“ComicLink is starting out 2018 with a bang with recent consignments for some of the biggest books in the hobby,” ComicLink founder and CEO Josh Nathanson said.
They recently listed one of the most sought comic books, Action Comics #1 (first Superman), on The Comic Book Exchange. Nathanson described it as, “a conserved CGC 7.0 example with a beautiful, high-end cover and supple, off-white interior page preservation.” A Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four) CGC 9.0 has also recently been listed on The Exchange.
Meanwhile, the January Focused Auction, beginning on January 10, will start the year with a splash as it contains an Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man) in the coveted mid-grade CGC 7.0 condition, the Daredevil collection from the John G. Fantucchio Pedigree collection, and many exciting comic books from the Golden Age to the present, plus original artwork.
The Winter Featured Auction, beginning on February 15, has an even more impressive Amazing Fantasy #15 ‒ a stunning CGC 9.0 CVA. The same auction also features a Batman #1 (first Joker and first Catwoman) CGC 5.0 Conserved, a just listed Showcase #22 (first Silver Age Green Lantern) CGC 8.5, an Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk) CGC 7.5, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil) CBCS 9.6, Fantastic Four #1 CGC 8.0, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 8.0, and so much more already posted to the auction preview and incoming from their consignors.
“Many additional key and high grade comic books from the Golden Age through the Bronze Age and beyond will be offered within both auctions, along with important original artwork by many fan-favorite artists,” Nathanson said.
ComicLink is currently accepting seller consignments of comic books, original art, and other collectibles for these upcoming auctions as well as The Exchange. Those interested in selling with them may contact ComicLink by emailing email@example.com or by calling (617) 517-0062 (option 1) to speak with a sales consultant.
A sample of some other upcoming early comic book examples in upcoming auctions include Action Comics #13 (fourth Superman cover) CGC 1.8Q married pages, #226 CGC 9.0 (single highest graded), #242 (first Brainiac) CGC 6.0, and #252 (first Supergirl) CGC 7.0, Adventure Comics #300 (first on-going Legion of Superheroes series begins) CBCS 9.0, All Winners Comics #5 (classic Cap, Torch and Namor cover) CGC 8.5, numerous key and high grade Amazing Spider-Man issues including #1 CGC 8.0 and #14 (first Green Goblin) CGC 9.6, Avengers #2 (second Avengers) CGC 9.6, Batman #1 CGC 5.0 (C), #4 CGC 7.5, #181 (first Poison Ivy) CGC 9.0, #232 (first Ras Al Ghul) CGC 9.8, and #251 (classic Adams Joker cover/story) CGC 9.8, Captain America #100 (first Silver Age issue) CGC 9.8, and Captain America Comics #3 (first Red Skull cover, first published Stan Lee story) CGC 1.8 and #24 (WWII torture cover) CGC 5.5.
Conan #1 (first Conan in comics) CGC 9.8, Detective Comics #35 (classic fifth Batman cover) CGC 0.5, #73 (first Scarecrow cover ‒ only one in Golden Age) CGC 6.5, #75 CGC 9.0, #118 (classic Joker cover) CGC 9.0, #140 (first Riddler) CGC 6.5, and #298 (first Silver Age Clayface) CGC 9.4 Savannah Pedigree (one of top two graded), Doctor Strange #169 (first issue) CGC 9.8, Exciting Comics #1 (first Black Terror) CBCS 8.5 (highest, one of three), Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 8.0 and #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 9.6, Four Color #108 (Barks “Terror of the River” cover/story) CGC 9.2 and #238 (Barks “Voodoo Hoodoo” cover/story) CGC 9.4 (highest, one of four), House of Secrets #92 (first Swamp Thing) CGC 9.4, Incredible Hulk #1 (first appearance and origin of Hulk) CGC 7.5 and CGC 4.5 and #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8 Signature Series signed by Stan Lee and Len Wein, Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor) CBCS 7.0, and Justice League of America #1 CBCS 7.0 and #76 CGC 9.8 (highest, one of four) are consigned.
