The Jon Berk Auction exceeded all expectations. Our pre-auction estimate was $4-5 million. We broke $7 million. We'd like to thank everybody who participated in the auction very much. A very special thank you to Jon and Bonnie Berk for their trust in choosing ComicConnect to bring their collection to the public.
The current auction catalog you are holding in your hands is chock full of fantastic comics and original art. With over 1,900 lots available there is surely something for everyone. The Pacific Coast copy of Tales of Suspense #39 CGC 9.6 is one of the nicest examples of the first Iron Man comic in existence. The bright colors, stunning pages, overall eye appeal and incredible freshness make it hard to imagine how it survived in this state since 1963.
Great Golden Age keys abound including amazing highlights like the super rare, highest-graded copy (1 of 1) of the 1st Archie, Pep #22 CGC 8.0, considered the Action #1 of teen humor comics, there is no telling how high bidders will go. Early Actions and Detectives, including a coverless #27, Cap #1 coverless, All American #16, and Adventure #40 will also attract a lot of eyes.
Coming off the heels of the highest-grossing female-directed film ever, Wonder Woman, we present to you the 2nd highest-graded copy of Wonder Woman #1 in CGC 8.5, as well as a CGC 5.0 mid-grade, and a CGC 1.0 reader copy. Need to fill in your run? We have a near complete run up to #200 for you! And if you need even more Wonder Woman, we have her first appearance in All Star Comics #8 CGC 5.5. Wonder Woman is super-hot with a sequel already in the works.
The 3rd highest-graded copy of Fantastic Comics #3 CGC 5.5, plus 3 Superman #1s, 3 Batman #1s, 3 Archie #1s, and the aforementioned trio of Wonder Woman #1s make 3 the magic number in this auction. It is important to note that grades vary, so there is something for every type of collector.
Silver Age keys like the highest-graded copies of Silver Surfer #1 CGC 9.8, and Dr. Strange #169 CGC 9.8, X-Men #1 CGC 9.0, Strange Tales #110 CGC 8.5, Hulk #5 CBCS 9.4, Fantastic Four #12 CGC 9.4, highest-graded copies of #45 and #48, both 9.8, Amazing Spider-Man #3 CGC 9.4, #10 CGC 9.8 (highest graded), #14 CGC 9.2, #31 CGC 9.6, and Annual #1 CGC 9.4 are all available. I almost forgot to mention the 4 copies of Amazing Fantasy #15 all available at different grades, check out the CGC 5.5 copy with great eye-appeal.
Hot and tough to find Bronze, Copper, and Modern Age books at varying price points are ready to find new homes. Get the heavy hitters of tomorrow for a fraction today!
Our original art selection is heavy on The King, with incredible pieces from Hulk #4 pg 8, FF #2 pgs 3 & 9, Tales of Suspense #23 pg 39, Silver Star #2 pg 1, Richard Dragon Kung-Fu Fighter #3 pg 16, Forever People #25 pg 25, Hunger Dogs nn pg #30, and Kamandi #17 pg 18. An action-packed Superman #282 cover by Nick Cardy is just awesome. A double cover for Batman #50 and Superman #50 by Ed Benes will drop your jaw. If you love classic John Byrne, check out the great page 31 from X-Men #115. Modern Age covers from Ant-Man, Flash, Hawkman, and Superman plus two masterpieces by David Finch on Wonder Woman #36 and #37 are all simply gorgeous. Gwen Stacy/Venom fans will be wowed by the Guardians of Knowhere #1 cover by Rob Guillory.
The auction end-dates are as follows:
Session 1 (Original Art, Abbott & Costello - Avengers) September 11, 2017
Session 2 (Avengers - Hero for Hire) September 12, 2017
Session 3 (Hit Comics - Showcase) September 13, 2017
Session 4 (Showcase - Weird Science-Fantasy) September 14, 2017
Session 5 (Weird Science-Fantasy - Zip Comics) September 15, 2017
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