The very first comic book made by famous American comic book publisher Marvel was auctioned Thursday for $ 1,26 million, a record for the publishing house behind the characters of Spider-Man, X-Men or Avengers , according to Heritage Auctions auction house.
This is the first episode, released in 1939, of the “Marvel Comics” series, published by publisher Timely Comics, later Marvel.
“This is a historic version of a comic,” said Ed Jaster, vice president of Heritage Auctions.
In the 1960 years, under the direction of screenwriter Stan Lee, Marvel created superheroes who became legends and whose film adaptations have won the favor of box offices around the world.
This copy of No. 1 of “Marvel Comics”, which is in very good condition, cost 10 cents in 1939.
It became the costliest Marvel comic to sell at auction, ahead of a No. 15 “Amazing Fantasy” (Spider-Man first appearance) selling for $ 1,1 million in 2011.
The most expensive comic book in history remains the first issue of “Action Comics” (1938), which sold for $ 3,2 million in 2014. This is Superman's first appearance.