CGC Signature Series Comics from the Collection of Neil Gaiman Sold by Heritage Auctions

Posted on 3/29/2024

Comics and other collectibles from the personal collection of author Neil Gaiman were auctioned by Heritage on March 14.

Signed comic books authenticated and graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) and other items from the personal collection of fan-favorite writer Neil Gaiman were sold in the Neil Gaiman Collection auction, which was hosted by Heritage Auctions on March 14, 2024.

Among the CGC-certified collectibles in the auction was a group of five CGC Signature Series comic books, each signed by Gaiman. The books included Gaiman’s personally owned copies of Sandman #1 graded CGC 9.4, a Sandman #8 graded CGC 9.0, a Sandman #8 Editorial Variant graded CGC 9.0, a Sandman #18 Error Edition graded CGC 9.0 and a Sandman #19 Error Edition graded CGC 9.8 (lot 126). Together, they realized $10,800.

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Gaiman is best known by comic book fans as the writer behind the fantastical Sandman series published by DC’s Vertigo imprint, which has been collected into a 10-volume, #1 New York Times Bestselling graphic novel series. It was originally published as single comic book issues and has been republished in multiple editions and versions since its inception. The incredibly popular series has earned Gaiman four Eisner awards for Best Writer, along with a Harvey award for Best Continuing or Limited Series and was recently adapted into the phenomenal live-action Netflix series in 2022 with Gaiman at the helm.

Other titles that he has written for DC’s Vertigo imprint include Death: The High Cost of Living, Death: The Time of Your Life, Black Orchid and The Book of Magic. He also wrote the limited series Eternals and Marvel 1602 for Marvel Comics in the early 2000s as well as the standout title Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? for DC Comics. In 2022, Gaiman was inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame for his outstanding work in the comic book medium.

Recently, Gaiman wrote the mythological series Norse Mythology published by Dark Horse Comics and earned an Eisner award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium for his short story, Chivalry.

Other CGC-certified Signature Series comics signed by Gaiman that were in this auction included:

  • a Sandman #8 Editorial Variant graded CGC 9.2 (lot 122) that realized $5,040
  • a Sandman #1 graded CGC 9.4 (lot 120) that realized $2,640
  • a Sandman #8 graded CGC 9.0 (lot 121) that realized $2,040
  • a Sandman #19 Error Edition graded CGC 9.8 (lot 124) that realized $1,680
  • a Sandman #18 Error Edition graded CGC 9.2 (lot 123) that realized $1,560

Prices realized include a buyer’s premium.

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