The latest ComicLink Focused Auction is now open, filled with Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age comics and related artwork.
“Our latest Focused Auction offers an incredible selection of Silver Age to Modern Age keys, including one of the largest and most diverse selections of choice Golden Age material we’ve ever offered in this auction format,” ComicLink founder and President, Josh Nathanson, said. “There are many major keys from the Silver Age and early Bronze Age, pristine high grade examples and just about every Bronze through Modern era key in fantastic condition. Also, over 600 examples of original art are offered up, rendered by more than 300 different creators, including legendary ones from Bob Kane to Wally Wood to Neal Adams to Adam Hughes! This Focused Auction will run for 2-3 weeks with lots starting to close on March 26, 2019 and continuing until April 8.”
Among the many key and high grade comic books from the Silver and early Bronze Age are Marvel keys such as Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) CGC 5.0, Amazing Spider-Man #1 (second Spider-Man, first Jameson) CGC 6.5 and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.6 and 9.6 Signature Series Stan Lee, Incredible Hulk #2 (first green Hulk) CGC 9.2 and #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.6, X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 6.5 and Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and second full Wolverine) CGC 9.4, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 4.0, #2 (first Skrulls) CGC 6.5, #12 (first Hulk crossover) CGC 7.0, #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 9.2, #52 (first Black Panther) CBCS 9.2, and #67 (birth of Adam Warlock) CGC 9.6, Silver Surfer #1 (origin) CGC 9.0, #2 CGC 9.8, and #4 (Thor battle cover) CGC 9.6 CVA Exceptional, Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 7.0 and CGC 6.0, Avengers #1 (first Avengers and origin) CGC 5.0 and CGC 4.0 and #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 7.5, Iron Man #55 (first Thanos and Drax) CGC 9.6, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 5.5, Doctor Strange #169 (first issue) CGC 9.6, and Marvel Premiere #15 (first Iron Fist) CGC 9.8.
Some of the Silver and early Bronze Age DC offerings include Showcase #22 (first Silver Age Green Lantern) CGC 6.0, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 6.0 and 5.0 and #54 (first Teen Titans) CGC 8.0, My Greatest Adventure #80 (first Doom Patrol) CGC 9.0, Batman #251 (Adams Joker cover) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6, Flash #105 (first issue, first Mirror Master) CGC 6.0, #111 (second Kid Flash) CGC 9.0, and #123 (iconic “Flash of Two Worlds”) CGC 8.0 and 7.5, Wonder Woman #98 (first Silver Age origin, new look era begins) CGC 4.0, Hawkman #4 (first Zatanna) CGC 9.0, and Justice League of America #1 CGC 5.0 and #75 (Black Canary joins, gets sonic power and starts relationship with Green Arrow) CGC 9.2.
The selection of Golden Age comic books in the auction include items across all genres, from superhero to pre-code horror, crime and sci-fi to good girl artwork, teen humor and romance. Many interesting covers from several genres are offered, and numerous high grade examples are presented, some hailing from pedigree collections. Just a few of the Golden Age superhero offerings include a low grade Superman #1 and All Star Comics #8 (first Wonder Woman), and Superman #9 CGC 6.5. Other keys include Special Edition Comics #1 (first Captain Marvel solo book) CGC 3.0, Captain Marvel Adventures #10 (first Japanese WWII cover in title) CGC 9.4 (top three), Batman #14 (first Penguin cover in title) CGC 6.5, #47 (Canadian, first detailed Batman origin) CGC 6.0, and #65 (Catwoman cover) CGC 6.0, Captain America Comics #78 (final issue) CGC 6.0, Big All-American Comic Book #1 CGC 3.0, World’s Finest Comics #3 (first Scarecrow) CGC 5.5, and Boy Commandos #1 CGC 8.0.
Golden Age good girl art and pre-code horror and crime includes a solid grouping of Atlas’ horror-themed Uncanny Tales, many EC comics, classic Alex Schomburg airbrush covers on Starting Comics #47 CGC 8.0 and #48 CGC 8.0 and Wonder Comics #20 CGC 8.0, also Blue Beetle #54 (Golden Age Green Lantern cover) CBCS 4.5, Haunted Thrills #6 CGC 6.5, Witches Tales #20 CGC 9.6 (single highest graded) and #25 CGC 4.5, Planet Comics #61 (jet pack cover) CGC 9.2 (top five), Space Detective #3 CGC 7.0, Beware #10 (Frazetta cover) CGC 3.5, Phantom Lady #14 (Canadian) CGC 7.0, Seven Seas #5 CGC 6.5, and Dark Mysteries #19 CGC 4.0. Humor comics are led by the tough to find key Little Dot #1 (first Richie Rich and Little Lotta) in CGC 2.0.
