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CGC FN: 6.0
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SOLD ON:  Tuesday, 09/20/2022 7:23 PM
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Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62) Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
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Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62) Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)
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.

A very appealing 6.0, with a small amount of Marvel chipping along the perimeter, this book will certainly command a high price at auction. The bright red contrasts against the slightly muted blue and faded green on this cover to deliver a striking visual impression. This iconic piece of history denotes a seismic shift in the superhero genre in the most-crisp detail. Spider-Man swings into the frame, his face completely obscured, inviting the viewer to put themselves in his uniform. He is everyone and no one all at once and he’s taking on those who would do harm to innocents, boldly standing up for the weak, while inspiring an entirely new generation of emotionally vulnerable superheroes. A perennial favorite in our Event Auctions, this is the top Silver Age book of all time, and it just never seems to stop going up in value.

Overstreet Guide 2022 FN (6.0) value = $46,800

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