“ComicLink Featured Auctions are known for offering top-of-the-line comic book and fantasy related artwork,” Josh Nathanson, ComicLink’s founder and CEO, said. “The first ComicLink Featured Auction of 2018 commences next Thursday night has a very impressive original art session!”
The auction includes hundreds of high quality pieces by popular artists including such highlights as Jim Lee’s epic cover for Batman #618, the penultimate issue of “Hush” featuring the image of Batman pursued by the rotting corpse of the newly returned Jason Todd, while Hush looms behind; Boris Vallejo’s painted cover for Savage Sword of Conan #4; a Frank Frazetta illustration of John Carter, Warlord of Mars from the Doubleday book series; Jack Kirby’s cover for Black Panther #12 and more works from “The King”; John Buscema’s cover for Thor #192, his amazing chapter splash from Savage Sword of Conan #17, and many more Buscema pages; and a Robert Crumb Mr. Natural strip for the Village Voice from 1976 and two Crumb illustrations featuring his doppelganger “Whiteman” and a female Bigfoot.
A Todd McFarlane splash from Spider-Man #12 and several Spawn pages; two Jim Starlin pages from the epic finale of the “Thanos Saga” in Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 including the page where Thor and the Thing finally bring down Thanos plus several other Starlin works including the cover of Master of Kung-fu #54; an important John Byrne/Terry Austin page from Uncanny X-Men #142, part 2 of the legendary “Days of Future Past” saga, where Mystique strongly hints she’s Nightcrawler’s mother for the first time, plus several other Byrne pieces including the cover to Superman #13; Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s Daredevil #190 title splash for “Resurrection!”, the historic rebirth of Elektra, plus Miller pages from Daredevil #188 and the Dark Knight Strikes Again #1; and Bill Sienkiewicz’s stunning Elektra painting from the cover of The Comics Journal #107 will be offered.
Kelley Jones’ Batman #532 cover featuring Batman and Deadman battling mummies; Mike Parobeck’s Batman Adventures #28 cover featuring the fourth appearance of Harley Quinn; Jim Lee’s Gen 13 #7 cover featuring the one of only two Lee/Williams covers for the popular ’90s series, plus a Lee splash from Uncanny X-Men #274; Mike Ploog’s Giant-Size Man-Thing #1 cover featuring Man-Thing vs. the Glob; a John Romita published “Spider-Man Friends and Foes” double page splash pin-up featuring an almost every Spidey character; Tim Sale double page splash from Batman: The Long Halloween #8 featuring Batman vs. Scarecrow, plus Sale’s Adventures of Superman #597 cover featuring a “Jokerized” Lex Luthor; and Neal Adams’ Green Lantern #85 page from the historic Speedy on drugs story, “Snowbirds Don’t Fly” are in the auction.
Highlights include Frank Brunner’s complete 9-page story from Chamber of Chills #4; Nick Cardy Aquaman #11 page from the historic first appearance of Mera, plus other Cardy Aquaman pages; Frank Cho’s New Avengers #15 cover featuring Spider-Woman; Howard Chaykin Pizzazz #1 one of only three Star Wars pages from the first “Expanded Universe” story that ever saw print in any medium; Gene Colan’s Daredevil #28 title splash; Darwyn Cooke recreation of the classic Superman/Flash race cover from Superman #199; Alan Davis’ Excalibur #65 cover with Kitty, Nightcrawler and team; and Ron Frenz Fantastic Four #326 cover featuring the Fantastic Four vs. the Frightful Four.
Additional art pieces are Bryan Hitch’s Captain America: Reborn #1 wraparound cover and Giant-Size Avengers #1 cover; Adam Hughes’ Ghost #2 cover and Ghost: Collected Edition variant cover; Dale Keown’s Marvel Comics Presents #57 wraparound cover featuring a Wolverine vs. Hulk battle; Andy Kubert/Klaus Janson the page 1 splash page from Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 plus Kubert’s X-Men #23 cover; George Pérez’s New Teen Titans #21 painted cover plus several other Pérez pieces; Stephen Platt’s Prophet #4 cover; Marshall Rogers’ Spider-Man #28 cover; and Michael Turner’s Fathom #3 variant cover.
This extensive list is only part of the offering in the Winter Featured Auction.
In addition to accepting seller consignments for this auction, ComicLink is also accepting consignments of comic books, original art, and other collectibles for the March Focused Auction, the Spring Featured Auction which begins in May, and other upcoming auctions throughout the year. Exchange consignments and seller registrations are also welcome, as are inquiries related to private placements and direct sales. If you are ready to sell or want more information, you may contact ComicLink by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (617) 517-0062 (option 1) to speak with a sales consultant.