1984 Spider-Man Comic Book Page Sells For Record $3.36 Million – Boston 25 News

DALLAS — A page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book that detailed the origin of the webslinger’s iconic black suit fetched an all-time high on Thursday.

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Page 25 of Marvel Comics’ Secret Wars No. 8 magazine, drawn by Mike Zeck, sold for $3.36 million including fees, Heritage Auctions announced in a statement. Press release.

Live bidding opened at $330,000 on the first day of the Dallas auction house’s four-day comic book sale, but quickly topped $3 million as bidding escalated .

The dark symbiote suit would ultimately lead to the emergence of another famous Marvel character, the villainous Venom, The Associated Press reported.

“We couldn’t be happier, especially for our sender, who purchased the art in the late 1980s and has cherished these pages ever since,” said Joe Mannarino, Director of Comics and Comics. Heritage Auctions in New York. A declaration. “Today’s results prove what we’ve been saying for a long time: the art of comics is as beloved and valuable as anything put on the web.”

Also on Thursday, one of the few surviving copies of Superman’s debut, Action Comics #1, sold for $3.18 million, Heritage Auctions announced in his exit.

Daniel K. Denny