A seller has recently added the White Mountain pedigree example of Fantastic Four #5 CGC 9.6 to the ComicLink Spring Featured Auction launching on May 15. It is one of only two examples in CGC 9.6, the top certified grade, of this historic Doctor Doom introduction issue from 1962.
ComicLink has other great consignments posted and is still accepting more comic books and original artwork from sellers for this auction. Additionally, ComicLink is also accepting comic book and art consignments for the next Focused Auction launching in June. There will also be other categories of collectibles on the auction block in June, including certified coins (from U.S. coins to ancients), cards, video games, movie posters, and more. Sellers interested in consigning can contact ComicLink at email@example.com or (617) 517-0062 (option 1) to speak with Josh Nathanson, Douglas Gillock, Jason Crosby, Jon Signorelli, or Ross Kearney. Upfront cash advances are available upon receipt of seller material.
Below are several consignments of certified comic books and original art that are slated for the Spring Featured Auction. More highlights will be added in the weeks leading up to this blockbuster auction.
“If a collector has been thinking about selling high quality items, selling via our upcoming auctions presents an ideal opportunity to reach the most aggressive bidders in the hobby. As you can see by the summary of highlights below, the Spring Featured Auction is shaping up to be quite the blockbuster,” ComicLink founder and President Josh Nathanson said.
A few Silver Age and early Bronze Age Marvel keys in the next Featured Auction include Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 7.0, #2 (first Skrulls) CGC 8.5, #5 (first Doctor Doom) CGC 9.6 White Mountain pedigree (highest, one of two), and #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 9.6, Amazing Spider-Man #1 (second Spider-Man, first J. Jonah Jameson) CGC 4.5, Thor #165 (first full Adam Warlock) CGC 9.6, X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 5.0, Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 9.8, and Marvel Super-Heroes #12 (first Captain Marvel) CGC 9.6.
Newly added DC issues include Justice League of America #13 CGC 9.4, Metal Men #1 CGC 9.4, and Batman #251 (Adams Joker cover) CGC 9.6.
Some of the new Golden Age offerings just added to the Auction Preview include Detective Comics #33 (origin of Batman) CGC 3.0, All-Star Comics #8 (first Wonder Woman) CGC 2.0, Superman #13 (WWII cover) CGC 9.2 (single highest graded) and #35 (Lois Lane cover) CGC 9.6, Police Comics #1 (first Plastic Man and first Phantom Lady) CGC 2.5, More Fun Comics #55 (first Doctor Fate) CGC 2.0, America’s Best Comics #13 (Schomburg Nedor heroes cover) CGC 9.2, Voodoo Annual #1 CGC 7.5 (highest, one of two), Phantom Lady #20 CGC 8.0, Junior #10 (Feldstein cover) CGC 8.5, Startling Comics #20 (Nazi style cover, scarce) CGC 7.0 (top three), Single Series #20 (1940, early Tarzan cover) CGC 8.5, Tarzan #1 (1948, long-running series begins) CGC 9.4, Daring Comics #9 (Schomburg Timely heroes cover) CGC 9.0 (top two), Thrilling Comics #41 (Hitler cover) CGC 6.5, Action Comics #20 (early Superman cover) CGC 3.5, Worlds Beyond #1 (Fawcett pre-code horror) CGC 9.4 Mile High pedigree (highest, one of two), Haunt of Fear #10 CGC 9.8 Gaines File, and Tales From the Crypt #22 CGC 9.6 Gaines File.
Previously mentioned major Silver Age and early Bronze Age highlights are Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk and origin) CGC 6.5 and #181 (first full Wolverine) Avengers #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 9.6 and #57 (first Vision) CGC 9.8, Silver Surfer #1 (origin of Surfer) CGC 9.6 and #4 (Thor battle cover) CGC 9.8, Fantastic Four #12 (first Hulk crossover) CGC 9.2, Iron Man #1 CGC 9.8 (first generation CGC label) and CGC 9.4, Tales of Suspense #1 CGC 6.0, #39 (first Iron Man and origin) CGC 7.0, and #57 (first Hawkeye) CGC 9.2 Curator pedigree, X-Men #1 CGC 6.5 and Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.2, and Marvel Spotlight #5 (first Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider) CGC 9.6 and CGC 9.2.
