The first appearance of Mr. Freeze, a John Buscema Conan sketch, and a sealed copy of Pinball Quest are crossing the auction block in Heritage weekly auctions. The Comic Books Select Auction closes on Sunday and Monday, August 7-8, 2022, the Video Games Mini-Boss Auction ends on Tuesday, August 9, and the Comic Art & Animation Auction closes on Wednesday, August 10.
Key first appearances are offered in the comic auction, including the debut of Johnny Blaze in Marvel Spotlight #5 CGC 9.0. This issue, which also introduces Roxanne Simpson, featured a cover and art by Mike Ploog.
Batman #121 CGC 6.5 contains the first appearance and origin of popular Batman villain Mr. Freeze (then Mr. Zero). Curt Swan provided the cover and Sheldon Moldoff did the art for this DC key.
In the art auction, Heritage is offering a John Buscema Conan original sketch. The portrait of the Cimmerian was rendered in graphite and ink on Bristol board with an image area of 3” x 8” and is signed by the artist.
The John Romita Jr. and Al Williamson Spider-Man #67 story page 19 original art shows the Carnage symbiote taking control of Spider-Man. The ink and white paint over graphite on Marvel Bristol board has an image area of 10-1/2” x 15”.
The video game auction features a Jr. Pac-Man WATA 9.2 A++ sealed (1988 red box) Atari 2600. Adapted from the 1983 arcade game, it allows gamers to guide Jr. Pac-Man through seven scrolling mazes with fast gameplay and nice graphics.
For the first time, Heritage is selling Pinball Quest WATA 9.6 A+ sealed (Rev-A, oval SOQ R) NES. With four different tables, the game notably has RPG mode with vertical scrolling through six stages.