CGC-certified Superman and Spider-Man Comic Books Lead ComicConnect Sale
Posted on 5/26/2022
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning some of the most important issues in comic book history — Action Comics #1, Amazing Fantasy #15 and Superman #1 — now is your chance! A copy certified by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) of each of these iconic books is available this month in ComicConnect Auction #50. Bidding for each had already exceeded $100,000 more than two weeks before the sale, with sessions concluding June 6-10, 2022.
An Action Comics #1 graded CGC 9.4 with Extensive Restoration (A-5) is being offered in the June 7 session. First published in 1938 by National Press (now known as DC Comics), Action Comics #1 features the first appearance of Superman. Many consider it to be the start of the Golden Age of comics and the birth of superheroes.
Another lot drawing intense bidder interest in the June 7 session is an Amazing Fantasy #15 graded CGC 8.0. This was the final issue of the Amazing Fantasy series in 1962, where Stan Lee convinced the publisher to let him try out a new teenage hero he had created with Steve Ditko. That hero was Spider-Man, and his first appearance in this issue became the highest-selling book for Marvel in 1962.
But Superman has more to offer in this auction, with a CGC graded 4.0 Superman #1 being offered in the June 10 session. Another copy of this book, graded CGC 8.0, set the record for most-valuable comic, with a $5.3 million sale in January.
Other CGC-graded comics to watch in this auction include:
- an Amazing Fantasy #15 graded CGC 6.5
- a Batman #1 graded CGC 4.5
- a Brave and the Bold #28 graded CGC 8.5
- a Fantastic Four #1 graded CGC 8.5
- a Giant-Size X-Men #1 graded CGC 9.8
- an Incredible Hulk #1 graded CGC 7.5
- an X-Men #1 graded CGC 7.0
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