SOLD ON: Tuesday, 12/14/2021 9:35 PM
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
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Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)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 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.
Featuring the first appearance and origin stories of everyone's favorite web-slinging, wall-crawling superhero, Spider-Man, Amazing Fantasy #15 is arguably the most desirable comic of the Marvel Silver Age revolution. This copy bears a 7.0 grade from CGC, with cream to off-white pages. Despite some Marvel chipping along the outer edge of the book, the iconic Jack Kirby illustration remains unblemished. Spider-Man's red, blue, and black suit has never looked better than it does here in his first appearance. The yellow of the Amazing Fantasy logo and cover copy are both razor-sharp.
Record high prices have been attained for Amazing Fantasy #15 in recent months, driving countless investors, collectors, and fans alike towards the book. With a massive increase in value compared to just last year, investors are plunking down record amounts due to the issue’s immense potential for growth while fans are eager to own their piece of the AF #15 pie before it's too late. With countless comic books, cartoons, toys, video games, and movies, and only more coming in the future, Spider-Man is an international household name for a reason. That reason is the holy trinity of Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby realized in this book, three of the greatest comic creators of all time, coming together to forge a pop-culture sensation for the ages.
Overstreet Guide 2021 F/VF (7.0) value = $74,400
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