Mastro Auctions expands into comics

In addition to announcing its recent name change from MastroNet to Mastro Auctions, the firm has created a new division devoted to the sale of high-end comics. Mastro Auctions has named Chris Porter to build and lead the company’s new comic book division. Porter has worked at various auction houses and companies throughout the last decade and is considered and expert in the sports card field. He has also been an avid collector of comic books for most of his life. “I understand comic book buyers and sellers better than most because I’ve been in both roles,” Porter said. The first major Mastro Auctions comic book sale is scheduled for August.