Tag Archives: Action Comics

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Collecting Fun & Games by Maxine Carter-Lome Every child grows up with a favorite game or toy that carries with it precious memories of bygone days and friends from the past, which is why this month’s topic is particularly nostalgic and fun to consider. Toys and games from particularly the 1930s to 1980s are now […]

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Star Wars Toys The record-setting prices for Star Wars toys have really established a tone at Hake’s Auctions ever since they landed the Russell Branton collection. Their March 2019 auction continued that trend. For example, a Luke Skywalker 12-back double telescoping AFA 80 closed at $25,311, the 1980 Empire […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Frank Frazetta comic cover art, $1.79 million, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Frank Frazetta comic cover art, $1.79 million, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Original artwork by legendary artist Frank Frazetta titled Death Dealer 6 (1990), first published as the cover for Verotik’s 1996 Death Dealer #2 comic book, sold for $1.79 million at a World Record Comic Book & Art Auction held May 10-12 by Heritage Auctions […]

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, […]

Star Wars, Comics Dominate in Hake's Auction

Star Wars, Comics Dominate in Hake's Auction

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Following up on last month’s column, which saw Hake’s Americana & Collectibles on track to set multiple records for the company with Auction #223, the results surpassed expectations. The auction, which closed from Tuesday – Thursday, March 13-15, 2018, totaled $2,357,183. This marked the first auction to surpass $2 […]

Hake's Sets New Single-Week Record

Hake's Sets New Single-Week Record

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn After setting records with their previous auction, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles looks well on their way to doing it again with Auction #223. The sale, which will close after this issue goes to press, has already been another record-setter for the firm as bids topped the $1 million mark […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Detective Comics #27, $569,275, Hake’s Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Detective Comics #27, $569,275, Hake’s Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), featuring the first appearance of Batman (then known as “The Bat-Man”), graded CGC 5.0, sold for $569,275 in an auction held March 13-15 by Hake’s Americana, based in York, Pa. Also, a copy of Action Comics […]

Star Wars, Comics, Superman, and Politicals Dominate at Hake's

Star Wars, Comics, Superman, and Politicals Dominate at Hake's

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The final auction of Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ 50th year, #222, was held November 14-16, 2017 and it turned out to be the most successful one in the company’s five decades. The $1,754,464 realized eclipsed the previous high mark of $1.3 million, which was set in 2013. It also […]

Jon Berk Collection Sets Records for ComicConnect

Jon Berk Collection Sets Records for ComicConnect

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The world of pop culture collectibles is very far from being a hyperbole-free zone. As a group, we are at least as guilty, if not more so, than many other niches of society. It’s been said that certain parties in the field would describe the actual one-and-only Holy Grail […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lou Gehrig-signed card, $49,450, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lou Gehrig-signed card, $49,450, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1934 Goudey baseball card for Lou Gehrig, signed by the Yankees’ slugger and with a JSA certificate, sold for $49,450 (a record for that year and card) at an auction held March 4th by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a 1933 Gehrig […]