FOUND - $800,000 'Spider-Man' Comic Book

Owner Paid $370 for the rare comic 30 years ago

Video
Amazing Fantasy #15, is an iconic piece in comic book history.

September 13, 2017
By Janina Myn Villapando, Contributing Author for What Sells Best

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (VIDEO) – CTV News reports, a rare Spider-Man comic book purchased 30 years ago for $370 may fetch up to $800,000 (USD).

THE STORY

The Comic, Amazing Fantasy #15, is an iconic piece in comic book history. Published in 1963, it features the first appearance of Peter Parker, a superhero who acquired his arachnid-like superpowers from the bite of a radioactive spider.

In the CTV News article, Gareth Gaudin, a co-owner of Legends Comics in Victoria who is helping facilitate the sale revealed that the owner bought the comic book 30 years ago for $370 but it could now fetch up to $800,000 (USD). He commented that, “when it comes in this pristine of condition, you know you’re holding a holy grail of the comic book world.”

WHY IT'S RARE

Amazing Fantasy #15, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko who helped inspire innumerable cartoons, toys, and a film series featuring Spider-Man. It is one of the world’s most valuable comics along with Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27 and Sensation #1 which introduced all-time favorite superheroes, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

Top tier collectors are highly interested in iconic comic books that feature the first appearance of a major superhero.

TOP SALES FOR COMIC BOOKS

Original comic books can fire up bidding wars ending with sky high prices, sometimes more than $1 million. Here are a few examples:

It takes an expert eye to recognize a rare comic, if you believe you have one, check with the experts on our free appraisals page.

AUCTION INFORMATION

Gareth Gaudin, a co-owner of Legends Comics in Victoria, British Columbia, is helping facilitate the sale for the anonymous seller. They plan to have the comic book graded by the CGC (Certified Guaranty Company) and until the seller can swing a deal, the comic will be kept in a secure vault at a bank.

TOP NORMAN ROCKWELL ART ONLINE

See if you can to spot a bargain among the top Spider-Man Comics listed below, on ebay (research prices). Also see; Top 25: Comics on ebay, worldwide, right now (links open on ebay).


Amazing Spider-Man COMPLETE COMIC Run #1-#129 1st Punisher Vulture Doc Oc

High Bid: $10,655.00
Bids: 25
Time Left:
1d 23h 57m


Amazing Spider-Man COMPLETE COMIC Run #130-#623 1st Venom Carnage Black Suit

High Bid: $3,000.00
Bids: 20
Time Left:
2d 2m


1963 * Amazing SPIDER-MAN #1 * Marvel Comics CGC 1.8 GD- * 1st ORIGIN CHAMELEON

High Bid: $2,650.00
Bids: 39
Time Left:
4d 56m


The Amazing Spider-Man #1 5.5 restored (See pics and description before bidding)

High Bid: $2,136.00
Bids: 10
Time Left:
1d 13h 38m


SAGA # 1 CGC 9.8 RRP Diamond Retailer Variant (Image 2012) Vaughn & Staples

High Bid: $1,675.00
Bids: 21
Time Left:
2d 2h 25m


Edge of Spider-Verse 2 Greg Land Variant CGC 9.8 1st Spider-Gwen

High Bid: $1,500.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 20h 23m


Marvel Netflix Amazing Spider-Man 129 CGC 8.0 1st Appearance of Punisher 🏅

High Bid: $885.00
Bids: 28
Time Left:
2d 1h 55m


Marvel Netflix Amazing Spider-Man 129 CGC SS 7.0 1st Punisher Signed by Stan Lee

High Bid: $830.00
Bids: 28
Time Left:
2d 1h 59m


Amazing Spider-Man #129 Very High Grade Unrestored 1st App of Punisher

High Bid: $810.00
Bids: 28
Time Left:
1d 2h 52m


Spectacular Spider-Man #1 Mary Jane Original Art Sketch Signed Frank Cho CGC 9.4

High Bid: $800.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
5d 2h 19m


MARVEL AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 1967 CGC 8.5 WHITE PAGES 1st KINGPIN APPEARANCE

High Bid: $793.00
Bids: 37
Time Left:
2d 1h 4m


The Silver Surfer #1 (Aug 1968, Marvel) - CGC Graded 8.5 VF!! - Origin Story

High Bid: $750.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 23h 41m


NYX #3 CGC 9.8 NM/MT 1st Appearance of X-23 Laura Kinney WHITE Pages New Slab

High Bid: $710.00
Bids: 25
Time Left:
2d 1h 46m


The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (First appearance of the Punisher)

High Bid: $660.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 1h 52m


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #129 February 1974 High Grade UNREAD 1st Appearance Punisher

High Bid: $600.00
Bids: 32
Time Left:
1d 20h 57m


VENOM #150 CGC 9.8 WHITE PAGES // 1:1000 VARIANT EDITION // SIGNED BY STAN LEE

High Bid: $560.00
Bids: 37
Time Left:
3d 2h 34m


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN # 300 - (NM) - ORIGIN & 1ST VENOM - HIGH GRADE- WHITE PAGES

High Bid: $524.00
Bids: 23
Time Left:
4d 2h 5m


Amazing Spider-Man #300 9.6 - 9.8 HIGH GRADE Marvel Comic MEGA KEY 1st Venom

High Bid: $522.00
Bids: 15
Time Left:
1d 23h 55m


Amazing Spider-Man 300 1988 - CGC 9.6 !!!

High Bid: $511.00
Bids: 15
Time Left:
21h 52m


Amazing Spider-Man #14 1st Appearance of the Green Goblin VG+++ to NF July 1964

High Bid: $485.00
Bids: 53
Time Left:
2d 3h 12m


SOLAR MAN of the ATOM #10 CGC 9.8 WP Pre-Unity Valiant 6/92 (Harbinger) HTF!

High Bid: $455.00
Bids: 12
Time Left:
3d 52m


Huge Lot of 65 Silver Bronze Age Comic Books Superman Spider-Man JLA Avengers +

High Bid: $425.00
Bids: 20
Time Left:
54m 41s


Amazing Spider-Man #129 MARVEL 1974 -HIGHER GRADE- 1st apps The Punish & Jackal!

High Bid: $420.00
Bids: 30
Time Left:
2d 14m


Grimm Fairy Tales Vol 2 #9 Cover H Green Kickstarter 1/75 NM Zenescope- Vault 35

High Bid: $412.51
Bids: 9
Time Left:
2d 1h 22m


The Amazing Spider-Man #300 CGC 9.6 SS Todd McFarlane! WHITE PAGES Venom! SIGNED

High Bid: $406.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
6d 53m