With collecting, auctions and NFTs lately it is common to see a lot of stories of people with too much money paying for things that we never imagined could be worth that much. On this occasion, the world of comics was the focus of attention for auctions that ended in millions of dollars.
For example, a rare copy of the first issue of Action Comics, Superman’s debut, for $ 3.18 million at a Heritage Actions event in Dalls, United States. However, that is not what left us speechless this time and it is that there was another much more surprising auction: a single page of a comic in which Spider-Man appears sold for $ 3.36 million.
It is a page from number 8 of Secret Wars drawn by Mike Zeck. This is the first appearance of Spider-Man’s black-on-white suit. In case you didn’t know, during Secret Wars the spider-hero costume was destroyed and an alien symbiote took its place. Hence Venom was born, one of Spider-Man’s most iconic foes.
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Bids for the page started at $ 330,000 USD, but several offers made its final price higher than what most could pay for a home and even a late-model car. It is worth mentioning that this auction set a new record, which smashed the was set in 2014 when someone paid $ 657,250 USD for the page of Wolverine’s first appearance in number 180 of The Incredible Hulk.
Some will take the news with skepticism
Considering that Spider-Man is on everyone’s lips thanks to the success of No Way HomeIt is not entirely surprising that he is one of the most sought-after superheroes right now. However, it is possible that more than one take this news with some skepticism.
Why do we say it? Well, what happens is that there is reason to believe that the million dollar video game scams are a fraud to inflate the price of the games and that those involved with the plan are left with juicy profits. You can learn more about it in the following video:
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Although the video game and comic collecting scene is different, it is not impossible to think that a similar model is being followed in this niche. That said, it is also not unlikely that someone has spent a millionaire on an object that is undoubtedly collectible and an important point in the history of comics.
What do you think about this new? Did you ever think that a page from a comic could cost so much? Tell us in the comments.
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