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Press Release - January 22, 2018

Heritage’s Jan. 21 Weekly Internet Comics Auction Soars Past $300,000

Silver Age keys and Will Eisner Sunday original art claim top honors

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DALLAS, Texas (Jan. 22, 2018) — A hand-picked selection of more than 250 rare Silver Age key books helped Heritage's Jan. 21 Sunday Internet Comics Auction soar to $303,054, a rare benchmark for the firm's weekly sales.

"We always celebrate when a weekly closes north of $300,000," Heritage's Comics & Comic Art Director of Operations Barry Sandoval said. "It just so happens this auction was filled with an excellent selection of important books across every price point."

Heritage's Sunday Internet Comics Auctions surpassed $10.8 million in 2017, (an average of nearly $208,000 a week, with each 500- to 800-lot auction closing every Sunday evening at 6pm CST and a new auction beginning almost immediately thereafter.)

Two copies of Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) drew intense competition: A CGC VG+ 4.5-grade copy brought $27,485 and a CGC GD/VG 3.0 copy ended at $16,730. A copy of The Brave and the Bold #28 (DC, 1960), CGC FN- 5.5, sold for $5,504. Another Silver Age gem, a CGC Apparent VG/FN 5.0 copy of The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) hit $5,258.

Will Eisner's The Spirit original ink drawing for a June 26, 1949 Sunday comic strip sold for $6,572 to lead the sale's selection of original art. A monumentally large vertical page of Frank Robbins' original art for an Aug. 3, 1947 Johnny Hazard Sunday comic strip sold for $2,868.

Additional highlights from the Jan. 21 auction include:

$5,258: The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974), CGC NM 9.4

$5,019: Fantastic Four #5 (Marvel, 1962), CGC VF- 7.5

$3,585: Four Color #878 Peanuts (Dell, 1958) Condition: VF, against a price guide estimate of $600

$3,107: Superboy #80 (DC, 1960) CGC NM 9.4

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet's most popular auction-house website, HA.com, has over one million registered bidder-members and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.


Eric Bradley, Public Relations Director
214-409-1871; EricB@HA.com

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