“The first ComicLink Featured Auction of 2018 is only a month away so now is the time to consign your high quality comic books and comic related original art to what is sure to be one of the biggest auctions of the year!” Josh Nathanson, ComicLink founder and CEO, said. The Winter Featured Auction, beginning on February 15, has some incredible highlights including a very impressive Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 9.0 (CVA) and features other highlights such as Batman #1 (first Joker and first Catwoman) CGC 5.0 Conserved, Showcase #22 (first Silver Age Green Lantern) CGC 8.5, Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk) CGC 7.5, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil) CBCS 9.6, Fantastic Four #1 CGC 8.0, Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man) CGC 9.0, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 8.0, Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (first Guardians of the Galaxy) CGC 9.8 (highest, one of two), and so much more already posted to the auction preview.
Many additional key and high grade comic books from the Golden Age through the Bronze Age and beyond will be offered, along with important original artwork by many popular artists including important work by Jim Starlin, John Buscema, Neal Adams, Art Adams, Frank Brunner, and Jack Kirby.
ComicLink is currently accepting seller consignments of comic books, original art, and other collectibles for this auction as well as other upcoming auctions and The Exchange. If you are ready to sell, you may contact ComicLink by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (617) 517-0062 (option 1) to speak with a sales consultant.
Some other upcoming early comic book examples in the Winter Featured Auction 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, Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man) in other conditions, and Amazing Spider-Man #1 (second Spider-Man, first Jameson) CGC 6.5, #6 (first Lizard) CGC 9.4, #10 (first Enforcers) CGC 9.6, #14 (first Green Goblin) CGC 9.6, #16 CGC 9.6, #34 CBCS 9.8, #50 (first Kingpin) CGC 9.4, #58 CGC 9.8, and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8.
Avengers #2 (second Avengers) CGC 9.6 and #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 8.0, Batman #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, Captain America Comics #3 (first Red Skull cover, first published Stan Lee story) CGC 1.8 and #36 (Hitler cover) CGC 5.5, Detective Comics #36 (first Hugo Strange) CGC 8.0R, #73 (first Scarecrow cover ‒ only one in Golden Age) CGC 6.5, #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, and Exciting Comics #1 (first Black Terror) CBCS 8.5 (highest, one of three) are in the sale.
Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 8.0, #49 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus cover) CGC 9.4, and #50 (classic Silver Surfer cover) CGC 9.4, 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, Journey Into Mystery #112 (Thor/Hulk battle cover/story) CGC 9.6, Justice League of America #1 CBCS 7.0 and #76 CGC 9.8 (highest, one of four), Marvel Mystery Comics #20 CGC 7.5 and #83 CGC 9.0 (top two), and Our Fighting Forces #1 (first issue of long-running “Big 5” DC war title) CGC 8.5 (top five) will be offered.
Highlights also include 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, Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 8.0 Fantucchio Pedigree, 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 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, #98 (first Silver Age Wonder Woman, origin told) CGC 7.5, World’s Finest Comics #3 (first Scarecrow) CGC 5.0, and X-Men #1 (first X-Men & Magneto) PGX 8.5.
Some early artwork consignments to the Winter Featured Auction include two Jim Starlin Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2 pages (offered separately) from the famous “Death of Thanos” story ‒ one featuring the Thing and Thor taking down Thanos and one featuring Spider-Man and the Thing vs. Thanos, other Starlin art including Master of Kung-Fu #54 cover and Marvel Feature #12 page with Thing vs. Blood Brothers; Bill Sienkiewicz stunning painted Elektra cover from The Comics Journal #107 promoting the landmark Elektra: Assassin series plus Sienkiewicz painted Superman vs. Luthor trading card art; Art Adams Fantastic Four #349 page featuring a rare Adams depiction of Spider-Man in action plus some awesome Kirby-esque monsters; and Neal Adams Green Lantern #85 page featuring Green Lantern and Speedy from the historic Speedy on heroin story, “Snowbirds Don’t Fly”.
Art includes Frank Brunner Chamber of Chills #4 complete 9-page Bronze Age horror story; John Buscema Thor #192 cover featuring Thor vs. the Demolisher, 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 title splash featuring a recreation of the famous “Statue of Liberty Reveal” finale from the original movie; Dick Ayers Strange Tales #113 Human Torch battle page; Rich Buckler Avengers #101 unpublished cover, Giant-Size Superstars #1 page 1 title splash featuring a huge image of the Hulk, and Spectacular Spider-Man #119 page featuring an intense Black Cat vs. Sabretooth battle; and Sal Buscema New Mutants #6 page featuring the team in battle, two pages (sold separately) from Sub-Mariner #35, the Defenders prelude issue, featuring Hulk, Silver Surfer and the Avengers.
John Byrne Marvel Team-Up #62 page featuring Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel vs. Super-Skrull, 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; Ron Frenz Fantastic Four #326 cover featuring the Fantastic Four vs. the Frightful Four with Sinnott inks; Don Heck Tales of Suspense #66 page with Iron Man and the Crimson Dynamo; Adam Hughes Ghost #2 cover and Ghost Collected Edition variant cover; Bob Kane Batman painting; Jack Kirby Captain America #202 Falcon battle page; Andy Kubert X-Men #23 cover featuring Cyclops; and Rick Leonardi Uncanny X-Men #201 page 2 featuring the X-Men meeting Nathan “Cable” Summers as a baby for the first time are offered.
Ron Lim Infinity Gauntlet #6 page featuring the heroes killed by Thanos returning to life, Silver Surfer #75 double-page splash featuring the death of Nova (Frankie Raye), Thanos Annual #1 double-page splash featuring Thanos educating his Bronze Age self about the Infinity Gauntlet; Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo pages from Spawn #33; Sheldon Moldoff Batman #151 page 1 title splash; Michael Netzer Huntress #2 cover featuring a large image of Batman; George Pérez Infinity Gauntlet #2 page featuring Doctor Doom, Doctor Strange, and the Silver Surfer, New Teen Titans #10 page featuring the origin and history of Beast Boy/Changeling; Keith Pollard Amazing Spider-Man #204 page featuring an early Black Cat appearance; Marshall Rogers Spider-Man #28 cover; Tim Sale Batman: The Long Halloween #8 double page splash featuring Batman vs. Scarecrow on a horse; and Dave Sim Cerebus #10 page featuring Cerebus and Red Sophia has also been consigned.
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.