Special Copy of Marvel Comics #1 Sold For $2.4M

A very prized copy of the first-ever Marvel comedian ebook fetched greater than $2.4 million in a web-based public sale, the auctioneer mentioned Friday.

Often called the Marvel Comics #1 “pay copy,” it is “arguably one of many prime three comedian books on the earth of comics gathering,” mentioned Vincent Zurzolo, chief working officer of ComicConnect. The New York-based auctioneer bought the ebook Thursday evening for a bit below $2,427,800.

The client’s title has not been disclosed. He’s “a particularly passionate comedian ebook collector and investor” who additionally collects different objects, Zurzolo mentioned.

Revealed in 1939, Marvel Comics #1 launched characters together with Sub-Mariner and the unique Human Torch, a precursor of the character of the identical title that was later a member of Marvel’s Unbelievable 4. The ebook launched what grew to become the Marvel universe of comics, motion pictures, TV exhibits and video video games.

The very well-preserved “pay copy” is particularly sought-after as a result of it bears the writer’s handwritten notes recording how a lot the a number of writers and artists have been paid. For instance, Frank R. Paul earned $25 for drawing the quilt of a ebook now value almost 100,000 occasions as a lot.

“It is an extremely necessary look into the world and behind the scenes of the creation” of a comics powerhouse, Zurzolo mentioned.

The Marvel universe would ultimately embody such characters as Spider-Man, the Unbelievable 4, X-Males, the Avengers, Iron Man, Daredevil and the Hulk, typically recognized on-screen because the Unbelievable Hulk.

“With out this comedian ebook being made, who is aware of? Perhaps none of that occurs,” Zurzolo mentioned. “Perhaps the title ‘Marvel Comics’ resonated a lot with folks, indirectly, that that’s what helped to delivery all these different issues.”


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