Spider-Man’s debut comic book sells for $3.6 million to become the world’s most valuable comic book

Just amazing! Amazing Fantasy #15 has just dethroned Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 as the most valuable comic. The 9.6 mint condition comic book just sold for 3.6 million at Heritage Auctions. Well, that is another record that DC Comics lost out to Marvel Comics. There are two ways of looking at this. Either the market is reflecting the true correction of the market or somebody got ripped. I am a firm believer that Action Comics #1 should be the holy grail. Every comic book owes its debt to Action Comics.

“What better book to break the record than the debut of Marvel’s most beloved character, Spider-Man?” says Heritage Auctions Vice President Lon Allen. “Amazing Fantasy No. 15 is the Action Comics No. 1 or Detective Comics No. 27 of the next generation. I’m honored to have been a part of the most important comic book sale to date. In my 20 years at Heritage, to bring the most expensive book to market has been the pinnacle of my career.”