First Ever Spider-Man Comic Sells For $1.1m
The first comic book to feature Spider-Man has been sold for $1.1m (£679,000) at a US auction, nearly half a century after it was published.
The 1962 copy of the Marvel comic book, in near-mint condition, shows Spidey swinging from a high building with a man under his right arm.
Five decades ago, the comic was sold for just 12 cents.
The sale, to an undisclosed buyer, comes a year after Superman's debut comic book from 1938 sold for $1.5m - or £926,000.
"The late 1950s and early 1960s are considered the Silver Age for comic books," saidComicConnect.com founder Stephen Fishler.
He added: "People have often wondered how much this near-perfect condition book would sell for, and today we found out."