ComicLink’s Summer Featured Auction is now open with a large selection of certified comic books and original comic book and fantasy related artwork.
“I’m very proud of the auction that our team put together this time. It’s probably one of our best, most well rounded auctions, with highlights from just about every comic book genre that you can think of,” ComicLink founder and Managing Director, Josh Nathanson said. “Key Golden Age, Spider-Man books from the incredible, Federal Hill collection of high grade Silver and Bronze Age, and even singular rarities comprise this auction. Also, impressive original artwork rendered by masters of the genre, old and new.”
Among the many notable keys in the auction are standout rarities All-American Comics #16 (first Green Lantern) CGC 6.5 (CVA Exceptional), Wonder Woman #1 CGC 8.0 (CVA Exceptional), Startling Comics #49 (Schomburg robot cover) CGC 9.6 and Tomb of Dracula #10 (first Blade) CGC 9.9 (single highest).
The auction includes the first wave of the Federal Hill Collection, featuring close to 2,000 mostly Marvel Silver Age and early Bronze Age certified comic books with an astonishing average grade of 9.6. Amazing Spider-Man highlights include #3 (first Doctor Octopus) CGC 9.4 Twin Cities pedigree, #7 (second Vulture) CGC 9.8 (single highest graded), #9 (first Electro) CGC 9.6 White Mountain pedigree, #13 (first Mysterio) CGC 9.6, #14 (first Green Goblin) CGC 9.6, #15 (first Kraven) CGC 9.6, and #28 (black cover, first Molten Man) CGC 9.6. The other titles from the collection will be auctioned exclusively on ComicLink in the months to come.
There’s a selection of Timely books, including over 25 different issues from the Captain America Comics run.
The auction also features a large selection of original art, including the Jim Lee cover to Infinite Crisis #3 which depicts Batman meeting the Golden Age Superman; Don Heck twice-up, Tales of Suspense #60 Iron Man title splash; a Herb Trimpe Defenders #73 cover with the Hulk; Marie Severin’s Silver Age Captain Marvel #15 cover; a complete Graham Ingels story from Haunt of Fear #21 entitled "An Off-Color Heir"; and two stunning Savage Sword Of Conan cover paintings, one by Bill Sienkiewicz and the other by Dorian Vallejo.
Silver Age and early Bronze Age Marvel books include Avengers #1 (first Avengers and origin) CBCS 9.4 and #2 CGC 9.6 Mass pedigree, Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil and origin) CBCS 9.6 Stan Lee Verified Signature and #7 (first red costume, Wood Sub-Mariner battle cover) CGC 9.6 (highest, one of three), Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) CGC 5.0 and CGC 4.0, Fantastic Four #12 (first Hulk crossover) CGC 9.4, #50 (Silver Surfer cover) CBCS 9.6, #67 (first Adam Warlock) CGC 9.8, and #112 CGC 9.8, Silver Surfer #4 (Thor battle cover) CGC 9.8 CVA Exceptional, Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.8, Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.6 and CGC 9.4, Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man and origin) CBCS 7.5 Verified Signature Stan Lee and #57 (first Hawkeye) CGC 9.6 Curator pedigree, Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor) CGC 3.0, Thor #165 (first full Adam Warlock) CGC 9.6, Werewolf By Night #32 (first Moon Knight) CGC 9.6, Tales to Astonish #49 (first Giant Man) CGC 9.6, Aquaman #1 CGC 9.2, Batman #121 (first Mr. Freeze) CGC 8.5, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 8.0, Superman #199 (first Superman/Flash race) CGC 9.6 (highest, one of five), and Vampirella #1 (first Vampi, Frazetta cover) CGC 9.6.
Golden Age offerings include Batman #1 (first Joker and first Catwoman, Batman origin) CGC 1.5Q (centerfold married) and #2 (second Joker, second Catwoman) CGC 5.5, Wonder Woman #7 (Wonder Woman for President cover) CGC 7.0, Sensation Comics #6 (first WW magic lasso) CGC 5.0, Superman #2 CGC 5.5 and #35 (Lois Lane cover) CGC 9.8 Hawkeye Pedigree (highest, one of two), Flash Comics #86 (first Black Canary) CGC 3.5, More Fun Comics #73 (first Green Arrow, first Aquaman), Action Comics #48 CGC 9.0 Mile High Pedigree (highest, one of two), plus Detective Comics #44 CGC 8.5 and #168 (Joker origin, first Red Hood) CGC 4.5.
There is a broad selection of Golden Age Timely offerings including Marvel Mystery Comics #25 CGC 9.4 Chicago pedigree (single highest graded), All Winners Comics #19 (first Marvel Superhero Team – All Winners Squad) CGC 9.0 (single highest graded), 25 issues from the Captain America Comics run including a restored #1, plus #18 CGC 8.5, #35 (Schomburg cover) CGC 9.0, #46 (Schomburg WWII Holocaust cover), other Schomburg WWII covers and #74 (Red Skull “Weird Tales” cover) CGC 5.0, and Human Torch #23 (Schomburg robot cover) CGC 9.0 Aurora Pedigree.
A vintage Archie book is Jackpot Comics #4 (first Archie cover, same month as Pep #22) CGC 5.0. Pre-Code horror, crime, and sci-fi includes Shock SuspenStories #16 CGC 9.8 (single highest graded), Weird Fantasy #22 (final issue) CGC 9.8 (single highest graded), Brenda Starr #14 (Kamen cover) CGC 6.0, Marvel Tales #109 (Atlas, Everett cover) CGC 9.6 (highest, one of two), Journey Into Mystery #25 (flying saucer cover) CGC 9.2 single highest graded, and Blue Bolt #105 (L.B. Cole sci-fi cover) CGC 7.0.
Late Bronze and Modern Age books are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (first Turtles and origin) CGC 8.0, Bone #1 CGC 9.8, Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes #nn CGC 9.6 (only two graded by CGC), Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8, X-Men #101 (first Phoenix) CCG 9.8, and Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn) CGC 9.8.
Some other significant original art highlights include John Buscema Marvel Two-in-One #34 cover with the Thing and Nighthawk; Al Milgrom Avengers #234 cover featuring the saga of the Scarlet Witch; Mike Zeck Captain America #329 cover with a horror theme; Barry Windsor-Smith Conan the Barbarian pages; Gil Kane Omega the Unknown #8 cover (plus pages from Green Lantern); John Byrne pages from Fantastic Four, Alpha Flight, and Amazing Spider-Man; John Bolton Batman: Manbat #3 splash with a huge image of Batman; Sal Buscema Sub-Mariner #34 title splash with a huge Hulk image; Daniel Clowes Eightball #2 title splash from ‘Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron’; Erik Larsen Amazing Spider-Man #324 title splash and Nova #7 cover with Nova vs. Venom; Todd McFarlane Infinity Inc. #24 unused cover; Mike Mignola Doctor Tomorrow #1 cover and Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #3 cover; Joe Quesada Wolverine: Origins #4 cover with Wolverine vs Captain America; Tim Sale Batman: Dark Victory #8 title splash with the Joker; John Romita Jr. Spectacular Spider-Man #255 cover with the Green Goblin and Detective Comics #51 variant cover with Batman holding an automatic gun; and Wolverine #30 complete 23-page interior of story featuring Logan and Elektra.