ComicLink’s final auction of 2018, their blockbuster Fall Featured Auction, starts this coming Wednesday, November 14. Select incoming consignments will post up until the start of the auction. Interested sellers of comic books or original comic book and fantasy artwork may contact ComicLink at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 517-0062 (option 1) to speak with Josh Nathanson, Douglas Gillock, Jason Crosby, Jon Signorelli, or Ross Kearney. Upfront cash advances are available upon ComicLink’s receipt of consignments.
Among the many comic book highlights in the Fall Featured Auction are Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) in CGC 8.0, CGC 6.5, and other grades, Superman #2 CGC 9.0 Nova Scotia pedigree (top three), Flash Comics #1 (first Flash, first Hawkman) CGC 3.0, More Fun Comics #73 (first Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Speedy) CGC 6.5, Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 9.4 Northland pedigree, Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, and Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 8.5, #2 (first Vulture) CGC 9.0, #3 (first Dr. Octopus) CGC 9.0, #4 (first Sandman) CGC 9.0, #5 (Doctor Doom) CGC 9.4, #6 (first Lizard) CGC 9.4, #9 (first Electro) CGC 9.4, #31 (first Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn) CGC 9.6, and many others including Silver Age issues graded 9.8.
Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 9.6 and CGC 9.0, X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 8.5, CGC 7.5, and CGC 7.0, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 7.0 and CGC 5.0, #4 (first Silver Age Sub-Mariner) CGC 8.0, and #7 CGC 9.4, Showcase #4 (first Silver Age Flash and origin) CGC 6.0, Detective Comics #29 (third Batman, second cover) CGC 4.0 (A-1), #37 (last pre-Robin Batman) CGC 6.0, #69 (classic Robinson Joker cover) CGC 3.5, #66 (first Two-Face) CGC 7.5, and #359 (first Batgirl/Barbara Gordon) CGC 9.6, Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk and origin) CGC 6.0, Avengers #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CCG 9.6, and Justice League of America #1 CGC 9.0 are included.
Additional comic highlights are Action Comics #19 (early Superman cover) CGC 7.5 and #242 (first Brainiac) CGC 8.0, Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (first Carol Danvers, now Captain Marvel) CGC 9.6, Marvel Family #1 (first Black Adam) CGC 8.0, House of Secrets #92 (first Swamp Thing) CGC 9.6, Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor) CGC 7.5, Batman #181 (first Poison Ivy) CGC 9.6, Shock SuspenStories #6 (Wood KKK cover) CGC 9.8 Gaines File, Mad #1 CGC 9.4, Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man and origin) CGC 6.5, Captain America Comics #3 (classic Red Skull cover, Stan Lee’s first published story) CGC 7.5 (A-2), Archie Comics #1 CGC 4.0 slight (C-1), Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, second full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (first Turtles and origin) CGC 9.6.
Original art highlights include Michael Kaluta the stunning painted Conan cover to Epic Illustrated #4, arguably the finest painting of Kaluta’s long career; Frank Frazetta Dracula paperback cover painting; Gene Colan Daredevil #26 cover with Daredevil battling the Stilt-Man and Tomb of Dracula #42 cover featuring Blade; John Buscema Fantastic Four #112 page featuring a Thing / Hulk battle that reflects the issue’s famous cover; Joe Kubert Star Spangled War Stories #145 cover with Enemy Ace; Jim Aparo Brave and the Bold #140 Batman and Wonder Woman, Aquaman #62 cover with Aquaman and Mera mourning the death of their son, and Batman #417 page that is the first page to ever show the KGBeast; and Rich Buckler Avengers #104 cover from the early Bronze Age with the Scarlet Witch taking charge, DC Comics Presents #5 cover with Superman and Aquaman vs. Ocean Master, and Hercules Unbound #7 cover with Wally Wood inks.
They include Ross Andru Amazing Spider-Man #134 title splash with a great image of Spidey in action; Ernie Chan Master of Kung-Fu #17 cover from the first issue of the title featuring the introduction of Black Jack Tarr; Carmine Infantino Detective Comics #403 title splash featuring gothic Batman image and several early Silver Age pages from The Flash; Todd McFarlane Incredible Hulk #336 page with the original X-Men and #338 battle page; Jim Lee Icons: The DC Comics and Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee cover (PX Edition) with Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman and Superman #204 splash with a large image of the Man of Steel; and Tim Sale Superman Kryptonite cover from the collection of his work on Superman: Confidential featuring a large Superman image with his family, friends and foes in the background.
