No buyer's premiums — What you bid is what you pay!
Event AuctionSTARTLING COMICS #49
View Larger Image

Placing offer…

This item has been sold.
Grade: CGC NM+: 9.6
Publisher: Better
Bid History: Sold For
$64,000 

61 Bids 

End Time: 9:21 PM EDT
Friday 8/31/2018
Comments: off-white pgs; tied for highest graded!
Classic Schomburg airbrush robot cvr! Bondage cvr
Highest Graded
Share:
STARTLING COMICS #49
Publisher:
Better
Grade:
CGC NM+: 9.6
Alright, let's get this out of the way right up front: yes, this robot does look suspiciously like a certain hard-drinking bot from that cartoon show, and, yeah, it's probably no accident. Let's also get this out of the way -- this might be one of the most flat-out awesome science fiction covers ever. It's also notoriously tough to find, especially in nice shape, plus it's by Alex Schomburg, one of the best-loved, most collected, and finest of Golden Age cover artists. And, it's gorgeously airbrushed, with astonishingly bright, vivid colors. Add that all up to one of the most requested, comic covers of the Golden Age. On the rare occasion it comes to market, dealers and collectors alike literally salivate over it (I've seen it), no matter what condition it's in. The creme-de-la-cool, the centerpiece of any sci-fi GA comic collection, and probably the best non-superhero comic cover ever, this is a doozy. Did we mention we love this book? We love this book.

This is the highest-graded copy of this masterpiece, and, really, we should be putting highest-graded copy in all caps or something, but we try to stay classy, but, dude, this is the highest-graded copy of Startling Comics #49. If that doesn't get you excited, I don't know what to do for you. This is far-and-away the single coolest sci-fi cover of the Golden Age, and we fully expect near-fist-fights between bidders come closing time, so bring your A-game for this one.

Overstreet Guide 2017 NM- (9.2) value = $6,000.

If you are a new customer planning to make a first-time purchase over $25,000, please contact us 24 hours in advance of the item closing at 212.895.3999 or support@comicconnect.com so that we may approve your account for bidding. (This policy was instituted to protect consignors and bidders against bids from fraudulent accounts, and to ensure the integrity of the bidding process.) Once approved, please log out of your account and then log in, for the approval to take effect.

We realize many of you would like to bid on this auction lot, so for this listing, ComicConnect.com offers a 6 month, interest free, time payment plan with a 20% non-refundable deposit. Time Payments invoices can only be paid by cash, check, money order or wire transfer. LEARN MORE