Heritage 2019 May Auction Results

Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages

Is this a good result? I think so. It sold for something like 50% more than a 4.0 just sold for, so I think relative to that book this book did well. It's also within spitting distance of the 5.0 Detective #27 Hake's sold last year, which shows you how crazy Superman #1 is because of how difficult it is to get in even mid-grade. There are 60 unrestored copies of Superman #1 in the census. There are 32 copies of Detective #27 (68 total!) But yet, a 5.0 Superman #1 is tied for 7th highest graded and a 5.0 Detective Comics #27 is tied for 17th.

Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0

It's rare you get to compare results one to one for Golden Age keys, but this book sold for $15,000 less than the 7.0 copy that sold at ComicConnect in March.

Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages

Over the past three years, Heritage has sold 3 copies of Batman #1 in 5.5. Every time they've sold for less money. In November a copy sold for $239,000. Last year, a copy sold for $227,050. this copy sold for $210,000. Make of that what you will.

John Byrne and Terry Austin X-Men #137 Double Splash Pages 2-3

I I wrote about this splash a few years ago. It was cool then, it's cool now. It sold for more than it did the last time. Which is pretty good, because that's not always the case with these big original art pieces. I get the feeling that the first sale brings out the whales who think "this will never come up for sale again" and when one of these 6 figure pages comes back around a couple of years later the luster is gone.

Tales of Suspense #39 Iron Man (Marvel, 1963) CBCS NM+ 9.6

CGC graded copies of this book have sold for up to $300,000. CGC 9.4 copies of this book have recently sold for $155,000. This CBCS book sold for $111,000. I don't know that every CBCS book sells for a discount to the equivalent CGC grade. This one certainly did.

Wonder Woman

Two big Wonder Woman books sold: All Star Comics #8 (DC, 1942) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages and Wonder Woman #1 (DC, 1942) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. The results are basically flat to 2017, which is interesting. Most of the time when there's intense run-up on a character in advance of a movie, there's usually a big drop-off afterwards. The stratospheric rise has stopped, but seeing Wonder Woman plateaus at this new (much higher) level is a win of sorts.

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