This is not just a comic, it’s a piece of history. That’s why, this Marvel comic recently fetched $1.26 million at an auction recently. This is the very first copy of ‘Marvel Comics’, and sold for just 10 cents back in 1939 when it was created. Senior VP Ed Jaster of Heritage Auctions said, “without question, this is the granddaddy of all Marvel comics, without which we would not have the characters and stories we enjoy in today’s comics and feature films.”
Imagine being a comic collector who just got to own a piece of memorabilia whose value will only go up with passing time. Marvel Comics, which began with such books, is now a huge conglomerate, with Spider-Man, X-Men, The Avengers, and many more, all under their wing.
The book was given a 9.4 rating out of 10, by Certified Guaranty Company. So far, there are only two other copies that have been awarded a rating of 9.0 or higher. The comic originally belonged to a mailman from Pennsylvania, who is a collector. It broke multiple records, including most expensive Marvel comic ever sold.
We’re thrilled for the new owner, who no doubt must be proud of his acquisition. Before this, the title of the most expensive Marvel comic was held by Amazing Fantasy #15, where Spider-Man makes his first appearance. It sold for $1.1 million in 2015. But the most expensive comic ever sold still remains the first issue of Action Comics from 1938, where SuperMan makes his debut. This one was sold for $3.2 million, in 2014.