ComicLink’s Winter Featured Auction, the first Featured Auction of the year, is now open with a selection of certified comic books and original comic book and fantasy related artwork.

ComicLink is now accepting seller consignments for their March and April Focused Auctions and Spring Featured Auction launching in May (previews will post soon). More information can be found by viewing the ComicLink auction schedule or by contacting a ComicLink sales consultant by emailing buysell@comiclink.com or by calling (617) 517-0062 (option 1).

Among the many comic book highlights in the Winter Featured Auction, are Captain America Comics #1 (first appearance and origin of Captain America) CGC 7.5 and CGC 5.0 (CVA Exceptional), Sub-Mariner Comics #1 (first issue, Schomburg cover) CGC 8.0, Batman #49 (Joker cover, first Vicky Vale, first Matter) CGC 9.6 (highest graded, one of two), and Tales To Astonish #13 (first Groot) CGC 9.2 CVA Exceptional (top two graded).

From the Federal Hill collection, they are offering runs of Journey Into Mystery #83 (first appearance of Thor) CGC 9.4 (Federal Hill Collection), #85 (first Loki, Odin, and Asgard) CGC 9.6 (highest, one of four), and #89 (Thor cover) CGC 9.6 (highest of four), plus more from this title and Thor, and Fantastic Four #1 CGC 8.0 (first Fantastic Four and origin), #4 CGC 9.2 (first Silver Age Sub-Mariner), #5 CGC 9.2 (first Doctor Doom), #12 (first Hulk crossover) CGC 9.6, #20 (first Molecule Man) CGC 9.8 (highest, one of two), and #26 (Fantastic Four vs. Avengers) CGC 9.8 Pacific Coast (highest, one of two).

Other Captain America Comics include #3 (Red Skull cover and first Stan Lee writing in a comic) CGC 5.0, #46 (WWII cover) CGC 7.5 (white pages), #76 (first Atlas issue) CGC 8.5 (highest, one of two), and #78 (final Golden Age issue) CGC 9.2 (single highest graded).

Other Silver and Bronze Age highlights include Amazing Fantasy #15 (first Spider-Man) CGC 5.5, Amazing Spider-Man #7 (second Vulture) CGC 9.6, #13 (first Mysterio) CGC 9.6 (CVA Exceptional), and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8, Aquaman #1 (first issue) CGC 9.6 (highest, one of four), Avengers #1 CGC 8.0 and #8 CGC 9.8 (first Kang; highest, one of four), Batman #171 CGC 9.6 (highest, one of four; first Silver Age Riddler), Daredevil #1 CGC 9.2, Fantastic Four #1 CGC 6.5, #48 (first Silver Surfer and Galactus) CGC 9.6, and #67 (first Adam Warlock) CGC 9.8, Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.8, Hawkman #4 (first Zatanna) CGC 9.8 (highest, one of three), Iron Man #1 CGC 9.8, Marvel Spotlight #5 (first Ghost Rider) CGC 9.6, Incredible Hulk #1 (first Hulk and origin) CGC 4.5 and #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.8, CGC 9.6, Tomb of Dracula #10 (first Blade) CGC 9.8, Showcase #4 (first Silver Age Flash and origin) CGC 4.0, Silver Surfer #4 (Surfer vs. Thor cover) CGC 9.8, Strange Tales #110 (first Dr. Strange) CBCS 9.2, CGC 9.0, and CGC 8.5, Tales of Suspense #39 (first Iron Man and origin) CBCS 7.5 Verified Signature (Stan Lee), Thor #165 (first Full Warlock) CGC 9.6, and X-Men #1 (first X-Men and Magneto) CGC 6.5, #3 CGC 9.8, and #113 CGC 9.9 (single highest graded).

Stand-out Copper and Modern Age keys are Albedo #1 (first Usagi Yojimbo) CGC 9.6, Amazing Spider-Man #300 (first full Venom) CGC 9.9, Bone #1 CGC 9.6, Daredevil #181 (“death” of Elektra) CGC 9.9 and #161 (Miller Bullseye cover) CGC 9.9, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (first TMNT and origin) CGC 9.4.

Other Golden Age highlights include Batman #11 (first Joker cover in Batman) 6.5 and Detective Comics #29 (second Batman cover) CGC 3.5 C, #38 (first Robin) CGC 2.5, #140 (first Riddler) CGC 7.5, #168 (first Joker Origin) CGC 4.0, and #187 (Two-Face cover) CGC 8.0 (single highest graded).

