Spider-Man comic book, once sold for 12 cents, sells for a record $1.1 million
March 11, 2011
Lately, we did a roundup of some of the hottest auctions of the year, which included a CGC-certified 8.5 copy of Archie Comics #1 that managed to fetch a record price of $167,300. The year seems promising for the comic book market, as an ultra-rare, mint condition copy of the first ever comic book featuring Spider-Man has been sold
for a whopping $1.1 million
to a private buyer in Philadelphia. The Amazing Fantasy #15 Marvel Silver Age era comic book sold for 12 cents a copy back in 1962. The cover of the comic book shows Spider-Man grasping a villain in one arm and swinging from a building saying…
Though the world may mock Peter Parker, the timid teenager… it will soon marvel at the awesome might of Spider-Man.
Stephen Fishler, founder of the comic book auction house ComicConnect, said…
The fact that a 1962 comic has sold for $1.1 million is a bit of a record-shattering event. That something that recent can sell for that much and be that valuable is awe-inspiring. The late 1950s and early 1960s are considered the Silver Age for comic books.
The sale of this book crushed all previous records. Up until today's $1.1 million sale, the record sale price of a comic book from this era was $250,000.
Last year, ComicConnect sold an extremely rare Action Comics #1, a 1938 comic book that featured the first appearance of Superman, for a record $1.5 million.