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Action Comics #1 Rockets to Over $3 million in Auction

Action Comics #1 "Rocket Copy"

A CGC Fine 6.0 copy of Action Comics #1 recently sold for $3.18 million through Heritage Auctions. That’s the second most expensive comic ever offered by the auction house behind a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15.

Known as the “Rocket Copy” of the comic due to the red spaceship stamped on the cover, the comic was kept in an envelope meant to preserve important documetns.

The issue is iconic as it’s the introduction to the world to Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Certified Guarantee Company knows of only 77 copies of Action Comics #1 in existence in any condition and of just two graded CGC FN 6.0.

A previous CGC GD/VG 3.0 original owner copy of Action Comics #1 sold through Heritage Auctions in 2012 for $300,000. The auction house has offered only a handful of copies of the history making issue with none ever breaking the million dollar barrier until this recent copy.

Spider-Man’s Black Costume Origin Page Sells for $3.6 Million

Page 25 from Secret Wars #8 was a hot item at Heritage Auctions recently. The page by Mike Zeck features Spider-Man in his “black costume” and recently sold for $3,360,000. That costume would turn out to be a symbiote that would later go on and create Venom.

Bidding opened at $33,000 but quickly rose as the comic page saw a bidding war that set records.

Moments before page 25 went up for auction, page 24 sold for $288,000.

That’s $3,648,000 for two pages from the iconic comic. The original owners name wasn’t revealed but purchased the pages in the 1980s and held on to them ever since.

Heritage Auctions Teams with Comic Artists to Benefit the Ed Asner Memorial Fund

Heritage Auctions and numerous comic artists are teaming up to raise money of the Ed Asner Memorial Fund. Bill Sienkiewicz is one of those creators who after getting involved, helped convince other artists to do the same.

Beloved for generations for roles that included gruff-but-lovable Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Santa Claus in Elf and Carl Fredericksen in Pixar’s Up, Ed Asner died Aug. 29, leaving a legacy as a giant among Hollywood stars and a champion for numerous special needs communities. Matthew Asner, the center’s president and CEO, and his wife, Navah Paskowitz-Asner, continue their tireless work of creating programs and services for those with special needs. Among the most important is raising funds to support the center, through events like Heritage Auctions’ Inktoberfest for the Ed Asner Family Center Charity Auction. Bidding for the event – Heritage’s third on behalf of The Ed Asner Family Center – opens Sept. 30 on HA.com; the event closes Oct. 28.

The event is one of the center’s primary annual fundraisers, thanks to generous contributions from some of the comic-book industry’s best and best-known artists.

The result is an extraordinary event, with roughly 140 lots of art donated by the artists who created them; the proceeds will go to support the programs and services offered at The Ed Asner Family Center. The list of artists who have contributed to the event reads like a Who’s Who of comic art, among them Sienkiewicz, Kevin Nowlan, Don Maitz, Jim Lee, Ibrahim Moustafa, Philip Tan, and Arthur Adams, to name but a few.

Without Ed’s involvement, this year’s event, of course, holds special significance to Matt and all involved with the Ed Asner Family Center.

Proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Ed Asner Memorial Fund for programs and services at The Ed Asner Family Center, “a one-stop shop for neurodivergent individuals and their families seeking wholeness in all attitudes of life.” The center “gives children and adults of all levels of ability a chance at dignity, confidence, and self-respect” through an assortment of arts and career advancement programs that are offered after school and on weekends, as well as counseling and mindfulness classes.

One-of-a-Kind My Little Pony Variant and Original Artwork Raises $8,750 for Charity

mlp charity variantThe Heritage Auctions for the one-of-a-kind variant of IDW‘s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #12 and the original cover artwork by fan-favorite Sara Richard closed on August 9 raising a total of $8,750*, with the one-of-a-kind variant ending at $5,500 and the Richard original cover artwork ending at $3,250.

The proceeds of the auctions are earmarked to benefit Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization that provides children from around the world with life-threatening illnesses and their families a memorable and cost-free visit to Central Florida attractions.

IDW, Hasbro, and Heritage Auctions have extended a big “thank you” to everyone who participated in the auctions and helped to raise this impressive donation for Give Kids The World. A special “thanks” goes to Sara Richards for her generous donation of the original artwork, which greatly contributed to the success of this charitable effort.

*Totals does not include the Buyer’s Premium

IDW and Hasbro Auction a One of a Kind My Little Pony Comic for Charity

unnamedMy Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fast became the best-selling comic in IDW‘s history and last year the title reached a monumental milestone of selling over one million copies at retail. To celebrate the occasion, IDW and Hasbro collaborated on a very special promotion. In an unprecedented move, an extremely rare variant cover by fan-favorite Sara Richard of issue #12 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was made, so rare it was limited to ONE copy total!

IDW and Hasbro are proud to announce that they are joining with Heritage Auctions, the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world, to auction both the one-of-a-kind issue and the original artwork by Richard, at Heritage’s Signature Auction, this August 7th. Proceeds of the auction will benefit Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization that provides children from around the world with life-threatening illnesses and their families a memorable and cost-free visit to Central Florida attractions.

The one-of-a-kind variant issue #12 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will be on view at Heritage Auctions booth at Comic-Con International: San Diego.

unnamed(1)How to Register & Bid Online (online bidding starts approximately July 18th)
1. For the Comic: http://comics.ha.com/itm/modern-age-1980-present-/humor/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-12-cover-b-sara-richard-1-million-edition-only-copy-produced-idw-publishing-2013-cgc-nm-96-white-pages/p/7097-136001.s
For the Original Art: http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/covers/sara-richard-my-little-pony-12-1-million-cover-b-original-art-group-idw-2014-/p/7097-136002.s
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For the Original Art: http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/covers/sara-richard-my-little-pony-12-1-million-cover-b-original-art-group-idw-2014-/p/7097-136002.s
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