The ComicLink Focused Auction begins Friday, October 9, 2020, at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. The auction preview is available now, then after 8 PM ET, it will go live on ComicLink’s website.

The selection includes thousands of certified comic books and hundreds of pieces of comic and fantasy original art. Many key and high grade certified comic books published from the 1930s to the present are among the highlights. In addition to the many Silver through Modern Age keys, the auction has a lot of Golden Age comics and pulps. 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, October 20.

Among the key Silver and early Bronze Age classics are:

  • Journey Into Mystery #83 (first Thor) CGC 5.0
  • Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 5.0 and #129 (first Punisher) CGC 9.8
  • Avengers #1 (first Avengers) CGC 4.5, #4 (first Silver Age Captain America) CGC 7.5, #8 (first Kang) CGC 8.0, #55 (first Ultron) CGC 9.8, and #57 (first Vision) CGC 9.8
  • Incredible Hulk #181 (first full Wolverine) CGC 9.4 and CGC 9.2
  • Giant-Size X-Men #1 (first Storm, Colossus and Nightcrawler, second full Wolverine) CGC 9.4
  • Daredevil #1 (first Daredevil and origin) CGC 7.0
  • Fantastic Four #4 (first Silver Age Sub-Mariner) CGC 7.0, #12 (first Hulk crossover) CGC 7.0, and #52 (first Black Panther) CGC 8.5 Signature Series Stan Lee
  • Action Comics #252 (first Supergirl) CGC 7.0
  • Tales of Suspense #42 (fourth Iron Man) CGC 9.4
  • Batman #149 CGC 9.6 (highest, one of five)

Golden Age offerings come from every genre, including many keys, classic covers, high grades and even some pedigree collection examples.

Pre-code classics include:

  • Tomb of Terror #16 (face exploding cover) CGC 6.5
  • Witches Tales #25 (severed head cover) CGC 5.0
  • Blue Bolt #115 (L.B. Cole cover) CGC 6.0
  • Chamber of Chills #23 (zombie embrace cover) CGC 2.5

Golden Age superhero offerings are:

  • Detective Comics #140 (first Riddler) CGC 4.5 Conserved
  • 8 examples from the Catman Comics run
  • Comic Cavalcade #1 CGC 3.5
  • Marvel Mystery Comics #15 (Schomburg Sub-Mariner and Torch WWII cover) CGC 4.0 and #40 (Schomburg WWII zeppelin cover)
  • World's Finest Comics #3 (first Scarecrow) CGC 5.0 (C-1)

 There are also Fiction House issues like:

  • Planet Comics #42 CGC 9.0
  • Jumbo Comics #46 (Sheena cover) CGC 8.0 (highest, one of three)

Late Bronze and Modern offerings include thousands of mainly high grade comic books from 1976 to the present. Examples include:

  • Amazing Spider-Man #194 (first Black Cat) CGC 9.8, #252 (first black costume/symbiote) CGC 9.8 newsstand edition, #300 (first full Venom) CGC 9.8, and #301 (McFarlane cover) CGC 9.8
  • Batman Adventures #12 (first Harley Quinn in comics) CGC 9.8
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 (first Carrie Kelly Robin) CGC 9.8
  • Captain Britain #1 (first Captain Britain) CGC 9.8
  • Marvel Comics Super Special #1 (Gene Simmons and KISS become Marvel heroes) CGC 9.8
  • Marvel Spotlight #32 (first Spider-Woman) CGC 9.8
  • Nova #1 (first Nova and origin) CGC 9.8 Signature Series Stan Lee
  • Walking Dead #1 CGC 0.8
  • X-Men #100 (Phoenix origin begins) CGC 9.8 and #129 (first Kitty Pryde, White Queen and Shaw) CGC 9.8

The original art session has hundreds of lots by over 100 different artists, including beloved creators from past eras as well as many of the top artists working today. This session is broken up into Part I and Part II.

  • Art Adams X-Men Annual #14 half splash packed with heroes including Gambit from his first appearance
  • Mark Bagley Ultimate Spider-Man #83 cover with Spider-Man and Moon Knight
  • John Buscema Thor #251 page with Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three
  • Sal Buscema Sub-Mariner #35 cover recreation from the “Defenders Prelude” saga with Namor, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Thor, Iron Man, and Goliath
  • Will Eisner Spirit in Scotland illustration
  • David Finch Ascension #5 finale double-page splash featuring a Finchian extravaganza
  • Frank Frazetta Caveman sketch
  • Greg and Tim Hildebrandt Scarlet Witch Marvel Masterpieces Fleer gold foil signature series #105 card art
  • Don Heck Detective Comics #411 Batgirl page
  • Ron Lim Thanos: The Infinity Finale page 1 splash with a large image of the Mad Titan and Sovereign Seven #18 cover from the Chris Claremont series 
  • Andy Kubert X-Men #31 page with Revanche, Matusu’o and Spiral and X-Men #38 “Psylocke” chapter splash with Jean Grey training Psylocke
  • John Byrne Amazing Spider-Man V2 #5 page and Wonder Woman #128 page
  • Greg Land Ultimate Power #1 page with the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom, and Namor
  • Jim Mooney Marvel Team-up #26 page of Thor and Human Torch
  • Whilce Portacio Uncanny X-Men #284 page with Storm and Iceman and a Wolverine vs. Hulk illustration
  • Gil Kane Detective Comics #398 pages from the Robin story and #402 title page with Robin and Speedy
  • Bob Brown Detective Comics #389 page with Batman and Robin in the Batmobile, #398, and #411 pages with Batman
  • Dick Dillin World’s Finest Comics #204 page with Superman flying with the mod Diana Prince Wonder Woman and a Clark and Diana get matched up on a computer date page
  • Kurt Schaffenberger Action Comics #362 Supergirl pages
  • Ross Andru Action Comics #362 page with Clark
  • Esad Ribic Secret Wars #1 and #3 pages
  • Amanda Conner Power Girl #4 page
  • Marshall Rogers Doctor Strange #50 page with Terry Austin inks
  • Bill Sienkiewicz zombie illustration
  • Marc Silvestri Fathom Swimsuit Special #1 Aspen Matthews
  • Ryan Stegman Inhuman #8 cover with a large image of Black Bolt
  • Art Thibert X-Men #13 half splash with Wolverine and team
  • Herb Trimpe Thor #336 page with Thor
  • George Tuska Ghost Rider #13 page with Ghost Rider transforming to Johnny Blaze
  • Tim Vigil Frankenstein illustration – homage to Bernie Wrightson
  • Ron Wagner Blaze: Legacy of Blood #3 cover and #4 cover
  • Bill Ward Cracked #159 complete 5-page story
  • Salvador Larocca unpublished Namor cover with suggestive content
  • Ale Garza Valen the Outcast #1 cover and variant covers from #2, #3, and #4 and Kato #9 variant cover
  • Aaron Lopresti Sword of Red Sonja: Doom of the Gods #4 variant cover
  • Joe Benitez Notti & Nyce #4 variant cover
  • Sean Chen Irresistible #1 cover
  • Milo Manara Genius page

Those interested in consigning to an upcoming ComicLink auction can email a prospective auction list to buysell@comiclink.com or call (617) 517-0062 (option 1). Upfront cash advances are being offered upon receipt. In addition to auctioning items for consignors, ComicLink is also always accepting new sellers for the ComicLink exchange marketplaces, brokering private placement deals, and buying outright.

A preview is available for the CertifiedLink Vintage Video Games Auction that begins on October 9 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.