Major Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age keys are offered within the ComicLink April Focused Auction, which is now open. Consignors are offering a broad selection of Golden and Silver Age comics with close to 5,000 lots. Major keys include Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man) CGC 5.0, CBCS 5.0 and 3.0 and All-Star Comics #8 (first Wonder Woman) CGC 2.0. The auction also includes the Avengers run from the new John G. Fantucchio pedigree. You'll also find Bronze and Modern Age keys and original comic book related artwork.
Session 1 of the Focused Auction features select, key, and high grade Silver and Bronze Age Comics, including over 1,750 lots. Highlights are Amazing Spider-Man #1 (second Spider-Man) CBCS 3.5, X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 6.5, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four) CGC 4.5 and CGC 3.0 and #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 9.6, Showcase #4 (first Silver Age Flash) CBCS 3.0, Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, Conan #1 CGC 9.8, and Iron Man #55 (first Thanos and Drax) CGC 9.8. This auction also includes Avengers issues from the John G. Fantucchio Pedigree with Silver and early Bronze issues, starting with #1 (origin of the Avengers) CGC 8.0, #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 9.0, and many later issues in CGC 9.4, 9.6 and 9.8.
Session 2 offers a fantastic selection of over 500 hard to find Golden Age comic books, including relatively affordable low grade keys such as Detective Comics #31 (classic third Batman cover), Batman #1 (first Joker and Catwoman) and #2 (second Joker and Catwoman), and Captain America Comics #1 (first Cap and Bucky). There are many early issues of Batman and Detective Comics featuring key villain appearances and many sought-after covers including a number with art by Alex Schomburg and L.B. Cole. There is a wide selection of Pre-Code horror and crime from EC and Atlas and a selection of humor comics including some of the nicest known examples of some rare Timely/Atlas first issues.
Session 3 offers over 1,750 certified late Bronze through Modern Age comics like Amazing Spider-Man #194 (first Black Cat) CGC 9.8 and #300 (first full Venom) CGC 9.8, Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn in comics) CGC 9.8, Daredevil #131 (first Bullseye) CGC 9.8 and #168 (first Elektra) CGC 9.8, Fantasy Quarterly #1 (first Elfquest) CGC 9.8, Ms. Marvel #1 (first Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel) CGC 9.8, New Mutants #98 (first Deadpool) CGC 9.8), NYX #3 (first X-23, the current Wolverine) CGC 9.8, and X-Men #101 (first Phoenix) CGC 9.8.
Session 4 features a selection of over 400 assorted comic books, sold individually and within lots. This is a great opportunity for bargain hunters looking to fill out the holes in their collections.
Session 5 includes over 500 offerings of relatively affordable pieces of original art by such significant artists as Art Adams, Charlie Adlard, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Greg Capullo, Howard Chaykin, Dave Cockrum, Michael Kaluta, Andy Kubert, Bob Layton, Jim Lee, Joe Madureira, George Pérez, Mike Ploog, Joe Quesada, Humberto Ramos, Bruce Timm, and Herb Trimpe.
ComicLink is currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. A growing auction preview is already posted for the Spring Featured Auction, which will start on May 17 and feature exceptional certified comic books and original art items. To reserve upcoming auction placement any of the firm’s future auctions, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your prospective sale list, or call (617) 517-0062 (option 1). If you do not prefer auctions, ComicLink is also always accepting new sellers for the ComicLink exchange marketplaces, brokering private placement deals, and buying outright. So, it pays to get in touch no matter your selling preference, and ComicLink always looks forward to hearing from potential sellers.