Gary Elya was a Marvel fan from back when the company turned itself around under the guidance of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. With Gary’s passing, his massive collection of comics is now up for auction with a veritable gold mine for comic collectors. Ranging from the Silver Age to today, just some of the pieces includes:
• John Romita Sr.’s Amazing Spider-Man run including the unmasking of the hero’s arch-nemesis Green Goblin and the iconic “Spider-Man No More!” issue.
• The Amazing Spider-Man Drug Trilogy.
• Amazing Spider-Man #252 where the hero dons the black alien symbiote costume.
• The first appearances of Wolverine in the pages of Incredible Hulk.
• Giant-Size X-Men #1 featuring a new, international team of X-Men including Wolverine and Storm.
• Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s run on Uncanny X-Men including the Phoenix Saga, Dark Phoenix Saga, and Days of Future Past (being adapted at this moment into a feature film).
• Frank Miller’s Daredevil run.
• Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Wolverine mini-series.
• Invincible Iron Man from its first issue through the 1990s.
• John Romita, Sr.’s Daredevil run.
And even comics from other publishers like DC Comics (including issues from Geoff Johns’ Flash run and the Sword of the Atom mini-series) and indie titles like Green Hornet, Mike Baron’s Nexus and Badger, and Michael Turner’s Fathom. The auction runs until May 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm Eastern time and bids can be made online here: