Though time is running out quickly, ComicLink is still accepting consignments of high quality comic books and original for the Winter Featured Auction, which will begin in less than two weeks on February 13, 2019. The firm is also accepting consignments of comics, artwork, cards, coins, and other collectibles for upcoming auctions launching in March and April. Upfront cash advances are available upon receipt of seller material. Sellers interested in consigning can 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 Winter Featured Auction is going to be a blockbuster,” ComicLink founder and CEO Josh Nathanson told Scoop. “We have already received many superb comic books and examples of impressive original artwork with a lot more incoming. Bidders will find an impressive array of major Golden Age and Silver Age keys, pristine Bronze and later, as well as some world class original art lots!”
Golden Age comic books just assigned to the Auction Preview include Detective Comics #18 (1938 Fu Manchu cover, perhaps the best of the pre-Batman run) CGC 8.0 (top three) and #71 (Robinson Joker cover) CGC 5.5, Brenda Starr #14 (Kamen cover) CGC 7.0, Phantom Lady #17 (Matt Baker cover) CGC 3.0 and #23 (Baker cover) CGC 4.5, Four Color #9 (first Barks Donald Duck, “Pirates Gold”) CGC 6.5, and Archie Comics #50 (Betty cover) CGC 6.5.
Other Golden Age previously consigned include DC’s Batman #1 (first Joker and first Catwoman) CGC 3.0 and CGC 4.0 Conserved and #39 CGC 9.4, Detective Comics #4 (1937, scarce) CGC 5.0, #33 (first origin of Batman) CGC 1.5, #38 (first Robin/Dick Grayson) CGC 4.0, #171 (Penguin cover) CBCS 9.2 (single highest graded), and #175 CGC 9.6 (single highest graded), Green Lantern #1 CGC 5.5, Action Comics #7 (second Superman cover) CGC 7.5 Moderate (P), #9 (early Superman story) CGC 4.5 Slight (B-1), and #17 (early Superman war cover) CGC 3.5, Flash Comics #1 (first Flash and first Hawkman) CGC 5.0 and #92 (first Black Canary cover) CBCS 3.0 Verified Signature (Schwartz, Lampert, Infantino and Kubert), Sensation Comics #1 (first Wonder Woman cover, second appearance) CGC 4.0 (B-2), Wonder Woman #7 (“Wonder Woman for President” cover) CGC 5.5, More Fun Comics #62 (Spectre cover) CGC 9.2 (top three), and Superman #1 CGC NG (coverless) (there is also a CGC 1.5 Superman #1 listed on the ComicLink Exchange). The auction also includes scores of examples from the #1 CGC registry sets with deep high grade runs of Star Spangled Comics and Boy Commandos.
The “Big Red Cheese” is available for bids with Marvel Family #1 (first Black Adam) CGC 6.5 and Captain Marvel Adventures #1 CGC 7.5 (B-3) and #18 (first Mary Marvel) CGC 4.0.
Timely/Atlas offerings are a nice selection of key issues put out by the publisher that would one day be known as Marvel Comics, including Captain America Comics #1 (first Captain America and origin) CGC 7.0 (B-3), #28 (Schomburg torture cover) CGC 6.5, and #35 (Japanese Torture/Execution cover) CGC 8.0, Marvel Mystery Comics #2 CGC 4.5 (the first issue of the seminal series that continued its numbering from Marvel Comics #1 and featured the second appearances of the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner), #10 (Schomburg WWII Sub-Mariner cover, Torch vs. Sub-Mariner battle concludes) CGC 5.0, #13 (first Vision by Simon and Kirby) CGC 7.0, #46 (Schomburg Hitler cover) CGC 8.0 (top five), #50 (Schomburg Japanese WWII cover) CGC 8.0, and #54 (Schomburg WWII cover) CGC 8.5, Human Torch #1 (first Toro and origin) CGC 8.0 and CGC 5.5, 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, USA Comics #1 (Kirby Nazi torture cover, first Whizzer) CGC 5.0 and #6 (first Captain America cover in run) CGC 4.5, Young Allies #1 CGC 8.0, Strange Tales #1 CGC 5.5, Journey Into Mystery #1 CGC 4.0, plus a rare high grade beauty Patsy Walker #1 CGC 9.2 (top two), which was the start of a 20-year run for the teen queen who grew up to become the popular superheroine Hellcat.
