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Comic books from the Silver and Bronze Age will come up for bid Jan. 1 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
The rare comic books are all from a single-owner Midwest collection (Bruneau & Co. sold the bulk of them this past year). What remains are his last, final comics, to be sold without reserves. Online bidding will be hosted across several platforms.
By: Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
All 20 lots are rare, highly desirable Marvel comics from the Silver and Bronze Age, to include Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 5.5, Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 7.5, Fantastic Four #1 CGC 8.0, Strange Tales #110 CGC 9.2, Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 6.5, and Werewolf By Night #1 CGC 9.8. Comics of this caliber rarely come up at auction. Serious collectors need to mark their calendars.
"This is an incredible opportunity and honor to handle a collection of books of this caliber, especially as some are of the finest examples available," said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm's Director of Pop Culture. "This is going to be the most exciting New Year's Day I've had in a long time." Mr. Landry is an appraiser on PBS's Antiques Roadshow.
Three comics carry estimates of $50,000-$80,000. One is lot 11: a copy of Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963), graded CGC 8.5. The comic features the origin and first appearance of Iron Man, plus an iconic cover by Marvel legend Jack Kirby. Two other examples of the comic in the sale, but with lesser grades of 5.5 and 5.0, are estimated at $15,000-$20,000 and $12,000-$18,000.
The second is a copy of Fantasy Four #1 (Nov. 1961), graded CGC 8.0, the comic that arguably brought the entire Marvel Universe into existence. Featuring the origin and first appearance of the Fantastic Four and Moleman (Marvel's first-ever superhero team), the book sports one of the most famous covers by Jack Kirby in comic history. This is a must-have for dedicated collectors.
The third is a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1964), graded CGC 5.5, featuring the origin and first appearance of Spider-Man and the first appearance of Aunt May and Uncle Ben. The cover art is a collaboration between Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, helping it land in the number one spot atop Overstreet's list of Top 50 Silver Age Comics. It's a true Holy Grail collectible.
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