World War II themed covers appear on items such as Black Terror #1 CGC 5.0 and #8 CGC 6.5, Startling Comics #35 CGC 8.5, America’s Best Comics #8 CGC 6.0, Captain America Comics #37 (flag cover) CGC 2.5, and Human Torch #18 CGC 5.0, just to name a few.
In addition to those high grades mentioned already, high grade Golden Age highlights are Captain Marvel Adventures #10 CGC 9.4 (top three), Jumbo Comics #48 (Sheena cover) CGC 9.0 (single highest), Moon Girl #6 (early EC issue) CGC 9.0, Marvel Tales #134 (flying saucer cover) CGC 9.2 White Mountain pedigree (single highest graded), Frontline Combat #12 CGC 9.2 Gaines File copy, Atomic Comics #1 CGC 9.0, Black Cat Comics #29 CGC 9.0, Miss Melody Lane of Broadway #1 (rare DC issue) CGC 8.5 (top two), and House of Mystery #2 in CGC 8.0 from the famed Mile High collection.
There is a very large selection of certified late Bronze through Modern Age comic books offered, many in high grade condition, with a large number of the key issues in numerous conditions. Examples include the rare Albedo #2 (first Usagi Yojimbo) CGC 8.0, Amazing Spider-Man #149 (first Spider-Clone/Ben Reilly) CGC 9.8 and #194 (first Black Cat) CGC 9.8, Ms. Marvel #1 (Carol Danvers becomes a superheroine) CGC 9.8, Avengers #144 (Patsy Walker becomes Hellcat) CGC 9.8, Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn in comics) CGC 9.8, Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8, Eternals #1 (first Eternals) CGC 9.8, New Mutants #98 (first Deadpool) CGC 9.8, and Y: The Last Man #1 (first Yorick) CGC 9.8 Signature Series Brian K. Vaughan.
There is also a wide assortment of comic books ranging from affordable Silver and early Bronze Age keys in all grade ranges to high grade late Bronze through Modern Age to uncertified group lots. These include a Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC ng (coverless) and a lower grade yet solid Amazing Spider-Man #1. The auction offers the opportunity to fill in the holes of a collection without breaking the bank.
The auction also offers an original comic book and fantasy art session which includes hundreds of pieces by many different artists including Art Adams, Neal Adams, Jay Anacleto, Jim Aparo, Dick Ayers, Alfonso Azspiri, Mark Bagley, Steven Bissette, John Bolton, Rich Buckler, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, John Byrne, Nick Cardy, Ernie Chan, Howard Chaykin, Jim Cheung, Frank Cho, Gene Colan, Tony Daniel, Alan Davis, Dan DeCarlo, Mike Deodato Jr., Steve Ditko, David Finch, Ron Frenz, José Luis García López, Patrick Gleason, Ed Hannigan, Tony Harris, Russ Heath, Adam Hughes, Phil Jimenez, Kelley Jones, Michael Kaluta, Bob Kane, Gil Kane, Sam Kieth, Adam Kubert, Jae Lee, Ron Lim, David Marquez, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven, Frank Miller, Terry Moore, Sean Murphy, Don Newton, Irv Novick, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, Don Perlin, Keith Pollard, Eric Powell, Humberto Ramos, Marshall Rogers, John Romita Jr., Budd Root, Kurt Schaffenberger, Mike Sekowsky, Joe Sinnott, Paul Smith, Jim Starlin, Curt Swan, Herb Trimpe, George Tuska, Ethan Van Sciver, Ron Wilson, and Wally Wood.
All told, 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.
ComicLink is now accepting consignments for the Spring Featured Auction, which begins on February 13 and other upcoming auctions. Upfront cash advances are available. To reserve upcoming auction placement within any of the ComicLink’s future auctions, email email@example.com with a prospective sale list, or call (617) 517-0062 (option 1). ComicLink is also always accepting new sellers for the ComicLink exchange marketplaces, brokering private placement deals, and buying outright.
On March 14-17, ComicLink will be set up at the Emerald City Comic Con. ComicLink Vice President and Senior Consignment Director Douglas Gillock and Consignment Consultant Ross Kearney will be meeting with clients and accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. “ComicLink is happy to provide advice to collectors looking to sell vintage comic books, comic related art, sports cards or certified coins on the best ways to maximize your return. Cash advances will be available at the show for quality consignments,” Gillock said.
Other upcoming conventions consignment opportunities include C2E2 in Chicago on March 22-24 at booth 1518, and WonderCon in Anaheim on March 29-31 at booth 513.
ComicLink’s Spring Featured Auction preview, auction schedule, Comic Book Exchange, and Comic Art Exchange can be viewed on their website.