The Dark Knight topped the sale of the auction with a copy of Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939). The copy includes the first appearance of the Batman and had been graded a 7.5 by CGC (Certified Guaranty Company). The CGC, member of Certified Collectibles Group of companies, grade comic books in a three level process. The comics are graded on a scale from 1-10 in due to how they have been kept and restored since the original time of publication. The auctions top sale, the Detective Comics #27, was sold for 98 587 USD!

The auction also included never-before-offered lots from Bill Everett and Bernie Wrightson stories, which could be an indication to why the event was nearly sold out. The event brought a lot of attention on both the viewing day and also to great bidders in the auction.

Other comics that had been high graded by the CGC were for example a copy of Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961), which had gotten a 8,5 on the scoring grade and ended up selling for 65 725 USD. A high interest could also be noted for the original art by Fran Frazetta and his brilliant depiction of Ghost Rider, presented on a cover of Tim Holt #17 (Marvel Enterprises, 1950). The lot had 13 bidders in total and ended up going for 71 700 USD. The Ghost Rider was greatly popular in its prime days and due to it, the character would eventually morph and become two different characters for the Marvel Comics.

Another highlight from the auction was the original cover art featuring Spider-Man AND members of the X-Men. Todd McFarlane had made the cover for Marvel Tales #234 (Marvel, 1990) and it was auctioned off for 31 070 USD.


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