Spider-Man just smashed this impressive record

Last month we presented this volume of the saga Harry Potter sold for an astronomical sum at auction. And recently a new auction has also been talked about, concerning a franchise become just as cult, especially as it is a subject that could not be more current.

the recognition of the first marvel

We can say that Spider-Man has been rather popular lately. While the last movie Spider-Man : No Way Home currently in theaters is enjoying real success at the global box office, despite the health context, our Tête-de-toile has recently shown that it is worth its weight in gold.

According to Washington Post, this Thursday, two original comic pages from 1984 featuring Spider-Man were sold for a total of nearly $3.7 million, according to Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.

The star of the auction was page 25 of the comics The Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 (better known as Secret Wars, Where The Secret Wars home), directed by Mike Zeck. This page sold for an insane $3.36 million (about 2.9 million euros), thus shattering the record of 657,250 dollars (about 575,000 euros) established in 2014 for the issue dating from 1974 from The Incredible Hulk, which introduced the Wolverine character for the first time.

According to Heritage Auctions, on the same day, page 24 of the same comics Secret Wars sold for 288,000 dollars (about 252,000 euros). These two comic pages are popular because they show the introduction of Spider-Man’s famous black costume., which would later lead to the appearance of the Venom character. The director of comics and comic art at Heritage Auctions in New York, Joe Mannarino, said:

Today’s results prove what we’ve been saying for a long time: comics are as beloved and valuable as any work on canvas.

On the rise

Stan Lee once told the Washington Post that when the character was introduced, he had “never realized that Spider-Man would still be around” after even half a century. Today, superheroes, like Peter Parker and so many others, have become an integral part of popular culture.

Evidenced by the success of the last film Spider-Man : No Way Home, released barely a month ago, and which has already grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide. This is one of the biggest releases since Avengers : Endgame, in which we also found Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.

But if the Marvel characters seem to be clearly up to date, the superheroes of the DC universe do not have much to envy. Indeed, during this auction which took place over several days, a copy of the comics Action Comics No. 1, Who represents the beginnings of Superman in the 30s, was sold for the modest sum of 3.18 million dollars (about 2.78 million euros).

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January 13, 2022

The origin of Spider-Man’s black suit sold for $3.36 million at Heritage Auctions, breaking the sales record for comic art.

Superman also broke the million dollar mark with the sale of Action Comics No. 1 at the opening of this four-day event dedicated to comics and comic book art.

We then see that the prices of comic strips and emblematic comics have grown alongside the rise of superhero movies in Hollywood over the past 50 years. Now comfortably installed in popular culture, these media, which could once be perceived in a trivial way, are gradually becoming works of art in their own right.

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