‘Spider-Man’ comic book page fetches record $3.36 mn at auction

‘Spider-Man’ comic book page fetches record $3.36 mn at auction

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LOS ANGELES: A page of original artwork from the acclaimed 1984 comic starring Spider-Man sold for a record $3.36 million in the United States on Thursday, making the web surfer the world’s most powerful auction Super hero.

The page features the first appearance of Spidey´s black symbiote suit that would later lead to the creation of anti-hero Venom in artwork by Mike Zeck from Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars no. 8.

“This page was the big reveal teased on the cover! This is where Peter Parker actually got his spiffy new black costume,” Heritage Auctions said in its description of the artwork for page 25 of the issue.

“But… it´s a costume with a secret! Because it very soon turns out to be alive and have its own agenda. This is the origin of the character Venom!”

Bidding for the artwork started at $330,000.

The previous record for a single page of artwork from the interior of an American comic book was a frame showing the first image of Wolverine in a 1974 issue of “The Incredible Hulk”. The page sold for $657,250.

A numbered copy of the 1938 Action Comics. Superman’s debut No. 1 sold for $3.18 million on the first day of Heritage Auctions’ four-day comic book event in Dallas, Texas, the auction house said on Twitter.

This copy was rated 6.0 by the comic book rating agency CGC. Two other of the world’s most famous comic books are of higher quality and have previously sold for higher prices at auction, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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