Tag Archives: Marvel Comics

Wonder Woman Keeps Making News: Three Comics Top $1.5 Million

Wonder Woman Keeps Making News: Three Comics Top $1.5 Million

Comic Character Collectibles: October 2017 By J.C. Vaughn Pristine Comics realized record prices for a CGC-certified 9.4 copy of All Star Comics #8 and a CGC 9.6 copy of Sensation Comics #1 as they, along with a CGC 9.0 copy of Wonder Woman #1, sold for a combined $1,562,200 on August 27, 2017 on eBay. […]

In Memoriam: Philip Zolli, Jr.

In Memoriam: Philip Zolli, Jr.

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn For many years, it seemed as if Philip Zolli, Jr.’s site, The Atlas Archives (atlasarchives.com), was the only place for fans of the short-lived Atlas-Seaboard line of comics to find their collecting niche researched, explained, and celebrated. For such collectors, Zolli’s efforts fanned the flames of fandom and gave […]

Superman, Spider-Man Set Records (Again)

Superman, Spider-Man Set Records (Again)

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn Among the more notable prices realized for vintage comic books over the past few months were two transactions at ComicLink. First, the company brokered a CGC-certified 9.2 copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man, for a record price of $460,000. They followed that up by brokering […]

An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman – Coming to Auction

DALLAS –  An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman and considered a cornerstone of pop culture – could sell for as much as $750,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction Aug. 4-6 in Dallas. “It’s pretty tough to beat this in the comic world,” said Lon […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Marvel's Star Wars #1, $7,200, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A very fine copy of Marvel’s Star Wars #1 comic book from 1977, the rare 35-cent variant, sold for $7,200 at an auction of books and comic books held March 24 by PBA Galleries in San Francisco, Calif. Also, a pristine copy of the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, $454,100, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the 1962 first appearance of Spider-Man, graded near-mint at 9.4 CGC, sold for $454,100 at a Vintage Comics Auction held Feb. 18 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a 1963 copy of Spider-Man #1 soared to $110,537; […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: X-Men #1 comic book, $350,000, ComicLink

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare and unrestored issue of X-Men #1 comic book, CGC-graded highly at 9.6, sold recently for $350,000 through ComicLink, a leading provider of online auction and marketplace services for the vintage comic book industry. The buyer was a private collector who is not […]

Original Oil Paintings by Chesley Bonestell sell for combined $135,000 at Philip Weiss Auctions

Auction, which grossed just under $600,000, was held at Weiss gallery in Lynbrook, N.Y. LYNBROOK, N.Y.  An archive of nine original oil on board paintings by Chesley Bonestell (Am., 1888-1986), the artist whose designs and illustrations were a major influence on science fiction art and earned him the nickname the  Father of Modern […]

The Art of Steve Epting and Jim Aparo Comes to GEM, Along with a Lot of Zombies

The Art of Steve Epting and Jim Aparo Comes to GEM, Along with a Lot of Zombies

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The success of Marvel Studios cinematic universe has certainly shifted the general public’s awareness of many previously lesser known character comic characters in the company’s pantheon. James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes was one such character, familiar to comic book fans but virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Only […]

What’s Old Is New Again: Captain America and Comic Book Reboots

What’s Old Is New Again: Captain America and Comic Book Reboots

What’s Old Is New Again: Captain America and Comic Book Reboots By J.C. Vaughn It happens in movies, television and cartoons. And it definitely happens in comic books. Someone in those respective businesses takes a look at their older properties – maybe they’re still current or maybe they’ve long since gone dormant – and they […]