ComicLink May Featured Auction Starts May 8

Posted on 5/7/2013

The ComicLink May Featured Auction goes live for bidding on Wed., May 8, with an extraordinary offering of vintage comic books and original comic art. Items are still being added to the preview, and the event will auction more than 1,000 impressive items from the Golden Age to the Modern era.

The ComicLink May Featured Auction will highlight valuable, vintage comic books and original comic art — and it will be an event to remember. Every lot in the Featured Auction is selected by ComicLink’s expert staff for quality and collector appeal, which means it is the perfect showcase for a seller’s best material.

Just a few notable items include Silver and Bronze Age comics such as Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 7.5, Fantastic Four #1 CGC 8.0 (& 7.0 and more), X-Men #1 CGC 9.0 & 8.5, Showcase #22 CGC 7.5 (first Green Lantern), Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.8 & other grades (1st Wolverine), Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 7.0 and many Near Mint range Amazing Spider-Man issues including #5 CGC 9.6, Batman #189 CGC 9.8 (scarce, first Scarecrow), Brave and the Bold #28 CGC 6.0 (first Justice League), Daredevil #7 CGC 9.4 (first red costume, first “new look” Batman), Detective Comics #327 CGC 9.8 (highest, and one of two, first “new look” Batman), Fantastic Four #3 CGC 9.0, Incredible Hulk #4 CGC 9.2, Iron Man #55 CGC 9.6 (first Thanos), Journey into Mystery #86 CGC 9.8 (highest, first full Odin), Marvel Super-Heroes #18 CGC 9.6 Mass. (highest, first Guardians of the Galaxy), Harvey Hits #3 CGC 9.2 (first book devoted to Richie Rich), Strange Tales #115 CGC 9.4 (Dr. Strange Origin / Spidey crossover), and many more. Key Golden Age items include: Superman #1 CGC 1.8, Batman #1 CGC 1.0, ,Archie Comics #1 CGC 3.0, Daredevil Battles Hitler #1 CGC 9.4, Flash Comics #1 CGC 5.0, Detective Comics #29 CGC 2.5 (second Batman cover), #34 CGC 6.5 & #35 CGC 4.5 (classic cover), All Select Comics #1 CGC 6.5, All Winners Comics #1 CGC 8.5, More Fun Comics #55 CGC 6.5 (first Dr. Fate), More Fun #101 CGC 9.0 (first Superboy), Four Color #9 CGC 4.5 (first Carl Barks Donald Duck), Lone Ranger #1 CGC 9.2, Silver Streak Comics #6 CGC 2.5 (first Golden Age Daredevil), Whiz Comics #25 CGC 9.0 (first Captain Marvel Jr.), Marvel Mystery #4 CGC 4.5 (first Sub-Mariner cover) and more! High-grade Golden Age items include: Action Comics #16 CGC 8.0 (second highest), Batman #6 CGC 9.0, Captain America Comics #31 CGC 9.0 (second highest), Human Torch #2 CGC 9.0, Marvel Mystery Comics #59 CGC 9.4 (WWII cover, highest, and one of two), National Comics #15 CGC 9.8 (Mile High, single highest), Detective Comics #14 CGC 8.0 (single highest), Marvel Mystery Comics #12 CGC 9.2 (highest, Kirby cover), USA Comics #17 CGC 9.4 (Davis Crippen, single highest), All-Negro Comics #1 CGC 7.0 (rare, second highest), All Star Comics #5 CGC 9.4 (first Hawkgirl, second highest), Green Lantern #13 CGC 9.4, Famous Funnies #211 CGC 9.6 (single highest, Frazetta cover), More Fun Comics #65 CGC 7.5 (Classic Spectre cover), Sensation Comics #53 CGC 9.6 (Mile High, top two), and #58 CGC 9.8 (Big Apple, single highest), Startling Terror Tales #11 CGC 8.8 (Nick Cage collection), Superman #3 CGC 8.0 (Nova Scotia) & #41 CGC 9.4 (single highest), USA Comics #17 CGC 9.4, Vault of Horror #12 (#1) CGC 9.0, Wonder Woman #17 & #19 CGC 9.6 (both highest and 1 of 2), Young Allies #9 CGC 8.0 (anti-Hitler cover) and much more.

