This sale presents over 100 fine examples including selections from the golden, silver, bronze, and modern comic book ages.
Denver, Pennsylvania, May 10, 2017 – Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is excited to announce this exclusively comic books auction to be held on June 22, 2017. Bidding starts promptly at 9:00 AM. All lots from this sale are on display in Morphy’s Denver gallery and are available for preview now.
This sale will undoubtedly weave a web of intrigue with its selection of titles featuring Spider Man. Amazingly, over 40 fine lots are on offer featuring this favorite superhero. Lot #46, an Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC Universal Grade 4.0 Silver Age Key Comic Book, is estimated at $12,000-18,000. Considered a Holy Grail by many, it features off white pages and tells the origin of Spider Man through Stan Lee’s story, Stan Ditko’s art, and Jack Kirby’s cover. And lot #1, an Amazing Spider Man #1 1963 Marvel Comic Book CGC Universal Grade 4.5, is one-derful in so many ways. It retells the origins of Spider Man and is estimated at $5,000-6,500.
Comic books featuring Iron Man over time are a heavy metal favorite category in this comprehensive sale. A great choice for summertime vacation reading would have to be lot #66, a lot of 33 The Invincible Iron Man #69 – #103 Bronze Age Key Comic Books. This literal library, estimated at $600-1,200, consists of a run of the Invincible Iron Man Comic Books; all are ungraded and in excellent condition. And it’s a nail biter with lot #104, a Tales Of Suspense #39 1963 CGC Universal Grade 4.0 Comic Book, estimated at $3,500-5,000. This excellent, highly sought after book tells the tale of the origins of Iron Man, a.k.a. Tony Stark.
X marks the spot when it comes to this sale’s offerings of premier X-Men comic books. It’s a new beginning with lot #78, a Marvel X-Men #1 1963 Comic Book CGC Universal Grade 5.0, estimated at $4,000-5,000. This important book has cream to off white pages and features the origin and first appearance of The X-Men. Collectors are certain to make a big deal over lot #79, a Giant Size X-Men #1 NM CGC 9.4 Comic Book from 1975, estimated at $1,800-2,500. This larger than life offering presents the new X-Men – First Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Thunderbird – for the first time.
This auction also offers a heroic assortment of books featuring better and lesser known super heros. Lot #48, a Marvel The Avengers #4 1964 Comic Book CGC Universal Grade 8.0 featuring the first Silver Age appearance of Captain America is estimated at $3,500-4,500. Lot #61, an Incredible Hulk #181 CGC Universal Grade 8.0 1974 Bronze Age Key Comic Book debuting the first full appearance of Wolverine is estimated at $2,000-3,000. Lot #103, a DC Comics Showcase #22 Comic Book 1959 CGC Universal Grade 5.5 is a shining example as well. It features the origin of the Silver Age Green Lantern and is estimated at $4,000-5,000. And it’s a most excellent adventure with lot #85, a Marvel Journey Into Mystery #83 Comic Book 1962 CGC Universal Grade 4.0. This highly desirable book includes the origin and first appearance of Thor and is estimated at $4,000-5,000.
According to Dan Morphy, President of Morphy Auctions, “This comic book sale offers an exciting and comprehensive selection of some of the world’s most favorite and sought after titles. Their illustrations and stories are riveting and it’s easy to get lost in their surreal worlds! The Amazing Fantasy book featuring the origins of Spider Man is truly in a class by itself. Please visit our Denver, PA gallery to see these works of art firsthand – it’s worth a trip from anywhere!”
About Morphy Auctions:
Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collectibles, is headquartered in Denver, PA. The company also has a satellite office in Las Vegas, NV. A full-service auction house, Morphy’s presents over 35 premier auctions annually. The company’s three-part mission includes ensuring consignor satisfaction with every auction, offering world-class customer service that goes above and beyond the call of duty, and providing relentless buyer support to create confidence for all clients seeking a trustworthy purchasing experience.
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|Lot||Item||Low Estimate||High Estimate|
|1||Amazing Spider-Man #1 1963 Marvel Comic Book CGC Universal Grade 4.5||$5,000||$6,500|
|46||Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC Universal Grade 4.0 Silver Age Key Comic Book||$12,000||$18,000|
|48||Marvel The Avengers #4 1964 Comic Book CGC Universal Grade 8.0||$3,500||$4,500|
|61||Incredible Hulk #181 CGC Universal Grade 8.0 1974 Bronze Age Key Comic Book||$2,000||$3,000|
|66||Lot Of 33: The Invincible Iron Man #69 – #103 Bronze Age Key Comic Books||$600||$1,200|
|78||Marvel X-Men #1 1963 Comic Book CGC Universal Grade 5.0||$4,000||$5,000|
|79||Giant Size X-Men #1 NM CGC 9.4 Off White Pages – 1975||$1,800||$2,500|
|85||Marvel Journey Into Mystery #83 Comic Book 1962 CGC Universal Grade 4.0||$4,000||$5,000|
|103||DC Comics Showcase #22 Comic Book 1959 CGC Universal Grade 5.5||$4,000||$5,000|
|104||Tales Of Suspense #39 1963 CGC Universal Grade 4.0 Comic Book||$3,500||$5,000|