Still Time to Sell in the Upcoming ComicLink Featured Auction

Posted on 11/5/2013

Check out the updated auction preview to see recently added valuable comic books and original art!

There is still time to add your valuable comic books and original artwork to the ComicLink Featured Auction. The auction is going to be another high-traffic blockbuster event, drawing aggressive bidders with money to spend from every corner of the hobby. The auction will commence on Nov. 20 and will close over three evenings, from December 3–5. The still-growing auction preview already showcases many impressive items and highlights continue to be added on a daily basis. Several major items have been added in recent weeks in the vintage comic book and original art categories.

“In the past few weeks, we have seen some significant additions to the growing Featured Auction preview” said ComicLink President Josh Nathanson. “Just a few recent comic book additions include items such as Superman #1 CGC 1.8, with exceptional eye appeal for the assigned grade; Human Torch #1 CGC 9.0, which is one of the top five ever graded; Avengers #1 CGC 9.2 (first Avengers); Green Lantern #76 CGC 9.4 Pacific Coast pedigree; Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.8 (first full Wolverine); and Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.9 (highest graded). Other top-flight comic books are incoming.”

Douglas Gillock, consignment director, added, “The original art segment of this auction is also turning out to be our best yet!”

Some original highlights recently added to the auction preview include two consecutive, classic pages from Steve Ditko’s Amazing Spider-Man #32 and one of the very best pages from Ditko’s Amazing Spider-Man #30; a rare and enormous Jack Kirby pencil illustration of Conan; a complete 13-page Jack Kirby Pre-Hero story from Tales of Suspense #22 that is both a Hulk and Thing prototype story; a dynamic Kirby Incredible Hulk #3 battle page; Gil Kane’s Thor #205 cover featuring Thor, Mephisto and the Warriors Three; and a prime period Jim Lee Fantastic Four cover featuring Captain America, the Thing, Sub-Mariner and Thor.

Other new comic book additions include, but are not limited to:

Golden Age examples such as Action Comics #6 CGC 5.0 (first Jimmy Olsen, first Superman), All Star Comics #26 CGC 9.4 Rockford pedigree (robot cover, one of the top two graded), Batman #55 CGC 9.4 (single highest-graded Joker cover), Blue Beetle #49 CGC 9.2 (Kamen cover), Captain America Comics #1 CGC 8.5 SP with a sharp high-grade appearance, as well as Captain America Comics #37 CGC 8.0 (incredible WWII cover) and #47 CGC 8.0 (WWII cover), Detective Comics #91 CGC 9.0 (Joker cover) and #230 CGC 8.5 (first Mad Hatter, single highest-graded), More Fun Comics #55 CGC 7.5 (first Dr. Fate!), and Wings Comics #90 CGC 9.4 (highest-graded, classic cover).

Silver and Bronze Age examples include All Star Western #10 CGC 9.6 (first Jonah Hex), Amazing Adult Fantasy #9 CGC 9.2 (one of the top two known to exist), Amazing Spider-Man #15 CGC 9.2, Avengers #55 CGC 9.4, Batman #227 CGC 9.6 Oakland pedigree (classic cover), DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #4 CGC 9.6 (highest and one of two), Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.8, Green Lantern #76 CGC 9.4 Pacific Coast pedigree, Iron Fist #14 CGC 9.8 (first Sabretooth), Silver Surfer #5 CGC 9.8, and Tales of Suspense #49 CGC 9.6 (first X-Men crossover).

Other recent original art additions include, but are not limited to Jim Lee’s Batman #618 title splash from the “Hush” story line featuring Robin clobbering Batman, Alex Ross’s character-loaded Avengers / Invaders #2 cover painting, a stunning Bernie Wrightson House of Mystery #225 introduction splash, a great Sgt. Rock prototype page from G.I. Combat #68, a Ditko Tales of Suspense #48 page featuring Tony Stark in his new Iron Man armor for the first time, George Perez’s New Teen Titans #29 cover featuring the Brotherhood of Evil, the TMNT Bodycount #4 cover by Simon Bisley, the only page with the real Spider-Man from Strange Tales #115 (a notable early crossover), John Buscema’s Silver Surfer splash page for Judgement Day, Alex Schomburg’s stunning color recreation to Marvel Mystery Comics #43, two full-page early Fantastic Four Annual pin-ups by Jack Kirby, an X-Men #51 page with an early Polaris appearance by Jim Steranko, and Michael Turner’s cover to Witchblade #12.

