ComicConnect’s Event Auction #53 began on Monday, February 20, 2023, at 12 PM EDT. “The 2023 auction season is underway, and we are kicking it off with an extraordinary selection showcasing three unique copies of Superman #1, each a little different, all valuable,” began Vincent Zurzolo, President, and co-founder of the New York City-based auction house. “A copy of Action Comics #1, with a great story to tell, is a late addition that will surely become some collectors’ new favorite comic book.”

Golden Age highlights include a copy of Captain America Comics #1 7.0, Venus #19 8.5, Zurzolo’s all-time favorite cover, two high-grade Gaines File Copies including a Crime SuspenStories #22 9.4 and a Mad #1 9.8, “both of these books are simply stunning,” Zurzolo added. Bidders will also find Batman #1 2.5, Whiz Comics #2(#1) 5.5, Sensation Comics #1 5.5, and Detective Comics #35 3.5.

Silver, Bronze, and Modern collectors can go after Amazing Fantasy #15 6.5, Ultimate Fallout #4 9.8 (Variant), Fantastic Four #5 9.4, Tales to Astonish #44 9.6, Strange Tales #110 9.0, Amazing Spider-Man #1 6.5, Showcase #4 6.0, and Tomb of Dracula #10 9.8 to name a few.

The international comic market has arrived with some of the most desirable selections in the hobby offered in Event Auction #53. From a run of El Vengador (The Avenger) and La Sombra (The Shadow) pulps from the Spanish Civil War era, to the Mexican Edition El Sorprendente Hombre Arana (The Amazing Spider-Man) #128 8.5 featuring a Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy wedding. Plus, Los Hombres X (X-Men) #1 6.5 and dozens more incredibly rare international copies. See every international pulp and comic lot.

“The original art section is flooded with great choices as consignors have added a steady stream of black ink offerings to the auction hammer,” Zurzolo went on. “Spider-Man delights across three pages from Todd McFarlane’s legendary run on Amazing Spider-Man and he and the Torch dazzle on the cover of Marvel Team-Up #61 by Al Milgrom.” 

Collectors may bid on the J. Scott Campbell cover of PlayStation Magazine #47, a Gil Kane Subby & Dr. Doom cover to Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #2, a DC: The New Frontier interior page by Darwyn Cooke, and “the Silver Surfer: Judgment Day splash by John Buscema will haunt your dreams,” Zurzolo gushed.

“Our video game section showcases the incredible Nintendo World Championship (NWC) Collection of Nicholas Membrez-Weiler who was only seven years old during the competition. The entirety of the collection is authenticated and certified,” Zurzolo explained. The NWC was the first major esports event in the USA. Included in the collection and most importantly, is Nick’s super rare, Grey Nintendo World Championship cartridge. “Enjoy the auction!” Zurzolo concluded. “I hope you get everything your heart desires!”

The auction end dates are as follows:

Session 1: (Original Art, NWC + Video Games, Video Tapes) Ends: Mar 13, 2023
Session 2: (Pulps, International, Action - Batman) Ends: Mar 14, 2023
Session 3: (Battle - Grendel) Ends: Mar 15, 2023
Session 4: (Harley Quinn - Static) Ends: Mar 16, 2023
Session 5: (Strange Adventures - Zip Comics) Ends: Mar 17, 2023

Check out the Event Auction #53 catalog!

Collectors will also find pulps, certified tapes, posters, and memorabilia. Bidding is open at Contact with any questions or call toll-free 888-779-7377.

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