John Romita Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2018) variant cover featuring Spidey and most of his major foes including Romita’s only cover with Venom, a page from Amazing Spider-Man #118 with Spider-Man swinging through the city and Peter Parker kissing Gwen Stacy, and a page from Captain America #141 with Cap and the Falcon battling the Grey Gargoyle; Andy Kubert Wizard #120 cover featuring three versions of Wolverine; David Finch Action Comics #898 cover with Lex Luthor vs. Larfleeze; Michael Turner Project Superpowers #1 cover; and John Byrne Marvel-Two-in-One #50 page with the Thing battling the lumpy early Silver Age version of himself, Man of Steel #2 title splash with Lois seeing Superman in uniform for first time, and Superman #8 title splash with Clark Kent pulling out a tree with his bare hands in front Lana Lang will be offered.
Jim Starlin Death of Captain Marvel page with many heroes reacting to the news that Mar-Vell has cancer; George Pérez Avengers The Morgan Conquest trade paperback cover featuring a multi-hero Pérez extravaganza; Terese Nielsen Ruins #1 cover with Marvels’ Phil Sheldon walking among the dead Marvel heroes; Bob Oksner Action Comics #454 cover with Superman chowing down on many hamburgers; Olivier Coipel Mighty Thor Omnibus cover that is an homage to Kirby’s Journey Into Mystery #83 cover; Keith Giffen Son of Ambush Bug #5 cover; and Bernie Wrightson a fabulous painted Spider-Man vs. monster page from the “Hooky” Marvel Graphic Novel and the gothic cover to Batman Nevermore #3 with the Dark Knight teaming up with Edgar Allen Poe are in the auction.
Highlights include Art Adams and Mike Mignola Defenders #142 cover featuring the “New” Defenders; Art Adams Avengers Classic #5 cover featuring the original Avengers and a variant cover to Booster Gold #2 with Booster battling Sinestro; Barry Windsor-Smith Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #5 page with Fury and the Contessa; Dave McKean painted cover to Amazing Heroes #152 promoting his Black Orchid miniseries with Neil Gaiman; Denys Cowan Jonah Hex #92 memorable cover to the final issue of the long-running series featuring Hex as a skeleton with Klaus Janson inks; Brett Blevins cover to New Mutants #49; José Luis García-López wraparound cover to the Justice League: The Detroit Era Omnibus with a great team portrait; Wally Wood Witching Hour #15 title splash; and Neal Adams Action Comics #425 page with the Human Target.
Earl Norem painted cover to Savage Sword of Conan #80; Steve Dillon the finale splash from Preacher #60 with Jesse and the Saint of Killers; Glenn Fabry painted recreation of that same Preacher splash (offered separately); Frank Brunner Howard the Duck #1 page with Howard, Bev, Peter Parker, and Jonah Jameson; John Buscema a page from Howard the Duck #3 with Howard and Bev; Rob Liefeld Prophet/Cable #1 cover and Captain America #1 double-page splash with huge image of Cap; Alex Ross Paradise X #9 cover with Iron Man 2020, Deathlok, and Machine Man and #12 cover with the Thing and Mister Fantastic; Werner Roth X-Men #32 page from the Silver Age with Juggernaut unmasking; Ron Lim and George Pérez Infinity Gauntlet #4 page with Thanos, Silver Surfer, and Warlock; and Paul Ryan Avengers #316 cover with the Avengers and Spider-Man battling the Hordes of Nebula are included.
Additional highlights are Mike Ploog page from Werewolf By Night #7; two Mike Mignola covers and a Hellboy page; Marie Severin Tales to Astonish #100 two pages with the Sub-Mariner; Pablo Marcos Who’s Who Update ‘87 #5 wraparound cover featuring the first time the characters from Watchmen appeared on the cover of a DC publication; John Cassaday Shadowland #1 cover with Spider-Man, Daredevil, Punisher, Moon Knight, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, Shadowland #3 cover with Punisher, Spider-Man, Moon Knight, and Ghost Rider, and Uncanny Avengers #4 variant cover, an homage to Kirby’s Avengers #4 cover with Cap, Thor, Scarlet Witch, Rogue, and Havok; Eric Powell Will Eisner’s The Spirit #10 cover; and Ed McGuinness Majestic #4 cover with Mr. Majestic vs. the Kryptonian Eradicator.
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 entire Featured Auction preview (as well as the schedule for future auctions) can be viewed on Comiclink’s website.