Some comic books expected to top $7,000 at Bruneau auction

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Rare, vintage comic books featuring Spider-Man, Batman, the X-Men, Sub-Mariner, Daredevil and many others will be in a massive Comic & Toy Auction scheduled for Saturday, September 21 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, starting at 12 noon. The auction is being held in partnership with Altered Realty Entertainment and Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co.’s Director of Pop Culture.

In all, more than 350 graded and fine quality comic books and toys will come up for bid. Online bidding will be offered by the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, or by downloading the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. A live, pre-sale auction, with no Internet bidding, will begin at 10 am Eastern.

“Comic and toy auctions bring a nice variety to the work day at Bruneau & Co.,” said company president Kevin Bruneau. “All preview week the gallery is bright and colorful, with everyone’s childhood favorites up on the wall. This sale is sure to bring collectors out of the woodwork.”

Travis Landry added, “When it comes to auction time there is no better than the comic and toy sale for me. Especially with the fact we have an Amazing Fantasy #15. That book is just special regardless of condition because of how important historically it is. Also, I’m sure the Batman #37 should perform well due to its rarity.”

The copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) is one of the auction’s expected top lots, with an estimate of $7,000 to $10,000. The comic book, graded CBCS 1.8, features the first appearance and origin of Spider-Man as well as the first appearances of Aunt May, Uncle Ben, Flash Thompson and Liz Allen. It’s contained in a 13-inch by 8¼-inch plastic CBCS case.

The copy of Batman #37 (DC Comics, Oct.-Nov. 1946), graded CBCS 8.0, is expected to rise to $3,000 to $5,000. It features the Joker on the cover and the first appearance of the Jokermobile. The book is a blend of white and off-white pages and is also nicely displayed in a CBCS case.

An original, limited-edition lithograph of the iconic Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus trading card artwork, a Holy Grail of MTG collecting and a pinnacle of the Power Nine, signed and numbered “75/100” by illustrator Christopher Rush (Calif./N.Y., 1965-2016), should command $3,000 to $5,000. The 8½-inch by 11-inch litho comes with an original certificate of authenticity.

Two Marvel Comics, both from the mid-1970s, have estimates of $1,400 to $1,800. The first is a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #129 (Feb. 1974), which features the first appearance of both the Punisher and the Jackal, graded CBCS 9.0, with white pages. The second is a copy of Giant Size X-Men #1 (Summer 1975), featuring the first appearance of the new X-Men, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Thunderbird, plus the second full appearance of Wolverine, graded CGC 7.0.

Previews will be held Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20 from 9 am-5 pm Eastern.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the September 21 Comic & Toy Auction, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted often.

AMAZING FANTASY:

Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962), graded CBCS 1.8, featuring the first appearance and origin of Spider-Man as well as other primary characters is one of more than 350 comic books to be auctioned Sept. 21. It is expected to go for $7,000 to $10,000.

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