Comic Bug Auctions Prime Stan Lee-Autographed CGC-Graded Silver Age Books

Posted: 12/11/2007

Get on your horse! Auctions just began December 10

LOS ANGELES (December 11, 2007) – The one and only Stan Lee has autographed ten Silver Age Marvel comics for The Comic Bug, a store in Manhattan Beach, CA. The Comic Bug is now auctioning these books off via, with 25% of proceeds generously donated to The Hero Initiative, the nonprofit dedicated to helping comic book veterans who have fallen on hard times.

Auctions just started December 10, and can be viewed at: The Comic Bug

All books have been authenticated and graded by CGC, Comics Guaranty Corporation, and carry the prestigious CGC Signature Series label. The auctions include the following:

  • X-Men 1, CGC grade Signature Series 3.0 (THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE X-MEN!)

  • Amazing Spider-Man 2, CGC Signature Series grade 5.5 (FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE VULTURE)

  • Amazing Spider-Man 4, CGC Signature Series grade 6.5 (FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE SANDMAN)

  • Amazing Spider-Man 6, CGC Signature Series grade 7.0 (FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE LIZARD)

  • Amazing Spider-Man 16, CGC Signature Series grade 7.0 (SPIDER-MAN VS. DAREDEVIL, 1st meeting of two titans!)

  • Doctor Strange 169, CGC Signature Series grade 8.0 (FIRST ISSUE OF DR. STRANGE!)

  • Fantastic Four 52, CGC Signature Series grade 6.5 (FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE BLACK PANTHER!)

  • Incredible Hulk 6, CGC Signature Series grade 4.5 (Final Issue of The Hulk)

  • Iron Man 1, CGC Signature Series grade 7.5 (FIRST ISSUE OF THIS MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STAR!)

  • Journey Into Mystery 83, CGC Signature Series grade 4.5 (FIRST APPEARANCE OF THOR!)

“I grew up on comics, Marvel in particular, and this is the foundation of it all! I personally oversaw the signing of these books by Stan “The Man” Lee and that in itself was an honor. The least we could do is give a little love back to our elder statesman,” said Mike Wellman, co-owner of the Comic Bug. The store opened its doors in Manhattan Beach, CA in 2004.

“This is such a great thing that Stan and the generous people at Comic Bug is doing for our hobby,” said Steve Borock, CGC president and primary grader. “If everyone in our wonderful hobby were like these fine people, The Hero Initiative would not be needed, but sadly that is not the case. I am proud to be part of this amazing charity and am even happier that CGC could help out as well!”

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. For more information, visit or call 310-909-7809.

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