Villains beware, Batgirl and Black Panther have joined forces – to headline Heritage’s current Sunday Internet Comics Auction. Batgirl’s origin and first appearance as well as Black Panther production cels and his comic debut will be sold this weekend on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
With a potential Batgirl movie in the works, now is a great time for savvy collectors to purchase a copy of Detective Comics #359 CGC 5.5 with the first comic appearance and origin of Batgirl. This issue depicts cover and art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson, and also features the first appearance of Killer Moth.
Batgirl was created by Infantino, William Dozier, and Julius Schwartz per a request from producers of the Batman TV show that the Caped Crusader get a heroine. Batgirl, a/k/a Barbara Gordon, had a popular run during the Silver Age, thanks in part to the TV show.
Black Panther has been extremely successful in the theaters and fans, old and new alike, are clamoring for the chance to collect comics and artwork for the character. Heritage is selling some rare Black Panther production cels and the character’s first comic book appearance in Fantastic Four #52 VG+.
The five Black Panther cels come with painted backgrounds and animation drawings, from the Fantastic Four animated show season two episode “Prey of the Black Panther.” The comic depicts art and cover by Jack Kirby, who worked with Stan Lee to create this popular character. In this issue, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four compete in tests created to decide if the Fantastic Four can help T’Challa on a mission.
These Batgirl and Black Panther items will be sold in the 902-lot comics, original art, and memorabilia auction at Heritage. Bidding opens at 6 PM CT on March 18.