Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man has already swung past an all-time auction record. And that auction doesn’t even close for another week.
The finest-known copy of Amazing Fantasy No. 15, which features Peter Parker’s debut as the Web-Slinger, is a centerpiece of Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 8-12 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction. Graded CGC Near Mint+ 9.6, the 1962 Marvel comic is one of only four copies ever to receive such high marks, and there is not a single known copy in better condition.
As such, bidding on this pristine piece of pop-culture history has already reached $2.82 million, including the buyer’s premium. That makes this work by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko the most expensive comic book ever sold at Heritage Auctions – and one of the world’s most valuable superhero stories ever told or sold.
The book will be sold during a live auction on Sept. 9 that begins at 11 a.m. CDT. The session will take place at Heritage Auctions’ world headquarters in Dallas and at HA.com.