March 2011 | Jonathan Shipley

Collector Caught in Spider-Man's Web


Comic books are collectible. There's no doubt about that. I wrote about the recent high-priced, and highly prized, comics of heroes like Superman and Batman for Fine Books & Collections Magazine recently.

What's more, in regards to comic books, an old Archie comic book sold for the price of a house a few days ago.

Now, a Spider-Man comic book, the first ever appearance of the web slinger, sold for over $1 million. Art Daily has more, here.

The article reads, in part, "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 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."