Others Golden Age goodies include Startling Comics #49 (Schomburg robot cover) CGC 8.5, Archie Comics #1 CGC 4.5 (B-4), Top-Notch Comics #1 (first Wizard and origin) CGC 8.5, Crime Detector #1 CGC 9.0 Bethlehem pedigree (single highest graded), Fantastic Comics #1 CGC 6.0, Weird Mysteries #5 (Bailey “Brain” cover) CGC 6.0, Speed Comics #34 (Schomburg WWII cover) CGC 7.5 (top two), Skeleton Hand #1 in CGC 8.0, Famous Funnies #216 (Frazetta Buck Rogers cover) CGC 9.4, Haunt of Fear #1 (#15 on cover) CGC 8.5, Jungle Comics #1 CGC 8.5, Real Life Comics #3 (one of the best anti-Hitler covers) CGC 5.0, and Frankenstein Comics #1 CGC 7.5 and #18 (first horror format) CGC 8.5 (highest, one of two). The auction also has Gaines file examples for Mad #13-23 and a selection of very rare Fox romance giants in terrific shape, as well as offerings from #1 CGC registry set for Quality’s Doll Man.
New Silver Age and early Bronze Age comic books just added to the Auction Preview include Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8 (there are also examples in CGC 9.6, 9.2, and others), The Flash #123 (iconic “Flash of Two Worlds”) CGC 9.2, Aquaman #1 CGC 9.2, Fantastic Four #52 (first Black Panther) CGC 9.0, and Star Trek #1 (first Star Trek in comics) CGC 9.2.
Most of the big Marvel Silver Age and early Bronze Age keys have already been consigned to the auction including a high grade example of Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) CBCS 8.0 and CGC 4.5, and Amazing Spider-Man #1 (second Spider-Man, first Jameson) in CGC 6.5, CGC 2.5, and CGC 7.0 (Trimmed). There is also a broad selection of Amazing Spider-Man issues such as #3 (first Doctor Octopus) CGC 9.2, #6 (first Lizard) CGC 9.4, #15 (first Kraven) CGC 9.6, #31 (first Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn) CGC 9.6, #50 (first Kingpin) CGC 9.6, #101 (first Morbius) CGC 9.8, and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8, CGC 9.6, CGC 9.2, and others.
Other Marvel keys include Avengers #1 (first Avengers) CGC 9.2, #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 9.4, and #11 (first Spider-Man in Avengers) CGC 9.6, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 2.0 Signature Series, #2 (first Skrulls) CGC 9.0 and CGC 6.5, #22 CGC 9.6, #25 (Thing vs. Hulk first battle cover/story) CGC 9.4, #26 (Thing vs. Hulk Part II) CGC 9.4 CVA Exceptional, #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 9.0, and #67 (first Adam Warlock and origin) CGC 9.6, X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 8.5, CGC 6.5, and CGC 5.0, #50 (Steranko Polaris cover) CGC 9.8, #56 (first Havok) CGC 9.8, and #58 (first Havok in costume) CGC 9.8, Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk and origin) CGC 5.5 and others, #2 (first green Hulk) CBCS 9.2, and others mentioned above, Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor and origin) CGC 6.5, Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man and origin) CGC 8.5 and CGC 7.5, plus #44 (early Iron Man cover) CGC 9.6 (top four), and #54 (Iron Man vs. Mandarin battle cover) CGC 9.6 Pacific Coast pedigree, Tales to Astonish #27 (first Ant-Man/Hank Pym) CGC 7.5, and Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 8.0.
