With its first Focused Auction of 2019 now open, ComicLink is turning its attention to generating consignments for upcoming auctions. Sellers can make consignment arrangements to reserve space for their comic books and artwork to be sold in the Winter Featured Auction (beginning on February 13) as well as upcoming Focused Auctions launching in March and April. ComicLink assists collectors with the comic book certification process and also offers upfront cash advances upon receipt of seller material. Sellers interested in consigning 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.
“The first ComicLink Featured Auction of the year is shaping up to be very strong,” ComicLink founder and CEO Josh Nathanson told Scoop. “We have already received many strong comic books on consignment, impressive original artwork and a lot more is incoming. Bidders will find an impressive array of major Golden Age and Silver Age keys, pristine Bronze and later, as well as some sensational original art lots!”
Some Golden Age goodies just added to the Winter Featured Auction preview include Captain America Comics #1 (first Captain America and origin) CGC 7.0 (B-3), Human Torch #1 CGC 8.0, Startling Comics #49 (Schomburg robot cover) CGC 8.5, Archie Comics #1 CGC 4.5 (B-4), Young Allies #1 CGC 8.0, Sensation Comics #1 (first Wonder Woman cover, second appearance) CGC 4.0 (B-2), Famous Funnies #216 (Frazetta Buck Rogers cover) CGC 9.4, Captain Marvel Adventures #1 CGC 7.5 (B-3), Haunt of Fear #1 (#15 on cover) CGC 8.5, Jungle Comics #1 CGC 8.5, Real Life Comics #3 (anti-Hitler cover) CGC 5.0, USA Comics #6 (first Captain America cover in run) CGC 4.5, Frankenstein Comics #1 CGC 7.5 and #18 (first horror format) CGC 8.5 (highest, one of two), and Boy Commandos #1 (Simon and Kirby cover/art) CGC 8.5. Also, newly added to the preview are Gaines file examples for Mad #13-23 and a selection of very rare Fox romance giants in nice shape.
Other Golden Age comics previously consigned include Batman #1 (first Joker and first Catwoman) CGC 3.0 and CGC 4.0 Conserved and #39 CGC 9.4, Flash Comics #1 (first Flash and Hawkman) CGC 5.0, Detective Comics #33 (first origin of Batman) CGC 1.5, #38 (first Robin/Dick Grayson) CGC 4.0, and #175 CGC 9.6 (single highest graded), Green Lantern #1 CGC 5.5, Superman #1 CGC ng (coverless) (there is also a Superman #1 CGC 1.5 listed on the ComicLink Exchange), Marvel Mystery Comics #2 CGC 4.5 (continued numbering from Marvel Comics #1, second appearances of Human Torch and Sub-Mariner) and #13 (first Vision by Simon and Kirby) CGC 7.0 and #54 (Schomburg WWII cover) CGC 8.5, All Select Comics #1 (Schomburg Timely heroes cover) CGC 5.5, All Winners Comics #21 (scarce last issue, second All Winners Squad) CGC 8.5, and Strange Tales #1 CGC 5.5. They’ll offer Patsy Walker #1 CGC 9.2 (top two) and the start of a 20-year run for the teen queen who grew up to become the popular superheroine Hellcat. Pre-code horror includes Skeleton Hand #1 CGC 8.0. Plus, there are offerings from three Golden Age #1 CGC registry sets with high grade runs of Star Spangled Comics, Boy Commandos, and Doll Man.
High grade Spider-Man highlights already consigned are Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) CBCS 8.0 and Amazing Spider-Man #3 (first Doctor Octopus) CGC 9.2, #6 (first Lizard) CGC 9.4, #31 (first Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn) CGC 9.6, #50 (first Kingpin, classic cover) CGC 9.6, and #101 (first Morbius) CGC 9.8.
Other significant Marvel keys include Avengers #1 (first Avengers) CGC 9.2, Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (first Carol Danvers) CGC 9.4, Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.6, and X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 8.5, #50 (classic Steranko Polaris cover) CGC 9.8, #56 (first Havok) CGC 9.8, and #58 (first Havok in costume) CGC 9.8.
The auction includes Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 2.0 Signature Series, #2 (first Skrulls) CGC 6.5, #22 CGC 9.6, #26 (Thing vs. Hulk Part II) CGC 9.4 CVA, #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 9.0, and #67 (first Adam Warlock and origin) CGC 9.6.
Other Silver and early Bronze Age keys include Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 8.0, Marvel Feature #1 (first Defenders) CGC 9.8, Iron Man #1 CGC 9.6, and Tales of Suspense #54 (Iron Man vs. Mandarin battle cover) CGC 9.6 Pacific Coast pedigree.
Just added DC highlights are Superman #199 (classic first Superman vs. Flash race) CGC 9.6 (highest, one of five) as well as Action Comics #252 (first Supergirl) CGC 7.0.
Late Bronze Age and Modern Age price variants are Iron Fist #14 (first Sabretooth) CGC 9.6, Avengers #161 (Pérez Ant-Man attacks cover) CGC 9.8 (single highest graded), and Defenders #51 CGC 9.8 (single highest graded). A few more keys are X-Men #100 CGC 9.8 and #101 CGC 9.6.
Original art items consigned to the Winter Featured Auction include a Dave Cockrum cover to Ms. Marvel #18, with a large image of Carol Danvers’ alter ego surrounded by the Avengers. Just added to the preview is Cockrum’s cover to Captain Marvel #58 featuring Mar-Vell being attacked by Drax the Destroyer; other significant offerings include the Al Williamson cover to Weird Fantasy #18 signed by Ray Bradbury; the epic John Buscema/Joe Sinnott title splash to Fantastic Four #112 featuring the start of a famous Thing vs. Hulk battle (also offered separately is the finale page from #111 setting up this splash); and a Jim Starlin page from Captain Marvel #25 featuring the second appearance of Thanos, published just a month after Iron Man #55.
Art lots include the Herb Trimpe cover to Godzilla #15; the Al Milgrom cover to Marvel Treasury Edition #26 with Hulk vs. MODOK and the Harpy; “Dick Sprang Remembers…”, an incredible retrospective of the legendary Batman artist’s work which appeared in Detective Comics #572; the Neal Adams page from X-Men #59 where the Sentinels fly off into the sun, with inks by Tom Palmer; the Gene Colan title splash to Doctor Strange #36 with Strange flying in his astral form; and a Don Heck page from Avengers #11 featuring Spider-Man’s first appearance in the title as he interacts with Cap, Thor, Giant-Man, and the Wasp.
There’s also Silver Age twice-up Steve Ditko pages from Journey Into Mystery #55 and Creepy #16; a John Byrne and Terry Austin Fantastic Four #286 page from the return of Jean Grey from the dead issue with a flashback to X-Men #100 retelling the origin of the Phoenix; the Alex Ross cover to Paradise X #8 with Doctor Strange and Mephisto; the Mark Schultz cover to Bone Sharps, Cowboy and Thunder Lizards; and the Mike Zeck and Phil Zimelman painted cover to Spider-Man Super Thriller: Midnight Justice featuring Spidey and Human Torch battling Venom.
There are also some complete stories being offered including a 7-page Irv Novick Robin story from Batman #229; an early Bronze Age 7-page Legion of Super-Heroes story from Superboy #176 with art by George Tuska; and an 8-page Graham Ingels story from EC’s Gunfighter #5.
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.
ComicLink’s auction schedule, Comic Book Exchange, and Comic Art Exchange can be viewed on their website.