A mint condition copy of the first-ever comic book to feature Spider-Man has fetched $1.1 million at auction. The first appearance of spidey came in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15 which was written by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
According to Stephen Fishler, CEO of auction site www.ComicConnect.com:
“The late 1950s and early 1960s are considered the Silver Age of comic books.” Fishler went on to add, “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.”
Amazing Fantasy #15 is now the second highest selling comic book of all time, trumped only by Action Comics #1, a 1938 book that debuted Superman to the world. A copy of Action Comic #1 sold for $1.5 million in 2010.