Page from Spider-Man comic sells for $3.36 million
The single page, sold Thursday, is from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book.
A single page from a 1984 Spider-Man comic sold for $3.36 million at an auction on Thursday. The comic, illustrated by Mike Zeck, features Spider-Man in a black suit for the first time. The suit would later give rise to the Venom character.
The bidding began at $330,000 and broke the record to over $3 million at the Heritage Auctions comic event in Dallas, Texas.
Joe Maddalena, the Vice President of Heritage Auctions, told Reuters, "This is unique."
Maddalena added that he thinks "popular culture plays that role in the world of art. Collectors buy nostalgia, so instead of buying contemporary art, this is it. This is more than a piece of contemporary art. They also talk to them, so they rather want this. “
The last time a page of a comic sold that high was a page from an issue of "The Incredible Hulk" from 1974 that contained a first appearance for the Wolverine character.
The comic that began Superman's debut, Action Comics No.1, sold for $3.18 million on Thursday as well.