Spider-Man’s First Comic Brings $3.6 Million, Likely a Record

Spider-Man has simply reached a new degree of wonderful. A replica of the Marvel hero’s first comedian e book look bought at Heritage Auctions on Thursday for $three.6 million. The comedian e book — Amazing Fantasy No. 15 from 1962, when it bought for 12 cents — was in close to excellent situation. With this sale, Spider-Man leaps forward of Superman for what’s believed to be the best worth for a comedian e book.

Earlier this 12 months, a copy of Action Comics No. 1 from 1938 bought privately for $three.25 million. Amazing Fantasy No. 15, written by Stan Lee and drawn by Steve Ditko, launched the world to Peter Parker and his wall-crawling alter ego in a 10-page story. In it, Peter evolves from egocentric to selfless when a private tragedy teaches him that “with great power there must also come — great responsibility.”

The Man of Steel may have one other shot at an public sale document quickly. A replica of Action Comics No. 1 might be out there for bid from Heritage Nov. 18-19.