ComicLink Accepting August Auction Consignments at Wizard World Chicago

Posted on 8/6/2013

ComicLink will be set up at booth #1152 at Wizard World Chicago, Aug. 8–11, accepting consignments of vintage comics and comic art for the August Featured Auction and other upcoming auctions — plus dishing out generous cash advances for quality material.

“The August Featured Auction will be a strong one, and items placed to it are sure to receive unparalleled exposure to the collecting public” says ComicLink Consignment Director Douglas Gillock. “The ComicLink August Featured Auction showcases valuable, vintage comic books and Original Comic Art and draws aggressive bidders from all over the world for this type of material. We will still be able to place material given to us at the Chicago Wizard show to the August auction, as the auction does not start until Aug. 15. However, we do encourage sellers to contact us as soon as possible to reserve auction placement and gain valuable advertising exposure for their items. Consignments are rolling in daily, so interested bidders and sellers may wish to bookmark the auction preview page and check back often to see what’s new.”

“We are offering generous up-front cash advances for quality consignments placed to the August auction and other upcoming ComicLink auctions. It is the ultimate means of selling, providing participants with the means to satisfy their imminent cash flow needs, while at the same time enabling them to seek top dollar through the auction process.”

“Early comic book highlights already visible within the growing online auction preview include: Golden Age examples such as Superman #1 CGC 2.0 (that looks 4.0!), Batman #1 CGC 2.5, Sensation Comics #1 CGC 8.0 (first Wonder Woman cover), All-American Comics #16 CGC 3.0 (first Golden Age Green Lantern), Detective Comics #38 CGC 2.5 (first Robin), Whiz Comics #1 CGC 1.5 (first Captain Marvel, rare unrestored example), Flash Comics #1 CGC 3.5 (first Golden Age Flash and Hawkman), Giant Comics Edition #12 CGC 7.0 (Classic Matt Baker cover), Reform School Girl nn CGC 7.5 (Classic “SOTI” cover), Crime Suspenstories #6 CGC 9.8 Gaines File Copy (one of three, highest-graded), All-Negro #1 CGC 7.5 Crippen (rare, highest, one of two), Famous Funnies #215 CGC 9.8 (highest, Frazetta cover), Flash Comics #104 CGC 8.5 (scarce final G.A. issue), Green Hornet Comics #1 CGC 9.2 Mile High (highest), Forbidden Worlds #1 CGC 9.0 Mile High, Mad #1 CGC 9.2, Detective Comics #14 CGC 7.5, Detective Comics #128 CGC 9.2 (Joker cover), Marvel Mystery Comics #19 CGC 9.2 (second highest), Marvel Mystery Comics #34 CGC 8.5 San Francisco pedigree, Marvel Mystery Comics #57 CGC 9.0 (second highest), Target Comics #7 CGC 6.0 (rare, Wolverton Spacehawk cover), World’s Finest Comics #26 CGC 9.6 Spokane, World’s Finest Comics #94 CGC 9.0 (highest, origin Superman / Batman team), Sub-Mariner Comics #17 CGC 9.0, Pep Comics #36 CGC 2.5 (first Archie cover in Pep), Pep Comics #43 CGC 2.5 (highest-graded), and Super Comics nn (1942) CGC 5.0 Rest. (rare, first Canadian Archie from Pep #22).

