The ComicLink Fall Featured Auction will begin next week, on the evening of Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The final Featured Auction of the year includes many key and high grade comic books including Detective Comics #27 (first Batman), Marvel Comics #1 (first Marvel comic, first Human Torch and origin, Sub-Mariner origin), All Star Comics #8 (first Wonder Woman), and Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) CGC 7.5. A few top original art highlights include the complete 20-page Conan prototype story, “Kull Of Atlantis,” penciled and inked by Barry Windsor-Smith; the exciting original Carl Barks Donald Duck oil painting, “Terror of the River”; a Bernie Wrightson illustration published in Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein (A Marvel Illustrated Novel); and a Jack Kirby Doctor Doom page from Fantastic Four Annual #2.
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Other Golden and Silver Age highlights in the Fall Featured Auction are two additional examples of Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man) in CGC 5.5 and 4.0, Amazing Spider-Man #1 (second Spider-Man, first Jameson) CGC 8.0 and CGC 6.0 Signature Series signed by Stan Lee, #2 (first Vulture) CGC 9.2, and #13 (first Mysterio) CGC 9.6 Twin Cities Pedigree, Aquaman CGC 9.6 examples from the #1 CGC Registry Set for the early portion of this Silver Age DC title including Pedigree examples, Avengers #1 (first Avengers) CGC 8.5 and CGC 7.5, Batman #181 (first Poison Ivy) CGC 9.4, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 9.0, Brenda Starr #14 CGC 9.4 Mile High Pedigree (single highest graded), and Detective Comics #140 (first Riddler) CGC 6.5 and #359 (first Batgirl) CGC 9.0.
Fantastic Four #2 (second Fantastic Four, first Skrulls) CGC 9.0, #5 (first Doctor Doom) CGC 9.0, #12 (first Hulk crossover) CBCS 9.4 Pacific Coast Pedigree, #45 (first Inhumans) CGC 9.8, and #67 (first Adam Warlock) CGC 9.8, Green Lantern #73 CGC 9.8 Fantucchio Pedigree (single highest graded), Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk) CGC 9.2 Slight Restoration/Trimmed, Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor) CGC 7.5, #112 (classic Thor/Hulk battle) CGC 9.4 CVA Exceptional, and #118 (first Destroyer) CGC 9.8 (single highest graded), Justice League of America #1 CGC 7.0, Mad #12 CGC 9.8 (highest one of two), and Marvel Mystery Comics #7 (classic cover) CGC 8.5 (top five) and #13 (first Vision by Simon and Kirby, Schomburg cover) CGC 8.5 (top four) are additional highlights.
Other Golden and Silver Age books include Showcase #4 (first Silver Age Flash and origin) CGC 4.0 and #22 (first Silver Age Green Lantern and origin) CGC 6.0, Silver Surfer #1 (origin of Silver Surfer) CGC 9.8, Star Wars #1 CGC 9.4 Price Variant, Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 9.4 and #115 (first Doctor Strange origin) CGC 9.6 Don and Maggie Thompson Collection, Tales of Suspense #57 (first Hawkeye) CGC 9.4, Tales to Astonish #27 (first Ant-Man) CGC 7.5, Thor #166 (second full Warlock) CGC 9.8, Wonder Woman #32 CGC 9.2 Mile High Pedigree (single highest graded), and X-Men #14 (first Sentinels) CGC 9.6 and #26 CGC 9.8 (highest, one of three).
Bronze and Modern Age fans will see Amazing Adventures #11 (first furry Beast) CGC 9.8 (one of three), Amazing Spider-Man #121 (death of Gwen Stacy) CGC 9.8, #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8 and 9.6, and #361 (first full Carnage) CGC 9.9, Batman #232 (first Ras Al Ghul) CGC 9.8 and #234 (first Modern Two-Face) CGC 9.8, Conan #1 (first Conan in comics) CGC 9.8, Fantastic Four #112 (classic Thing/Hulk battle cover) CGC 9.8, Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and second full Wolverine) CGC 9.8 Signature Series, House of Secrets #92 (first Swamp Thing) CGC 9.4 CVA Exceptional, Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8 Mile High II and CGC 9.6, Iron Fist #14 (first Sabretooth) CGC 9.6 Price Variant (highest graded, one of three), Iron Man #55 (first Thanos and Drax) CGC 9.6, Marvel Feature #1 (first Defenders) CGC 9.8, Marvel Premiere #1 (Him becomes Warlock) CGC 9.8 and #15 (first Iron Fist) CGC 9.8, Marvel Spotlight #28 (first solo Moon Knight) CGC 9.8 Price Variant, Uncanny X-Men #145 (Doctor Doom cover) CGC 9.9, and Werewolf By Night #32 (first Moon Knight) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6 Signature Series.
