Silver Age Incredible Hulk #1 Graded CGC 9.0 sets record.
A CGC 9.0 example of Incredible Hulk #1 sold on ComicLink for a record $120,000. This 1962 premiere issue that introduced the Hulk and launched one of the largest superhero franchises in history is not only one of the most desirable of the Silver Age Marvel first issues, but also considered to be among the toughest to locate in the higher grades. It is one of only 14 certified to date in this grade. This is a substantial record for an Incredible Hulk #1 in this condition, and in fact, it is 60% higher than the last 9.0 sale price of $74,000, which was realized by another firm in 2011. Incredible Hulk #1 is notoriously difficult to locate in such high grade, so it was very exciting to have one come available. We have many serious buyers looking for comics like this and this record sale is a great example of just how aggressive they can be when the right material comes available on ComicLink. While the buyer was cognizant of the last sale price, he was concerned that if the item went to a ComicLink Auction, as was being contemplated by the seller, he might get outbid. Rather than have that be a possibility, he decided to lock it in for himself at a price agreeable at an outright sale to both himself and the consignor seller.
We encourage collector-investors interesting in selling high quality material to contact us – we have longstanding relationships with collectors looking for some of the most valuable material in the hobby. At the same time, we can be an enormous resource for those looking to add top investment quality comic books or comic art to an investment portfolio. Our firm is utilized by the most advanced collectors in the world to obtain access to the most desirable books in the world. Parties interested in selling or investing in top notch material may contact Josh Nathanson at (617) 517–0062, extension 101, or Douglas Gillock, extension 102. Though ComicLink frequently offers impressive material on its web site, there are many items that we have access to that will never be sold in a public format. The most serious of investors should definitely give us a call. ComicLink is also now accepting seller consignments, and allocating cash advances for items placed to its November Featured Auction and January Focused Auction.
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