Highest Graded Copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, The First Appearance of Spider-Man Goes For $1.1 Million

The vintage comics scene is in shock this afternoon with the news that the CGC 9.6 copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, has sold in a private transaction for $1.1 million. This is far and away the highest price paid for a Silver Age comic book, and is indicative of just how strong the SA Marvel market is right now as we enter a huge year for Marvel properties with a full movie slate.

The CGC 9.6 copy is the highest grade of the book known to exist, and is the only copy in that grade. The previous best sale for a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 was for $227,000 in 2007 for a 9.4 copy from the famous White Mountain collection.

The broker for the sale is comicconnect.com, who sold an Action Comics #1 for 1.5 million last year.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

One thought on “Highest Graded Copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, The First Appearance of Spider-Man Goes For $1.1 Million

  1. 1) If you have to tell people it’s the first appearance of Spider-Man, they won’t understand no matter what you say…

    2) Holy crap!!!!!

    C) How many people just called their Mom and said, “it’s your fault I’m not a millionaire!!!”.

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