Million Dollar Comic Book Auction to be Held


Tuesday, October 10th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


October 2000 -- Greg Manning Auctions, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMAI) will hold the largest comic book auction in hobby history on Saturday, October 21, 2000. The auction will have several important collections as part of its 916 lots and bids will be accepted from an unprecedented six different mediums, including live from the floor and from GMAI's website (www.gregmanning.com).


Vintage Issues

Among the lots are 200 pedigreed comic books including a Curator copy of Amazing Fantasy #15. Other vintage issues that will be available include Detective Comics #27, widely regarded as the second most important comic ever published because it marks the first-ever appearance of Batman, as well as Batman #1. In addition to the comics, lots offered will also contain rare original Spiderman, Hulk and Fantastic Four comic art by Silver-Aged Greats Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and John Romita.

"Rarely have so many great comic books been available in a single auction. There will be fresh original collections and many, many more comics from pedigreed collections," said Bill Hughes of GMAI. "Even though our last comic auction achieved a record breaking $1.3 million sales, we expect this auction to surpass that success."

Descriptions and images of the comics scheduled to be up for bid can be seen online by visiting www.gregmanning.com. All of the comics in the auction have been certified by experts to guarantee authenticity and condition.

For more information on Greg Manning Auctions, Inc., please visit www.gregmanning.com or call 800-221-0243; fax: 973-882-3499.