Are you a Silver Age collector? Looking to add to your already impressive collection, or just want to get your feet wet in the Silver Age pool? Who can blame you? The Silver Age of comics introduced some of the most beloved -- and iconic -- comic book characters of all time. Marvel was especially killing it during this time with new characters such as Spider-Man, The X-Men, Black Panther, and even the reintroduction of Captain America. DC was also going big by re-introducing and updating heroes such as Green Lantern, the Flash, and Batgirl. On August 10 Heritage is going big by offering fans a chance to win some Silver Age goodies from the Greenwich collection, which comprises of some of the best books the era has to offer. Here are my gem pics for this showcase auction!

Aquaman #1 CGC Universal 6.5

Much like many DC heroes at this time, Aquaman was first introduced in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941. Dr. Fate graced the cover of that comic, but Aquaman made his oceanic debut within the pages. His look didn't change much between the Golden and Silver Ages -- in fact, he didn't get much of an update until the Modern Age.

Aquaman would continue to be published in various DC books after the Golden Age, but wouldn't get his own solo series until 1962. While he may not be the most popular DC hero, he has become a staple in the roster and an important member of the Justice League.

This copy of Aquaman #1 CGC blue label 6.5 features Off-White pages and is the first appearance of Quisp the Water Sprite. The cover is bright and beautiful and would present well in any collection. The current one-year average for examples in this grade is $730, with prices trending down. There is another Aquaman movie due out soon, but with the DC Universe reset it may not mean anything. Prices on this book could continue to go down -- making this an opportune time to buy a copy.

Avengers #4 CGC Universal 7.5

Once World War II ended Captain America, and other patriotic heroes, were discontinued. Or in Caps case, they were put on ice. The star spangled heroes patriotism didn't exactly fit in with the way comic books were moving after the Golden Age, but Cap came back in Avengers #4 in March of 1964. This Jack Kirby cover is one of the best and while it is often imitated, nothing can beat the real deal. This comic also featured another Golden Age hero, the Sub-Mariner, as well as the rest of the Avengers. When it comes to Silver Age books this is simply one of the best.

This CGC blue label 7.5 features Cream to Off-White pages and a very clean cover. The current one-year average on similar examples in this grade is $4,397 with prices trending down. However, Silver Age Marvel comics are still in high demand, so if you're of an investment mindset this book would likely work out for you in the long run. If you're a collector, buy the dip!

X-Men #1 CGC Universal 5.0

The X-Men were an era defining team that continued to grow in popularity through the decades. As a kid I loved the X-Men animated show, and have enjoyed the comics off and on. The original team featured Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, and Marvel Girl -- who would go on to have one of the best comic arcs of all time with the Dark Phoenix line. While Wolverine wouldn't appear for some time after, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee were on fire with this series, and the many other's they created.

This CGC blue label 5.0 features Cream to Off-White Pages, and while there is noticeable wear on the book, it only adds to its character. The current one-year average on other examples in this grade is $15,196 with prices trending down. However, this is the X-Men, and this book will likely see a price spike again in the near future.

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