Others include Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (first Carol Danvers) CGC 9.4 Western Penn pedigree, Amazing Spider-Man #4 (first Sandman) CGC 8.0, #6 (first Lizard) CGC 9.0, #7 (second Vulture) CGC 9.4, #13 (first Mysterio) CGC 9.2, #16 (first Daredevil crossover) CGC 9.4, #25 (first Mary Jane and first Spider-Slayer) CGC 9.6, #27 (Green Goblin cover) CGC 9.6, #37 (first Norman Osborn) CGC 9.6, #100 (anniversary issue) CGC 9.8, and #101 (first Morbius) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6 Northland pedigree, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 6.5, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 5.0 (B-4), Tomb of Dracula #10 (first Blade) CGC 9.8, Conan the Barbarian #1 (first Conan in comics) CGC 9.8, and Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #1 CGC 9.8.
A few other upcoming DC keys from this era include Detective Comics #225 (first Martian Manhunter) CGC 8.5 (one of the top four graded overall), Showcase #17 (first Adam Strange) CGC 6.5, #22 (first Silver AGe Green Lantern and origin) CGC 7.5, and #23 (second Silver Age Green Lantern) CGC 8.5, Action Comics #252 (first Supergirl and origin) 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 #25 (first Suicide Squad) CGC 7.5 and #54 (first Teen Titans) CGC 9.2, Justice League of America #6 (first Amos Fortune) CGC 9.6 (highest, one of two), Superman #199 (first Superman/Flash race) CGC 9.4, as well as the very tough in high grade World’s Finest Comics #90 (1957) featuring the “Super-Batwoman” cover in CGC 9.0 (highest, one of two).
A Warren key is the Vampirella #1 (first Vampi) in a rarely available CGC 9.6.
Previously mentioned Golden Age highlights include Underworld Crime #7 (pre-code crime cover) CGC 7.0, two key Carl Barks issues – Four Color #9 (first Barks Donald Duck, “Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold”) CGC 8.0 and #386 (Uncle Scrooge #1) CGC 9.2, Action Comics #9 (early Superman story) CGC 2.5, #11 (early Superman story) CGC 4.0, and #47 (first Luthor cover) CBCS 7.0, Blue Ribbon Comics #1 (1939) CGC 9.4 (top three), Crack Comics #13 CGC 9.4 Mile High pedigree, More Fun Comics #14 (first Superman tryout prototype in color and in costume, Dr. Occult) CBCS 6.5, Adventure Comics #91 (Simon and Kirby WWII Sandman cover) CGC 9.2 Rockford pedigree (top two), Amazing-Man #19 CGC 8.0 (top two), Batman #2 (second Joker, second Catwoman and first use of that name) CGC 4.0, #11 (first Joker cover in title) CGC 7.0, #23 (Joker chess cover) CGC 7.0, and #36 CGC 9.4 (highest, one of five), and Human Torch #1 (first Toro and origin) CGC 5.0, #2 (Schomburg cover) CGC 5.5, and #3 (Schomburg cover) CGC 6.5.
Other Golden Age highlights are Captain America Comics #33 (“Brenner Pass” Schomburg cover) CGC 5.5, USA Comics #10 (Schomburg Captain America cover) CGC 7.0, Silver Streak Comics #6 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 4.5, Daredevil Battles Hitler #1 CGC 4.5, Daring Mystery Comics #2 (early Schomburg Timely cover, rare in OPG) CGC 4.0, Detective Comics #3 CGC 5.0 and #230 (first Mad-Hatter/Jervis Tetch) CGC 8.0, Jungle Comics #11 (dinosaur cover) CGC 9.0 (top three) and #70 (skull cover) CGC 9.4 (single highest graded), Marvel Mystery Comics #40 (Schomburg zeppelin cover) CGC 7.0 (A-2), Planet Comics #38 CGC 9.4 Mile High pedigree, Two-Fisted Tales #18 (first issue of EC run) CGC 9.8 Gaines File (highest, one of four), Uncanny Tales group of scarce mid-to-high grade examples from the pre-code horror Atlas title, Green Lantern #10 (first Vandal Savage) CGC 6.0, Haunt of Fear #11 CGC 9.6 CVA Gaines File (top four), and Top-Notch Comics #28 (first Suzie) CGC 5.0.
