With the first ComicLink Focused Auction of 2020 now open, the firm is busy accepting consignments for upcoming ComicLink auctions taking place in the coming months. Auction placement can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the sales team at (617) 517-0062 (option 1). The Winter Featured Auction begins on February 13. There is also a Focused Auction launching on March 12 (a preview will post soon). ComicLink specializes in valuable comic books and original comic book, fantasy and illustration artwork.
CertifiedLink.com is also accepting first quarter auction consignments for categories including certified video games, coins and currency, trading cards (sports, magic, and others), as well as other certified and authenticated memorabilia. The next CertifiedLink auction is also scheduled to launch on March 12.
Among upcoming comic book highlights already posted to the Winter Featured Auction Preview is an uncommonly high grade example of Captain America Comics #1 (first Captain America and origin, first Bucky, first Red Skull) CGC 7.5, Near Mint and higher runs of major Marvel Silver Age titles, including Journey Into Mystery, Thor, and Fantastic Four from the Federal Hill Collection. This amazing collection is comprised of over 2,000 mostly Marvel Silver and Bronze Age books all in CGC 9.4 or higher, with an average grade of 9.6. These meticulously curated runs include many examples from some of the top pedigree collections in the hobby.
The Federal Hill run of Journey Into Mystery and Thor includes Journey Into Mystery #83 CGC 9.4 first appearance of Thor. This is one of a handful of the best existing examples of a major Silver Age key (only one 9.6 exists). There’s also Journey Into Mystery #85 (first Loki, Odin and Asgard) CGC 9.6 (highest graded, one of four) plus dozens of other examples from the Journey Into Mystery and Thor runs all in Near Mint or better condition.
The Federal Hill run of Fantastic Four includes such highlights as #12 (first Hulk crossover) CGC 9.6 and #20 (first Molecule Man) and #26 (Avengers crossover) both in CGC 9.8 (both highest graded, one of two), plus dozens of other Near Mint or higher examples from Marvel’s Silver Age flagship title. Recently added to the Auction Preview is Fantastic Four #4 (first Silver Age Sub-Mariner) CGC 9.2.
Another outstanding Silver Age Marvel keys is Tales to Astonish #13 (first Groot) CGC 9.2 (one of the top two graded by CGC).
Upcoming DC highlights include Batman #49 CGC 9.6 (highest, one of two) featuring a classic Joker cover and the first appearances of Vicky Vale and the Mad Hatter. There’s also examples of several of the early Batman appearances in Detective Comics including #29 (second Batman cover) and #38 (first Robin) and some of the earliest Superman cover appearances in Action Comics, including #7 (second Superman cover), #10 (third Superman cover) and #23 (first Luthor).
Some upcoming original art examples are a Brian Bolland Amazing Heroes #52 cover featuring Judge Dredd; John Byrne Wolverine #22 cover; Sam Kieth Maxx: Maxximized #11 cover; Michael Turner Action Comics #813 cover and Fathom #12 splash; Bernie Wrighton April Calendar illustration; Don Heck Tales of Suspense #52 page with Iron Man vs. the Crimson Dynamo; John Romita Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics cover with Lee surrounded by the most popular Marvel heroes; Chris Bachalo Death of the Endless illustration; J. Scott Campbell Black Cat illustration; Tony Harris Starman #30 cover with Jack Knight and the Black Pirate; J.G. Jones Batman and Robin #22 cover; Dale Keown Spider-Gwen #1 variant cover; Stephen Platt Supreme: The New Adventures #46 cover from the incredible Alan Moore run; John Romita Jr. Harley Quinn #27 cover; and more still to come.