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

  • 'Kevin Can Wait' Season 2 premiere steps awkwardly around Donna's death

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Let's say you're a TV producer, and you have decided that - despite the fact that your show is a family sitcom - it's time to kill off the wife character after the first season. Things were going fine, but now your leading man's former female co-star is available, and, well, a lot of viewers would probably like to see them together again on-screen. Source
  • 'Underworld' TV series in the works

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Movie maker Len Wiseman is revamping his Underworld film series for the small screen. The popular vampire versus werewolf movies were a vehicle for the writer and director’s estranged wife Kate Beckinsale - he wrote and directed the first two films, Underworld and Underworld: Evolution, wrote and produced 2009’s Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and produced the remaining two films, Underworld: Awakening and last year’s Underworld: Blood Wars. Source
  • Kit Harington and Rose Leslie engaged: Report

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Game Of Thrones couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are reportedly engaged. The 30-year-old actor, who plays Jon Snow in the HBO series, is said to have popped the question to his redheaded girlfriend, also 30, with the couple apparently breaking the news of their engagement to friends and family last week. Source
  • ’Coronation Street’ actress Liz Dawn dead at 77

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    LONDON — Liz Dawn, the actress who played tart-tongued Vera Duckworth in the British soap opera “Coronation Street” for more than 30 years, has died, her family said Tuesday. She was 77. Dawn’s family said in a statement that the actress died “peacefully in her sleep” Monday night. Source
  • 'Dukes Of Hazard' star Tom Wopat slapped with new assault and battery charges

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Former Dukes Of Hazard star Tom Wopat has been hit with new charges of indecent assault and battery amid allegations he acted inappropriately with a minor. The 66-year-old actor stands accused of poking a 16-year-old co-star’s bare stomach during rehearsals for a production of 42nd Street in Waltham, Massachusetts over the summer, when he also reportedly complimented her on her “nice butt” and slapped her backside with his script. Source
  • 'A true Coronation Street legend:' Liz Dawn, Corrie's Vera Duckworth, dead at 77

    Entertainment CBC News
    Liz Dawn, the actress who played tart-tongued Vera Duckworth in the British soap opera Coronation Street for more than 30 years, has died, her family said Tuesday. She was 77. Dawn's family said in a statement that the actress died "peacefully in her sleep" Monday night. Source
  • Video-game voice actors, publishers reach agreement to end strike

    Entertainment CBC News
    Video-game voice actors have agreed to end a nearly yearlong strike against several major gaming publishers. The actors union SAG-AFTRA and a representative for the publishers said Monday they reached a tentative agreement on Saturday to end the strike. Source
  • Robert Plant releases new track, announces 2018 tour

    Entertainment CTV News
    NEW YORK - Robert Plant is going on tour in North America next year to support his upcoming album, "Carry Fire." The former Led Zeppelin frontman announced Tuesday that his 2018 tour will begin Feb. Source
  • Going deaf has sharpened my art, David Hockney says

    Entertainment CTV News
    PARIS -- Renowned British painter David Hockney says his hearing loss has helped sharpen his sense of space and perspective. Speaking Tuesday at a retrospective of his work at Paris' Pompidou Center, Hockney said: "If you lose one sense, you gain other senses, and I feel I could see space clearer. Source
  • Liz Dawn, former Coronation Street actress, dies aged 77

    Entertainment CTV News
    LONDON -- Liz Dawn, the actress who played tart-tongued Vera Duckworth in the long-running British soap opera "Coronation Street," has died. She was 77. Dawn's family says the actress died "peacefully in her sleep" Monday night. Source