Major Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age keys are offered within the ComicLink Focused Auction, which is now open. There are thousands of no reserve lots to bid on. Collectors will find Golden to Modern Age comics and original artwork. “Major highlights include, but are not limited to, the first appearance of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 in highly desirable CGC 7.0 as well as Spider-Man’s important second appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #1 in CGC 8.0. We are also excited to introduce the Daredevil run from the John G. Fantucchio Pedigree collection,” ComicLink founder and President Josh Nathanson said.
There are many other comic book highlights within the comic book portion of the auction, including the following Silver Age and early Bronze Age offerings like Action Comics #252 (first Supergirl) CGC 6.0, Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man) CGC 2.5 and 1.5, Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 3.5, #2 (first Vulture) CGC 7.5, #14 (first Green Goblin) CGC 8.0, #43 CGC 9.6 Boston Pedigree, and #129 CBCS 9.8, Avengers #1 CGC 4.5 and #57 CGC 9.6, Batman #232 (first Ras Al Ghul) CGC 9.6, Brave and the Bold #29 (second JLA) CBCS 7.5, Conan The Barbarian #1 CGC 9.8, Fantastic Four #5 (first Doctor Doom) PGX 9.2, #45 (first Inhumans) CGC 9.0, #48 CGC 9.6, and #52 (first Black Panther) CGC 9.2, and Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, second full Wolverine) CGC 9.4.
Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk) CGC 3.0 and 2.0, #180 (first Wolverine, cameo) CGC 9.6, and #181 (first full Wolverine) CBCS 9.6 and others, Iron Man #55 (first Thanos and Drax) CGC 9.6, Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor) CBCS 7.0, Justice League of America #1 CGC 6.5, Marvel Spotlight #5 (first Ghost Rider) CGC 9.2, Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 (first Nick Fury) CGC 7.0, Showcase #22 (first Silver Age Green Lantern) CGC 2.5, Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man) CGC 4.5 and #40 (second Iron Man) CGC 9.0, Tales to Astonish #13 (first Groot) CGC 4.5, World’s Finest Comics #198 (third Superman/Flash race) CGC 9.8 (highest, one of four), X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CBCS 8.0 and CGC 5.5, and #94 (first “New” X-Men in title) CGC 9.6 are also in the Silver and early Bronze Age listings.
Hard-to-find Golden Age comic books include Action Comics #42 CGC 6.5, #96 (underwater checker covers) CGC 9.0, and #121 CGC 8.5 (top two example), Archie Comics #50 (classic Betty cover) CGC 3.5, Batman #18 CGC 4.0 and #37 (Robinson Joker cover) CGC 4.5, Captain America Comics #24 (WWII torture cover) CGC 5.5, Chamber of Chills #23 (Iconic zombie cover) CGC 4.5, Detective Comics #35 CGC 0.5, #43 CGC 4.0, #69 (classic Robinson Joker cover) CGC 3.0, and #75 CGC 9.0 (top two), Eerie #9 (classic zombie cover, Kubert art) CGC 7.0, Funnies #47 CGC 8.5 and #48 CGC 8.0 (single highest graded Phantasmo covers from 1940), Journey Into Mystery #15 (“Buried Alive” cover) CGC 6.0, Keen Detective Funnies #20 (classic “Eyes See” cover) CGC 3.5, #21 CGC 3.5, and #22 CGC 4.5 (top five), and Marvel Mystery Comics #20 (Schomburg WWII Sub-Mariner cover) CGC 5.5.
Other Golden Age books are Mask Comics #1 (classic L.B. Cole cover) CGC 3.0 and #2 (classic L.B. Cole cover) CGC 4.0, Miss Fury #1 (Schomburg Timely cover) CGC 7.0 Conserved, More Fun Comics #35 (early DC) CBCS 2.5, Phantom Lady #17 (all-time classic Baker cover) CGC 2.5, Sensation Comics #6 (first Wonder Woman’s magic lasso) CGC 2.5, Special Edition Comics #1 (first solo Captain Marvel comic) CGC 4.5 Slight Restoration, Superman #14 (classic patriotic cover) CGC 2.0, #20 CGC 9.0, and #24 (classic flag cover) CGC 5.0, USA Comics #10 (Schomburg WWII Captain America cover) CBCS 3.5, Wonder Comics #1 (historic 1939 Fox Wonder Man introduction and only appearance that led to DC suing to protect Superman) CGC 1.0, and Wonder Woman #2 (first Mars) CGC 4.0 and #31 CGC 8.5 (highest, one of five).
There is a very large selection of certified late Bronze through Modern Age comic books, many in pristine condition, with a large number of the key issues in numerous conditions. Top highlights include Albedo #2 (first Usagi Yojimbo) CGC 9.6, Amazing Spider-Man #194 (first Black Cat) CGC 9.8 and #300 (first full Venom) CGC 9.8, Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn in comics) CGC 9.8, Daredevil #131 (first Bullseye) CGC 9.8 and #158 (first Frank Miller art on title) CGC 9.8, Iron Fist #14 (first Sabretooth) CGC 9.8, New Mutants #87 (first Cable) CGC 9.8 and CBCS 9.8 and #98 (first Deadpool) CGC 9.8 Signature Series and CGC 9.8, and X-Men #121 (first full Alpha Flight) CGC 9.8 and #129 (first Kitty Pryde and Emma Frost) CGC 9.8.
The auction features close to 800 lots of original comic book related artwork by many different artists including such acclaimed talents as Neal Adams, Michael Allred, Dick Ayers, Chris Bachalo, Mark Bagley, Kyle Baker, Ed Benes, Frank Brunner, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, John Byrne, Howard Chaykin, Jim Cheung, Ian Churchill, Dave Cockrum, Gene Colan, Johnny Craig, Tony Daniel, Geof Darrow, Dan DeCarlo, Mike Deodato, Steve Ditko, Terry Dodson, Kevin Eastman, Glenn Fabry, David Finch, Ramona Fradon, Ron Frenz, Kerry Gammill, José Luis García-López, Dave Gibbons, Michael Golden, Mike Grell, Paul Gulacy, Don Heck, Stuart Immonen, Carmine Infantino, Jeff Jones, Kelley Jones, Dan Jurgens, Mike Kaluta, Gil Kane, Sam Kieth, Andy Kubert, Peter Laird, Greg Land, Salvador Larroca, Erik Larsen, Jae Lee, Rob Liefeld, Ron Lim, David Mack, Kevin Maguire, Russ Manning, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven, Sheldon Moldoff, Terry Moore, Carlos Pacheco, George Perez, Keith Pollard, Whilce Portacio, Humberto Ramos, Marshall Rogers, John Romita Jr., Steve Rude, Tim Sale, Alex Saviuk, Ethan Van Sciver, Marc Silvestri, Mico Suayan, Philip Tan, Mark Texeira, Bruce Timm, Alex Toth, Herb Trimpe, George Tuska, Charles Vess, Matt Wagner, Barry Windsor-Smith, Bernie Wrightson, and Mike Zeck.
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