AMAZING FANTASY #15
CGC FN: 6.0
This is the Silver Age equivalent of Action Comics #1: a historic, game-changing key issue that acts as a pivot point from what came before, and what came after. The creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, this radical new concept featured a passive, neurotic, everyman hero; an unusually emotionally charged origin story touching on issues of mortality and family tragedy; a worldview grounded solidly in a real, recognizable universe obviously our own; and open-ended storytelling that demanded and rewarded close attention and regular readership. This milestone has also proven to be the success story of comics investment, growing rapidly and unstoppably in value and becoming one of the few completely bulletproof investments in recent times.
Copies of Amazing Fantasy #15 certified Fine or better are exceedingly rare. Kids loved them some Spidey! The incredible popularity of Spider-Man saw kids reading, re-reading, and trading their comics over and over, leaving most issues dull and drab. The low-quality paper the struggling Marvel Comics was using at the time didn't help either. Boasting striking colors and great page preservation, this is a solid, handsome copy of the very first appearance and origin of Spider-Man. Examples as nice as this one are rare and hold their value for years to come, always a strong investment with plenty of upside, mid-grade copies like this are great for serious collectors. No Spider-Man collection is complete without it. Expect a record price for this book as the window is closing quickly for many to be able to afford this classic.
Overstreet Guide 2017 FN (6.0) value = $28,000.
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