Comic book sold for $1.26 million
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A near-mint condition of Marvel Comics 1, the first comic book published by the company, sold for a record $1.26 million (almost Rs9,00,00,000!) during a recent auction — the highest total ever for a Marvel book.
Heritage Auctions, which handled the bidding, said it was the “finest known copy” of the comic book that had ever gone on sale.
The comic books was originally released on October 1, 1939. Marvel Comics 1 marks the first appearance of characters like The Human Torch, Angel, Sub-Mariner and the Masked Raider.
According to Heritage Auctions, the comic was originally bought from a newsstand by a postal carrier in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
An issue of Action Comics #1, the first Superman comic, sold for over $3.2 million (approximately Rs 22,00,00,000) in 2014.