Spider-man beats Superman: most expensive comic book ever sold


  • A copy of the 1962 comic Amazing Fantasy No. 15 recently sold at Heritage Auctions for $3.6 million.
  • Spider-Man debuted in the comic book, originally priced at 12 cents.
  • An Action Comics No. 1 that included the 1938 debut of Superman sold earlier this year for $3.25 million.

With great power comes great price points.

A comic book featuring the first-ever appearance of Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man recently set the record for the most expensive comic ever sold.

An issue of Amazing Fantasy No. 15 sold at Heritage Auctions for a staggering $3.6 million. The Spider-Man debut was initially sold for just 12 cents during its 1962 release.

The comic features Spider-Man’s origin story, which many of us now know by heart. A radioactive spider bites Peter Parker, who subsequently receives his web-slinging superpowers. Marvel founder Stan Lee penned the issue, drawn by Steve Ditko.

“Though the world may mock Peter Parker, the timid teenager, it will soon marvel at the awesome might of Spider-Man!” the cover reads.

Heritage Auctions said the multi-million dollar copy was one of only four known to exist in pristine condition.

The staggering sale price overtook the previous record holder for the most expensive comic book: Superman. Specifically, an Action Comics No. 1 featuring the 1938 debut of the Man of Steel, which sold at an auction earlier this year for $3.25 million.

Source: The Hill

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