Comics featuring debuts of Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men and Wonder Woman hit the market in a single sale

Some of the most illustrious and sought-after American comics of all time, including DC Detective Comics #27, Marvel Amazing Fantasy #15, Superman #1, Marvel X-Men #1 and Batman #1, among other ultra-rare comic books, have just hit the market in a single sale. The comics feature the first appearances of some of the most iconic superheroes ever, including Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men and Wonder Woman, and are among the headliners of the May Elite sale at Goldin.

The rare comic book items up for sale include the 1939 DC Detective Comics #27 (CGC 6.5); 1962 Marvel Amazing Fantasy #15 (CGC 8.0); 1939 DC Superman #1 (CGC 2.0); 1940 DC Batman #1 (CGC 4.0); 1963 Marvel X-Men #1 (CGC 8.5); 1942 DC Wonder Woman #1 (CGC 5.0); and a 1984 Mirage Studios Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TMNT #1 First Print Promotional Copy, signed by creators Pete Laird and Kevin Eastman (CGC 9.8).

  • 1939 DC Superman #1 (CGC 2.0)
  •  1939 DC Superman #1 (CGC 2.0) - Back Cover
  • 1939 DC Detective Comics #27 (CGC 6.5)
  • 1940 DC Batman #1 (CGC 4.0)
  • 1942 DC Wonder Woman #1 (CGC 5.0)
  • 1962 Marvel Amazing Fantasy #15 (CGC 8.0)
  • 1984 Mirage Studios Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TMNT #1 First Print Promotional Copy, signed by creators Pete Laird and Kevin Eastman (CGC 9.8)
  • 1963 Marvel X-Men #1 (CGC 8.5)

Also in the auction is original cover art for DC Showcase #24 by Gil Kane, featuring the third appearance of Green Lantern, published in 1960, and the original art page and title splash for DC Comics Green Lantern #6 by Gil Kane, published in 1961.

Original cover art for DC Showcase #24 by Gil Kane, featuring the third appearance of Green Lantern, published in 1960
Original cover art for DC Showcase #24 by Gil Kane, featuring the third appearance of Green Lantern, published in 1960
The original art page and title splash for DC Comics Green Lantern #6 by Gil Kane, published in 1961
The original art page and title splash for DC Comics Green Lantern #6 by Gil Kane, published in 1961

“It’s rare to have even one of these amazing books featuring the first appearances of these culturally iconic heroes in a collection, let alone all of them,” said Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin. “We are so honored to be able to showcase so many pillars of the comic world in one sale. When you add to that the one-of-a-kind original Gil Kane Green Lantern art, this auction is going to turn a lot of heads in the hobby.”

In addition to the marquee comic books and art, the May Elite Auction also features hundreds of pop-culture items that any collector will love. These include a 2013 Fleer Retro Marvel PMG Green #5 Spider-Man (#02/10) card; a near complete set of 1977 Topps Star Wars Cards with autographs of Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford; a set of 1998 Japanese Pokemon TCG Trophy Pikachu No #1, 2, and 3 Trainer cards; and many more.

The Goldin Elite Auction is a carefully curated sale of the rarest and most sought-after collectible items across sports, comic books, pop culture, movies, music and more. For the complete list of items, visit goldin.co/buy. Featuring more than 700 items overall, the auction is predicted to smash industry records when it closes on 21st May 2022.

Founded by Ken Goldin, this collectibles marketplace has sold more than $1.5 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. Goldon routinely sets records for the most expensive trading cards and other memorabilia ever sold.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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