A single Spider-Man comic published by Marvel Comics sold for about 4 billion won at auction, becoming the most expensive comic book page in history.
CNN reported on the 14th (local time) that a page featuring Spider-Man in an all-black suit sold for $3.36 million at a Heritage Auction in Dallas, Texas.
This page is the 25th page of the limited edition Marvel Comics ‘Secret Wars’ published in 1984, where Spider-Man first wears an all-black suit.
It is the first historical scene to break away from Spider-Man’s signature red and blue outfit, and wearing an all-black suit means that Spider-Man is infected with an extraterrestrial symbiote and becomes ‘blackened’, so it was popular with collectors.
The page started at $330,000 and eventually sold for over $3 million. Heritage Auctions did not disclose who the winning bidder was, but said another page of the cartoon sold for $288,000.
The most expensive comic page ever sold was the scene where Wolverine first appeared in ‘The Incredible Hulk’ published in 1974, and this page sold for $657,250 (about 780 million won).
“Today’s results prove what we’ve been talking about for a long time,” said Joe Manarino, who heads the comics and comic arts division at Heritage Auctions, in a statement. .
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