Session 2 of comic books within the current ComicLink Featured Auction comes to a close on Monday, December 3, 2018, starting at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. There are close to 500 no reserve comic lots available, most of which are graded and encapsulated by either CGC or CBCS. There are high grade Bronze and Modern Age keys such as Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6, Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.4 and CGC 9.2, Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first “New” X-Men) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6, Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn in comics) CGC 9.8, and The Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8.
Relatively affordable mid-grade and lower grade examples of Silver Age keys including such important books as Fantastic Four #1, Amazing Spider-Man #1, Daredevil #1, Avengers #1, Green Lantern #1, and Justice League of America #1 are offered. Golden Age highlights include everything from Schomburg covers to some of the most memorable pre-code horror and crime comic books, including two EC greats – Crime Suspenstories #22 (notorious decapitation cover) and Shock SuspenStories #6 (Wally Wood KKK cover).
Session 2 includes a large selection of high grade examples of many of the most popular keys from the 1970s. This includes Amazing Spider-Man #100 CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6, #101 (first Morbius) CGC 8.0 and CGC 7.5, #121 (death of Gwen Stacy) CGC 9.4, #122 (death of Green Goblin) CGC 9.8 CVA Exceptional, #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6 CVA Exceptional, and #194 (first Black Cat) CGC 9.8, Batman #232 (first Ras Al Ghul) CGC 9.4, Black Panther #1 CGC 9.8, Cat #1 (first Cat, the future Tigra) CGC 9.8, Eternals #1 (first Eternals) CGC 9.8, Ghost Rider #1 CGC 9.2, and Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and second full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, CGC 9.6, and CGC 9.4.
Other Bronze Age highlights are Green Lantern #87 (first John Stewart) CGC 9.4, Hero For Hire #1 (first Luke Cage) CGC 9.2, Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.4, CGC 9.2, and CGC 8.5, Iron Man #55 (first Thanos, Drax and Eros) CGC 9.0, Marvel Premiere #47 (first Scott Lang as Ant-Man) CGC 9.8, Ms. Marvel #1 (Carol Danvers becomes Ms. Marvel) CGC 9.8 CVA Exceptional and CBCS 9.6, Nova #1 (first Nova) CGC 9.8, Special Marvel Edition (first Master of Kung-Fu) CGC 9.8, Star Wars #1 CGC 9.8, Tomb of Dracula #1 (first Dracula in Marvel Universe) CGC 9.8 and #10 (first Blade) CGC 9.6 and CGC 9.4, and X-Men #101 (first Phoenix) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6.
There’s a selection of keys in mid to lower grade Silver Age issues for collectors looking to own one or more of these important comic books without breaking the bank. Examples include Action Comics #252 (first Supergirl) CGC 3.5, Amazing Spider-Man #1 (second Spider-Man, first Jameson) CGC 1.8, #2 (first Vulture) CGC 4.0, #3 (first Doc Ock) CGC 3.5, #7 CGC 9.0, #14 (first Green Goblin) CGC 4.0, and #40 (origin of Green Goblin) CBCS 9.4 Verified Signature (John Romita), Aquaman #1 CGC 6.5, Avengers #1 (first Avengers) CGC 2.0 and #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 5.5, Annual #1 CGC 9.6, Batman #121 (first Mr. Freeze as Mr. Zero) CGC 3.5, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 1.5, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 4.5 and #7 (first red costume, Wood battle cover) CBCS 9.0, Detective Comics #233 (first Batwoman) CGC 4.0 Conserved and #359 (first Batgirl/Barbara Gordon) CGC 5.5, and Doctor Strange #169 (first issue) CGC 9.6.
