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Comic Character Collectibles: Despite the Virus, Heritage Scores Impressive Total

The cover for Frank #1 from Nemesis Comics (1993), a short-lived imprint of family-friendly longtime comic book publisher Harvey Comics.

Despite the Virus, Heritage Scores Impressive Total An eclectic mix of original art by some of the most influential artists and major keys in superhero comics was offered on the first day of Heritage’s Comics & Comic Art Auction. Their significance and prestige pushed the first day total to $5.1 million and underscored a three-day […]

Limited Run And Prototype Games

Limited Run And Prototype Games Expected To Bring In Record-Breaking Sales May 16-18

Expected To Bring In Record-Breaking Sales May 16-18 Who could predict a copy of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong 3 (NES, 1986) and a rare cartridge of Nintendo World Championships (NES, 1990) – the game played during the world’s first nationwide video game competition – are now enticing collectors to pay $20,000 or more for each at auction next month? The explosive demand for […]

In the Digital Age, What Is Original Art?

In the Digital Age, What Is Original Art?

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn For collectors of original comic art – and indeed, art of many different media – the digital age seems to have thrown a monkey wrench into the works. Even when traditional elements are part of the process, the existence of one, true original can be in doubt. To go […]

Pop Culture Scores Big at Heritage

Pop Culture Scores Big at Heritage

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Heritage Auctions has continued to find fertile ground in the world of pop culture, as witnessed by their July 28-29, 2018 Movie Poster Auction and their August 2-4 Comics & Comic Art Auction. The company’s Movie Poster Auction totaled over $1.6 million when all was said and done, and […]

A Comic Book Market Snapshot

A Comic Book Market Snapshot

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In keeping with this issue’s special focus on comic books, it seemed like an opportune time to check in with two of the comic book industry’s leading figures, ComicLink’s Josh Nathanson and Metropolis Collectibles’ Vincent Zurzolo. Both operate in the highest ranks of dealers or comic book-centric auction houses, […]

Great Collections: June 2018

Great Collections: June 2018

Winter Soldier Originals: Collecting Steve Epting’s Captain America Art An Interview with Two Key Collectors by J.C. Vaughn In many ways, Nick Katradis and Jason Versaggi are as different as could be. Katradis, a successful mortgage broker, husband, and father of three, switches between English and Greek instantaneously (even if the listener doesn’t speak Greek) […]

Publisher’s Corner: June 2018

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Comic Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Like the baseball cards I purchased with my allowance, and flipped and traded with friends at school, comics were very much a part of my childhood. At the candy store down the block from my elementary school I could buy both: the latest installments of the comics I loved and […]

World Record Spider-Man Cover Art

World Record Spider-Man Cover Art

…Leads Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 27, 2018) – Led by the world-record $478,000 paid for the original art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100, Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction soared to $8,620,797, topping its pre-auction estimate by more than $1.75 million. The Spider-Man #100 cover art established a […]

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 9, 2018) – The Original Cover Art from The Amazing Spider-Man #100 – considered one of the most iconic covers of the 1970s – could sell for as much as $300,000 in Heritage Auctions’ winter Comics & Comic Art event Feb. 22-24. Brimming with fresh-to-market high-grade vintage books, the auction features rarely […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Amazing Fantasy #15, $13,750, Bruneau & Co.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Amazing Fantasy #15, $13,750, Bruneau & Co.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 from August 1962, the first appearance of Spider-Man, signed by Stan Lee, sold for $13,750 at a Fall Toy, Comic & Comic Art Auction held October 28th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, […]