Numerous Silver Age keys, and high grades have already been consigned as well — and many more are on the way. Such items will include, but not nearly be limited to: Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 7.0 and CGC 6.0, Amazing Spider-Man #5 CGC 9.8 (single highest), Fantastic Four #12 CGC 9.0, Avengers #4 CGC 9.4 (first Silver Age Captain America) Signature Series and CGC 9.4, Fantastic Four #1 CGC 7.0, Iron Man #1 CGC 9.8, Journey Into Mystery #89 CGC 9.4, Silver Surfer #1 CGC 9.6, Showcase #22 CGC 7.0, Hawkman #2 CGC 9.6 Pacific Coast, Amazing Adult Fantasy #12 CGC 9.4 (single highest), Avengers #23 CGC 9.8, Avengers #55 CGC 9.8 (first Ultron), Journey Into Mystery #104 CGC 9.8, Batman #189 CGC 9.8 (highest, first S.A. Scarecrow), Batman #244 CGC 9.8, and Strange Tales #117 CGC 9.8, just to name a few. Key and ultra-high-grade Bronze and Modern Age comic books are also featured within this auction. We are excited to bring to market for the first time, the first-ever New Mutants #98 (first Deadpool) to grade out at a CGC 10! Also included in this auction are Green Lantern #76 CGC 9.6 (start of the Classic Neal Adams run), Iron Man #55 CGC 9.8 Double Cover (the only double cover 9.8 of the first Tanos!), Tomb of Dracula #10 CGC 9.8 (first Blade), Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8 — and many more are on the way!”

“If you are attending Wizard Chicago, don't sell the good stuff without stopping by the booth first! It is very likely that you can do better and sell more quickly by working with us. In addition to accepting consignments for upcoming ComicLink auctions, we are also accepting consignments for the comic exchange sections, and purchasing vintage comics and original art outright. Make sure to get our offer before you sell — you’ll be glad you did!”

Original Art This section of the preview is growing rapidly and already contains some very impressive highlights. Just a few of the most notable include: Jack Kirby artwork such as a powerful Fantastic Four #40 battle page between the Thing and Doctor Doom, a very high-quality Strange Tales #96 Pre-Hero title splash, the cover to Champions #6, which is a rare Kirby cover featuring Iceman, Angel, the Black Widow and Hercules, and more; a stunning Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #34 page featuring Spidey taking on Kraven, which includes a classic panel that served as the inspiration for the very first Spider-Man model set; a 1991 cover / poster pin-up by Jim Lee of the entire X-men team in full color, which is not only very early, but extremely rare; a wonderful 1934 Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday that was once owned by none other than the great Frank Frazetta; Al Feldstein’s A Moon, A Girl... Romance #9 cover art, which was just his third EC cover; an explosive John Buscema Silver Surfer #7 half splash with a huge Surfer figure; a stunning John Byrne FF versus Doom page from Fantastic Four #246, featuring Doom and the full team; a complete six-page Graham Ingels story from EC’s Impact #2; an action-packed Jim Starlin Warlock #13 page; a Wally Wood Mad #17 page featuring Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe and a Weird Sex-Fantasy portfolio plate; a John Buscema Avengers #83 page featuring the Avengers taking on the Liberators; a wonderfully composed John Totleben Swamp Thing #53 page with Batman; a Frank Frazetta preliminary painting; a Dave Stevens ‘Moons of Venus’ drawing; Joe Kubert’s Blitzkrieg #1 cover; George Perez Fantastic Four #186 cover and Teen Titans #3 Baxter cover; Dave McKean’s Hellblazer #20 cover painting; Jim Starlin’s Warlock Special Edition #1 wrap-around cover; Bill Girffith’s historic Young Lust #1 cover; a grouping of impressive Joe Jusko paintings; and much more. Early additions include works by such luminaries as Jack Kirby, Jim Lee, Hal Foster, Steve Ditko, Al Feldstein, Nick Cardy, J. Scott Campbell, Neal Adams, Sam Kieth, Joe Kubert, Olivia De Berardinis, Jeff Jones, Paul Gulacy, George Perez, Joe Jusko, Don Martin, Mike Mignola, Joe Orlando, Eric Powell, Mac Raboy, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mike Mignola, Bill Ward, Joe Simon, Curt Swan, John Totleben, Bernie Wrightson, Werner Roth and many more.”

If you can not attend the Wizard World Chicago show, but want to to reserve auction placement, 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. To review ComicLink’s auction schedule, click here.

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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