Other Silver Age titles are Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 3.0 Moderate (P), #4 (first Silver Age Sub-Mariner) CGC 3.0 UK Edition (single highest graded) and CGC 5.5, #13 (first Watcher) CGC 7.5, #18 (first Super Skrull) CGC 7.0 Fantucchio pedigree/CVA Exceptional, #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 5.5 and CGC 7.5 (C-1), and #52 (first Black Panther) CGC 7.5, Green Lantern #1 (first Guardians) CGC 3.0, Incredible Hulk #2 (first green Hulk) CGC 4.5, Iron Man #1 CGC 7.0, Justice League of America #1 CGC 4.5 and CGC 3.0, Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (first Guardians of the Galaxy) CGC 8.0, Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 (first Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan) CGC 3.0 Fantucchio pedigree, Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 2.5, Tales to Astonish #13 (first Groot) CGC 2.5 and #44 (first Wasp) CGC 5.0, and X-Men #2 (second X-Men) CGC 5.0, #4 (first Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Mastermind and Toad) CGC 4.5, and #12 (first Juggernaut, origin Charles Xavier) CGC 5.5.
The session offers several Golden Age comics, most of which are hard to find in any condition. There are classic covers including many works by Alex Schomburg and some of the most sought after ECs. Examples include Astonishing #4 (Everett Marvel Boy horror cover) CGC 5.0, Batman #42 (first Catwoman cover in title) CGC 4.0, Captain America Comics #22 (WWII cover, Cap vs. Hitler story), #33 (Schomburg’s “Brenner Pass” cover CGC 9.0 (C-1), and #39 (Schomburg WWII cover) CGC 5.5 Conserved, Captain Rocket #1 CGC 7.0, Chamber of Chills #20 CGC 8.5, Crime SuspenStories #22 (notorious decapitation cover) CGC 3.0, Detective Comics #149 (Joker cover) 6.5 (PGX), Green Lantern (Golden Age) #1 CGC 0.5, Fight Comics #40 (WWII bondage and skull cover) CGC 5.0, Pep Comics #36 (first Archie cover in title) CGC 1.5, Planet Comics #71 CGC 4.0, Shock SuspenStories #6 (Wood KKK cover) CGC 4.5, Sub-Mariner Comics #18 (Schomburg Comics) CGC 6.0, Superman #9 (pin-up cover) CGC 3.5, and Young Allies (Schomburg Bucky and Toro vs. Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini) CGC 2.5.
Session 2 includes the best of the past four decades of comic books in Near Mint/Mint condition. Some of the featured books are Amazing Spider-Man #252 (first black costume/symbiote who becomes Venom), #300 (first full Venom) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6, and #361 (first full Carnage) CGC 9.8, Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn in comics) CGC 9.8 and CBCS 9.6, DC Comics Presents #26 (first Cyborg, Starfire, and Raven) CGC 9.8, Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (first Spider-Gwen) CGC 9.8, Harbinger #1 (first Harbinger) CGC 9.8, Incredible Hulk #271 (first Rocket Raccoon in color comic) CGC 9.8, The Walking Dead #1 (first Rick Grimes) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6, NYX #3 (first X-23) CGC 9.8, New Mutants #98 (first Deadpool and Domino) CGC 9.8, and X-Men #129 (first Kitty Pryde and Emma Frost) CGC 9.8.
This is just for starters, according to ComicLink. There are hundreds more in Session 2 including many other keys. The Featured Auction Original Art Session, closes the next day, on Tuesday, December 4. This is one of ComicLink’s biggest art auctions of the year and includes over 500 high quality offerings of comic and fantasy related original artwork from many of the biggest names in the hobby. Listings include paintings by Kaluta and Frazetta, Silver and Bronze Age covers by artists like Gene Colan and Jim Aparo, Modern Age covers by Jim Lee and Adam Hughes, and much more.
ComicLink is currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions including the January Focused Auction and the Winter Featured Auction beginning in February (previews for both will post soon), as well as other upcoming auctions. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
More on the Featured Auction, schedule, Comic Book Exchange, and Comic Art Exchange can be found on ComicLink’s website.