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Results of Event Auction XLVIII: 
Superman #1 leads $9.8M Auction

ComicConnect’s biggest auction ever ended last week with nearly $10 million in investment collectibles changing hands. The eyes of the collecting world were fixated on the Superman #1 CGC 7.0, the highest graded copy to ever go to auction. Breaking $2.6 million, the comic performed beautifully and beyond even our highest estimates. The book was purchased from the original owner in 1979 for just $1,000.

    

Billed as the biggest Superman auction ever, ComicConnect also featured a copy of Action Comics #1 CGC 3.0 that sold for $1,638,759. The seller won the book in a ComicConnect auction in 2010 for just $300,000 realizing well over a $1 million in profit. The hammer price is truly exceptional and at the same time, it’s a great deal for the buyer as it’s such a phenomenal investment piece.

      

More Gold and Silver Highlights: Action Comics #1 CGC NG (Page 1 only) $25,000, Archie Comics #1 CGC 4.0 $48,000, Batman #1 CGC 0.5 (Q) $46,000, Detective Comics #29 CGC 6.5 (C) $60,000, Flash Comics #1 CGC 2.0 $92,000, Nickel Comics #1 CGC 9.6 $20,000, Superman #1 CGC 0.5 $55,000, Whiz Comics #2(#1) CGC 6.0 $385,378, and Wonder Woman #6 CGC 9.4 $40,000.

      

Silver Age Hits: Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 7.0 $241,500, Amazing Spider-Man #1 CGC 7.0 $42,650, Brave and the Bold #34 CGC 9.4 $39,111, Fantastic Four #1 CGC 4.5 $28,000, Fantastic Four #5 CGC 6.5 $27,875, Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 8.0 $188,006, Justice League of America #21 CGC 9.8 $70,500, Showcase #4 CGC 7.5 $67,000, Silver Surfer #1 CGC 9.6 $28,251, and X-Men #1 CGC 9.0 $185,000.

      

Bronze and Modern: Defenders #1 CGC 9.8 $18,277, Gobbledygook #1 CGC 9.0 $85,666, Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.6 $25,000, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 CGC 9.8 $230,555, and X-Men #94 CGC 9.8 $72,111.

      

The original art auction featured the cover to Inhumans #1 by Gil Kane that sold for $88,550 and a page by Jerry Robinson from Batman #14 that hit $25,000. The video game auction was highlighted by Donkey Kong Classics (NES) WATA 9.8 $12,500 and Ninja Gaiden Shadow (GB) VGA 90 $4,100.

      

ComicConnect has become a destination for pulp collectors. Both copies of the October 1933 “Batwoman” Weird Tales sold for astounding prices, with a FN/VF restored copy closing at $6,675.75 and a VG/FN unrestored at $12,075. As well, a beautiful June 1933 Weird Tales ended at $1,437.50. Meanwhile, a copy of the June 1940 Spider ended at a whopping $1,986.05 and a high-grade copy of the second Amazing Stories closed at $1,667.50.

ComicConnect’s next Pulp Auction Preview is live and visit ComicConnect’s Event Auction #49 Preview. 

For assistance with your collection, either buying or selling, email their Director of Consignments, Rob Reynolds (robr@comicconnect.com) or call (888)779-7377.

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