Single page of Spider-Man comic sells for more than 3 million dollars

Single page of Spider-Man comic sells for more than 3 million dollars

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Saturday 15th January 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Single page of Spider-Man comic sells for more than three million dollars

A single page from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book has sold for $3.36 million (£2.45m) at an auction in Texas.

Dating from 1984, the page was the original artwork by Mike Zeck and shows Spider-Man with a black costume for the first time.

Page 25 from the 1984 Marvel comic ‘Secret Wars No. 8,’ which tells the origin story of Spider-Man’s now-iconic black costume.

It is part of an increasing trend for auctions of popular culture memorabilia since the start of the pandemic, with record prices for comics and Pokemon cards.

Joe Maddalena, vice president of Heritage Auctions, which sold the Spider-Man comic, said: “Collectors are buying their nostalgia so instead of buying their, you know, piece of contemporary art, this is it.

“They’d rather have this because this speaks to them more than a piece of contemporary art would.”

Describing the Spider-Man piece as “one of a kind”, he said: “It just was one of those moments in the lore of Spider-Man’s fame that told this important part of this story that subsequently this character would turn into Venom. It’s pretty amazing.”

And another superhero also proved to be a money-spinner at the sale, according to Mr Maddalena.

“Just a few minutes after this we had Action number one, the origin and first appearance of Superman, ok? A high grade copy, $3.18 million dollars so Spider-Man from 1984 beat Superman, which is unbelievable.”

It is not just at the auction house that Spider-Man has been breaking records.

The latest film version, Spider-Man: No Way Home, has taken more than $1.5 billion (£1.01bn) globally at the box office in the four weeks since its release and now ranks as the eighth-biggest movie in the history of cinema worldwide.

TOP TWENTY OF THE DAY

Top Twenty Highest-grossing movies

Rank      Title                                                                                        Worldwide gross                  Year

1              Avatar                                                                                   $2,847,246,203                   2009

2              Avengers: Endgame                                                           $2,797,501,328                   2019

3              Titanic                                                                                   $2,187,425,379                   1997

4              Star Wars: The Force Awakens                                        $2,068,223,624                   2015

5              Avengers: Infinity War                                                      $2,048,359,754                   2018

6              Jurassic World                                                                      $1,671,713,208                   2015

7              The Lion King                                                                      $1,656,943,394                   2019

8              Spider-Man: No Way Home                                             $1,544,455,963                   2021

9              The Avengers                                                                       $1,518,812,988                   2012

10           Furious 7                                                                               $1,516,045,911                   2015

11           Frozen II                                                                               $1,450,026,933                   2019

12           Avengers: Age of Ultron                                                    $1,402,809,540                   2015

13           Black Panther                                                                       $1,347,280,838                   2018

14           Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2              $1,342,025,430                   2011

15           Star Wars: The Last Jedi                                                    $1,332,539,889                   2017

16           Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom                                      $1,309,484,461                   2018

17           Frozen                                                                                    $1,290,000,000                   2013

18           Beauty and the Beast                                                          $1,263,521,126                   2017

19           Incredibles 2                                                                         $1,242,805,359                   2018

20           The Fate of the Furious                                                      $1,238,764,765                   2017

               

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…Spiderman

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

I remember when safe sex was a padded headboard.

LOVE IS…

Love is… something to Tweet about.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time for Avatar…A time for Spider-Man: No Way Home.

 

 

 

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