Spider-Man’s first comic sells for $1.1 million
March 9th, 2011
10:43 AM ET

Spider-Man’s first comic sells for $1.1 million

Just one year after selling the comic book with the first appearance of Superman for $1.5 million, the people at ComicConnect.com have done it again, this time with the world’s most famous webhead.

Spider-Man’s first appearance in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 was sold to an anonymous buyer on Tuesday to the tune of $1.1 million. In a press release, ComicConnect.com – an online collectibles marketplace – ranked it as the world’s second most valuable comic book, after the aforementioned “Action Comics” #1, with Superman.

The auction site had previously sold “Detective Comics” #27, where Batman first appeared, for $1.0755 million back in February of 2010. Before last year, sought-after comics like this would never sell for seven figures.

Stephen Fishler, the CEO of ComicConnect.com, said that this sale of “Amazing Fantasy” #15 is a record for the Silver Age of comics from the late 1950s and early 1960s. “The sale of this book crushed all previous records. Up until today’s $1.1 million sale, the record sales price of a comic book from this era was $250,000.”

Fishler first acquired the book 25 years ago, and sold it for $2,500. He later acquired and sold it again for $140,000 in 2000. Fishler also created a widely-accepted grading scale in the years since (driving the prices of highly graded comics skyward), and this book is ranked as a 9.6 out of 10.

“The buyer of this amazing comic wanted to own the very best,” said ComicConnect.com partner Vincent Zuzolo. “The Amazing Fantasy #15 – 9.6 is the definition of the very best.”

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. lien tom

    I will give him 20 dollars for it.

    June 21, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. James

    A 9.6 grade is very impressive. I don't think you'll see another one that good. I wish I had the money to buy special comic books like this. I would love to buy the first Superman and Batman comic books.

    March 10, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. D

    I thought people were suppose to READ comic books...I don't get the whole having it unopened just on display...it was meant for kids to read and have visuals almost like TV...I don't get it with the toys either...the best toys are the ones used the most...

    March 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GQ336

    Obviously the guy that bought it isn't hurting for money and the person that sold it and took care of the comic and saw it as an investment is laughing all the way to the bank.

    March 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pedro

    I will give him 20 dollars for it.

    March 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tommy

    One has to a mental jacka$$ to buy that $.hit for that amount of $. I wont spend a dollar on that crap

    March 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. smart shopper

    what's really awsome is i bought a reprint for $2, same cover, story, artwork, and even the original ads.

    March 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. charles in charge

    I wonder if the buyer is still a virgin.

    March 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. im a collector

    Man im a collector too but this is insane, so he basically bought a poster in plastic for one million, great. Comic books were ment to be read not display.

    March 9, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dylan

    😐 This is sad. Real sad.

    March 9, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |

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