COMICS: Stan Lee And Jack Kirby's THE X-MEN #1 Sells For A Record Price At Auction
In 1963, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the X-Men to the Marvel Universe. That issue has been sold at auction today, giving it the honour of having the second highest price ever paid for a Silver Age comic (behind only Amazing Fantasy #15). Read on for details.
Bleeding Cool reports that a copy of The X-Men #1 has been sold at auction for a record breaking $492,937.50. The CGC 9.8 copy of the landmark comic book is the highest graded copy known to be in existence, with only one other listed on the CGC census. This decimated the previous record price that a CGC 9.6 copy went for back in 2011 ($200,000) and the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby comic now holds the honour of being the second highest price paid for a Silver Age comic. However, it's still a long way behind the $1.1 million paid for a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 9.6 in March 2011 (as you will hopefully know, that featured the first appearance of Spider-Man). The site has more details on the sale - including the news that the original Spider-Man #1 cover art by Todd McFarlane has been sold for $358,500 - so be sure to click on the link below for further details.
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