A Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man appearance and origin) CBCS 9.4 with white pages was recently added to the still-growing Summer Featured Auction preview.
“Tales of Suspense #39, which appeared on newsstands in December of 1962 and introduced Iron Man, is extremely rare in the coveted 9.4 grading tier with newsstand-fresh white pages. In fact, this is the only 9.4, or 9.2 for that matter, that ComicLink has ever offered with the highest page quality designation,” ComicLink CEO Josh Nathanson said.
ComicLink has added more highlights to the Summer Featured Auction Preview over the last week, and continues to bring in additional seller consignments to this auction as well as its upcoming Focused Auctions. The next Focused Auction begins on July 11 and will include thousands of certified comic books from all eras as well as comic related original art.
To reserve auction placement for your comic books or original artwork, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 517-0062 (option 1 for the sales department). Upfront cash advances are available upon receipt of consignments.
Other major Silver Age keys in the auction include Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 9.0 and CGC 6.5 and Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) CGC 7.0 (also a CVA Exceptional).
The Summer Featured Auction will also include many key and high grade Golden Age comic books in this as well as classic covers and rare issues. A one of a kind Golden Age gem consigned to the auction is the only known Wonder Woman #1 ashcan, which predated Wonder Woman #1 by many months and features Wonder Woman on its cover. In the early Golden Age, ashcans were typically produced in extremely tiny numbers and used to secure copyrights with the U.S. Patent Office. This one is in high grade condition and has been certified at CGC 8.5.
Other significant Silver Age Marvel comics include Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk) CGC 4.0, Amazing Spider-Man #14 (first Green Goblin) CGC 9.0, and Strange Tales #101 (Human Torch series begins) CGC 9.2. High grade early issues of Avengers, include #1 (first Avengers) CGC 8.0 Fantucchio Pedigree as well as a consecutive run of issues from #2 to #17 all in CGC 9.0 and 9.2. There are also a large number of Silver Age issues of Daredevil in CGC 9.8, including some that are extremely rare in that condition.
Silver Age DC fans will see an impressive selection of almost two dozen high grade examples from The Flash including #105 (first issue, first Mirror Master) CGC 7.5 and #123 (“Flash of Two Worlds”) CGC 9.2, and other important issues, such as Wonder Woman #98 (first Silver Age Wonder Woman origin) in a scarce higher grade CGC 7.5 and My Greatest Adventure #80 (first Doom Patrol) CGC 8.5.
Golden Age fans will see Detective Comics #76 (classic Robinson Joker cover) CGC 9.0, Wonder Woman #1 CGC 2.5, and Startling Comics #52 (Schomburg cover) CGC 9.4, one of the top three graded.
There are also major Bronze Age keys such as Incredible Hulk #180 and #181 (first cameo and full Wolverine appearances) both CGC 9.8, Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.8 Signature Series, Conan the Barbarian #1 (first Conan in comics) CGC 9.8, Marvel Feature #1 (first Defenders) CGC 9.8, and Detective Comics #411 (first Talia Al Ghul) CGC 9.4.
Original art highlights already consigned include one of the most important pages from Infinity Gauntlet #1, a full page George Pérez splash where Thanos first wields the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. Another big highlight is the John Romita Jr./Al Williamson cover to Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #5, the final issue of the landmark origin tale written by Frank Miller.
There is also a page from Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo’s Spawn #33 which is the full page Spawn vs. Violator battle splash and also a Todd McFarlane double page spread from Spider-Man #8 featuring great images of Spidey in action; the Rich Buckler/Klaus Janson finale page from Jungle Action #6 featuring Kill-Monger, in his first appearance issue, throwing Black Panther down a waterfall ‒ a scene faithfully recreated in the Black Panther movie; a significant first appearance of Scott Lang as Ant-Man page from John Byrne’s Marvel Premiere #47; a Frank Brunner page from the legendary Howard the Duck #1 featuring Howard and Beverly as barbarians; the Ed Hannigan wraparound cover to the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 starring Spider-Man; a Frank Miller Sin City: The Big Fat Kill splash page; and the Ernie Chan painted cover to Savage Sword of Conan #35 featuring Conan holding the severed head of a foe.
Recently added is the Alex Ross cover to Six Million Dollar Man: Season Six #1 and the John Cassaday covers to Amazing Spider-Man #1.3 (2014) and Daredevil #510 featuring Daredevil and the Kingpin. There are many other original highlights already posted in the auction preview, with many more to come.
New pieces will be added to the both the comic book and original art auction previews regularly.
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Interested sellers may contact ComicLink by emailing email@example.com 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.
ComicLink’s auction schedule can be viewed on their website.
ComicLink will attend the Montreal Comiccon on Friday through Sunday, July 6-8, at the Palais des congrès. ComicLink Vice President Douglas Gillock and Sales Consultant Ross Kearney will be there, accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. “ComicLink is happy to provide advice to collectors looking to sell vintage comic books, comic related art, sports cards or certified coins on the best ways to maximize your return,” Gillock said.