Incredible Hulk # 1 Comic sells for a monstrous $ 490,000 – smashing previous sales records
A rare, high-quality Incredible Hulk # 1 comic, first published in 1962, recently sold for the record-breaking price of $ 490,000.
– Vincent Zurzolo from ComicConnect.com
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – “Hulk smash!” Is everyone’s favorite giant green monster tagline and in light of a recent ComicConnect.com sale, this phase is more appropriate than ever.
“High-quality copies of Hulk # 1 are notoriously hard to find, due to the cheap paper used and the smudging of the gray color on the front cover,” notes Vincent Zurzolo, COO of ComicConnect.com, who managed the sale.
While ComicConnect is known for its auctions,
the company also has a strong private selling business, in which it locates collectibles that are hard to find for collectors with specific interests.
Notes Zurzolo, “The values of vintage comics keep increasing in all areas.”
This particular book is rated 9.0 Very Fine / Near Mint on the CGC scale. There are only seven top quality copies, and it is quite rare to see one for sale.
The Incredible Hulk was created by the legendary Stan Lee, who would later reveal that his inspiration was a combination of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll, and Mr. Hyde, and the Jewish myth of the Golem.
According to the Hulk’s origin story, the mutant was created when his alter ego, the mild-mannered scientist Dr. Bruce Banner, was exposed to toxic gamma rays in an experiment that went awry. When Banner lost his temper, he transformed into Huck, amplifying fears of nuclear annihilation of the Cold War.
Ironically, in this first issue, the Hulk is not pictured with his signature green skin, but rather a muted gray. However, because the primitive four-color printing process made the tint gray differently from page to page, Marvel has gone green in the very next issue. Regardless of the color, the famous Hulk # 1 cover image always resonates with fans.
While the initial Hulk comic book series was not popular enough to continue long term, the character continued to appear in Marvel anthologies and guest spots. Marvel finally gave him back his own title after the Hulk developed a following through his appearances with the Avengers.
This led to a string of TV shows, movies, and merchandising campaigns that made the Hulk an instantly recognizable pop culture favorite. As the values of the old comics continue to rise, as they have been over the past few years, the values of the Hulk comics are expected to rise as well.
“The new owner of this book now has a special piece of American mythology that will continue to increase in value,” says Zurzolo. “This will be the cornerstone of its collector’s investment portfolio.”
“Hulk will only get bigger over time, if you know what I mean.”
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