ComicLink’s Focused Auction is now open with thousands of certified comic books and hundreds of pieces of comic and fantasy original art. This auction has numerous key and high grade certified comic books, published from the 1930s to the present. There are a lot of exciting Golden Age examples and nearly all major Silver through Modern Age keys are available. Every lot in the auction starts at just $1 and most are being sold without any seller reserve. Lots will start to close within two weeks, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Among the many comic book highlights from the Golden Age range from classic covers such as Mask Comics #2 and Captain America #46 to high grade examples such as Captain America Comics #51 CGC 9.2 and Batman #43 CGC 9.0.
Key Silver and Bronze Age comics are Fantastic Four #1 CGC 5.0, Journey Into Mystery #83 CGC 5.0, and Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 5.0, and high grade examples of Amazing Spider-Man #14 CGC 8.5, Green Lantern #76 CGC 9.6 Signature Series Neal Adams (Twin Cities Pedigree), Incredible Hulk #1 CBCS 9.8 (Restored) and #181 CGC 9.4, and Werewolf By Night #32 CGC 9.6.
The best of the Modern era is represented including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 CGC 8.0 and Albedo #2 CGC 9.2.
The original art includes hundreds of examples by some of the biggest names in the hobby. There are multiple pages from the epic Infinity Gauntlet series by George Pérez and Ron Lim, including a key Lim page from #6, the epic conclusion with Thanos, Adam Warlock, and Doctor Strange witnessing Nebula using the power of the Infinity Gauntlet’s gems to undo the infamous Thanos snap. Another highlight is the 1973 Dick Giordano cover to Detective Comics #434 with Batman battling the Spook.
Additional Silver and early Bronze Age keys are Amazing Fantasy #15 (low grade), Tales To Astonish #27 CGC 6.0, Fantastic Four #48 CGC 8.0 and #49 CGC 9.0, X-Men #1 CGC 4.0 and Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.4, Silver Surfer #1 CGC 9.4 and #4 CGC 9.6, Marvel Spotlight #5 CGC 9.4, Tales of Suspense #39 CGC 4.5, Amazing Spider-Man #101 CGC 9.6 and #129 CGC 9.6, Batman #251 CGC 9.4, and Spirou #1071 (first Smurfs) CGC 9.2.
Golden Age offerings include comics from every genre, including many keys, high grades, and even some pedigree collection examples. There’s a very large selection of Batman-related offerings with key Penguin appearances such as Detective Comics #58 (first Penguin) and Batman #14 (second Penguin cover) CGC 6.5 and #43 (Penguin cover) CGC 9.0. Other Batman-centric offerings include Batman #56 CGC 9.0 and Detective Comics #68 (first Two-Face cover), #140 (first Riddler), and #169 CGC 8.5 (top four). There’s relatively affordable examples of two of the most significant Golden Age Superman books: Superman #1 (coverless and incomplete) and a restored #14.
Some popular non-superhero covers from the Golden Age include Beware #10 (Frazetta zombie cover) CGC 4.0, Blue Bolt #111 (L.B. Cole horror cover) CGC 5.0 and #113 (L.B. Cole horror cover) CGC 7.0, Weird Tales of the Future #5 CGC 3.5, and Mister Mystery #6 (horror cover).
The auction features thousands of mainly high grade comic books from the late Bronze and Modern Age. Examples include X-Men #101 CGC 9.8, Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8, New Mutants #98 CGC 9.8 newsstand edition, Amazing Spider-Man #194 CGC 9.6, #252 CGC 9.8 newsstand edition, #300 (first full Venom) CGC 9.8 and CGC 9.6, and Vol. 2014 #4 (first Silk) CGC 9.8 retailer incentive edition, Avengers #196 CGC 9.8 Signature Series Pérez, Michelinie, and Rubinstein, Ultimate Fallout #4 CGC 9.8, Batman Adventures #12 CGC 9.8, Captain Britain #1 CGC 9.8, Daredevil #168 CGC 9.8, DC Comics Presents #26 CGC 9.8, Edge of Spider-Verse #2 CGC 9.8, and Eternals #1 CGC 9.8.
More pages from Infinity Gauntlet include George Pérez Infinity Gauntlet #1 the final two pages (sold separately) with the reincarnated Pip the Troll watching Gamora die from the snap and then finding Adam Warlock back in his birthing cocoon; George Pérez and Ron Lim Infinity Gauntlet #4 page with Thor battling Thanos for the Infinity Gauntlet while Doctor Doom seeks the gems for himself.
Some other art highlights include Frank Frazetta Moon Rapture illustration, Moon Rider prelim sketch, Warrior illustration, and Fire and Ice-Princess Teegra animation character design with COA; David Finch New Avengers #4 page with Captain America, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and Luke Cage from early in the bestselling revamp of the Avengers franchise; Bob Brown Detective Comics #389 finale page with Batman defeating the Scarecrow, #398 chapter title page with Batman in multiple panels and #411 two pages from the key first appearance of Talia story; John Byrne Starbrand #13 cover; and J. Scott Campbell Black Cat, Captain Marvel and X-Men prelims.
Other art highlights include Greg Capullo X-Force #16 splash from the popular X-Cutioners crossover with Bishop vs. Mister Sinister; Ed Hannigan Blackhawk #255 cover with Blackhawk surrounded by demonic versions of his team; Don Heck Detective Comics #411 title splash from the Batgirl story plus a panel page with multiple Batgirl images; Gil Kane Detective Comics #398 title splash from the Robin story, #402 page with Dick Grayson and Speedy (Roy Harper); Andy Kubert Captain America #12 (1998) page with Cap, Sharon Carter and Dum Dum Dugan; and Rob Liefeld Youngblood Strikefile #4 page with rarely seen Liefeld Youngblood art (layouts).
Additional art includes Francis Manapul Flash Annual #2 with The Flash (Barry Allen) wearing the Green Lantern power ring while helping an injured Hal Jordan; Tom Mandrake Spectre #51 splash where the Joker becomes the Spectre; Ryan Stegman Daredevil 15.1 cover with a bold portrait of the Man Without Fear; and Skottie Young New Warriors #3 (2005) cover with the full team.
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