Tag Archives: vintage comics

The First $3,000,000 Comic? Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 White Pages To Go Up For Auction On Ebay [UPDATE]

DC Comics has proclaimed July 23 Batman Day, but it looks like Superman is about to steal just a little bit of that spotlight, at least as far as vintage comic book collectors are concerned.  Because 76 years after publication, …

Hulk Smashes Record: Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 9.2 Sells For $320,000

Even for a vintage comics market in which six-figure sales have become increasingly more frequent, this one stands out: vintage comics seller and auction house ComicConnect has just sold an Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 9.2 for $320,000.  That’s a new …

Best Copy Of First Appearance Of Original Guardians Of The Galaxy In Marvel Super-Heroes #18 Hits $19,000

When we flagged Marvel Super-Heroes #18 for your attention in the Vintage Paper section of Bleeding Cool Magazine #1 in fall 2012, the top sale of any copy was $1800.  What a difference 18 months of movie hype makes. The …

Fred Guardineer Action Comics #15 Superman Cover Original Art Sells for $286,800

The original art for the cover of Action Comics #15 has sold at Heritage Auctions today for $286,800.  The 1939 piece by Fred Guardineer was just the 5th Superman cover ever created (behind Action Comics #1, 7, 10, and 13), …

First Appearance Of The Justice League In The Brave And The Bold #28 Hits Record $120,000

You could see this one coming over the past few months.  With widespread belief that DC/WB is building towards making the Justice League a more mainstream property in film and/or television, copies of the team’s first appearance in The Brave …

The Most Mind-Bogglingly Nice Copy Of Superman #2 You Will Ever See Has Just Sold For $94,000

Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Fall 1939. Actually one of two copies of Superman #2 in 9.2, though most would agree that this has notably better eye appeal than the other one. Sold at tonight’s Comic Connect auction for $94,000. This …

Keith Contarino Arrested For Drug Crimes, Accused Of Stealing Money

Keith Contarino is a long time vintage comics dealer, collector, and contributor to the Overstreet Price Guide and Comic Book Marketplace. User drdonaldblake posted on the CGC Collectors Society forum; As some of the dealers here will know i had …

First Silver Age Appearance Of Captain America In Avengers #4 CGC 9.8 Sells For Record $120,000

Just a few months shy of 50 years ago now, Marvel reintroduced its most popular Golden Age character to a new audience in issue #4 of its recently-launched team book, and kicked the Silver Age Marvel Universe into high gear. …

Thanos Is Still Rising: First Appearance In Iron Man 55 CGC 9.8 Hits New High With $13,025 Sale

How hot is Thanos?  When we posted about the $9000 sale of a CGC 9.8 Iron Man #55 earlier this month, I fully expected that record to stand through at least the end of 2013. Nope. A copy of Iron Man …

Deadpool Does It: First Appearance In New Mutants 98 CGC 10.0 Smashes Record Book With $15,449 Sale

When we flagged this auction for your attention a couple weeks ago, I was expecting a strong result — but this sale has re-written the record book for Copper Age Marvel comics:  The first and only CGC 10.0 copy of New Mutants …

Best Copy Of First Appearance Of Deadpool In New Mutants 98 CGC 10.0 Hits $7,000 In First Hour Of Bidding

There’s been a lot of talk among collectors over the past week about the strong selection in the just-opened Comiclink focused auction — and bidding has been heated on a number of books right out of the gate — but …

Thanos Keeps Rising: First Appearance In Iron Man #55 Hits Record $9000

A copy of Iron Man #55 CGC 9.8 white pages has just sold for $9000 at comic book consignment and auction site Comiclink, a record for this issue by a significant margin.  This 1973 Marvel comic plotted by Jim Starlin, …

Batman #1 CGC 9.2 Highest Graded Copy Sells For $567,625 (And The Strange Story Behind It)

The highest CGC-graded copy of Batman #1, slabbed at CGC 9.2, has just sold at the current Heritage Signature Auction for $567,625. A strong yet interesting result that brings some closure to what is one of the strangest stories ever …

BC Mag #5: Vintage Paper Chase

Bleeding Cool Magazine article excerpt by Mark Seifert & William A. Christensen “One” isn’t the loneliest number when it comes to comic book collecting. Quite the opposite in fact—it’s the most popular number. Even non-collecting civilians have known that for …

The Action Comics #1 Found In The Wall Of An Old House Sells For $175,000

No way we could let the week of release of Man of Steel pass without a story of the sale of an Action Comics #1, could we?  You all remember this one from a few weeks back — a copy …

$135,000 (So Far) For An Action Comics #1 Found In A $10,100 House…

Remodeler finds comic book worth over $100K in wall at Elbow Lake house is the headline. amid old newspapers used to insulate a wall of a fixer-upper he was gutting in Elbow Lake, Minn Action Comics #1 is the comic. …

Retailers, Watch Out For Southern Gentlemen Cleaning Out Estates

A retailer writes; I just received an e-mail from someone claiming to have a Key Golden Age comic that they “found this cleaning out a estate in Virginia after the tenants passed”. The comic is slabbed, and a quick price …

BC Mag #4: Vintage Paper Chase

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Mark Seifert & William Christensen There’s nothing a vintage comic collector likes better than to see an obscure old comic given new importance by a film or tv show. It’s all well and good when …