A single-page Spider-Man comic art piece became the most expensive comic artwork ever sold after auctioning for a record $3.36 million Thursday.
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Bidding for the page came on day one of Heritage Auctions’ four-day comic event in Dallas, beginning at $330,000 but quickly rising and surpassing all existing comic art records with a $3.36 million final price, The Associated Press reported. (RELATED: Seth Rogen’s Ceramic Vase Sells For $10,000 At Art Auction).
Art teasing the debut appearance of superhero Wolverine in a 1974 issue of “The Incredible Hulk” previously held the record for highest-grossing interior comic page after selling for $657,250, the outlet added.
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Page 24 from “Secret Wars No. 8” raked in $288,000 moments earlier on the same day, bringing the total for two pages from the same comic to $3,648,000, Heritage said.
In 1938, a 13-year-old bought a copy of Action Comics No. 1 for 10 cents. It featured the debut of Superman.
It sold for $3.18 million today at @HeritageAuction.
Condition suffered because kid stamped a rocket on the cover! pic.twitter.com/aQf9SN88VJ
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A surviving copy of “Action Comics No. 1,” which features the debut of Superman, also auctioned for $3.18 million at the event Thursday, putting it among the most expensive books ever sold, the AP added.