Highlights Keep Rolling in for ComicLink

Posted on 11/6/2012

ComicLink is still accepting vintage comic book and original comic art consignments for the upcoming ComicLink November Featured Auction. Impressive items continue to roll in across both segments.

To reserve November Featured Auction placement or to consign to other ComicLink events, simply email buysell@comiclink.com with your prospective auction list, or call 617-517-0062 (option 1) to speak with Douglas Gillock, Jason Crosby, Sean Goodrich, Jon Signorelli or other members of the ComicLink team.

“We have seen some very exciting highlights added to the November Featured Auction preview in the past few weeks and we are still adding material,” says ComicLink Consignment Director Douglas Gillock. “Comic books offerings like Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 7.0 (first Spider-Man), Batman #1 CGC 9.0 MP and Pep Comics #22 CGC 3.0 MA (first Archie) have been joined by recent additions like Marvel Mystery Annual #nn CGC 3.5 (a true scarcity), All Star Comics #8 CGC 6.0 (first Wonder Woman) and Fantastic Four #10 CGC 9.6. In the art segment of the auction, we already had major works like a Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #8 page with Spidey in every panel, Todd McFarlane’s explosive Spider-Man #4 cover, Jack Kirby’s full-team title splash from Fantastic Four #20, an impactful full-page Ditko Doctor Strange splash, and Hal Foster’s historic first Tarzan Sunday with the hero’s origin story. Joining these in recent weeks are such incredible pieces as a Jack Kirby Incredible Hulk #3 page (one of the very best pages from the earliest issue); one of the best pages from Kirby’s classic “Fin Fang Foom” story from Strange Tales #89, featuring the largest non-splash image of the dragon; the best page from Amazing Spider-Man #30; and John Romita’s The Daredevil #15 title splash, featuring what we consider the artist’s very best early image of Daredevil.”

“This will be the final ComicLink auction of 2012, which makes it an exciting event. The November Featured Auction is one of our top-tier auctions, with every single lot selected for quality and collector appeal,” says Gillock. "I am confident that this auction will pique the interest of any serious vintage comic-book- and comic-art bidder. We expect that our sellers will have unrivaled exposure for items placed to this auction.”

“Other exciting comic book highlights already scheduled are All-Flash #8 CGC 9.6 San Francisco pedigree; Amazing Spider-Man #3 CGC 8.5 (first Doc Ock); Amazing Spider-Man #15 CGC 9.4 (first Kraven, second highest); Amazing Spider-Man #20 CGC 9.6 (first Scorpion, second highest); Amazing Spider-Man #26 CGC 9.6, Amazing Spider-Man #62 CGC 9.8 (highest); Archie Comics #1 CGC 8.0 EP (scarce); Batman #1 CGC 1.5; Batman #251 CGC 9.8 (classic Joker cover, highest); Captain America Comics #3 CGC 6.5 (Stan Lee’s first work in comics, classic cover); Captain America Comics #31 CGC 8.0, Captain America Comics #65 CGC 9.2 Davis Crippen pedigree (single highest); Catman Comics #31 CGC 9.4 (single highest); Daredevil #1 CGC 9.4; Gaines File Copy runs of Crime SuspenStories and Shock SuspenStories, including Crime SuspenStories #17 CGC 9.8 (classic cover, highest) and Shock SuspenStories #6 CGC 9.6 (classic cover); Fantastic Four #2 CGC 8.5 (first Skrulls); Fantastic Four #17 CGC 9.6 Twin Cities pedigree (second highest); Fantastic Four #49 CGC 9.4 (second highest); (second Galactus and Silver Surfer); Fantastic Four #112 CGC 9.8 (highest, classic “Thing vs. Hulk”); Flash #132 CGC 9.6 (highest graded); Flash #148 CGC 9.8 (highest graded); Green Lantern #1 CGC 8.0; Human Torch #4 CGC 9.2 (second highest); Human Torch #12 CGC 6.5 (classic cover); Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.8 (first full Wolverine); Journey Into Mystery #83 CGC 8.0 (first Thor); Marvel Mystery Comics #9 CGC 3.0 (classic Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner battle); Marvel Mystery Comics #39 CGC 9.4 (highest); Marvel Mystery Comics #40 CGC 7.0 (classic cover); More Fun Comics #65 CGC 6.5 (classic cover); Mystic Comics #1 CGC 5.5; Pep Comics #26 CGC 5.0 (first Veronica Lodge, scarce); Planet Comics #1 CGC 4.0; Police Comics #1 CGC 8.5 (first Plastic Man); Silver Surfer #1 CGC 9.6 (second highest); Strange Tales #110 CGC 8.5 (first Doctor Strange); Sub-Mariner #8 CGC 9.8 Rocky Mountain pedigree (Subby versus Thing cover, highest and one of three); Superman #2 CGC 5.0; Superman #4 CGC 7.0; Superman #17 CGC 8.0 (classic WWII cover); Thor #126 CGC 9.6 (second-highest); Wonder Woman #25 CGC 9.6 (single highest); Zap Comix #1 CGC 8.0; and many more.”

“Other recent original-art highlights include a Jack Kirby Strange Tales #114 page with some of the first Captain America images of the Silver Age (pre-dating Avengers #4), Michael Turner’s historic Witchblade #2 cover art and an incredible double-page splash; a Mike Dringenberg Sandman #11 double-page splash with 5 images of Morpheus and the first appearance of Matthew; an Amazing Spider-Man #13 page featuring the rare scene of Peter Parker changing into his Spidey costume; Bryan Hitch’s Amazing Spider-Man #529 cover featuring the first Iron Spider-Man cover and appearance; David Mazzucchelli’s first-ever published cover art from Daredevil #208; John McCrea’s Demon Annual #2 cover art featuring the first appearance of Hitman; Frank Springer’s G.I. Joe #27 title splash from Part 2 of the origin of Snake-Eyes; Mike Zeck’s Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #11 cover art featuring an epic host of heroes; a McFarlane Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #10 page with a Spawn prototype; Nick Cardy’s wonderfully rendered Teen Titans #27 cover art; Michael Kaluta’s exciting Weird Worlds #4 cover; Larry Elmore’s Forest of Frost and Fire cover painting; a Golden Age Alex Schomburg painting from WWII; a loaded Jack Kirby X-Men #5 page featuring a nefarious Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in their second appearance; and much more!”

“These newer listings join the incredible highlights that have already been enjoying ComicLink preview exposure, some of the most impressive of which include: Steve Ditko’s Strange Tales #125 title splash featuring a huge Doctor Strange versus Baron Mordo; John Romita’s Amazing Spider-Man #91 cover; Kirby's Journey Into Mystery Thor battle pages from issue #s 86, 105 and 106; a complete Golden Age Green Lantern story; an oversized Alex Ross History of the DC Universe painting; a moody Jim Lee Batman cover for the 2006 Overstreet Price Guide; a Kirby Fantastic Four #31 page (with the Thing saving Reed from a crashing pogo-plan); a wonderful Joe Chiodo cover painting of the Joker and Harley Quinn; Lee Bermejo's Joker Graphic Novel cover; Paul Gulacy's beautifully rendered Shang-Chi pin-up from Master of Kung Fu #18; the cover to Pitt #8; a Gil Kane Tales of Suspense #89 page featuring Cap vs. the Red Skull and Bucky; Kirby's Tales to Astonish #29 splash; a Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man page from #9 (the first appearance of Electro).”

“These are just some of the highlights already added to the growing preview and there is still time to add your items,” says Gillock. “With new items coming in daily, we definitely recommend that interested bidders and sellers check back often to keep up with the latest additions.”

This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in this piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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