ComicLink’s Spring Featured Auction will be closing soon, with the first comic book lots ending on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and comic book session lots continuing to close weekdays through Monday, June 1, followed by the original art session lots closing on Tuesday, June 2. This is one of ComicLink’s biggest auctions of the year with a large selection of certified comics and original comic and fantasy art.
The auction is filled with significant keys, high grades, and classic covers from all eras and genres, as well as an outstanding art selection. The top Silver Age highlights are Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 9.0 CVA Exceptional with white pages and Journey Into Mystery #83 CGC 9.4 introducing Thor.
Top Golden Age highlights include key Wonder Woman issues, such as an original owner All Star Comics #8 (first Wonder Woman) CGC 7.5, Sensation Comics #1 (first Wonder Woman cover) CGC 5.0, and Wonder Woman #1 CGC 5.0. A major rarity offered is All-American Comics #16 (first Green Lantern) CGC 4.0.
The auction includes the high grade Incredible Hulk run from the Federal Hill Collection including #2 (first green Hulk) CGC 9.4, #4 CGC 9.6 (highest, one of four), #5 CGC 9.4, #6 CGC 9.6 (top four), #102 CGC 9.8 Rocky Mountain pedigree, #103-125 all in CGC 9.8 and 24 more CGC 9.8s between #126 and #159, with the others being CGC 9.6. When the #1 CGC 9.0 described above is added in, it would be possible to build one of the greatest runs of Incredible Hulk.
Among the original art highlights is the John Romita and Gil Kane Amazing Spider-Man #90 cover from the “Death of Captain Stacy” issue and a number of prime era Todd McFarlane pieces including his cover to Incredible Hulk #343 cover.
There are so many other highlights including Captain America Comics #1 CGC 2.5 and #41 CGC 9.4 (highest, one of two), Superman #14 CGC 8.0, Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 3.0 and Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 7.0, #14 CGC 9.0, #21 CGC 9.8, and #50 CGC 9.6, Fantastic Four #1 (first Fantastic Four) CGC 5.5, #3 CGC 9.2, #48 CGC 9.4, #49 CGC 9.4 CVA Exceptional, and Annual #1 CGC 9.8 (highest, one of three).
Also open for bids are Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.8, X-Men #1 CGC 6.5, Tomb of Dracula #1 CGC 9.8, #10 CGC 9.8, and CGC 9.6, Avengers #1 CGC 8.5, #4 CGC 9.2, and #9 CGC 9.6, Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 6.0 and CGC 5.0 Signature Series Stan Lee and #181 CGC 9.4, Iron Man #55 CGC 9.8, Journey Into Mystery #83 CGC 6.5, Tales to Astonish #27 CGC 7.5, and Tales of Suspense #52 CGC 9.0. A comprehensive selection of Silver Age Aquaman include #1 CGC 9.2 and 9.0, and many 9.6/9.8 examples along with #29 in CGC 9.8 (first Ocean Master, highest, one of four).
Batman books include such early pre-Robin offerings as Detective Comics #33 (first Batman origin) CGC 3.0, #35 CGC 2.5, #36 CGC 2.0, and the first Riddler in #140 CGC 7.5 and CGC 6.0. They will also find Batman #11 CGC 7.5.
There’s a selection of dozens of pre-code horror and sci-fi classics including Black Cat Mystery #50 CGC 8.5, Crime SuspenStories #22 Gaines File copy CGC 8.5, Mister Mystery #9 CGC 8.5 (single highest graded), #12 CGC 4.0, and #16 CGC 7.0 (top two), Frankenstein Comics #24 (reflection cover) CGC 9.0 (single highest graded), Weird Tales of the Future #8 CGC 6.0, Vault of Horror #1 (#12) CGC 8.0, Menace #5 CGC 7.0 (top seven), Marvel Tales #119 CGC 8.5 (single highest graded) and #124 CGC 9.0 (single highest graded), Journey Into Unknown Worlds #28 CGC 8.5 (single highest graded), and Journey Into Fear #8 CGC 9.4 (single highest graded), #10 CGC 9.4 (single highest graded), and #12 CGC 9.6 (single highest graded).
Major Modern era offerings include Albedo #2 CGC 9.8 CVA Exceptional and 9.6, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 CGC 7.5, Star Wars #2 CGC 9.2 Price Variant, Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8 Signature Series Robert Kirkman, Batman Adventures #12 CGC 9.8, Venom: Lethal Protector #1 CGC 9.8 black cover error edition, and Wolverine #1 (1988) CGC 9.9.
Among the original art highlights is the John Romita and Gil Kane Amazing Spider-Man #90 cover from the “Death of Captain Stacy” issue and a number of prime era Todd McFarlane pieces including his cover to Incredible Hulk #343 cover. McFarlane art also includes Amazing Spider-Man #311 page (Spidey vs. Mysterio), Spider-Man #4 splash (Spidey vs. the Lizard and Calypso), Incredible Hulk #337 title splash (Hulk vs. Cyclops) and #441 page (Hulk and Man-Bull), and several Spawn splash pages.
Original art includes Dave Cockrum Thor #279 cover (Thor vs. Ulik to save Jane Foster); Frank Frazetta illustrations; Moebius Taboo #4 cover; John Buscema Marvel Two-in-One #34 cover; Jim Aparo Brave and the Bold #153 cover; Frank Quitely Batman and Robin #10 cover; J. Scott Campbell Fathom #1 cover; James Jean Fables #32 cover; Michael Golden Avengers Annual #10 page with Carol Danvers, X-Men, and Spider-Woman; Gil Kane Daredevil #124 cover; Gene Colan Daredevil #93 title splash; Jim Lee Batman #610 page, All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder #2 page (infamous car ride scene), and WildC.A.T.S #1 (2006) cover; Don Heck Tales of Suspense #53 page with Black Widow’s second appearance; Sam Kieth Detective Comics #662 and Marvel Comics Presents #112 cover; Bob Layton Iron Man #246 cover; multiple Jack Kirby pages; John Byrne title splash page from Fantastic Four #278 featuring Doctor Doom; Bryan Hitch seven Justice League of America #1 covers forming one image; Alex Ross Kingdom Come #2 page with Superman and Batman; Adam Hughes Catwoman #54 and Detective Comics #858 covers; and Mike Zeck Master of Kung Fu #74 cover.
ComicLink is now accepting seller consignments for their June and July Focused Auctions and Summer Featured Auction launching in August (previews for the latter two will post soon). More information can be found by viewing the ComicLink auction schedule or contacting a ComicLink sales consultant by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (617) 517-0062 (option 1). Consignors may receive an upfront, interest free cash advance upon receipt of consignments.