The latest ComicLink Focused Auction is now open, filled with Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age comics and related artwork.

“Our first Focused Auction of 2019 is probably the best Focused Auction we’ve ever held,” ComicLink CEO Josh Nathanson said. “There is an incredible selection of Silver Age to Modern Age keys and definitely the largest and most diverse selection of choice Golden Age material we’ve ever offered in this auction format. We are offering just about every major key Silver and Bronze Age Marvel comic book in a multitude of conditions.”

Major highlights in Session 1 (Silver Age and early Bronze Age) include many major Silver Age Marvel keys including the historic first appearance and origin of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 7.0 and CGC 3.5, Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk and origin) CGC 6.0 and 4.0 and #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8 CVA Exceptional from the Mile High II collection, and Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 7.0 Signature Series Stan Lee, #4 (first Silver Age Sub-Mariner) CGC 7.0, #5 (first Doctor Doom) CGC 7.5, #20 CGC 9.6, #48 CGC 8.5, #49 CGC 9.4, #50 CGC 9.4, and #52 (first Black Panther) CGC 9.4.

Session 1 highlights also include Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor and origin) CGC 7.0, Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 7.0, #5 (vs. Doom) CGC 8.0, #9 (first Electro) CGC 9.4, #101 (first Morbius) CGC 9.6, and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8, X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 7.0 and other grades, Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first “New” X-Men) CGC 9.8, Avengers #1 (first Avengers and origin) CGC 6.5, #3 CGC 9.4, and #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 9.4 and 9.2, and Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 7.0. 

Silver Age DC highlights are Batman #181 (first Poison Ivy) CGC 9.2, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 5.5, Justice League of America #1 CGC 7.5, and Aquaman #1 CGC 8.0, #29 (first Ocean Master/Orm) CGC 9.8 (highest, one of three), and #35 (first Black Manta) CGC 9.2.

This Focused Auction includes a selection of Golden Age comic books in Session Two with highlights across all genres from superhero to pre-code horror to good girl artwork. 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 #2 (second Joker and Catwoman) CGC 5.5 and #59 (first Deadshot) CGC 5.0, All Select Comics #6 CGC 7.0, Wonder Woman #6 (first Cheetah) CGC 4.5 and #25 CGC 8.5, Marvel Family #1 (first Black Adam) CGC 5.5, Flash Comics #92 (Black Canary cover) CGC 4.5, and Jumbo Comics #10 (very scarce, Lou Fine cover) CGC 5.0. 

Golden Age highlights also include Captain America Comics #18 CBCS 6.5 and #41 (last Japanese Schomburg WWII cover) CGC 7.5, Action Comics #19 (early Superman cover) CGC 4.0, #45 CGC 6.5, #46 CGC 7.0, and #65 CGC 8.0, Superman #17 (Hitler and Hirohito cover) CGC 4.5 and #29 CGC 9.0, Mystery Tales #5 (skeleton cover) CGC 8.5, Ghost Rider #5 (Frazetta cover) CGC 7.0 (plus other Frazetta covers from the run), Wonderworld Comics #16 (1940, Fox) CGC 8.5, and Mad #1 CGC 6.0. Golden Age examples come from such genres as pre-code horror, crime, war, westerns, romance, humor and more. There are also many exciting covers from this beloved time period.

There is a very large selection of certified late Bronze through Modern Age comic books offered within Session 3, many in high grade condition, with a large number of the key issues in numerous conditions. Examples include X-Men #101 (first Phoenix) CGC 9.8, Eternals #1 CGC 9.8, Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (first New Mutants) CGC 9.8, Black Panther #1 CGC 9.8, Amazing Spider-Man #194 (first Black Cat) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.8 Signature Series Stan Lee, #300 (first full Venom), and #301 CGC 9.8 Signature Series Stan Lee, All-Star Comics #58 (first Power Girl) CGC 9.8, Ms. Marvel #1 (first Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel) CGC 9.8, Star Wars #1 (first Star Wars in comics) CGC 9.8, Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn in comics) CGC 9.8, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1, New Mutants #98 (first Deadpool) CGC 9.8, Ultimate Fallout #4 (first Miles Morales Spider-Man) CGC 9.8 variant and CGC 9.8 regular edition, and Walking Dead #1 (first Rick Grimes) CGC 9.8. 

Session 4 offers up hundreds of assorted comic books from early Silver Age keys to high grade Modern Age examples, many of them certified by CGC. The session also offers some uncertified comic books including group lots.

The auction offers original comic book and fantasy related artwork in Session 5, which includes hundreds of pieces by many different artists including such well-known names as Jim Lee, John Buscema, J. Scott Campbell, John Byrne, Neal Adams, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Tim Sale, Mike Deodato, Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Joe Quesada, Paul Gulacy, Tony Harris, Mike Mignola, Gene Colan, Curt Swan, Herb Trimpe, Joe Maneely, John Romita Jr., Humberto Ramos, Eduardo Risso, Walt Simonson, Michael Golden, Chris Samnee, Jay Anacleto, Esad Ribic, Russ Heath, Mike Zeck, George Tuska, Ross Andru, Dick Ayers, Dave Sim, Klaus Janson, John Totleben, Chris Bachalo, Mark Bagley, Ed Benes, Simon Bisley, Sean Murphy, Dan Jurgens, Brett Booth, Don Newton, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Brooks, Bob Brown, Sal Buscema, Howard Chaykin, Jim Cheung, Jose Delbo, Tony DeZuniga, Gary Frank, Ron Frenz, José Luis García-López, Michael Gaydos, Frank Giacoia, Dick Giordano, Adi Granov, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice, Ed Hannigan, Steven Hughes, Stuart Immonen, Igor Kordey, Alan Kupperberg, Jose Ladronn, David Lapham, Salvador Larroca, Joseph Michael Linsner, Kevin Maguire, Milo Manara, Bob McLeod, Terry Moore, Tony Moore, Gray Morrow, Carlos Pacheco, Ramon Perez, Don Perlin, Sean Phillips, Keith Pollard, Whilce Portacio, Howard Porter, Bob Powell, Antonio Prohias, Ivan Reis, Damion Scott, Val Semeiks, Ron Wilson, and Tom Yeates.

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 are being sold with confidence at no reserve.

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