Additional highlights are Marvel Mystery Comics #20 CGC 7.5 and #83 CGC 9.0 (top two), Mask #1 (classic L.B. Cole cover) CGC 3.0 and #2 (classic Cole cover) CGC 4.0, Our Fighting Forces #1 (first issue of long-running “Big 5” DC war title) CGC 8.5 (top five), Phantom Lady #17 CGC 2.5, Planet Comics #1 (classic Lou Fine cover) CGC 6.5, Showcase #9 (Lois Lane solo series begins) CGC 8.0 and #22 (first Silver Age Green Lantern) CGC 7.0, Superboy #68 (first Bizarro) CGC 7.5, Superman #3 CGC 6.0 and #20 (WWII cover) CGC 9.0, Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #1 CGC 8.0, Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man and origin) CGC 9.0 and CGC 7.5, Tales to Astonish #35 (first Ant-Man in costume) CGC 8.5, Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8, Werewolf By Night #32 (first Moon Knight) CGC 9.6, Wonder Woman #6 (first Cheetah) CGC 6.0 and #98 (first Silver Age Wonder Woman, origin told) CGC 9.8, World’s Finest Comics #3 (first Scarecrow) CGC 5.0, and X-Men #1 (first X-Men & Magneto) PGX 8.5 and CBCS 8.0.
Some early artwork consignments to the Winter Featured Auction include Jim Starlin Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2 page from the famous “Death of Thanos” story featuring Spider-Man and the Thing vs. Thanos and his Master of Kung-Fu #54 cover; Frank Brunner Chamber of Chills #4 complete 9-page Bronze Age horror story; John Buscema Savage Sword of Conan #17 chapter splash and Sub-Mariner #1 page; Bernie Wrightson Creepshow page, Gardens of the Dead portfolio illustration, and Heavy Metal “Class Reunion” parody page 1 splash; Alfred Alcala Planet of the Apes #7 page 2 title splash featuring a recreation of the famous Statue of Liberty reveal finale from the original movie; and Dick Ayers Strange Tales #113 Human Torch battle page and Giant-Size Superstars #1 page 1 title splash featuring a huge image of the Hulk.
Consignments include Sal Buscema New Mutants #6 page featuring the team in battle and Spectacular Spider-Man #197 finale splash featuring Spidey and the original X-Men in battle; John Byrne Sensational She-Hulk #48 page featuring She-Hulk, the Fantastic Four, and the Golden Age heroine, the Blonde Phantom; Gene Colan Daredevil #28 title splash; Robert Crumb two illustrations (sold separately) featuring Crumb’s doppelganger, “Whiteman” and a female Big Foot; Steve Ditko Monster Hunters #6 page; Don Heck Tales of Suspense #66 page with Iron Man and the Crimson Dynamo; Adam Hughes Ghost #2 cover; Bob Kane Batman painting; and Jack Kirby Captain America #202 Falcon battle page.
Andy Kubert X-Men #23 cover featuring Cyclops; Bob Larkin cover painting for Incredible Hulk: Cry of the Beast paperback; Bob Layton Iron Man #133 unpublished cover featuring Iron Man, Hulk, and Ant-Man; Rick Leonardi Uncanny X-Men #201 page 2 featuring the X-Men meeting Nathan “Cable” Summers as a baby for the first time; Ron Lim Infinity Gauntlet #6 page featuring the heroes killed by Thanos returning to life; Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo pages from Spawn #33; Sheldon Moldoff Batman #151 page 1 title splash; George Pérez New Teen Titans #10 page featuring the origin and history of Beast Boy/Changeling; Marshall Rogers Spider-Man #28 cover; and Tim Sale Batman: The Long Halloween #8 double page splash from the epic saga featuring Batman vs. Scarecrow on a horse have also been added to the upcoming auction.
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.