Spider-Man Dethrones Batman and Superman as World’s Most Valuable Comic

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History of the world’s most valuable comic

Landmark events in comics are sure to drive the price up. Whether it’s the first appearance of a character, the

Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman have long reigned supreme as the most popular, and therefore valuable, superheroes. However, the DC titans usually sat above the webhead. In a Sept. 9 auction, Amazing Fantasy #15, this first appearance of Spider-Man sold for $3.6 million, shattering the record for the world’s most valuable comic.

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History of the world’s most valuable comic

Landmark events in comics are sure to drive the price up. Whether it’s the first appearance of a character, the first Black female superhero, or the first appearance as a team, firsts are sure to be valuable.

Action Comics #1 was the first appearance of Superman and the first comic to kickstart the superhero genre in the West.

With a hefty amount of firsts, Action Comics #1 held the title of the world’s most valuable comic for years. It even marked the first comic sold for over $1 million.

The first #SpiderMan comic, “Amazing Fantasy No. 15,” has been auctioned for $3.6 million, breaking the all-time record for the most expensive comic book ever sold! Details: https://t.co/4nolzwko6m pic.twitter.com/VSKgBX08FJ

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New Atlas noted that several other comics since then had broken the $1 million mark.

“Marvel Comics #1…Detective Comics #27 (the first appearance of Batman), Batman #1 (Batman’s first stand-alone comic), and Amazing Fantasy #15 (first appearance of Spider-Man) all having sold above that mark.”

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And prices only skyrocketed. Action Comics #1 sold more than tripled its selling price in 2010.

 “Action Comics #1 set the most recent auction record price for a comic in 2014 at $3,207,852,” New Atlas reported.

Spider-Man’s first appearance is the world’s most valuable comic

Superman’s debut sold for $3.2 million, keeping it as the world’s most valuable comic. Batman #1  maintained second place with $2.2 million.

“The most expensive copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 [sold] at auction was the CGC Near Mint 9.4-graded copy Heritage sold in March 2020. The issue sold for $795,000,” New Atlas reported. “In March 2011, a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 sold privately for $1.1 million.”

#SpiderMan Defeats #Superman!

Today, a near-mint copy of the Wall-Crawler’s 1962 debut in #AmazingFantasy No. 15 became the world’s most valuable comic book when it sold for $3.6 million. That

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