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

Owner Paid $370 for the rare comic 30 years ago

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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.

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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.

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