For the second week in a row, Heritage’s Comics Department achieved a new record for their Sunday Internet Comics Auction, bringing in $422,238. The new total was achieved through 991 lots that closed on March 4, 2018. This total bested the previous week’s record of $418,044, which was set on February 25.
“This auction had more than 50 comics from pedigree collections, original art by the likes of Neal Adams and Alex Raymond and a healthy selection of Disney animation drawings from the 1930s, so it is not surprising that it rang up a big total,” Heritage Comics Director of Operations Barry Sandoval said. “The best part is that we have plenty more quality material for the coming weeks, as well.”
Leading the weekly auction was Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 5.0, which hammered for $33,460. This book continues to rise in popularity, as it took three of the four top spots in the February 25 auction, with a top seller at $26,290. Spider-Man clinched two more top slots with The Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 4.0 bringing $6,572 and #50 CGC 9.2 realizing $3,824.
The second highest seller for the week was the Larry Elmore TSR Worlds Annual #1 cover painting original art which saw multiple bidders push it to $9,560. Another major DC sale was Showcase #4 CBCS 3.5, which raced into the top five, selling for $7,468.
Dracula star Bela Lugosi took a bite out of the auction with the Drew Friedman National Lampoon #1 1986 “Bela Lugosi’s Scariest Role” complete 1-page original art, that sold for $6,572.
Additional highlights were The Avengers #1 CGC 6.0 for $4,302, Patrick Block Uncle Scrooge – World’s Richest Man original art for $3,346, Alex Raymond Rip Kirby daily art comic strip dated November 24, 1954 for $3,107, and Green Lantern #1 CGC 7.5 for $3,107.
Heritage’s current Sunday Internet Comics Auction contains 883 lots and closes on March 11.