First Spider-Man Comic From 1962 Sells for $1.1 Million

NEW YORK,  March 9, 2011  /PRNewswire/ -- Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can ... but also what no other 1960s comic book can do ... sell for $1,100,000!

ComicConnect.com, one of the industry's leading online auction sites, just sold an extremely rare, highest graded copy ofAmazing Fantasy #15, the Marvel comic book by legends  Stan Lee  and  Steve Ditko, that introduced the world to the web slinging, wall crawling superhero known as Spider-Man, a.k.a.  Peter Parker. The sale of this legendary comic is second only to the Guinness World record 8.5 VF+  Action Comics #1, which marks Superman's 1938 debut that was also sold bywww.ComicConnect.com last year for a whopping  $1,500,000.

"The late 1950s and early 1960s are considered the Silver Age of comic books," says  www.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."

Vincent Zurzolo, ComicConnect.com COO and one of the leading experts on collectible comics stated, "The buyer of this amazing comic wanted to own the very best.   The Amazing Fantasy #15 9.6 is the very definition of the very best."

When  Amazing Fantasy #15 hit the stands in 1962, it cost a mere  12 cents. Fishler acquired the coveted copy of the comic about 25 years ago, and sold it for  $2,500. In 2000, he re-acquired the book and quickly sold it for  $140,000  after it had been graded as a CGC 9.6 NM+ on the 10-point grading scale created by Fishler.   Today, that scale is used universally to evaluate the condition of comic books.

"People have often wondered how much this near-perfect condition book would sell for, and today we found out," explains Zurzolo.   "There are very few books and characters that can dictate this kind of price and Spider-Man in  Amazing Fantasy #15 is one of them."

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