This is the last weekend to bid in the strong vintage comic book portion of the ComicLink Summer Featured Auction with the first comic book lots closing this coming Tuesday night, September 12, 2017, starting at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Over 1,400 comic book lots end over three evenings on Tuesday through Thursday, September 12-14. Hundreds of original art lots end the following week on Tuesday, September 19.
The comic book session of the Featured Auction is packed with highlights, including some major keys in rarely offered grades, high grades, and pedigree examples. Here are select comic book highlights (see the other Scoop article setting forth original art highlights within the ComicLink auction).
The auction includes a well rounded selection of high-end, certified comic books from all eras. Most of the Silver Age and Bronze keys are present and there is a strong representation of Golden Age, including many keys, pedigrees, and single highest graded offerings. Pristine Copper and Modern Age keys are also present.
Comic book highlights include Action Comics #23 (first Luthor) CGC 4.5 and #64 (first Toyman) CGC 9.4 Mile High Pedigree (single highest graded), All-Negro Comics #1 CGC 4.0, All Star Comics #8 (first Wonder Woman) CBCS 9.6 restored (single highest graded), Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man) CGC 7.0, Amazing Spider-Man #1 (second Spider-Man, first Jameson) CGC 8.0, #3 (first Dr. Octopus) CGC 9.4, #14 (first Green Goblin) CGC 9.6, #16 (meets Daredevil) CGC 9.8, #20 (first Scorpion) CGC 9.8, #42 (first MJ face reveal) CGC 9.8, #50 (first Kingpin) CGC 9.6, #101 (first Morbius) CGC 9.8, and #129 CGC 9.8, Avengers #1 CGC 8.5 and #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 9.4, Archie Comics #1 and Super Comics #nn (the Pep #22 of Canada), Batman #11 (first Joker cover) CGC 7.5, #49 (Joker cover) CBCS 9.2, #65 (Catwoman cover) CGC 9.0, #181 (first Poison Ivy) CGC 9.4, #234 (first Silver Age Two-Face) CGC 9.8, and #251 CGC 9.8, and Brave and the Bold #54 (first Teen Titans) CGC 9.8 Fantucchio Pedigree (single highest graded) and #60 (first Wonder Girl) CGC 9.4 (top 4).
Captain America Comics #37 and #46 CGC 5.0 (classic covers), #36 CGC 5.5 (vs Hitler), #38 CGC 8.5 (top 4), and #48 CGC 9.2 (highest, one of two), Captain America #100 CGC 9.8, Detective Comics #6 CGC 6.5, #29 CGC 6.5 restored, #36 (classic early Batman cover) CGC 6.0, #45 (first Joker in title) CGC 9.0, #62 (Robinson Joker cover) CGC 7.0, #76 (Robinson Joker cover) CGC 8.5 CVA, #140 (first Riddler) CGC 7.0, #225 (first Martian Manhunter) CGC 8.0, #275 CGC 9.6 (single highest graded), and #359 (first Batgirl) CGC 9.2 Fantucchio pedigree, Doctor Strange #169 CGC 9.8, Fantastic Comics #4 CGC 8.5, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four) CGC 6.5, #4 (first Silver Age Sub-Mariner) CBCS 9.2, #5 (first Doctor Doom) CGC 9.0, #13 (first Watcher) CGC 9.4, #45 (first Inhumans) CGC 9.4, #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 9.8, #50 (classic Surfer cover) CGC 9.6, and #52 (first Black Panther) CGC 9.6, Funny Pages #40 (Centaur) CGC 6.5 (top three), numerous Gaines File Copies, Green Hornet Comics #13 (Anti-Hitler cover) CGC 7.0, Green Lantern #1 CGC 8.0 and #76 CGC 9.6 (Adams begins), Hawkman #4 (first Zatanna) CGC 9.4, Headline Comics #8 (classic Hitler cover) CGC 3.5, and House of Secrets #92 (first Swamp Thing) CGC 9.6 are offered.
Additional highlights are Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk) CGC 6.0 and #181 CBCS 9.4, Iron Man #55 (first Thanos) CGC 9.8 Fantucchio pedigree, Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor) CGC 7.0, Justice League of America #1 CGC 7.5, #48 CGC 9.8 (highest, one of two) Fantucchio, and #75 (new Black Canary) CGC 9.6 Fantucchio (highest, one of two), Marvel Mystery Comics #24 CGC 9.2 (top 4), #48 CGC 9.2 (top 5), #58 CGC 9.0 (highest, one of two), #63 (vs. Hitler cover) CGC 6.0, and #71 CGC 9.4 (top 2), Marvel Premiere #15 (first Iron Fist) CGC 9.8, Master Comics #21 CGC 8.5 (top 4 example), Miracleman #15 CGC 9.9 (highest, one of two), Nelvana CGC 5.0 (top 4), New Mutants #98 (first Deadpool) CGC 9.9, Phantom Lady #17 CGC 7.0, Silver Surfer #1 CGC 9.6 and #3 (first Mephisto) CGC 9.8, Strange Tales #110 (first Dr. Strange) CGC 8.5, Superboy #68 (first Bizarro) CGC 8.0, Superman #1 (first solo Superman comic) CBCS 9.4 restored (single highest graded) and #17 CGC 8.0 (classic Superman vs. Hitler cover), Tales of Suspense #39 CGC 6.5 and #90 (Red Skull cover) CGC 9.8 (highest, one of two), and X-Men #42 (Death of Professor X) CGC 9.8 (single highest graded) and #266 (first Gambit) CGC 9.9.
ComicLink is currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions including the September Focused Auction which will begin on September 20, the October Focused Auction, and Fall Featured Auction which will begin on November 15 (a preview will post soon with some initial highlights). 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.
ComicLink will be set-up at a couple of conventions in the near future and taking consignments at the firm’s booth. They’ll be at Baltimore Comic-Con on September 22-24. Senior Consignment Director Douglas Gillock and Sales Consultant Jon Signorelli will be attending the show and available to speak with you all weekend long at in booth 507. Then they’ll be at New York Comic Con on October 5-8 at the Javits Center. ComicLink President Josh Nathanson, Gillock, and Jon Signorelli will be attending the show and available to speak with you all weekend at booth 2622.
“If you are interested in reaching some of the most aggressive comic book and original art bidders and buyers in the world, while at the same time having the opportunity to raise cash quickly, stop by and speak with us. If you are attending either of these shows, don’t sell the good stuff without stopping by our booth first, so we can assist you in maximizing your return,” Gillock said.