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“Event Auction #42 was a terrific way to kick off ComicConnect’s 2020 auction season with an exclamation point,” Vincent Zurzolo, ComicConnect co-founder said. “Our 42nd multi-million-dollar comic, video game, and original comic art auction closed last week with nearly 2,500 lots going under the hammer – and it was a doozy.”

Records fell and hundreds of new bidders joined placing thousands of bids, according to Zurzolo.

“I’m so grateful to our world class bidders for bringing their A-game to the auction. And of course, thanks to our amazing consignors who place their trust in our team to get the most out of their collections at auction,” Zurzolo said. “Thank you to everyone who participated in Event Auction #42. We set more than a few records this go around, and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.”

Golden Age highlights included All Star Comics #8 CGC 2.0 for $22,500, Batman #1 CGC 3.5 for $83,000, Daredevil Battles Hitler #1 CGC 7.5 for $8,789, Detective Comics #38 CGC 7.5 R for $38,123 and #168 CGC 6.5 for $24,000, Mask Comics #1 CGC 4.5 for $16,866, Playboy #1 CGC 8.5 for $11,200, Wonder Woman #6 CBCS 9.2 for $24,750, and Zip Comics #1 CGC 8.5 for $4,200.

Silver Age and more sales were Adventure Comics #247 CGC 7.5 for $9,800, Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 8.0 for $177,000, Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 7.5 for $28,888, Daredevil #1 CGC 9.0 for $9,900, Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 5.5 for $18,599, Rawhide Kid #17 CGC 9.4 for $20,600, Tales of Suspense #39 CGC 7.5 for $18,088, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 CGC 6.5 for $6,200, and X-Men #1 CGC 9.2 for $134,000.

Original comic art sales were topped by Amazing Spider-Man #40 unused Romita pencils for $9,200, Batman #184 cover by Carmine Infantino for $42,663, Kobra concept illustration by Jack Kirby for $7,900, Kong of Skull Island cover by Adam Hughes for $1,850, Uncanny Avengers #1 Deadpool cover by Mark Brooks for $3,158, and Wolverine: Bloody Choicespage by John Buscema for $2,052.

The full auction results for Session 1 (games, art, Action ComicsAmazing Spider-Man), Session 2 (Amazing Spider-Man #50 – Detective Comics), Session 3 (Diary LoveMarvel Tales), Session 4 (Marvel Team-UpSuper-Magician), and Session 5 (SuperboyZoot).

ComicConnect is accepting consignments for the next auction until June 1, 2020. Their Director of Consignments, Rob Reynolds, can be contacted by emailing robr@comicconnect.com or calling (888) 779-7377.