Pre-code horror and crime highlights are Crime SuspenStories #22 (decapitation cover) CGC 9.0 with white pages, War Against Crime #10 (first Vault of Horror and Vault Keeper) CGC 9.8 Gaines File copy, Tales From the Crypt #33 (origin of Crypt Keeper) CGC 9.6, Chamber of Chills #19 (horror cover) CGC 5.0, and Tomb of Terror #15 (exploding face cover) CGC 6.5.

A few more outstanding Golden Age offerings are Action Comics #7 (second Superman cover) CBCS 5.5 Restored, #10 (third Superman cover) CBCS 6.5 Restored, #15 (fifth Superman cover) CBCS 5.0, and #23 (first Luthor) CGC 4.5, and All-American Comics #61 (first Solomon Grundy and origin) CGC 6.5, as well as lower grade examples of Superman #1 (coverless) and All-Star Comics #8 (first Wonder Woman).

Original art session highlights are Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #23 and Annual #2 “twice-up” pages with Doctor Doom; Adam Hughes Catwoman #72 cover with a central image of Zatanna and X-Men: Black Emma Frost #1 cover with an image of the White Queen; Frank Miller Amazing Spider-Man #218 cover, one of only two Miller covers created for the core Spider-Man title; Jim Starlin Life of Captain Marvel #1 cover featuring the Kree Captain and Defenders #110 cover with Devil-Slayer and several other Starlin pieces; Brian Bolland Judge Dredd Amazing Heroes #52 cover; the previously mentioned Richard F. Outcault Buster Brown Sunday September 24, 1916 rare original work by the father of the newspaper comic strip; John Romita Amazing Spider-Man #365 cover, a homage to Amazing Fantasy #15; and Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics cover with Stan surrounded by Marvel’s greatest heroes.

Other art highlights include Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane splash pages from Spawn #41 and #53; J. Scott Campbell Black Cat Amazing Spider-Man #14 cover and design/box art and two Fairytale Fantasy calendar illustrations; John Romita Jr. Amazing Spider-Man #40 complete story with Klaus Janson inks and #55 complete story with Scott Hanna inks, plus Avengers #10 cover with the Infinity Gauntlet taking down Spider-Man and team; Michael Turner Witchblade #1 splash with a large image of Sara Pezzini from her origin story, Fathom #12 splash with Sara Pezzini and her Witchblade, Action Comics #813 cover, and other Turner pieces; Art Adams Years of Future Past #5 cover, a homage to the X-Men #141 cover featuring the children of Kitty Pryde and Colossus; Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 cover to the very first Buffy comic book; Bernie Wrightson prime era calendar illustration and other works by the master of the macabre; Neal Adams Justice League of America #94 page 1 title splash, the only one Adams ever did for the title; and Dave McKean Black Orchid #12 cover collage painting.

Additional original art offerings include Lee Bermejo Splash from the Joker graphic novel and cover to Secret Origins #1 with the origin of Superman; John Buscema Thor #193 Silver Surfer battle page; John Byrne Wolverine #22 cover; Gene Colan Tales to Astonish #78 “twice-up” title splash with Sub-Mariner; L.B. Cole Blue Bolt Weird Tales #115 cover recreation; and Steve Ditko Ghost Manor #6 cover.

Other art highlights include Sebastian Kruger three paintings by the celebrated artist including a famous portrait of the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood; large Henry Fonda from the film Once Upon a Time in the West; Lee Van Cleef from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly film calendar; Jim Lee Superman #205 double page splash with a huge image of Superman in action, Justice League #1 page from the dawn of the New 52 era; and Sean Murphy Batman: White Knight #1 key page where Batman loses his mind while beating the Joker to a pulp.

ComicLink will be set up at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo on Friday, February 28 through March 1 at the McCormick Place Convention Center. ComicLink Consignment Director, Douglas Gillock and Sales Consultants, Jon Signorelli and Ross Kearney will meet with clients in booth #1513 and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

“ComicLink is happy to provide advice to collectors looking to sell vintage comic books, comic related art, sports cards, Magic cards, vintage video games or certified coins on the best ways to maximize your return. Cash advances will be available at the show for quality consignments,” Gillock said.

A preview of the next Focused Auction, which will begin on March 12, and the Comic Book Exchange and Comic Art Exchange can be viewed on their website.