As comic book prices continue to rise, a Spiderman panel from the 1980s just fetched a record $3.4 million at auction

Posted by : admin / On : 15 Jan 2022

On Thursday, Heritage Auctions in Dallas set a new record for the most expensive piece of inner comic art with a $3.4 million sale of an original drawing from a 1984 Spider-Man comic. Mike Zecks work triggered a bidding battle that started at $330,000 and quickly escalated into the millions. The previous record for a single page of original comic art—not a piece of cover art—was achieved in 2014 when Herb Trimpes The Incredible Hulk, No. 180 (1974), which introduced Wolverine, sold for $657,250 at Heritage Auctions. Page 25 of Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars No. 8 is a three-panel Spider-Man graphic, which describes how the superhero received his cool new black suit a few months earlier, in Amazing Spider-Man #252—which, as comic book fans know, becomes a critical moment for the character. The Symbiote costume, as it is now known, is a symbiotic life-form that eventually transferred on to a new host, Eddie Brock, to become the villain Venom. After his disguise was damaged in battle, Spider-Man attempted to recreate the outfit using what he thought was a future fabric replication mechanism. When a black sphere appeared from the machine and engulfed his body in goo, forming the new suit, he was taken aback. "That blob just—just expanded out and became a costume—while also dissolving the shards of my old one!" As the magnificent black outfit was shown, Spidey exclaimed.

On Thursday, Heritage Auctions in Dallas set a new record for the most expensive piece of inner comic art with a $3.4 million sale of an original drawing from a 1984 Spider-Man comic. Mike Zecks work triggered a bidding battle that started at $330,000 and quickly escalated into the millions. The previous record for a single page of original comic art—not a piece of cover art—was achieved in 2014 when Herb Trimpes The Incredible Hulk, No. 180 (1974), which introduced Wolverine, sold for $657,250 at Heritage Auctions. Page 25 of Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars No. 8 is a three-panel Spider-Man graphic, which describes how the superhero received his cool new black suit a few months earlier, in Amazing Spider-Man #252—which, as comic book fans know, becomes a critical moment for the character. The Symbiote costume, as it is now known, is a symbiotic life-form that eventually transferred on to a new host, Eddie Brock, to become the villain Venom. After his disguise was damaged in battle, Spider-Man attempted to recreate the outfit using what he thought was a future fabric replication mechanism. When a black sphere appeared from the machine and engulfed his body in goo, forming the new suit, he was taken aback. "That blob just—just expanded out and became a costume—while also dissolving the shards of my old one!" As the magnificent black outfit was shown, Spidey exclaimed.