Marvel Comics number one, the first comic ever produced by the comic book giant, sold for a record $1.26 million at auction. According to Heritage Auctions, which handled the bidding of the comic, said it was the most that anyone has ever paid for a comic book.
With a 9.4 rating from CGC Universal, it is the finest known copy of the comic book in the world. The comic came out on October 1, 1939. The first characters introduced were the Human Torch, Angel, Sub-Mariner, and the Masked Raider.
The news release stated that it was originally purchased by a mailman in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, soon after its release in 1939.
Ed Jester, the auction house’s Senior VP, said that, “This is a historic copy of a historic comic book.”
Although it is the most expense comic book ever sold that was a Marvel comic, it is not the most expensive comic book ever sold. That position goes to DC with “Action Comics” number one, which was the first appearance of Superman. That sold for $3.2 million on eBay in 2014.
What do you think about spending that much on a comic book? What’s your holy grail of a comic book that you would love to own?
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