Upcoming auctions will also feature the best of the late Bronze and Modern era. For example, one of the rare key comic books of the Modern era, Albedo #2 (first Usagi Yojimbo) CGC 9.8 is coming up for auction.
Some examples of comic and fantasy-related original art in the upcoming Spring Featured Auction include Barry Windsor-Smith 1971 cover to Conan the Barbarian #5, “The Claws of the Tigress”; Frank Miller Detective Comics #1000 variant cover featuring his now iconic Dark Knight can Carrie Kelly Robin; Gil Kane Defenders #52 cover, a great Hulk vs. Sub-Mariner battle scene, Giant-Size Master of Kung-Fu #3 cover with Joe Sinnott inks featuring Shang-Chi in battle with the Si-Fan Assassins and Sword of the Atom #1 cover, the start of a new era for Ray Palmer depicted by his co-creator; Michael Kaluta Detective Comics #428 cover featuring a moody early Bronze Age Batman; Gene Colan Daredevil #20 page 1 title splash with a strong image of Daredevil in action – this is one of the earliest and best large art Colan Daredevil splash pages ever to hit the market, plus a #154 page with Daredevil in battle with Kilgrave the Purple Man and Mr. Hyde; Andy Kubert Joker’s Asylum: Joker #1 cover with a maniacal depiction of the clown prince of crime; John Buscema and Joe Sinnott three pages (sold separately) from Fantastic Four #112, the Thing/Hulk battle issue, plus a Buscema recreation of his now iconic cover for that issue with the Thing facing off with the Hulk; Jim Aparo Man-Bat #1 cover with Man-Bat vs. Batman; Al Milgrom Iron Man Annual #4 cover with Iron Man and the Champions vs. M.O.D.O.K.; Alan Davis Excalibur #62 cover with an intense Nightcrawler in action; Brent Anderson Ka-Zar the Savage #4 cover with Ka-Zar and Shanna; and Sal Buscema Rom #32 complete 22-page interior art featuring a key early Rogue appearance plus Mystique.
Some recent additions to the Auction Preview include Mark Texeira Punisher War Journal #16 cover featuring an explosive image of the Punisher in action; J.G. Jones Black Widow #3 cover with Black Widow vs. Black Widow; Jim Starlin Marvel Graphic Novel Death of Captain Marvel page with the Marvel heroes reacting to the news of Mar-Vell’s impending demise; Adam Kubert Origin II #4 cover featuring a savage Wolverine; Bob Hall West Coast Avengers #4 cover from the final issue of the original miniseries with the team battling Graviton; J. Scott Campbell Wizard Spawn and Spider-Man promotional illustration; and Terry Dodson Wonder Woman #2 cover.
Original art offerings include George Pérez New Teen Titans Archives #1 cover, an ideal portrait of the 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 from the first annual to ever feature the “New” X-Men team; Neal Adams Strange Adventures #212 page from the Deadman series, featuring the ghost of Boston Brand and his entire supporting cast and Defenders #1A cover from 2017 featuring the Netflix street level heroes (Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist); Earl Norem painted cover to Savage Sword of Conan #41; Bill Sienkiewicz Ultimate Marvel Team-up #6 cover with the first appearance of the Ultimate Punisher, aiming to take down Spider-Man; June Brigman and Kevin Nowlan Alpha Flight #45 cover featuring the return of Sasquatch; and Chris Bachalo X-Men: Regenesis #1 cover with a great team portrait of the modern team.
Additional original art offerings include an Adam Hughes double page splash from the recent landmark Ben Grimm/Alicia Masters wedding issue, Fantastic Four #650; Boris Vallejo Tinirau painting; Sanjulian painting of three green haired vixens; 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; Art Adams two covers including America #2 variant cover with a portrait of Marvel’s popular young 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; Gene Colan Doctor Strange #183 splash with the masked Strange, Clea and Wong; and 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 ideal depiction of the JLA.
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 upcoming auction schedule, Comic Book Exchange, and Comic Art Exchange can be viewed on their website.