Spider-Man has just reached a whole new level of amazing. A copy of the Marvel hero’s first comic book appearance sold at Heritage Auction Thursday $3.6 million. The comic book – Amazing Fantasy Number 15 from 1962, when it sold for 12 cents – was in almost perfect condition. With this sale, Spider-Man surpasses Superman in what is considered the highest price for a comic book.
Earlier this year, a copy of Action Comics No. 1 from 1938 Sold Privately for $3.25 Million. 15, written by Stan Lee and drawn by Steve Ditko, introduced the world to Peter Parker and his wall-crawling alter ego in a 10-page story. In it, Peter evolves from selfish to selfless when a personal tragedy teaches him that “with great power must also come – great responsibility.”
The Man of Steel will soon have another shot at an auction record. A copy of Action Comics No. 1 Heritage will be available for bidding from November 18-19.