The first Spider-Man comic has been sold on ComicConnect.com, an auction website. The comic that Spider-Man first appeared in was called Amazing Fantasy #15, a comic book designed by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The sale on ComicConnect.com was the second highest after the $1.5 million sale of Action Comics #1, which Superman first appeared in.
“The late 1950s and early 1960s are considered the Silver Age of comic books,” stated ComicConnect.com 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.”
Amazing Fantasy #15 was first available for purchase in 1962 and costed 12 cents. Fishler bought the comic 25 years ago and sold it for $2,500. Then he bought it back and sold it for $140,000 after it received a CGC 9.6 NM+ on the 10 point grading scale of how good the comic book condition is.