Other Marvel keys include Marvel Super-Heroes #13 CGC 9.4, the 1967 first appearance of Carol Danvers, the former Ms. Marvel who is now Captain Marvel, Marvel Feature #1 (first Defenders) CGC 9.8, Iron Man #1 CGC 9.6 and #55 (first Thanos and Drax) CGC 9.6, Silver Surfer #15 (Surfer vs. Torch battle cover) CGC 9.8, Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 (first Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan) CGC 8.0, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 7.0, and Tomb of Dracula #10 (first Blade) CGC 9.6.
Silver Age DC keys being offered include Superman #199 (first Superman vs. Flash race) CGC 9.6 (highest, one of five), Action Comics #252 (first Supergirl) CGC 7.0, Wonder Woman #98 (first Silver Age origin, new look begins) CGC 8.0 (highest, one of three) and CGC 6.5, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 7.0 and CGC 6.0, Showcase #14 (fourth Silver Age Flash) CGC 8.0, #17 (first Adam Strange and origin) CGC 7.5, and #22 (first Silver Age Green Lantern and origin) CGC 5.5 and CGC 4.5, Flash #112 (first Elongated Man and origin) CGC 9.4 Savannah pedigree (highest, one of two), Aquaman #29 (first Ocean Master/Orm) CGC 9.4, Adventure Comics #300 (first Legion series begins) CGC 9.2, and Batman #251 (Adams Joker cover/story) CBCS 9.6.
A few other offerings are Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch #1 (1971) CGC 9.8 (single highest graded, her first self-titled comic book) and Space Ghost #1 (first Space Ghost in comics) CGC 9.6 Fantucchio pedigree (top two).
Among the late Bronze and Modern keys are Walking Dead #1 (first Rick Grimes) CGC 9.8, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (first Turtles and origin, very low print run) CGC 6.0, Amazing Spider-Man #194 (first Black Cat) CGC 9.4, X-Men #100 (Phoenix origin begins) CGC 9.8 and #101 (first Phoenix) CGC 9.6, and Iron Fist #14 (first Sabretooth) CGC 9.6 price variant. Some other unique price variants include Avengers #161 (Perez Ant-Man attacks cover) CGC 9.8 (single highest graded) and Defenders #51 CGC 9.8 (single highest graded).
Some new original art items just added to the Winter Featured Auction Preview include the Rich Buckler Thor #244 cover with Thor and Jane Foster battling the Time-Twisters (with alts by John Romita and inks by Joe Sinnott); John Romita Amazing Spider-Man #61 page with three great panels of Spider-Man in action and a killer half splash featuring a huge image of the Kingpin; the Frank Miller page from the popular Wolverine Limited Series #1 where Logan first arrives in Japan, for what turns out be one of his most famous adventures; Jim Aparo’s complete story art from Batman #433, the first part of “The Many Deaths of the Batman,” the popular story written by John Byrne; Jim Lee Superman #207 splash with a huge image of the Man of Steel; John Buscema Avengers #75 half-splash with the dramatic introduction of the Conan-like Arkon; a Frank Frazetta Li’l Abner daily from 1959; the memorable Lee Bermejo page from the Joker graphic novel where Joker asks Batman why he keeps his face partially uncovered and Batman grimly answers “To Mock You”; a Sean Murphy page from Batman: White Knight #4 with Harley Quinn and the Joker; and Matt Wagner’s cover and complete issue/story art to Batman #54 (current series written by Tom King) – a story about the relationship between Batman and Nightwing, with flashbacks to the early days when Dick Grayson’s parents were killed and Batman took him in as his ward.
One of the highlights of the auction items introduced previously is the Al Williamson cover to Weird Fantasy #18 signed by Ray Bradbury; another is 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).
There are some great Dave Cockrum items in the auction including his incredible cover to Ms. Marvel #18, with a large image of Carol Danvers’ alter ego surrounded by the Avengers; Cockrum’s cover to Captain Marvel #58 featuring Mar-Vell being attacked by Drax the Destroyer; and two Uncanny X-Men pages, one from #156 page with the X-Men, the Starjammers, Lilandra and Deathbird, and one from #163 with the Brood-infected Wolverine battling those nasty alien monsters to save Carol Danvers.
