In their weekly Sunday Internet Comics, Animation & Art Auction, Heritage is listing the Clinton Collection of Silver Age comics, as well as a copy of Daredevil #1. These and hundreds more lots will close on Sunday, December 9, 2018.
Originating in Clinton, Massachusetts, books in the Clinton Collection were bought off the newsstand and read once, then stored in a footlocker where they remained until 2018. Most of the books are DC and Marvel issues from the late 1960s, though a few other publishers are represented. Each book was grade by CBCS, most in the range of 8.5 to 9.4, with a few as high as 9.8.
“An original owner collection is always something special, and not only do these have a uniform appearance, they’re uniformly nice!” Heritage Auctions Comics Director of Operations Barry Sandoval said. “I haven’t seen any tanning on one single book. These comics are fresh to the market and fresh in their appearance.”
Heritage will have a selection in every Sunday Internet Comics Auction, with a few of the top highlights included in the February 2019 Signature Comics and Comic Art Auction. CBCS has noted the Clinton Collection provenance on the label of each comic, which boasts 62 lots.
A single issue highlight this week is Daredevil #1 CBCS 5.0, containing the debut of Daredevil, who was created by Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett. The issue also sees the first appearances of Karen Page, his long-running love interest, and Foggy Nelson, Matt Murdock’s best friend. Depicting a cover by Everett and Jack Kirby with interior art by Everett, this issue is ranked No. 33 in Overstreet’s list of the “Top 50 Silver Age Comics.”
Another interesting lot is the John Romita Sr. Marvel Novel Series #3 Hulk “Cry of the Beast” paperback novel cover original cover art. Romita’s 4-1/4” x 7-1/2” pencils on onionskin paper are matted with a cover from the published book, and then joined in a glass-front frame that measures 20-1/4” x 17-1/2”. This volume was released in 1979, a few years after The Incredible Hulk TV show when the character’s popularity was at a height.
Heritage’s Sunday auction is filled with 895 lots of comics, original art, and other memorabilia. Bidding opens at 6 PM CT on ha.com.