Artwork From a 1984 Spider-Man Comic Book Sold at a Texas Auction This Week for a Record $3.36 Million

According to the Associated Press, A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction Thursday, January 13, for a record $3.36 million.

What’s Happening:

  • Mike Zeck’s artwork for page 25 from Marvel Comics’ Secret Wars #8 brings the first appearance of Spiderman’s black suit. The symbiote suit would eventually inspire the creation of the character Venom.
  • The record bidding started at $330,000 and soared past $3 million on the first day of Heritage Auctions’ four-day comic event in Dallas.
  • This auction beat out the previous record for an interior page of a U.S. comic book was $657,250 for art from a 1974 issue of The Incredible Hulk that featured a tease for the first appearance of Wolverine.
  • Also Thursday, one of the few surviving copies of Superman’s debut, Action Comics #1, sold for $3.18 million, putting it among the priciest books ever auctioned.

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