One unique offering is a rare Night of the Living Dead 40” x 60” movie poster from 1968.
Some upcoming original art highlights coming to the Fall Featured Auction include Barry Windsor-Smith Kull Of Atlantis complete 20-page Conan Prototype story from 1970; Carl Barks Donald Duck: Terror of the River oil painting ‒ a classic original work by the legendary “Good Duck Artist”; Jack Kirby Fantastic Four Annual #2 (1964) page featuring a large image of Doctor Doom meeting his possible future self, Rama Tut, with the entire Fantastic Four team appearing, Kamandi #20 cover and #25 chapter splash (“Freak Show”), and Captain America #193 page; Bernie Wrightson masterful original art illustration plate published in his landmark Frankenstein Marvel Illustrated Novel depicting Frankenstein; Basil Wolverton Space Patrol #3 unused cover (1939); John Romita Amazing Spider-Man #117 title splash and the Astonishing Tales #22 cover featuring It, the Living Colossus; and Neal Adams Action Comics #468 cover featuring Superman vs. Terra-Man, Avengers #93 page from the classic Kree-Skrull war saga featuring Captain Marvel and Carol Danvers, and Detective Comics #408 page 1 with Batman in five panels plus Robin.
James Jean Jack of the Fables painting featuring Jack Frost and the Snow Queen used for the covers of both issues 6 and 11; Jim Starlin Avengers Annual #7 page featuring Iron Man and Thor destroying Thanos’ soul gem and Marvel Feature #12 Thanos holding the Cosmic Cube, plus Iron Man, Thing and the Blood Brothers; Al Feldstein Tales of Terror Annual #1 revisited oil painting featuring the famous image of the Crypt Keeper, the Vault Keeper, and the Old Witch together; Rudolph Zirm (attributed) The Devil's Pigeon: Undercover Detective pulp painting; Frank Frazetta White Indian #1 page; Jim Lee X-Men: Wolverine and Psylocke Hunting Party illustration published in Wizard; and John Byrne highly memorable finale splash featuring a huge image of Superman from the final page of the final issue of his historic revamp, The Man of Steel, a Byrne title splash from Superman #4, a Byrne/Sinnott page from Fantastic Four #212 featuring Galactus, and the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #11 wraparound cover with She-Hulk, Sabretooth, Scarlet Witch, Rogue, Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde), and others are in the art listings.
Original art consignments include Steven Bissette Saga of the Swamp Thing #24 cover from the classic Alan Moore run featuring the memorable image of the Justice League watching Swamp Thing battle Woodrue, the Floronic Man; Todd McFarlane prime era art from Amazing Spider-Man #308 and Incredible Hulk #339 and pages from Spawn #33 with Greg Capullo including two splashes; Brian Bolland Sensational She-Hulk #14 cover featuring She-Hulk and Howard the Duck and an epic splash page from Camelot 3000 #1 featuring the first appearance of King Arthur in the story; and Steve Ditko twice-up Captain Atom #88 page from 1967 featuring the inspiration for Doctor Manhattan from Watchmen in battle with a large Spider-like creature, and a full page Ditko illustration of the fanzine hero the Defender from Comic Crusader #8.
Frank Miller Daredevil #190 page from the origin of Elektra and an Elektra illustration; John Buscema Silver Surfer #7 page featuring the Surfer vs. his evil duplicate; Michael Kaluta Savage Sword of Conan #91 painted cover; Frank Brunner Chamber of Chills #3 page 1 title splash; Mike Grell Warlord #39 cover featuring Travis Morgan on his winged horse and a double-page splash from the same issue; George Pérez Planet of the Apes: Green Lantern #1 wraparound cover, and Swordquest #1 cover; Barry Windsor-Smith Machine Man #3 page with Trimpe breakdowns featuring X-51 vs. Iron Man 2020; Kevin Eastman ‒ two pages (auctioned separately) from Raphael, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #1 (1985, early Turtles spinoff); and Sheldon Moldoff ‒ a rare Silver Age Batman title splash from Batman #196 are included.
Additional highlights are Michael Turner The Darkness #11 cover, Witchblade #15 cover, and Soulfire: Chaos Reign #2 variant cover; E.C. Segar Popeye 1936 daily; Steve Geiger Incredible Hulk #337 cover featuring the Hulk plus Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Iceman with Bob McLeod inks; George Tuska Iron Man #22 page 1 title splash; Rich Buckler Spectacular Spider-Man #119 cover featuring black costumed Spidey vs. Sabretooth and Marvel Triple Action #27 cover featuring the Avengers; and Esad Ribic Uncanny X-Force #5 cover featuring Fantomex in battle with cyborg versions of Captain America, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, and the Thing.
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.