The ComicLink Focused Auction is now open, offering Golden to Modern Age comics and original artwork for any type of collector. “Major highlights include, but are not limited to, the first appearance of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 in desirable CGC 6.0 as well as Spider-Man’s important second appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #1 in CGC 7.5. We are also excited to introduce a large number of high grade comic books from the John G. Fantucchio Pedigree collection including multiple examples from such Silver Age titles as Journey Into Mystery/Thor, Captain Marvel, Batman, Brave and the Bold, The Flash, Metal Men, Showcase, Teen Titans and more,” ComicLink founder and President Josh Nathanson said.
In addition to the Spider-Man keys mentioned above, within Silver Age and early Bronze Age (Session 1) offerings is a large group of early high grade Amazing Spider-Man issues including #2 CGC 8.0, examples of issues #5, #7, #8, #10, #12, #16, and #18 in CGC 9.0, examples from #21 and up in CGC 9.4 or better, and #129 (first Punisher) in CGC 9.8.
Other keys include Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk) CGC 4.5 and #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.4, Action Comics #252 (first Supergirl) CGC 6.5, Hero For Hire #1 (first Luke Cage) CGC 9.4, Iron Man #55 (first Thanos and Drax) CGC 9.8, Batman #181 (first Poison Ivy) CGC 9.0, Strange Tales #110 (first Dr. Strange) CBCS 6.5, Green Lantern #1 (first Guardians of the Universe) CGC 6.0, and Fantastic Four #14 CGC 9.4 and #45 (first Inhumans) CGC 9.2.
Examples of hard-to-find Golden Age comic books in Session 2 include Sensation Comics (Wonder Woman covers) #37 CGC 9.4 Davis Crippen Pedigree (top three graded) and #41 CGC 9.2 (single highest graded), Action Comics #81 (1945 New Year’s cover) CGC 8.5 and #88 CGC 9.4, Detective Comics #121 CGC 9.2, Flash Comics #51 (Moldoff Hawkman cover) CGC 9.4 (top four), Witches Tales #25 (pre-code horror classic cover) CGC 8.5, several early issues of Action Comics, All-Star Comics #3 (first Justice Society of America) CGC 2.0, Human Torch #24 CBCS 8.5, Jo-Jo #9 CGC 7.5, Superman #23 (classic WWII cover) CGC 6.5 and #24 (classic flag cover) CGC 5.0, Batman #17 (WWII cover) CGC 4.5 and #55 (Joker cover) CGC 7.0, Sensation Comics #59 (Wonder Woman cover) CBCS 7.5, Sub-Mariner Comics #33 (first Atlas revival issue, origin retold) CGC 5.5, and Mystery Men #16 CGC 5.0.
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. Examples include Amazing Spider-Man #194 (first Black Cat) CGC 9.8 and #300 (first full Venom) CGC 9.8 and 9.6, Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn in comics) CGC 9.8, Black Panther #1 (first self-titled series, Kirby art) CGC 9.8, DC Comics Presents #26 (first Cyborg and New Teen Titans) CGC 9.8, New Mutants #87 (first Cable) and #98 (first Deadpool) both in CGC 9.8, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 CGC 6.5 and #2 CGC 9.8, X-Men #101 and #129 in CGC 9.8, and several 1980s issues of Uncanny X-Men in very rare CGC 9.9.
The auction also offers an original comic and fantasy related art session with over 500 pieces by many different artists including such acclaimed talents as Neal Adams, Ross Andru, Jim Aparo, Azpiri, Mark Bagley, Ed Benes, Pat Broderick, John Buscema, Howard Chaykin, Gene Colan, Tony Daniel, Geof Darrow, Jack Davis, Mike Deodato, Glenn Fabry, José Luis García-López, Mike Grell, Don Heck, Bryan Hitch, J.H. Williams III, Carmine Infantino, Phil Jimenez, Kelley Jones, Dan Jurgens, Greg Land, Salvador Larroca, Bob Layton, Ron Lim, Kevin Maguire, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven, Phil Noto, George Pérez, Humberto Ramos, John Romita, Tim Sale, Curt Swan, Alex Toth, and Mike Zeck.
The auction will also feature a session devoted to certified coins and offers primarily scarcer and high grade Mint-State coins from the 1800s and early 1900s with some later issues in pristine condition.
ComicLink is still accepting consignments for the Spring Focused Auction, which begins on May 10 and other upcoming auctions. Upfront cash advances are available. To reserve upcoming auction placement within any of the ComicLink’s future auctions, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a prospective sale list, or call (617) 517-0062 (option 1). ComicLink is also always accepting new sellers for the ComicLink exchange marketplaces, brokering private placement deals, and buying outright.
On April 14-15, ComicLink Vice President Douglas Gillock will be at the Big Apple Comic Con, held at Penn Plaza Pavilion in the Pennsylvania Hotel on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue in New York. Gillock will be accepting consignments for upcoming auctions.