ComicLink has announced that several key comic books have just been added to the Fall Featured Auction Preview for the final auction of 2019, which launches on November 19, 2019. These include Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) CGC 7.0 CVA Exceptional, More Fun Comics #73 (first Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Speedy) CGC 6.5, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (first TMNT and origin) CGC 9.8, Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, Avengers #1 (first Avengers) CGC 8.5, and Archie Comics #1 CGC 4.0.
These join the Auction Preview which already includes such major keys as Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 7.5, Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 8.5 and #12 CGC 9.8 (highest, one of two), Fantastic Four #48 CGC 9.8, Superman #2 CGC 7.0, and Captain America Comics #46 (Schomburg Holocaust cover) CGC 7.0. There is also a run of Daredevil #1-9, including #1 and #7 in CGC 9.6 and single highest graded examples and examples from the prestigious Curator and Pacific Coast pedigrees. There’s also a high grade run of Silver Age Strange Tales from the Federal Hill Collection.
Original art highlights include the Gil Kane and John Romita covers to Amazing Spider-Man #138 and Thor #216; John Buscema cover to Thor #192; a Frank Miller page from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #3; Al Milgrom Spectacular Spider-Man #33 cover; and Todd McFarlane/Greg Capullo cover to Spawn #26.
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The best selection of early Daredevil that ComicLink has ever offered in a single auction includes #1 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 9.6 Curator Pedigree, #2 CGC 9.6, #3 (first Owl) CGC 9.8 Pacific Coast pedigree (single highest graded), #4 (first Purple Man) CGC 9.8 Western Penn pedigree (highest, one of three), #5 CGC 9.8 Pacific Coast (highest, one of two), #6 CGC 9.8 Curator (single highest graded), #7 (first red costume, Wood Sub-Mariner battle cover) CGC 9.6 Pacific Coast (highest, one of three), #8 CGC 9.8, and #9 CGC 9.8 Pacific Coast (highest, one of four).
The high grade run of Silver Age Strange Tales from the Federal Hill Collection that ComicLink began auctioning over the summer (and will continue to auction over the next year). The minimum grade for this collection is CGC 9.4 and the vast majority are in either CGC 9.6 or 9.8. Included in this auction are Near Mint and mostly higher examples of Strange Tales #103-106, #108, #114, and #116-168, plus the tough Annual #1 (Marvel’s first annual) CGC 9.4 (highest, one of two). Many of the examples in the run come from Pedigree collections, including several from the prestigious Pacific Coast pedigree as well as White Mountain, Northland, Western Penn, Twin Cities, and Rocky Mountain. A Strange Tales #110 (first Doctor Strange) CGC 9.0 Signature Series Stan Lee is also listed in the Auction Preview.
There are also a couple of key DC offerings from the late 1950s. One is Wonder Woman #98 CGC 9.0, the single highest graded example of this key issue from 1958 that began the Silver Age. The other is Detective Comics #233 CGC 9.0 (highest, one of two) of this important key. This 1956 issue is the first appearance and origin of Batwoman, the first female member of the Batman family. A live-action Batwoman TV series has just been launched on The CW, expanding awareness of the character among the general public.
Other Fall Featured Auction comic book consignments are Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor and origin) CGC 7.5 and 6.5, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four and origin) CGC 5.0, #2 (first Skrulls) CGC 9.0, #5 (first Doctor Doom) CGC 8.0, and #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 9.6, Captain America #100 (first Silver Age issue) CGC 9.8, Superman #8 CGC 9.0, Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man and origin) CGC 2.5, Amazing Spider-Man #3 (first Doc Ock) CGC 8.5, #6 (first Lizard) CGC 9.4, #12 (third Doc Ock) CGC 9.6, #13 (first Mysterio) CGC 9.4, #15 (first Kraven) CGC 9.4, #19 (first Mac Gargan who becomes Scorpion, cameo) CGC 9.8, #20 (first Scorpion) CGC 9.8, #27 (Green Goblin cover) CGC 9.8 (highest, one of two), #50 (first Kingpin) CGC 9.4, and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.6, Iron Man #1 CGC 9.8, and Showcase #4 (first Silver Age Flash and origin) CGC 4.0 and CBCS 3.5 Verified Signature Carmine Infantino and #22 (first Silver Age Green Lantern) CGC 6.5.
Other Fall Featured highlights are X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 7.5, #2 (second X-Men) CGC 9.4, #4 (first Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) CGC 9.4, #94 (first “New” X-Men in title, third full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, and #101 (first Phoenix), Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first Storm, Colossus and Nightcrawler and second full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man and origin) CGC 7.0 and CGC 5.0, #52 (first Black Widow) CGC 9.4, and #57 (first Hawkeye), Avengers #1 (first Avengers) CGC 8.0 and #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 9.2, Tales to Astonish #93 (Hulk and Silver Surfer cover) CGC 9.8, Werewolf By Night #32 (first Moon Knight) CGC 9.6, Daring Mystery Comics #6 (early Timely) CGC 9.4 (highest, one of two), Detective Comics #168 (origin of Joker, first Red Hood) CGC 5.0, Tomb of Dracula #10 (first Blade) CGC 9.8, Brave and the Bold #54 (first Teen Titans) CGC 9.6, and Batman #11 (first Joker cover in title) CGC 5.5.
The auction preview already includes some of the most popular pre-code covers and high grade issues, including Mister Mystery #12 (“injury to the eye” cover) CGC 5.0, Beware #10 (Frazetta cover) CGC 5.0, Tomb of Terror #15 (exploding face cover) CGC 5.5, Blue Beetle #52 (Kamen cover) CGC 7.5, and Vault of Horror #31 (gory face smashed cover) CGC 9.8 Gaines File (highest, one of two).
Some of the latest original art consignments just added to the Auction Preview are Gil Kane and John Romita covers to Amazing Spider-Man #138 and Thor #216; John Buscema cover to Thor #192; Frank Miller page from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #3; Al Milgrom Spectacular Spider-Man #33 cover; Todd McFarlane/Greg Capullo cover to Spawn #26 and a McFarlane page from Amazing Spider-Man #300 featuring Mary Jane stripping for Peter; the Bernie Wrightson cover to The Conan Reader; Dick Giordano Flash #275 cover to the key death of Iris West Allen issue; Ron Frenz Fantastic Four #326 cover with Sinnott inks featuring the Fantastic Four vs. the Frightful Four and the Paul Ryan cover to Fantastic Four #359 with the team vs. the Devastator; George Pérez Avengers #13 cover with the Avengers and the New Warriors, plus the complete Pérez art to Avengers #33; Mark Bright Power Man and Iron Fist #117 cover; John Cassaday Astonishing X-Men #24 cover with an adorable portrait of Kitty Pryde and Lockheed the Dragon; and Tim Sale Superman: Kryptonite cover and Ryan Sook Justice League Dark #9 cover with a great team portrait of DC’s top supernatural heroes.
Others include prime era Jim Starlin “Thanos Saga” page from Captain Marvel #29 (1973) featuring the origin of the father of Thanos, Mentor; a Jim Lee splash from Superman #204 featuring a huge image of the Man of Steel; Gil Kane Batman #208 title splash featuring a great image of Batman and Robin along with the many women from Batman’s history; three Alex Ross covers; Adi Granov Amazing Spider-Man #612 variant cover with Spider-Man in Kraven’s grave surrounded by the helmets of his foes; John Bolton Batman/Man-Bat #1 full page painted splash with a huge Batman image; and Frank Cho King-Size Hulk #1 cover with Red Hulk vs. She-Hulk.
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