ComicLink is accepting comic book and original art consignments now 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. ComicLink has also begun accepting consignments for the June Focused Auction, which will start on June 8. The April Focused Auction is currently underway and will give you an idea of the types of offerings the June Focused Auction will include. Prospective sellers are encouraged to reserve auction placement as soon as possible for each of these auctions.
Silver Age offerings in upcoming auctions include Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 8.0, Fantastic Four #1 CGC 9.0 Fantucchio pedigree along with many other exceptional examples from this long-running title such as #12 (first Hulk crossover) CGC 9.6 and #20 (first Molecule Man) in CGC 9.8 (highest, one of two), scarce high grade Amazing Spider-Man issues such as #3 (first Doctor Octopus) CGC 9.4, #6 (first Lizard) CGC 9.4, #9 (first Electro) CGC 9.6, #10 (first Enforcers) CGC 9.8, #17 (second Green Goblin) CGC 9.8, and #40 (origin of the Green Goblin) CGC 9.8 Pacific Coast pedigree.
Other examples include Incredible Hulk #1 (origin and first Hulk) CGC 6.5, Avengers #1 (origin of the Avengers) CGC 8.0 Fantucchio pedigree, #2 CGC 9.4, #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 9.0 Fantucchio, #5 CGC 9.6, #6 CGC 9.4, #8 (first Kang) CGC 9.6, and #9 (first Wonder Man) CGC 9.6 Pacific Coast pedigree and CGC 9.4, Silver Surfer #1-3 in CGC 9.8, Captain America #100 (first Silver Age issue) CGC 9.8 Boston pedigree, and high grade examples of two of the greatest early Silver Age Kirby Captain America covers – Sgt. Fury #13 CGC 9.8 and Tales of Suspense #58 CGC 9.6 Mass pedigree, Iron Man #1 CGC 9.8 and other early issues of Iron Man in difficult to find CGC 9.8, as well as near impossible Silver Age acquisitions like Strange Tales Annual #1 (first Marvel Annual) in CGC 9.4 (single highest).
Golden Age fans will find such highlights as Action Comics #4 (scarce fourth Superman) CGC 7.0 and #19 CGC 7.0, Adventure Comics #40 (first Sandman) CGC 3.5, All-American Comics #61 (first Solomon Grundy) CGC 6.5, Captain America Comics #1 (first appearance and origin Captain America and Bucky) and #74 (classic Red Skull cover) CGC 6.0, Detective Comics #26 (first mention of Batman in promo ad page a month before Detective Comics #27) CGC 5.5, #31 (third Batman cover), #35 CGC 3.5, and #91 (Joker cover) CGC 9.0, Phantom Lady #17 (Matt Baker cover) CGC 5.0, Rangers #26 CGC 9.0, Superman #53 (origin issue) CGC 8.0, Wonder Woman #1 CGC 5.5 and #6 (first Cheetah) CGC 7.5, near pristine Gaines File copy ECs, scarce Canadian White Golden Age examples, classic Golden Age covers and so much more.
High grade Bronze and Modern comics include Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8 (Signature Series), the single highest (lone 9.8) Mark Jewelers insert example of Amazing Spider-Man #129 (first Punisher), Batman #232 (first Ras Al Ghul) CGC 9.8, Conan the Barbarian #1 (first Conan in comics) CGC 9.8, Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler and second full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, Iron Man #55 (first Thanos and Drax) CGC 9.8, Marvel Feature #1 (first Defenders) CGC 9.8, and New Mutants #87 in a rare CGC 9.9 (this is the first appearance of Cable, who will featured in the upcoming film, Deadpool 2). This is just the beginning of the comic books that are offered. Many other key and high grade comic books are incoming.
Early original art consignments include the Jim Starlin Iron Man #55 title splash featuring the best image of Drax within his first appearance issue; the Gil Kane/John Romita cover for Amazing Spider-Man #138; Neal Adams Deadly Hands of Kung-fu #3 cover; two John Romita/Don Heck pages from Amazing Spider-Man #62 – one with a Spidey/Medusa battle scene and the other with great large images of the Inhumans Queen by herself; and Barry Windsor-Smith title splash from Conan the Barbarian #7 plus three panel pages from the same issue (each auctioned separately) and a stunning Windsor-Smith page from Machine Man #4 featuring Machine Man battling Iron Man 2020.
John Byrne X-Men #109 page featuring a maskless Wolverine and the first appearance ever of Alpha Flight’s Guardian; a Frank Miller page from Wolverine #1 featuring Logan and Mariko; a rare Todd McFarlane’s Spawn cover to issue #33; Steve Ditko Tales of Suspense #37 page; John Buscema’s majestic cover for Defenders #66 featuring Valkyrie on Aragorn entering Asgard and two Buscema pages from the famous “Lady Liberators” saga in Avengers #83; Frank Brunner Savage Sword of Conan #30 page; a historic page featuring the actual first ever appearance of Harley Quinn in the genuine DC Universe from 1999’s Batman: Harley Quinn #1 by Yvel Guichet; and Bill Sienkiewicz page from the “Demon Bear” story in New Mutants #20 that is being adapted for the upcoming New Mutants film are offered.
Gil Kane’s Marvel Team-Up #19 cover featuring Spider-Man and Ka-Zar; Jim Lee page featuring Psylocke from the first issue of his famous run, Uncanny X-Men #248 plus a Lee page from Batman #612, part of the famous “Hush” story featuring Catwoman punching out Poison Ivy plus Batman, Superman, and Krypto; Frank Frazetta Neanderthal illustration; a page from Gambit’s first appearance in Uncanny X-Men #266 featuring Gambit and Storm with art by Mike Collins; Marc Silvestri Avengers Assemble #1 variant cover; and Carlos Pacheco Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1 cover will be sold.
Other original art highlights include Jeff Lemire Old Man Logan #1 Variant cover; J.G. Jones Catwoman #16 cover; David Finch Batman: The Dark Knight #9 cover; Joe Madureira Excalibur #68 cover featuring Nightcrawler and the Starjammers; Leinil Yu New Avengers #37 cover featuring a team portrait plus Yu’s Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #5 cover and Secret Invasion #3 variant cover featuring the Skrull Queen as Spider-Woman; J. Scott Campbell Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf calendar illustration; Darwyn Cooke Catwoman #4 page with inks by Mike Allred; Wayne Boring Action Comics #199 early 1950s page featuring Superman in flight and Lex Luthor; Graham Ingels Tales From the Crypt #26 finale page featuring the Old Witch; and Wally Wood Weird Science #12 page.
It pays to consign your items early and take full advantage of range of the promotion ComicLink does for each of its auctions. Interested sellers may contact ComicLink by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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.