Own report: A single page of the original comic artwork from 1974 featuring Spider-Man sold for a record ৬ 3.38 million in the United States on Thursday.
The page shows the first appearance of Spidey in a black symbiotic suit. This led to the creation of the anti-hero Venom in Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars No. 6.
#SpiderMan‘s Black Costume Origin Sells for 3.36 Million at Heritage Auctions to Shatter #ComicArt Record.#Superman also breaks 3 million barrier with Action Comics No. 1 sale to kick off four-day #Comics and Comic Art event. https://t.co/MPvQamZcei#MarvelComics pic.twitter.com/iB7RyRsAeF
– Heritage Auctions (@HeritageAuction) January 13, 2022
The description of the artwork for page 25 of the Heritage Auctions issue states, “This page was a big revelation on the cover! This is where Peter Parker actually got his new black dress.”
“But … it’s a secret costume! Because it soon begins to come alive and has its own agenda. This is the origin of the Venom character!”
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Bidding for the artwork began at 330,000.
The previous record for a single-page auction of artwork from inside an American comic book was a frame featuring Wolverine’s first portrait in the 1974 issue of “The Incredible Hulk”. That page sold for ৭ 856,250.
Copy 1 of 1936 Action Comics No. 1 where Superman’s first appearance is seen. It sold for ৮ 3.17 million on the first day of a four-day comic event at the Heritage Auction in Dallas, Texas.
The copy has been graded 6.0 by Comic Book Grading Authority CGC. According to the Hollywood Reporter, two more copies of the issue of the world’s most famous comic book with higher grades have been sold at higher prices at earlier auctions.
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