Rare ‘The Incredible Hulk’ Comic Sells For Nearly Half A Million Dollars
Does anyone have any 60 year old comics lying around? A rare first edition of The Incredible Hulk comic book sold for $ 490,000.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, The Incredible Hulk comic book series was first published in 1962. While the Marvel hero has often been associated with the color green, the comic book in the first edition of a demi-mil represents the character with his original gray complexion. .
According to legend, Marvel changed the coloring after the first issue due to the color printing inconsistencies on the page. In addition to having the Gray Hulk, the first edition copy is made even rarer by its 9.0 Very Fine / Near Mint quality rating.
The Hulk is only green because of a printer problem. The original monster color was gray, but when the printer made a mistake and the Hulk printed green, Stan Lee absolutely loved it.
Can you imagine the Hulk not being green? pic.twitter.com/8rhkfNWJ2J
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The rare first edition of Incredible Hulk # 1 was purchased by an anonymous private collector for $ 490,000. Comic Connect, the auction site that handled the sale, claimed the sale had broken a world record and now holds the title of most expensive copy of the first Hulk story ever sold.
According to ComicConnect COO Vincent Zurzolo, “High-quality copies of Hulk No 1 are notoriously hard to find, due to the cheap paper used and the smudging of the gray color on the front cover. Speaking about the sale price gigantic surge, Zurzolo said vintage comic book numbers in perfect condition, such as The Incredible Hulk # 1, will continue to rise in value.
“The new owner of this book now has a special piece of American mythology that will continue to increase in value” said 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.