Heritage May Auction

It's Heritage time again. Feast your eyes on the comic book and original art glory.

Suspense Comics #3 Mile High Pedigree CBCS 9.2

This is clearly the biggest deal in this auction. We were floored when we found out this book even existed. It wasn't listed in the original catalog and no one I've ever spoken to had any idea the book existed. People who would know would categorically say "There isn't a Church copy" when we would speak of Suspense 3. I'm not sure where this will end up, but the fact that it's been hidden from the hobby for decades is just awesome and the fact that it's likely the best possible copy will drive the price through the roof

Patsy Walker #1 Mile High Pedigree (Timely, 1945) CGC 9.4

This may not be the biggest deal in the auction, but it's super cool. An Edgar Church Timely is always a treat and this one is sharp.

The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Massachusetts Pedigree CGC 9.2

I'm not a fan of the miscut on this book, but it's still a book to watch. Pedigree copies of Spider-Man #1 don't grow on trees.

Tales of Suspense #39 Bethlehem Pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4

Bethlehem is a neglected pedigree. I know the page quality isn't always the greatest, but my word there are a lot of cool books in this pedigree. In terms of the key books, it compares favorably against every other silver age pedigrees, including DC keys from the 1950s. It also includes a ton of horror and sci-fi.

And there's this beast! A cool copy of this crazy key book.

Wonder Woman #1 (DC, 1942) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages

White pages!

As you probably know by now, I love this book.

John Byrne Fantastic Four #260 Cover Original Art

I'm a big sucker for this run and this cover is a perfect example of why. It's dramatic, finely rendered and… rubble-filled! Byrne rubble FTW.

Joshua Middleton NYX #3 Cover and Concept Art X-23 First Appearance

One of the things I like about the hobby is that it constantly regenerates. New books come out and become keys and the original art associated with those keys can hit the market and sell for crazy money.

Black Cat Mystery #50 (Harvey, 1954) CGC VF- 7.5

This cover is really gruesome. It really is.

Fantastic Comics #6 San Francisco Pedigree (Fox, 1940) CGC 9.0 and The Spirit #nn (#2) San Francisco Pedigree (Quality, 1945) CGC 9.4

San Francisco copies are serious business.

Stephen Platt Prophet #5 Wraparound Cover Original Art

Stephen Platt was the hottest artist in comics for a little while. Why use one line when you can use four? At the current resolution, I can't even figure out what's going on there's so much detail in that drawing.

Four Color (Series One) #4 Donald Duck (Dell, 1940) CGC VF

Holy cow. Click through and check out the colors on this copy. Disney/Dell/Four Color isn't my strong suit by any stretch of the imagination, but even I'm excited by this important book.

Neal Adams Batman #222 Cover Beatles Original Art

I've always had a soft spot for this book. I love Adams' Batman and I love the Beatles, so there you have it.

Dave Gibbons Watchmen #2 Cover Original Art

There's a lot of great Watchmen art in this auction. The French album covers are killer. That said, I really appreciate the simplicity of the original series covers and if I were the type to spend heavily on original art, I'd be chasing them.

That's all out of me this time. As always the Heritage Signature Auction format brings out some significant pieces in every category so there's a lot to check out beyond what catches my fancy.

I'll definitely have a follow-up about the Suspense 3 result and anything else that's out of the ordinary.

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