Rare 1962 Spider-Man comic sells for $624K

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- A Dallas-based auction house says a rare copy of a comic book featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man has sold for $454,100 ($624,600 CAD).

See Full Article

The comic book was purchased by an anonymous collector, and Heritage Auctions says Thursday's sale is a record for a public auction price for any Spider-Man comic book.

The 1962 edition of "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15 was graded as near-mint, with a score of 9.4 on a scale of 1-to-10.

Walter Yakoboski, of Long Island, New York, had bought the comic book in 1980 for $1,200. He told The Associated Press last week that he bought several rare comics as a young man as an investment.

In 2011, a private collector reportedly paid $1.1 million for a near-mint copy of "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15.



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • Fans celebrate Betty White on actress' 95th birthday

    Entertainment CTV News
    Betty White says the best thing about being 95 is that she's still employed. The actress is celebrating her birthday Tuesday. She tells Yahoo's Katie Couric that she's "most grateful" for still getting job offers. Source
  • Colin Mochrie champions transgender rights, expresses support for daughter

    Entertainment CTV News
    TORONTO -- Canadian comic Colin Mochrie says he welcomes his new role as a champion for transgender rights after speaking out in support of his daughter. The "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" star says he didn't expect to receive much attention when he took to Twitter on Sunday to ask why some people can't accept transgender people, like his daughter Kinley. Source
  • 9 Canadian films on the Sundance festival slate

    Entertainment CBC News
    "Everything changed" for Toronto-based Métis/Algonquin filmmaker Michelle Latimer's career after her award-winning short film Choke won a jury prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, opening the door to more projects. "I think that's what Sundance can offer, a platform not only for stories to get out but also filmmakers to have a future career," said Latimer. Source
  • Popularity rules at the 2017 People's Choice Awards

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    In the CBC sitcom Schitt's Creek, the Moira character, played by Catherine O'Hara, is asked what her favourite season is. “Awards,” she replies. It's a funny line. But when we're in the middle of January and there's an awards show on a Wednesday night, is there really anything all that funny about it? Source
  • TV personality Sherri Shepherd isn't dead

    Entertainment CTV News
    Sherri Shepherd is alive despite a story shared on social media claiming the television personality suffered a fatal heart attack last month. The story posted by headlinennews.com uses the circumstances surrounding "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher's death in falsely reporting Shepherd's passing. Source
  • Steve Harvey sorry for jokes about Asian men

    Entertainment CTV News
    CHICAGO -- Steve Harvey has apologized for "offending anyone" with jokes targeting Asian men during his syndicated television chat show earlier this month. Harvey mocked a 2002 book titled, "How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men" during an episode aired on Jan. Source
  • Tax deadline looms for Prince's estate; U.S. government to get half

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    MINNEAPOLIS — “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night,” Prince once sang. But his money matters a lot to the IRS, and the case provides a cautionary tale not just for the wealthy, but not-so-rich Americans as well. Prince’s estate has until Saturday to file an estate tax payment for the late rock superstar, and the taxes are expected to ultimately swallow nearly half the estate’s estimated $200 million value, meaning a likely windfall of roughly $100 million for the government. Source
  • 'Aladdin' star James Monroe Iglehart switches to 'Hamilton'

    Entertainment CTV News
    NEW YORK - Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart is trading in his genie bottle for a place in American history onstage. Iglehart, the star of "Aladdin" on Broadway, will join "Hamilton" in the dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson starting in mid-April. Source
  • Emma Watson turned down 'Cinderella' role before taking on 'Beauty and the Beast'

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Emma Watson turned down a chance to play Cinderella because the role didn’t resonate with her. The British actress stars as Belle in the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, a live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 animated classic of the same name. Source
  • Katherine Heigl announces birth of baby boy, Joshua Bishop

    Entertainment CTV News
    LOS ANGELES -- Katherine Heigl has given birth to a baby boy. A representative for the Heigl tells People magazine the actress and husband Josh Kelley welcomed Joshua Bishop Kelley, Jr. on Dec. 20. Source