Tag Archives: vintage comics

Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 Sells For Record $3,207,852.00

We have a new record: A copy of Action Comics #1, graded CGC 9.0 with white pages and the best graded copy ever evaluated by grading service Comics Guaranty Corporation, has sold for the highest price ever paid for a …

Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 Hits Record $2.19 Million With Two Days To Go In Auction

There continues to be a great deal of debate over where this comic auction will end up when it closes on Sunday night, but one thing’s for sure — it will be a new all time record price. The Action …

Here We Go: Action Comics 1 CGC 9.0 Hits $1.6 Million And Counting In Opening Hours Of Bidding

I suspect some of you are going to get tired of me posting about this one between now and August 24.  Apologies in advance, but trust me, I’ve shown great restraint in saving up my Action Comics #1-related post count …

The Bob Kane Files: What Kane’s Personal Copies Of The Earliest Batman Comics Tells Us About One Of Comics History’s Most Enigmatic Creators

Provenance is important to serious comic book collectors. It’s a hook into a comic book’s past, where it came from, the path it traveled to get to you, and it can very often give you a glimpse at the earliest …

75 Years Ago Today: DC Comics Wins The Race For Flash

As regular Bleeding Cool readers will know, we’ve celebrated a number of important 75th anniversaries in recent times.  Superman’s 75th anniversary was in 2013, Batman’s 75th anniversary was earlier this year, and we even noted Blue Beetle’s 75th anniversary recently. …

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 …