ComicLink is still offering sellers the opportunity to consign comic books and original artwork to one of their biggest auctions of the year, the Summer Featured Auction which will begin on August 15, 2018. To reserve auction placement for comic books or original artwork, email buysell@comiclink.com or call (617) 517-0062 (option 1 for the sales department). Upfront cash advances are available upon receipt of consignments.

“The Summer Featured Auction is typically one of our biggest and most exciting auctions of year, and this year will be no exception. It presents a great opportunity for both sellers and bidders of high value items,” ComicLink CEO Josh Nathanson said.

Highlights of the Summer Featured Auction include many key and high grade Golden Age comic books as well as classic covers and rare issues. A one of a kind Golden Age gem in 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.

Silver Age keys already consigned include some of the top comic books in the hobby. A major offering is Tales of Suspense #39 CBCS 9.4, the first appearance and origin of Iron Man, in an extremely rare and coveted Near Mint grade. This gem also includes white pages. This is the only copy graded 9.4 that ComicLink has ever offered with the highest page quality designation.

Other major Silver Age keys already consigned to the Summer Featured Auction include Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 9.0 and CGC 6.5 and an Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) in CGC 7.0 (also a CVA Exceptional).

Other significant Silver Age Marvel comics include Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk) CGC 4.0, Amazing Spider-Man #1 (second Spider-Man, first Jameson) CGC 7.0, #4 (first Sandman) CGC 8.5, #14 (first Green Goblin) CGC 9.0, and #39 (Goblin revealed as Osborn, first Romita art) CGC 9.6, Strange Tales #101 (Human Torch series begins) CGC 9.2, and Fantastic Four #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 9.0 Bowling Green Pedigree. Daredevil issues include #1 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 7.5 and #7 (first red uniform, classic Wood cover/art) CGC 9.2 and a large number of other Silver Age issues in CGC 9.8, including some that are extremely rare in that condition. High grade early Avengers issues includes #1 (first Avengers) CGC 8.0 Fantucchio Pedigree as well as a consecutive run from #2 to #17 all in CGC 9.0 and 9.2.

Silver Age DC offerings include a selection of almost two dozen high grade examples from The Flash including #105 (first issue, first Mirror Master) CGC 7.5, #123 (“Flash of Two Worlds”) in both CGC 9.2 and CGC 8.0 and #139 (first Reverse Flash) CGC 9.2. Other important Silver Age DC comics include 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 issues include Wonder Woman #1 CGC 2.5, Adventure Comics #48 (first Hourman) CGC 5.5, and #61 (first Starman) CGC 6.0, Action Comics #19 CGC 7.0, Captain America Comics #5 CGC 6.5 and #6 CGC 6.5, 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.  

New original art highlights just added to the auction preview include Jim Aparo’s cover to Batman #306 with the Dark Knight battling the Black Spider; the powerful David Finch cover to Justice League International #5 (2012) featuring Batman, Guy Gardner, and team battling the unstoppable Peraxxus; the Ryan Sook cover to DC Presents: Robin War 100 Page Super-Spectacular featuring four Robins (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, and Damian Wayne) battling each other; and a Steve McNiven illustration of Wolverine dressed as Deadpool.

Other original art highlights already consigned include one of the most important pages from Infinity Gauntlet #1, a full page George Pérez Thanos splash where he 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 great page from Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo’s Spawn #33 which is the full page Spawn vs. Violator battle splash; also a Todd McFarlane double page spread from Spider-Man #8 featuring great images of Spider-Man 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 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; the Ernie Chan painted cover to Savage Sword of Conan #35 featuring Conan holding the severed head of a foe; 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.

The John Romita Sr. cover to Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics featuring Marvel’s biggest heroes and a Rich Buckler page from Supernatural Thrillers #5 featuring the first appearance of the Living Mummy were recently added to the auction.

New pieces will be added to both the comic book and original art auction previews regularly.

ComicLink and its affiliates (sportscardlink.com, certifiedlink.com) are seeking consignments of vintage comic books, comic related artwork, vintage sports cards, and certified coins. The firm provides upfront cash advances for consigned material, third party grading evaluation and submission, and promotion to their base of global bidders acquired over 22 years in the hobby ‒ all for a low commission rate.

Interested sellers may contact ComicLink by emailing buysell@comiclink.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. 

The Featured Auction preview, auction schedule, Comic Book Exchange, and Comic Art Exchange can be viewed on ComicLink’s website.

ComicLink representatives will be attending Comic-Con International: San Diego on Tuesday through Sunday, July 17-22, 2018. ComicLink President Josh Nathanson, Vice President Douglas Gillock, and Sales Consultants John Signorelli and Ross Kearney will display highlights and accept seller consignments. “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. If you have quality comic book and art material, or other collectibles to sell or just want to view some incredible stuff, you are invited to stop by booth 1100,” Nathanson said.