The ComicLink Focused Auction is now open, featuring Golden through Modern Age comics as well as original artwork. Major highlights include the first appearance of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 7.0, as well as many other Silver Age and Bronze Age Marvel keys including Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk and origin) CGC 6.5 and #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.0, Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 5.5 and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8 Pacific Coast pedigree, Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor) CGC 6.0, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil, origin) CGC 6.5 Fantucchio pedigree, Avengers #1 (first Avengers and origin) CGC 6.0, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four, origin) CGC 4.0, X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 4.5, Werewolf By Night #32 (first Moon Knight) CGC 9.6, Iron Man #55 (first Thanos) CGC 9.6, Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first “New” X-Men, third full Wolverine) CGC 9.4, X-Men #94 (first “New” X-Men in title) CGC 9.6, and Strange Tales Annual #2 (first crossover) CGC 9.2. Among the Silver Age DC keys are Action Comics #252 (first Supergirl) CGC 7.5, Showcase #22 (first Silver Age Green Lantern) CGC 5.5, and Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 4.5 Fantucchio pedigree.
This auction also includes a strong selection of Golden Age comic book highlights across all genres from superhero to pre-code horror to good girl artwork and a large selection of more than 70 rare Canadian White Golden Age comic books. Many interesting covers from a variety of genres are offered, and numerous high grade examples are presented, some hailing from pedigree collections. They include Batman #50 (Two-Face cover) CBCS 7.5 and #37 (Joker cover) CGC 4.5, Action Comics #55 (Superman WWII cover) CGC 6.5, Marvel Mystery Comics #6 (Schomburg cover) CGC 3.0, Captain America Comics #47 (Schomburg's last German WWII cover for title) CGC 6.5, and Detective Comics #225 (first Martian Manhunter) CGC 4.0.
Along with many other Schomburg covers, classic esoteric covers will also be featured including Brick Bradford #6, Crime Suspenstories #20, Dark Mysteries #19, Ghostly Weird Tales #24, Menace #11, Reform School Girl, Shock Suspenstories #6, Startling Terror Tales #11, Weird Chills #2, and Wonder Comics #12 CGC 9.0.
A large selection of certified late Bronze through Modern Age comic books are offered within Session 3, 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 9.6, #300 (first full Venom) CGC 9.6, and #361 (first full Carnage) CGC 9.8, Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn in comics) CGC 9.8, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 CGC 9.8, Black Panther #1 (1977) CGC 9.8, Iron Fist #14 (first Sabretooth) CGC 9.8, Ms. Marvel #1 (1977, first Carol Danvers as a superheroine) CGC 9.8, New Mutants #87 (first Cable) CGC 9.8 and #98 (first Deadpool) CGC 9.8, and X-Men #101 (first Phoenix) CGC 9.6.
Hundreds of assorted comic books from early Silver age keys to Modern Age examples lead Session 4, while Session 5 offers original comic book and fantasy related artwork including pieces by artists such as Jim Aparo, Dick Ayers, Chris Bachalo, Mark Bagley, Simone Bianchi, Simon Bisley, Rich Buckler, Sal Buscema, John Byrne, Nick Cardy, John Cassaday, Howard Chaykin, Jim Cheung, Darwyn Cooke, Tony Daniel, Kevin Eastman, Steve Epting, David Finch, Ron Frenz, José Luis García-López, Dale Giffen, Adi Granov, Jackson Guice, Russ Heath, J.H. Williams III, Dan Jurgens, Gil Kane, Dale Keown, Jack Kirby, Peter Laird, Jae Lee, Kevin Maguire, Francis Manapul, Steve McNiven, Mike Mignola, Tom Palmer, George Pérez, Frank Quitely, Steve Rude, Tim Sale, John Severin, Liam Sharp, Curt Swan, Bruce Timm, Herb Trimpe, Timothy Truman, George Tuska, Matt Wagner, Leinil Yu, and Mike Zeck.
All told, there are thousands of lots featuring an impressive and diverse array of comic books and original art, and as always in ComicLink’s Focused Auctions, most, if not all, are being sold with confidence at no reserve.
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