover) CGC 7.5, Werewolf By Night #32 (first Moon Knight) CGC 9.6 and CGC 9.4, X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CBCS 9.0, #2 (second X-Men) CGC 9.4, and #4 (first Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) CGC 9.4 and CGC 9.2.

ComicLink is currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions including the March Focused Auction which will begin on March 9 and the Spring Featured Auction which will begin on May 17. Interested sellers may contact the firm by emailing buysell@comiclink.com or by calling (617) 517-0062 (option 1) to speak with Josh Nathanson, Douglas Gillock, Jason Crosby, Jon Signorelli or Ross Kearney.

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. 

Visit ComicLink’s website to view Winter Featured Auction or see the auction schedule and auction previews.