There’s something to be said for saving old comic books. This classic Spider-Man edition was sold for around £700,000,which could probably come in handy one day for a new house, your retirement, or maybe even a couple of these.
As the first ever comic book to feature Spider-Man, a private buyer forked out the cash for a near-mint copy of 'Amazing Fantasy' No. 15. It’s even more astounding when you take into account that the original copy would have sold for just 12 cents - the equivalent of around seven pence.
Although it’s not the most amount paid for a comic book, it is the most expensive from the Silver Age (mid-1950s to 1970) as it’s usually comics from the Golden Age (1930s to the early 1950s) that draw the larger seven-figure sums.
Right, we're off to buy some comics.
More expensive comic books:
- Superman #1 (1939). Valued at: $210,000 (£129,391)
- Batman #1 (Spring 1940).Valued at: $359,000 (£221,203)
- Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) Valued at: $1,380,000 (850,310)
- Action Comics #1 was sold by ComicConnect.com in March, 2010 for $1.5 million (£924,341)
- Finally, if you really feel like going bankrupt, the special edition of Flash Comics #1 is going for the price of $5 million (£3,080,632). Anyone?