There is a wide selection of comic book and fantasy related original artwork up for auction at ComicLink right now. The original art session, which comes to a close on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, offers collectors a chance to procure such artwork as the Frank Miller cover to Daredevil #163 featuring Daredevil encountering the Hulk, and the Todd McFarlane cover to Amazing Spider-Man #311 featuring a large central Spider-Man image as he faces villain stalwart Mysterio.
“The Miller Daredevil cover and the McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man cover that we have up for auction right now have a few things in common. Each cover hails from a significant period from the title run spearheaded by an artistic innovator that made a resounding impact on the trajectory of the Marvel title, character, and the industry as a whole. Each acclaimed work was also that which propelled the career of the creator into legendary status. This is truly historic stuff, and most likely among the best original art investments a collector can make within our hobby,” ComicLink CEO Josh Nathanson said.
Some other highlights of the session include the cover to Marvel Premiere #13 by Frank Brunner featuring Doctor Strange in battle with Baron Mordo and Sise-neg as well as Brunner’s title splash to the first Howard the Duck solo story ever from Giant-Size Man-Thing #4; and the Avengers Annual #4 by Sal Buscema featuring the original Avengers vs. the Masters of Evil. Bronze Age fans will see the dramatic early full page Jim Starlin Thanos splash from Captain Marvel #26, which is the Mad Titan’s second appearance and the first appearance of his beloved Death, with inks by Dave Cockrum.
Collectors will also find a significant Dave Gibbons page from final issue of Watchmen where Ozymandias explains his diabolical plan to Rorschach and Nite Owl; a complete Will Eisner The Spirit weekly section from 1951, “Darling and the Octopus”; Dave Cockrum’s cover to Ms. Marvel #21 with the second appearance of the new costume; the Dan Adkins cover to Tales to Astonish #94 ‒ a rare “twice-up” large art Silver Age Sub-Mariner cover; the Jack Kirby cover to The Demon #4 featuring an early appearance of Etrigan and the explosive Kirby cover to Thor #253 featuring the Thunder God “Side-By-Side with Ulik!”; the Paul Smith cover to Doctor Strange #56; the Eduardo Barreto cover to DC Comics Presents #87 featuring the first appearance of Superboy-Prime; and the Art Adams cover to Classic X-Men #12, which is a homage to the X-Men #1 cover. There are hundreds of other high quality pieces including works by artists like Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jim Lee, John Byrne, George Pérez, and many more.
ComicLink is currently accepting consignments and offering upfront cash advances for items placed to its June Focused Auction which will begin on June 7, the July Focused Auction, and the Summer Featured Auction which will begin on August 15. Interested sellers may contact ComicLink by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (617) 517-0062 (option 1) to speak with Josh Nathanson, Douglas Gillock, Jason Crosby, Jon Signorelli, or Ross Kearney. 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.
The original art auction session, auction schedule, Comic Book Exchange, and Comic Art Exchange can all be viewed on ComicLink’s website.