He’s our friendly neighbourhood guy, but with a lot of tricks up his sleeves. Spider-Man and Peter Parker charms us to this day on stage and on celluloid, so much so that a collector even purchased the original issue of Amazing Fantasy No. 15, the first appearance of Spider-Man, for a whopping $1.1 million — setting a record for a single comic book from the so-called Silver Age of the 1960s.
In 1962, Amazing Fantasy No. 15, sold for only 12 cents when it hit news stands; while today the superhero with his fearless antics has managed $2.5 billion worldwide through the movie franchise.
An amazing record nonetheless for Silver Age comics, this particular title however couldn’t surpass the record for the highest-priced comic book in a single bound, which is Action Comics No. 1, Superman’s 1938 debut issue, which sold for $1.5 million last year!
Original book prints and titles are sold at astronomical prices, to private collectors, book lovers, and as cherished gifts for those who prefer something pithy yet rare.