Tag Archives: vintage comics

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 …

Desperately Seeking Gary Dahlberg’s Letter

One curious collector called Michael writes; I just picked up a couple of vintage Marvel ‘holy grails’ this past week: a 1965 Merry Marvel Marching Society Fan Club kit and a coveted Marvel No-Prize -from 1968. When I brought them …

Rocket Raccoon Hits The Afterburners: First Appearance In Marvel Preview #7 Sells For Record $2000

As we’ve mentioned both here and in the pages of Bleeding Cool Magazine, it’s no secret that first and key appearances of Guardians of the Galaxy characters have been hot back issue sellers since the Guardians of the Galaxy film …