CRANSTON, R.I. – Rare vintage comic books featuring Spider-Man, Batman, the X-Men, Sub-Mariner, Daredevil and many superheroes will be in a massive Comic & Toy Auction scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the gallery located at 63 Fourth Ave. in Cranston, starting at noon Eastern. The auction is being held in partnership with Altered Reality Entertainment and Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co.’s director of pop culture. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
In all, more than 350 graded and fine quality comic books and toys will come up for bid.
“Comic and toy auctions bring a nice variety to the workday at Bruneau & Co.,” said company president Kevin Bruneau. “All preview week the gallery is bright and colorful, with everyone’s childhood favorites up on the wall. This sale is sure to bring collectors out of the woodwork.”
Travis Landry added, “When it comes to auction time there is no better than the comic and toy sale for me. Especially with the fact we have an Amazing Fantasy #15 (above). That book is just special regardless of condition because of how important historically it is. Also, I’m sure the Batman #37 should perform well due to its rarity.”
The copy of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) is one of the auction’s expected top lots, with an estimate of $7,000-$10,000. The comic book, graded CBCS 1.8, features the first appearance and origin of Spider-Man as well as the first appearances of Aunt May, Uncle Ben, Flash Thompson and Liz Allen. It’s contained in a 13-by-8¼-inch plastic CBCS case.
The copy of Batman #37 (DC Comics, Oct.-Nov. 1946), graded CBCS 8.0, is expected to rise to $3,000-$5,000. It features the Joker on the cover (below) and the first appearance of the Jokermobile. The book is a blend of white and off-white pages and is also nicely displayed in a CBCS case.
An original, limited-edition lithograph of the iconic Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus trading card artwork, a Holy Grail of MTG collecting and a pinnacle of the Power Nine, signed and numbered “75/100” by illustrator Christopher Rush (Calif./N.Y., 1965-2016), should command $3,000-$5,000. The 8½-by-11-inch litho comes with an original certificate of authenticity.
A copy of Marvel Comics’ X-Men #1 (Sept. 1963), graded CBCS 3.0, is expected to hit $3,000-$4,000. The book features the first appearance and origin of the X-Men, including Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, Professor X and Magneto. It comes in a 13-by-8-¾-inch case.
A copy of Marvel Comics’ Daredevil #1 (April 1964), featuring the origin and first appearance of Daredevil and the first appearance of Karen Page and Foggy Nelson, has an estimate of $3,000-$4,000. The book, graded CGC 7.0, with off-white and white pages, is housed in a CGC case.
A copy of Marvel Comics’ Sub-Mariner #1 (May 1968), retelling the origin of the Sub-Mariner, graded CBCS 9.4 with exceptional white pages and in a CBCS case, should bring $1,500-$2,000.
Two Marvel Comics, both from the mid-1970s, have estimates of $1,400-$1,800. The first is a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #129 (Feb. 1974), which features the first appearance of both the Punisher and the Jackal, graded CBCS 9.0, with white pages. The second is a copy of Giant Size X-Men #1 (Summer 1975), featuring the first appearance of the new X-Men, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Thunderbird, plus the second full appearance of Wolverine, graded CGC 7.0.
For details contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers at email@example.com or 401-533-9980.