Hedge Fund Billionaire To Auction 1,251 Comic Book Collection

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Marc Lasry auctions his extensive comic book collection at http://www.ComicConnect.com

In the high-stakes world of vintage comic books, collectors jump to attention when a single, sought-after comic goes up for sale. Multiply that by 1,251. That’s the number of comic books collector Marc Lasry—successful hedge fund manager and co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks—will auction off on ComicConnect.com, the leading online comic marketplace and auction.

“This is a unique opportunity for collectors and investors,” says Stephen Fishler, co-owner of ComicConnect and its sister dealership, Metropolis Collectibles in Manhattan. “There are many significant comic books in the Marc Lasry collection that haven’t been available in years.”

Lasry, as a child, loved the imagery and the sense of adventure depicted in the pages of his favorite super-heroes. As an adult, his business success allowed him to not only expand his collection, but upgrade to increasingly higher-grade copies.

Says Lasry, “I found the world that existed inside the pages of my comics to be a world where even the impossible seemed possible.”

Now, Lasry is making the impossible possible for his fellow collectors who’ve had their eye on some of these comics.

According to Fishler—who created the 10-point grading scale that has become the industry standard—key highlights of the auction include:

Batman #1, “The Larson Copy” - CGC Rating: 8.0
Published in 1940, this is the first self-titled Batman comic. It marks the first appearance of The Joker and Catwoman, which adds to its value. This particular copy is part of “The Larson Collection,” a famous group of comics from one meticulous owner. The Larson pedigree adds to its significance.

Wonder Woman #1, CGC rating: 9.0
This is the highest-graded known copy of the first book in the Wonder Woman series. Adding to its value: it includes a unique set of promotional materials, the only example of its kind. The upcoming release of the Wonder Woman movie in 2017 has increased interest in America’s first superheroine.

A Stunning Run of Action Comics
D.C.’s Action Comics series continues to be among the most widely-collected vintage comics. Lasry will be auctioning off hundreds of highly-graded comic books in this series, giving collectors the opportunity to secure items high on their “Want” lists.

Says Lasry, “It is with great enthusiasm that I open the doors of my own personal Fortress of Solitude and share my collection with my fellow collectors.”

The auction starts on November 15 on ComicConnect.com. Bidding for most items starts at $1.

Metropolis/ComicConnect holds four Guinness World Records for unprecedented sales of vintage comic books.

To interview Stephen Fishler, contact Lekas & Levine PR, Joannepr(at)aol(dot)com, 847.327.9530.

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