There are many highlights coming up in ComicLink’s Spring Featured Auction, which is still growing with incoming seller consignments added frequently. The Spring Featured Auction, will start on May 17, 2017, and contain exceptional certified comic books and related original artwork. ComicLink has also begun accepting consignments for the June Focused Auction, which will start on June 8. Prospective sellers are encouraged to reserve auction placement as soon as possible for each of these auctions.
Incredible Silver Age offerings in upcoming auctions include Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man) CGC 8.0 and high grade examples of all Amazing Spider-Man issues between #3 and #50 and more, Near Mint Batman and Detective Comics issue, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four) 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). Other keys include Incredible Hulk #1 (origin and first Hulk) CGC 6.5, Avengers #9 (first Wonder Man) CGC 9.6 Pacific Coast pedigree, Silver Surfer #1-3 in CGC 9.8, Captain America #100 (first Silver Age issue) CGC 9.8 Boston pedigree, Iron Man #1 CGC 9.8, 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, as well as near impossible Silver Age acquisitions like Strange Tales Annual #1 (first Marvel Annual) in CGC 9.4 (single highest).
High grade Bronze and Modern 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 Fist #14 (first Sabretooth) CGC 9.6 Price Variant and 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 huge upcoming film Deadpool 2). There is also a Star Wars #1 CGC 8.5 Price Variant.
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, classic Batman Joker covers in high grade such as #44 and #49 in CGC 8.5, Detective Comics #26 (first mention of Batman in promo ad page a month before Detective Comics #27) CGC 5.5, #35 CGC 3.5, #76 (Joker cover) CGC 8.0, #140 (first Riddler) CGC 7.5, MAD #1 CGC 9.2 Gaines File Copy and many other Gaines File copies, Marvel Mystery Comics #64 CGC 9.4, Phantom Lady #17 CGC 5.0, Rangers #26 (classic GGA cover) CGC 9.0, Superman #53 (origin issue) CGC 8.0, Wonder Woman #1 CGC 5.5 and #6 (first Cheetah) CGC 7.5, scarce Canadian White Golden Age examples, other classic Golden Age covers and so much more.
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; Gil Kane’s covers for Marvel Team-Up #19 featuring Spider-Man and Ka-Zar, Giant-Size Supervillain Team-up #2 featuring Doctor Doom and Sub-Mariner and Marvel Spotlight #27 featuring Sub-Mariner; 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 John Romita Journey Into Mystery #18 cover and two pages from Daredevil #13.
Dave Cockrum Marvel Fanfare #3 wraparound cover featuring Wolverine and the “New” X-Men in the Savage Land; 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; Neal Adams Detective Comics #400 page featuring Batman vs. Man-Bat from the historic first Man-Bat appearance, Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #3 cover featuring Bruce Lee; 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; and a rare Todd McFarlane Spawn cover to issue #33 are included.
George Pérez New Teen Titans Archive #1 cover featuring a portrait of the classic early ’80s team; Steve Ditko Tales of Suspense #37 page; Mike Zeck Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars #9 cover; John Buscema’s majestic cover for Defenders #66 featuring Valkyrie on Aragorn entering Asgard, the title splash from Daredevil #137 featuring Daredevil being held in a noose by the Jester and two Buscema pages from the famous “Lady Liberators” saga in Avengers #83; Bernie Wrightson A Look Back illustration from 1970; and 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 will be sold.
ComicLink has 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 Death Dealer V preliminary painting; 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; Mike Mignola B.P.R.D. (Vol. 14) King of Fear trade paperback cover and several Hellboy pages and illustrations; Jeff Lemire Old Man Logan #1 variant cover; and J.G. Jones Catwoman #16 cover with Selina in bondage and 52 #6 cover featuring Green Lantern and Black Adam.
David Finch Batman: The Dark Knight #9 cover; Joe Madureira Excalibur #68 cover featuring Nightcrawler and the Starjammers; Pasqual Ferry All-New Captain America #1 cover featuring Sam Wilson as the new Cap and Amazing Spider-Man #700.5 cover featuring a maskless Spider-Man giving M.J. a ride; Adi Granov Nova #9 cover; Frank Cho Incredible Hulk #629 cover featuring Hulk vs. Red She-Hulk; Olivier Coipel Thor #4 cover; Juan Ferreyra Green Arrow #1 cover the hit ongoing Rebirth series; Leinil Yu New Avengers #37 cover featuring a team portrait plus Yu’s Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #5 cover; and J. Scott Campbell FairyTale Fantasies Calendar cover and a Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf calendar illustration are included.
Additional highlights are 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; Wally Wood Weird Science #12 page; Bob Kane Detective Comics #154 page, a rare example of an original panel page from the famous Batman creator; Paul Gulacy Swamp Thing Portfolio Plate original featuring Swampy and actress Adrienne Barbeau based on the 1982 movie; and Andy and Adam Kubert Wizard #175 cover featuring Batman and Superman.
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.