Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Mon, 2011-03-14 11:50

Not being that kind of collector myself I think whoever bought at a US auction the edition of the first comic book to feature Spider-Man for $1.1m (£679,000) is nuts.  Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy comic book is in near-mint condition. He’s still nuts.
I might have bought it in 1962 when it sold for 12 cents. This is partly mother instilled habits of thrift partly because I don’t care. I am as happy with good stories and decent art whether they have historical value or are a recent reprint. Most of the comics I do have are collected editions or albums. They are easier to store, and stories easier to read than a pile of individual comics. I do have a box of old Phantom Stranger comics if any wealthy nut is interested.
The Spider-Man sale, to an undisclosed buyer, comes a year after Superman's debut comic book from 1938 sold for $1.5m (£926,000). Another nut.
Vintage comic selling website ComicConnect.com founder Stephen Fishler is quoted as saying “late 1950s and early 1960s are considered the Silver Age for comic books," and   "People have often wondered how much this near-perfect condition book would sell for, and today we found out." Just how nutty collectors can be.
ComicConnect has a Show off My Comics section that has covers from all sorts of comics showing the variety well known and obscure titles - and in some cases ads from them - which is a visual feast.

Not being that kind of collector myself I think whoever bought at a US auction the edition of the first comic book to feature Spider-Man for $1.1m (£679,000) is nuts.  Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy comic book is in near-mint condition. He’s still nuts.
I might have bought it in 1962 when it sold for 12 cents. This is partly mother instilled habits of thrift partly because I don’t care. I am as happy with good stories and decent art whether they have historical value or are a recent reprint. Most of the comics I do have are collected editions or albums. They are easier to store, and stories easier to read than a pile of individual comics. I do have a box of old Phantom Stranger comics if any wealthy nut is interested.
The Spider-Man sale, to an undisclosed buyer, comes a year after Superman's debut comic book from 1938 sold for $1.5m (£926,000). Another nut.
Vintage comic selling website ComicConnect.com founder Stephen Fishler is quoted as saying “late 1950s and early 1960s are considered the Silver Age for comic books," and   "People have often wondered how much this near-perfect condition book would sell for, and today we found out." Just how nutty collectors can be.
ComicConnect has a Show off My Comics section that has covers from all sorts of comics showing the variety well known and obscure titles - and in some cases ads from them - which is a visual feast.

Comments

I love being a nutty collector! :) And if I was minted, I'd be dangerous ;)

Hullo Andrea, didn't mean to knock collecters as such, just out of sympathy with someone who would spend enough on an old comic to commission and print a couple of new ones.

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