A world record price for a Bronze Age, or 1970s, comic book was set when a CGC graded 9.8 Near Mint copy of Green Lantern #76, considered by most to be the comic book that kicked off the Bronze Age, brought $37,343, exceeding the previous mark for a bronze Age comic by more than $5,000.
One of the auction’s highpoints came when the original artwork for Page 1, Issue #1 of The Watchmen, originally bought by the consignor in England in 1987 for about $150 brought $33,460, a huge result for this seminal and highly beloved piece of art from one of the most important comic series ever produced, while a 21-comic run of X-Men comics, from the vaunted Michael Scheer Collection, brought $100,679 total, with his CGC-graded 9.0 copy of X-Men #1 (1963) leading the way with a final price realized of $28,680 and tying the top price realized for the title in a Heritage comic auction.
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