white pages origin & 1st app of Spider-Man (Peter Parker), 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62) Comic Book Impact rating of 10 (CBI)Jack Kirby cover; Steve Ditko art
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.
Copies of Amazing Fantasy #15 certified Fine or better are quite rare. The incredible popularity of Spider-Man saw kids reading, re-reading, and trading their comics over and over, leaving most surviving copies dull, drab, and damaged. The low-quality paper the struggling Marvel Comics was using at the time didn't help either. This is a solid, handsome copy of the very first appearance and origin of Spider-Man. Examples as nice as this are scarce and increase in value over time, always a strong investment with plenty of upside, mid-grade copies like this are great for investment collectors. No Spider-Man collection is complete without an AF #15.
Overstreet Guide 2022 FN (6.0) value = $46,800.
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