Mar 9 2011Slingin' Webs Pulp: Near-Mint Copy Of Spiderman's Comic Debut Sells For $1.1M


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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@1 pfft..screw you, I'm playing Zelda

@ 2 still in my computer science class.. didnt know that? check the zelda post..

Never. Buying. Gumballs. Again.

On a freaking comic that the person will probably never read?!?

is it just me or is this absolutely ridiculous.

This should queue up 10 people claiming to have owned the comic as a kid for every copy that was actually printed.

♪ nobody know who you areeeeEEEeeeee...... ♪

friggin S key, Im not asian

Except Detective Comics #27 with Batmans first appearance sold for $1.7 million in February 2010

mow mow

If I ever come across a copy of one of these, I think I will hold a public burning of it. My theory is that the amount of nerd rage generated would be enough to sustain life on this planet for the next million or so years.

mow mow

All I could think was "Okay, so Spiderman's saying that stuff on the cover, and he's got a bad guy within earshot, so he just gave away his real name...."

Spiderman looks cool, except for the fat ass spider on his chest, looks like a turd....RANCID!!!

@3 Computer science class was secretely created to to motivate youngsters to hack. If you haven't already hacked your teachers pc or gotten around the ISD firewall then shame on you.

Ya know, a slightly different design choice by the artist and this comic would have been received in a completely different manner;

what a sucker! I saw one at the Seattle Comic-Con for $800000

Ummm... no it didnt dumbass
Detective Comics No.27 sold for $1,075,500 which is $1.076 million not $1.7 million. Learn your decimals.


how do I shot web? Wth $1.1 million of course.

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