Other comic book highlights already listed in the Featured Auction preview include items such as Fantastic Four #1 CGC 8.5; Iron Man #1 CGC 9.8 and #2 CGC 9.9; Wonder Woman #1 CGC 7.5 and #2 CGC 8.5; many rare, highest- or second-highest-graded Golden Age Wonder Woman issues; an impressive group of high-grade early Action Comics issues including (just to name a few of these) #15 CGC 7.5 (one of the top three graded overall for this fifth Superman cover!), #47 CGC 9.2 Rockford (single-highest-graded example of Lex Luthor’s first cover appearance!), #38 9.4 (single-highest-graded!), #64 CGC 9.4 Mile High pedigree (single-highest graded!), and many more; Flash Comics #1 CGC 2.0; Amazing Spider-Man #9 CGC 9.4 (first Elektro); Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 9.8 (highest, first Punisher); Avengers #57 CGC 9.6 (first Vision); Captain America Comics #30 CGC 8.0; Daredevil #7 CGC 9.2 (first red costume); Detective Comics #62 CGC 7.0 (Joker cover) and #400 CGC 9.6 (second highest); Hit Comics #4 CGC 8.0 (Lou Fine cover, second-highest-graded); Incredible Hulk #106 CGC 9.8 Rocky Mountain pedigree (highest-graded and one of two); Mystic #32 CGC 8.0 (atomic explosion cover, single-highest-graded); New Comics #6 CGC 8.5 Mile High pedigree (single-highest-graded); Peanuts #1 CGC 9.8 (single-highest-graded); Startling Comics #49 CGC 9.0 (classic Schomburg cover); Superman #24 CGC 9.0 Nova Scotia pedigree (classic flag cover); Superman #72 CGC 9.2 (highest-graded); Superman #233 CGC 9.6 (classic Neal Adams cover); Tales to Astonish #43 CGC 9.8 (highest-graded, one of three); Weird Fantasy #16 CGC 9.6 Gaines File copy; Wonder Comics #20 CGC 9.0 (Schomburg cover and Frank Frazetta interior artwork); X-Men #35 CGC 9.6 (Spider-Man appearance); X-Men #94 CGC 9.6 (new X-Men begin); and many more key and high-grade Marvel and DC issues, Golden Age classics and other extremely desirable comic books. Additional comic books continue to roll into ComicLink headquarters on a daily basis, and as usual, the buildup of material in this blockbuster Featured Auction will be fun to watch within the auction preview!

Some original art highlights previously posted to the preview include spectacular art by Jack “The King” Kirby, including a Thing vs. Dr. Doom battle page from Fantastic Four #40, the title splash to Journey into Mystery #109 featuring Thor’s banishment from Asgard by Odin (the first time Thor appears with a full-sized figure of Odin on a splash page), a climactic Captain America #101 page featuring Cap defeating the Red Skull, an exceptional half splash from the Silver Surfer Graphic Novel (Surfer soaring on his board), a really good Fin Fang Foom page from Strange Tales #89, and more.

Among the other artwork already posted to the preview include Romita’s Amazing Spider-Man #166 cover art featuring Spidey taking on the Lizard and an explosive Amazing Spider-Man #75 half-splash featuring an iconic Spidey pose, John Byrne’s Amazing Spider-Man #189 cover and a great page from Fantastic Four #248, a rare Herb Trimpe cover sighting in the form of the Incredible Hulk Annual #6 cover, George Perez’ cover to Justice League of America #202, a Jim Lee watercolor Hush page from Batman #614 depicting the death of Robin, the Classic X-Men #13 cover by Art Adams (Jason Todd), Marc Silvestri’s Uncanny X-Men #225 “Fall of the Mutants” cover, Whilce Potacio’s Uncanny X-Men #281 wraparound cover featuring the new team, a Frank Miller Daredevil action page, Steve Epting pages from Captain America #25 (the “Death of Captain America” issue), a twice-up Gene Colan Tales of Suspense #88 Iron Man vs. Mole Man battle page, Todd McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man art, numerous covers from the Modern Age, and much more!

“Similar to other ComicLink Featured Auctions in which many new record results were achieved,” said Nathanson, “every single lot in the upcoming one is screened by ComicLink’s expert staff for quality and collector appeal, and it will draw aggressive high-end bidders from every corner of the hobby. The auction will continue to expand up until the launch date of November 20. ComicLink is currently offering generous upfront cash advances for valuable comic book and original art pieces placed to this auction. ComicLink’s last Featured Auction of the year is bound to be a blockbuster, and it is the ideal auction environment for a seller’s most valuable material. We encourage sellers to contact us as soon as possible to consign to this auction. The sooner items come in, the sooner we can promote them to potential buyers.”

Gillock added, “By working with ComicLink, sellers raise funds quickly and reach a wide base of aggressive buyers for their material. In addition to accepting consignments for this and other auctions, we are also accepting consignments for the comic exchange sections, and purchasing vintage comics and original art outright. If you have material to sell, make sure to see what we can do for you — you’ll be glad you did!”

To reserve auction placement now, simply email with 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 and some recent record auction results, click here.

To go straight to the upcoming Featured Auction preview page, 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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