The ComicLink Focused Auction is now open, featuring Golden to Modern Age comics and original artwork. Major highlights include, but are not limited to, the first appearance of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 7.0 in a rare first generation CGC holder, as well as Amazing Spider-Man #1 in CGC 8.0. There’s an upper middle grade example of the book that kicked off the Marvel Universe – Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four, origin) CGC 7.0 complete with a Stan Lee signature on top of the CGC case. Other big Amazing Spider-Man keys include #4 (first Sandman) CGC 8.0, #6 (first Lizard) CGC 7.5, #14 (first Green Goblin) CGC 9.0, #39 (first Romita art, Goblin ID revealed) CGC 9.6, #40 (origin of the Green Goblin) CGC 9.8 (highest, one of four), and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6, as well as Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (first Sinister Six) CGC 9.6. There is also a high grade example of Bronze Age key, Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.6 (plus #180 in CGC 9.8), as well as X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 7.0, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil) CGC 7.5, and Doctor Strange #169 (first issue) CGC 9.8.

There are thousands of comic books in the auction, covering all eras.

In addition to the keys mentioned above, examples of Silver Age and early Bronze Age (Session 1) offerings include Action Comics #252 (first Supergirl) CGC 6.0, Avengers #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 7.5, #6 (first Zemo and the Masters of Evil) CGC 9.2 Fantucchio pedigree, and #57 (first Vision) CGC 9.2, Batman #139 (first original Bat-Girl) CGC 6.0 and #251 (Adams Joker cover) CGC 9.2, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 4.0, Detective Comics #359 (first Barbara Gordon Batgirl) CGC 6.5, Fantastic Four #2 (first Skrulls) CGC 5.5 and #49 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus cover) CGC 9.2, Incredible Hulk #4 CGC 9.0 and #5 CGC 9.0, Justice League of America #37 (first Silver Age Mr. Terrific) CGC 9.8, Silver Surfer #5 CGC 9.8, Tales of Suspense #40 (second Iron Man) CGC 9.2, and X-Men #4 (first Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) CGC 7.5 and #49 (first Polaris, Steranko cover) CGC 9.6.

This Focused Auction includes a high number of Golden Age (Session 2) comic book highlights across all genres, including such hard to find goodies as Detective Comics #76 (Robinson Joker cover) CGC 7.0, Superman #4 (second Luthor, first in title) CGC 2.0, #13 (WWII cover) CGC 7.5, and #26 (Nazi war cover) CGC 6.0, Action Comics #77 (Superman vs. Prankster cover) CGC 6.5 and #116 (Snowman cover) CGC 8.0, All Star Comics #8 (first Wonder Woman) CGC ng (coverless) and #32 (JSA vs. Psycho Pirate) CGC 7.5, All-American Comics #94 (scarce Harlequin in Green Lantern cover and story) CGC 6.5 (top four), and Batman #2 (second Joker, second Catwoman) CGC 2.0 slight C-1, #11 (early Joker cover) CGC 2.5, and #23 (Joker “chess” cover) CGC 5.0.

Additional Golden Age highlights are Blue Bolt #112 (L.B. Cole horror cover) CGC 6.0, Captain America Comics #47 (Schomburg cover, last with Nazi WWII theme) CGC 6.5, Chamber of Chills #19 CGC 2.5, The Saint #4 (Matt Baker cover) CG 6.5, several examples of Thrilling Comics with Schomburg covers including #41 (Hitler cover) CGC 4.0 and #44 (Hitler cover) CGC 3.5, Weird Fantasy #1 CGC 5.5, Dark Mysteries #1 (Wood cover) CGC 5.5 and #20 (skeleton cover) CGC 6.5, Jo-Jo #11 (Kamen cover) CGC 6.0, Beware #10 (Frazetta cover) CGC 4.0, Dagar, Desert Hawk #14 (first issue) CGC 5.5, and All Top #10 (Kamen cover) CGC 6.5. There are also many more examples with covers by popular artists Alex Schomburg, L.B. Cole, and Matt Baker.

There is a very large selection of certified late Bronze through Modern Age comic books, many in high grade 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, Eternals #1 (first Eternals) CGC 9.8, Black Lightning #9 CGC 9.9 Rocky Mountain pedigree (single highest graded), Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (first New Mutants) CGC 9.8, New Mutants #87 (first Cable) CGC 9.8 and #98 (first Deadpool) CGC 9.8, New Teen Titans #2 (first Deathstroke) CGC 9.8 and CBCS 9.8, Cursed Pirate Girl #nn (pre-dates #1) CGC 9.8 (single highest graded), Watchmen #1 (first use of characters) CGC 9.8 and #3 CGC 9.9 (highest one of three), and X-Men #101 (first Phoenix) CGC 9.6 and most issues of the Byrne run of #108-142 in CGC 9.8.

The auction also offers an original comic and fantasy related art session which includes pieces by many different artists including Jim Aparo, Sergio Aragones, Dick Ayers, Chris Bachalo, Mark Bagley, Julie Bell, Simon Bisley, Frank Brunner, Rich Buckler, Sal Buscema, John Byrne, Al Capp, Nick Cardy, Claudio Castellini, Ernie Chan, Howard Chaykin, Sean Chen, Jim Cheung, Gene Colan, Darwyn Cooke, Tony Daniel, Geof Darrow, Dan DeCarlo, Mike DeCarlo, Dave Dorman, Dale Eaglesham, Steve Epting, Gary Frank, Ron Frenz, José Luis García-López, Keith Giffen, Harold Gray, Mike Grell, Pia Guerra, Jackson Guice, Paul Gulacy, Tony Harris, Russ Heath, Greg Hildebrandt, Adam Hughes, Stuart Immonen, Phil Jimenez, Jock, Dan Jurgens, Gil Kane, Ken Kelly, Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert, Bob Layton, Jae Lee, Kevin Maguire, Ed McGuinness, Terry Moore, Sean Murphy, Kevin Nowlan, Bob Oksner, Pat Olliffe, Joe Orlando, Carlos Pacheco, George Pérez, Whilce Portacio, Frank Quitely, Humberto Ramos, Esad Ribic, Eduardo Risso, John Romita Jr., Steve Rude, Tim Sale, Chris Samnee, Alex Saviuk, Kurt Schaffenberger, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike Sekowsky, Liam Sharp, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Silvestri, Walt Simonson, Joe Sinnott, Paul Smith, Arthur Suydam, Mark Texeira, Bruce Timm, Herb Trimpe, George Tuska, Matt Wagner, Ron Wilson, Bernie Wrightson, Tom Yeates, Leinil Yu, Mike Zeck, and Michael Zulli.

ComicLink is accepting consignments for the Fall Featured Auction, which begins on November 14, the October Focused Auction, which begins on October 11 and other upcoming auctions. Upfront cash advances are available. To reserve upcoming auction placement within any of the ComicLink’s future auctions, simply email buysell@comiclink.com 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.

ComicLink will attend Baltimore Comic-Con on September 28-30, 2018. ComicLink VP and Consignment Director Douglas Gillock and Sales Consultant Jon Signorelli will be set up at booth 507 in the Baltimore Convention Center. Gillock and Signorelli will be meeting with clients and accepting consignments for upcoming auctions all weekend long.  

“If you are interested in reaching some of the most aggressive comic book and original art bidders and buyers in the world, while at the same time having the opportunity to raise cash quickly, stop by and speak with us,” Gillock said. “If you are attending either of these shows, don’t sell the good stuff without stopping by our booth first, so we can assist you in maximizing your return!”