ComicLink has been busy adding incoming auction consignments of comics and artwork to their upcoming Summer Featured Auction Preview, as the auction will begin in just two weeks, on August 13, 2020. Many comic books and original art highlights have been added recently and more will be posted soon.
Just added to the auction preview among other highlights is the #1 CGC Set for Superman comic books, which spans from the beginning of the Golden Age through the present day, and contains a good number of highest graded examples (with some single highest graded). The set was assembled by a collector who sought out the highest grade available for each issue in the set and in many cases, competed hard to acquire each one. The set starts out with a Superman #5 CGC 9.6, which is not only the single highest graded for the issue, but also is the earliest 9.6 (or 9.4) issued for the title.
Other highlights are #7 (first Perry White) CGC 9.2 (highest, one of two), #11 (Fred Ray portrait cover) CGC 9.2, #12 (WWII cover) CGC 9.2 (top two), #13 (WWII cover) CGC 8.5, #14 (patriotic cover) CGC 9.0, #20 (WWII cover) CGC 9.4 (highest, one of two), #22 CGC 9.0 (highest, one of five), #23 (German war cover) CGC 9.4 (top three), #24 (flag cover) CGC 9.2 (top two), #26 (WWII cover) CGC 9.0, #27 CGC 9.6 (top two), #28 CGC 9.4 (top five), #32 (lightning cover) CGC 9.4 (top three), #35 (Lois Lane cover) CGC 9.8 Hawkeye pedigree (highest, one of two), #40 (Mr. Mxyztplk cover) CGC 9.8 (single highest graded), #44 CGC 9.6 (highest, one of three), and #46 CGC 9.6 (top two).
Additional highlights are #52 CGC 9.4 (highest, one of two), #54 CGC 9.2 (single highest graded), #57 (Lois Lane as Superwoman cover) CGC 9.2 (highest, one of three), #61 (first Kryptonite, first time Superman returns there) CGC 9.0 (top five), #65 (first Kryptonian foes) CGC 9.0 (top two), #67 (Lois Lane cover) CGC 9.6 (single highest graded), #71 CGC 9.2 (highest, one of two), #76 (first true Superman and Batman crossover) CGC 9.4 (top four), #99 CGC 9.2 (highest, one of two), #128 CGC 9.2 (single highest graded), #170 CGC 9.6 (highest, one of two), #177 CGC 9.8 (highest, one of two), #188 CGC 9.8 (single highest graded), #190 CGC 9.8 (single highest graded), #191 CGC 9.8 (single highest graded), and #199 (first Superman/Flash race cover/story) CGC 9.4.
Besides the Superman collection, other newly added highlights to the Summer Featured Auction include Marvel Comics #1 (first Marvel, first Human Torch, origin Sub-Mariner) CGC 6.0 (featured in a separate Scoop article), Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 7.5, Brave and the Bold #28 (first Justice League) CGC 6.5, Green Lantern #76 CGC 9.6, Sub-Mariner #1 CGC 9.8, Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.6, Amazing Spider-Man #38 CGC 9.8 and #121 CGC 9.8, and a one of a kind only known Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 printer’s proof.
Additional comic books in the auction preview can be viewed in previous Scoop coverage.
ComicLink is still accepting consignments for this auction. Auction placement can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the sales team at (617) 517-0062. Upfront cash advances are available.
“This is an ideal time to consign your higher end certified comic books as well as your higher end comic and fantasy related original artwork and have it promoted to our large, aggressive bidder base along with some of the most desirable comic book and original art offerings in the world,” ComicLink founder and Managing Director Josh Nathanson said.