There are several great John Byrne offerings including a title splash from Champions #17 (George Tuska layouts, Byrne finishes) featuring the Sentinels attacking the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants – this was Byrne’s first published depiction of the Sentinels, also Marvel Team-up #61 page with Spider-Man in every panel battling the Super-Skrull, the memorable Fantastic Four #257 page with Galactus devouring the Skrull Throneworld, and a #286 page from the well known issues that featured the memorable return of Jean Grey from the dead issue. This page is a flashback to X-Men #100 retelling the origin of the Phoenix, there is also a Sensational She-Hulk #31 half splash.
John Romita Jr. offerings include the cover to Amazing Spider-Man #224 with Spider-Man vs. the Vulture plus inks by Bob Layton; Wolverine #20 wraparound cover with the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Elektra and more; Thor #24 cover with Thor vs. Mangog; and Uncanny X-Men #287 splash with Colossus vs. Bishop and Scott Williams inks.
ComicLink is offering a Jim Starlin page from Captain Marvel #25 featuring the second appearance of Thanos, published just a month after Iron Man #55; 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…”, a retrospective of the 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; John Romita Ultimate X-Men hardcover double page splash featuring the original team in their 1963 costumes; 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; six of Jason Fabok’s covers for the Dark Nights: Metal Batman one-shots that introduced each of the evil versions of Batman from different parts of the multiverse; and Todd McFarlane Incredible Hulk #342 half-splash with Hulk defeating Half-Life and Prophet #1 cover and card art.
Other art includes Jim Cheung New Avengers: Illuminati #3 cover with a great portrait of Iron Man leading the other secret leaders of the Marvel Universe; Marie Severin Incredible Hulk #102 page from the key first issue with the Warriors Three and part of Hulk’s origin and Sub-Mariner #19 half splash with Namor and the Inhumans’ Triton; Dale Keown Incredible Hulk #377 page from the landmark issue and his Miracleman #8 cover; Art Adams Sampler Sketchbook #6 cover, a high quality whimsical fantasy image; Dave Gibbons Watchmen #9 finale page; Keith Giffen Action Comics #563 title splash with Ambush Bug; Paul Ryan Avengers West Coast #61 cover with the team battling Immortus’ Legion of the Unliving and Overstreet Price Guide Update #11 with Marvel’s greatest villains led by Doctor Doom looming over the late ’80s Avengers; Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott pages from Fantastic Four #320 with the Thing battling the Hulk; and Marc Silvestri Uncanny X-Men #222 page with Psylocke, Havok, and Polaris (as Malice) and the cover to X-Men: Messiah Complex #1, which kicked off a huge mutant event.
Additional art includes Dave Stevens Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #3 page; Stephen Platt Prophet #3 double page splash; Doug Beekman Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles painted cover; Sal Buscema Captain America #147 page with Cap battling the Kingpin and Defenders #62 title splash with Hulk, Hellcat, and team playing Frisbee; Geof Darrow Inhumans #2 (1999) variant cover with Lockjaw; Howard Chaykin Dark Horse Presents #7 cover; the Alex Ross cover to Paradise X #8 with Doctor Strange and Mephisto plus a page from the landmark Kingdom Come series, where the worlds hears the news that Kansas has been destroyed; the Mark Schultz cover to Bone Sharps, Cowboy and Thunder Lizards; the Mike Zeck and Phil Zimelman painted cover to Spider-Man Super Thriller: Midnight Justice featuring Spidey and Human Torch battling Venom; Brian Bolland page from Camelot 3000 #9; Mike Mignola BPRD: Hollow Earth #3 cover and Hellboy: Conqueror Worm #3 splash; Kurt Schaffenberger Adventure Comics #382 splash with Supergirl and Superman; Mike Sekowsky pages from Justice League of America #19, #20, and #62; an Eastman and Laird page from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 (1987); Sam Kieth Marvel Comics Presents #119 page with Wolverine vs. Nightmare; and Jim Lee Sabretooth and Sunspot trading card art.
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.