Slingin' Webs Pulp: Near-Mint Copy Of Spiderman's Comic Debut Sells For $1.1M

March 9, 2011


A near-mint copy of a 1962 'Amazing Fantasy' # 15 (which is no doubt the name of multiple pornos by now) was recently sold for $1.1 million by a private seller to a private buyer. OMG, WHO THE F*** COLLECTS PRIVATES?! Ya'll nasty.

It's not the highest price ever paid for a comic book, an honor that goes to "Action Comics" No. 1 with Superman on the cover, which went for $1.5 million.

But [ chief executive Stephen] Fishler says the price paid is the most for a book from the Silver Age, the mid-1950s to about 1970.

"The fact that a 1962 comic has sold for $1.1 million is a bit of a record-shattering event," he said. "That something that recent can sell for that much and be that valuable is awe-inspiring."

Usually, it has been comics from the Golden Age -- typically from the late 1930s to the early 1950s -- that draw seven-figure sums.

You know what's crazy? That comic originally sold for 12¢. You can't get anything but a dirty look for 12¢ anymore! Even gumballs cost a quarter and there's no guarantee the man who filled the machine didn't lick them all first! Or worse. You think there's not some sicko out there who gets his kicks filling machines with gumballs he's had in his butt? People are freaks! (Don't ever try my deviled eggs)

Spiderman Debut Comic Sells Big [paralleluniverse]

Thanks to somer and Donna, who really regret laundry-pinning those vintage comic books between their bike spokes to make them sound like motorcycles.

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