NEW YORK – Jasper52 will sell more than 300 lots of superhero comic books – no Sad Sacks or Archies – in a no-reserve online auction on Sunday, March 14. Many of the titles are Silver Age comic books from the 1960s. Popular characters from both DC and Marvel are represented. Because this is a no-reserve auction, each lot will sell to the high bidder, no matter how low the winning bid may be. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
Action Comics, the home base of Superman, has more than 40 lots in the sale, starting with issue #299. Also offered in the auction is Batman, who is featured on eight covers of Detective Comics.
Atlas Comics launched Tales of Suspense in January 1959 and issue #1 is available to the highest bidder. The title became the home of Captain America with issue #100.
Iron Man was co-created by Marvel writer and editor Stan Lee, made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963). He received his own title in Iron Man #1 (May 1968). The lone Iron Man title in the Jasper52 auction is Iron Man #55, which marked the debut of Thanos, one of the most powerful supervillains in the Marvel Universe. He has clashed with many heroes including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
Kingpin is another Marvel supervillain who first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #50, which will also be sold in the auction. It is one of 28 Spider-Man comic books offered in the sale.
Captain America has been around since 1941 and stars on at least 18 comic books in the auction.
The Jasper52 auction of superhero comic books will be held Sunday, March 15 beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time.