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Spider-Man’s black costume origin art reaches $3.36M

Spider-Man’s black costume origin art reaches $3.36M

Spider-Man has set new comic record in Heritage’s January 13-16, 2022. In September 2021, Spider-Man reached a milestone when his first comic appearance became the most expensive comic book ever sold. Now, the Web Slinger can add most valuable page of comic art to his legacy.

Secret Wars #8 page 25, which provides the origin story for Spider-Man’s iconic black costume sold for $3,360,000 on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Heritage. Live bidding opened at $330,000, and quickly flew beyond the $1 million mark on its way to the record-setting total.

Just before that record was achieved, page 24 of that same issue sold for $288,000. In total, those two pages realized $3,648,000.

“We could not be happier, especially for our consignor, who bought the art in the late 1980s and treasured these pages ever since,” Heritage’s New York Director of Comics & Comic Art Joe Mannarino said. “Today’s results prove what we’ve long been saying: comic book art is as beloved and valuable as anything put on canvas.”

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