Some of the original art of the highlights within the auction include: Wolverine Limited Series #3 cover by Frank Miller, the incredible full-page splash to Fantastic Four #23, a Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #30 page with Spidey in every panel; Jack Kirby’s esteemed and inspired, complete 17-page story for The Prisoner; an impressive Gene Colan Tales of Suspense #75 Iron Man Splash; an awesome Kirby full-page monster splash from Strange Tales #92; Kirby’s Captain America #212 cover art (one of only two 1970s covers to feature the Cap and the Red Skull) and his cover to Eternals #3; an exciting page from Kirby’s iconic Fin Fang Foom story in Strange Tales #89; Gil Kane’s Sub-Mariner #44 cover (Subby vs Torch!); a 1935 Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday, a Will Eisner Spirit cover, two “Bad Night for Ninjas” Jim Lee color poster paintings featuring Wolverine and the Punisher, Lee’s X-Men #7 title splash featuring Wolverine, a complete Fantastic Four story both penciled and inked by John Byrne, a rare 1966 twice-up Carmine Infantino Detective Comics #353 Batman title splash, a Norman Mingo Alfred E Neuman Mad cover painting, Herb Trimpe’s Hulk transformation back cover from Marvel Treasury Edition #5, Gene Colan’s cover to Marvel Treasury Edition #12 (Howard the Duck and the Defenders), a John Romita Amazing Spider-Man #52 page with Spidey saving Jameson (take that, JJ!), an intricately detailed early 1970s House of Mystery splash page and paperback plate, a Sekowsky Justice League of America #23 page with multiple team images, a Todd McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man #328 page loaded with McSpidey action, a stellar John Buscema Silver Surfer Judgement Day full-page splash of the Surfer soaring through the Cosmos, a climactic John Totleben Swamp Thing #53 page with Batman, an interesting Watchmen page, a powerful Steve Ditko pre-hero title splash from Tales to Astonish #38, a stunning Olivia De Berardinis Bettie Page painting, a complete seven-page Graham Ingels Vault of Horror #15 story, an enormous Enric Vampirella painting. Miller’s Daredevil #190 splash (Elektra resurrection), and much more.

Artists with work lined up for this auction include the likes of: Neal Adams, Frank Brunner, John Buscema, Carl Burgos, John Byrne, Joe Chiodo, Gene Colan, Alan Davis, Steve Ditko, Will Eisner, Enric, Glenn Fabry, David Finch, Hal Foster, Frank Frazetta, Don Heck, Carl Infantino, Graham Ingels, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Joe Kubert, Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, David Lloyd, Todd McFarlane, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Norman Mingo, George Perez, John Romita, Jr., Marie Severin, Tim Sale, Mike Sekowsky, Bill Sienkiewicz, Marc Silvestri, Paul Smith, Jim Starlin, Jim Steranko, Ethan Van Sciver, Barry Windsor-Smith, Bernie Wrightson, Mike Zeck and many more! We expect the May auction to be as impressive in scale and quality as the February 2013 and November 2012 offerings, which were the two largest original art auctions ComicLink has conducted to date.

ComicLink is now accepting consignments for the June Focused Auction, the August Featured Auction and other upcoming ComicLink auctions. To place material to these auctions, simply email your prospective auction list, or call (617) 517-0062 option 1 to speak with Douglas Gillock, Sean Goodrich, Jason Crosby, Jon Signorelli, Josh Nathanson or other members of the ComicLink team. ComicLink is also accepting special consignments for the exchange and aggressively purchasing outright.

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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