First Spider-Man comic book fetches cool $1.1 million

People have often wondered how much this near-perfect comic book would sell for, and today we found out,” noted Vincent Zurzolo, COO of and a leading expert on collectible comics.

When Amazing Fantasy #15 hit the stands in 1962, it cost a mere 12 cents. Nearly half a century later in 2011, it sold for $1,100,000!

“The late 1950s and early 1960s are considered the Silver Age of comic books,” explains CEO Stephen Fishler. “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.” is one of the industry’s leading online auction sites, just sold an extremely rare, highest graded copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the Marvel comic book by legends Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, that introduced the world to the web slinging, wall crawling superhero known as Spider-Man, a.k.a. Peter Parker. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the second highest price a comic book has ever sold for. The highest priced comic ever sold was 8.5 VF+ Action Comics #1 from 1938 in which Superman makes his heroic debut. sold it last year for $1.5 million.

This is not the first time Fishler has sold the Amazing Fantasy #15 comic book. He sold his first copy about 25 years ago for $2,500. In 2000 he re-acquired the book and, after it had been upgraded as a CGC 9.6 NM+ on the 10-point grading scale, sold it for $140,000.

“There are very few books and characters that can dictate this kind of price and Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 is one of them,” said Zurzolo. “The buyer of this amazing comic wanted to own the very best. The Amazing Fantasy #15 is the very definition of the very best.”

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