On the heels of record-setting results for comic books and artwork sold in its recently closed Winter Featured Auction, ComicLink is gathering consignments for upcoming auctions including the Focused Auction launching on April 10 (an auction preview will post soon), and the Spring Featured Auction launching on May 15, 2019. The firm is accepting consignments of valuable comic books and artwork as well as cards, coins, and other collectibles. 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.
Below are just some of the exciting examples of certified comic books and original art that have already been consigned to upcoming auctions.
This is just the beginning as many more highlights of impressive stature are incoming. That said, a few Silver Age and early Bronze Age Marvel keys in upcoming auctions include Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk and origin) CGC 6.5, Iron Man #1 CGC 9.8, Amazing Spider-Man #7 CGC 9.4, Fantastic Four #60 (Thing vs. Doom battle cover) CGC 9.8, Marvel Spotlight #5 (first Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider) CGC 9.6, Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (first Carol Danvers) CGC 9.4, Tales of Suspense #57 (first Hawkeye) CGC 9.2 Curator pedigree, and Tomb of Dracula #10 (first Blade) CGC 9.8.
A few upcoming DC keys from this era include Showcase #22 (first Silver Age Green Lantern) CGC 7.5, Action Comics #252 (first Supergirl) CGC 7.0, Adventure Comics #282 (first Star Boy of Legion of Super-Heroes) CGC 9.4 (highest, one of three), All Star Western #10 (first Jonah Hex) CGC 9.8, Batman #234 (first Modern Two-Face) CGC 9.8, Brave and the Bold #54 (first Teen Titans) CGC 9.2, and Justice League of America #6 (first Amos Fortune) CGC 9.6 (highest, one of two).
Upcoming Golden Age offerings include a significant grouping of Atlas’ pre-code horror title, Uncanny Tales, Amazing-Man #19 CGC 8.0 (top two), Batman #11 (first Joker cover in title) CGC 7.0, #23 (Joker chess cover) CGC 7.0, #36 CGC 9.4 (highest, one of five), and #40 (Joker cover) CGC 8.0, Human Torch #1 (first Toro and origin) CGC 5.0, #2 (Schomburg cover) CGC 5.5, and #3 (Schomburg cover) CGC 6.5, Captain America Comics #33 (“Brenner Pass” Schomburg cover) CGC 5.5, Silver Streak Comics #6 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 4.5, Daredevil Battles Hitler #1 CGC 4.5, Action Comics #47 (first Luthor cover) CBCS 7.0, Daring Mystery Comics #2 (early Schomburg Timely cover, rare in OPG) CGC 4.0, Detective Comics #230 (first Mad-Hatter/Jervis Tetch) CGC 8.0, Jungle Comics #11 (dinosaur cover) CGC 9.0 (top three), Four Color #386 (Uncle Scrooge #1) CGC 9.2, Marvel Mystery Comics #40 (Schomburg zeppelin cover) CGC 7.0 (A-2), Two-Fisted Tales #18 (first issue of EC run) CGC 9.8 Gaines File (highest, one of four), and Underworld Crime #7 (pre-code crime cover) CGC 7.0.
One of the rarest key comic books of the Modern Era, Albedo #2 (first Usagi Yojimbo) CGC 9.8 is coming up for auction.
Warren books include Vampirella #1 (first Vampirella) in a rarely available CGC 9.6.
Some examples of comic and fantasy related original art in upcoming auctions include Gene Colan Daredevil #20 page 1 splash with a strong image of Daredevil in action plus a #154 page with Daredevil in battle with Kilgrave the Purple Man and Mr. Hyde; Neal Adams Strange Adventures #212 page from the classic Deadman series, featuring the ghost of Boston Brand and his entire supporting cast; Defenders #1A cover from 2017 featuring the Netflix street level heroes; John Buscema and Joe Sinnott three pages (sold separately) from Fantastic Four #112, the well known Thing/Hulk battle issue, plus a Buscema recreation of Thing facing off with Hulk battle cover to the issue; Gil Kane Giant-Size Master of Kung-Fu #3 cover with Sinnott inks featuring Shang-Chi in battle with the Si-Fan Assassins; and George Pérez New Teen Titans Archives #1 cover, an ideal portrait of the popular team of the 1980s by their legendary co-creator and X-Men Annual #3 page with Terry Austin inks – a rare Pérez X-Men page with Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, and Nightcrawler. There are also some extraordinary painted works by Boris Vallejo and Sanjulian, as well as the Earl Norem painted cover to Savage Sword of Conan #41.
Other upcoming original art offerings include Andy Kubert Joker’s Asylum: Joker #1 cover with a maniacal depiction of the clown prince of crime; Adam Hughes double-page splash from the recent landmark issue of Fantastic Four featuring the wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters; Werner Roth X-Men #27 splash featuring Xavier and the entire original team; Tim Sale Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #34 splash – an essential Batman artist of the Modern era depicts the death of Batman’s parents, the Joker, the Riddler, and Hugo Strange; two Arthur Adams covers including America #2 variant cover with a portrait of Marvel’s popular heroine America Chavez and Amazing Heroes Preview Special #5 with the Flaming Carrot and Gumby; Nick Cardy two pages (sold separately) from 1965’s Aquaman #22 with the newly wed Aquaman and Mera and three Cardy pages (sold separately) from Brave and the Bold #96, the Batman/Sgt. Rock team-up issue; Gene Colan Doctor Strange #183 splash with the masked Doc, Clea, and Wong; Geoff Shaw Cosmic Ghost Rider #4 cover from the recent hit series with Ghost Rider and a baby Thanos; Leinil Yu Agents of Atlas #8 cover with Hulk and Golden Age heroes Venus and Marvel Boy; Jason Fabok Justice League #50 cover from the epic finale of “The Darkseid War” that closed out the New 52 era – featuring the lord of Apokolips looming above an incredible depiction of the JLA; Russ Heath G.I. Combat #137 double page title splash with the crew of the Haunted Tank; and Greg Horn Harley Quinn: Whack-A-Frog print original art.
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.
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.