COMICS: The Avengers #1 Sells For A Record Price!

The very first issue of The Avengers went on sale last week and it went for a record price! So, how much do you think it went for? £250,000? $500,000? $1 Million? Find out here...

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By Josh Wilding - 11/2/2011
Bleeding Cool point out that a CGC 9.6 copy of The Avengers #1 was sold for a record $250,000 by Metropolis Collectibles last week. With the movie a little over six months away, it appears as if interest in the superhero team is at an all time high. Written by Stan Lee with art from Jack Kirby, the book features the Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man and Wasp (the founding team of Avengers) and was released September 1963.

Metropolis Collectibles COO Vincent Zurzolo had this to say: "This exceptional copy is tied with two other copies of Avengers #1 CGC in 9.6. The other two copies have never been brought to market. Their owners have no interest in selling. This makes this the only publicly sold copy of a CGC 9.6 to date. We are very proud to make this the highest price anybody has ever paid for a copy of Avengers #1."

Phew, that's a lot of money, eh? Would you part with a quarter of a million dollars for this comic if you had the cash? Feel free to share your thoughts below.



STARRING:

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: May 4th, 2012. (US)





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Source: Bleeding Cool
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Ironnick - 11/2/2011, 5:15 PM
Studying up for 2012 I guess.
BooYah - 11/2/2011, 5:35 PM
I want this issue.
primetime3 - 11/2/2011, 5:35 PM
3rd!!!
primetime3 - 11/2/2011, 5:36 PM
I give you orginal price
IDKwhatToChoose - 11/2/2011, 5:36 PM
A lot of money regardless for a comic book. Yes a long way away from Bats and Supes but nothing to sneeze at.
TheShakeBake - 11/2/2011, 5:45 PM
i would proudly pay that much.... if i had it lol
GUNSMITH - 11/2/2011, 5:47 PM
WE IN A RECESSION YO.
headlopper - 11/2/2011, 5:48 PM
I got a llllllllllllllooooooooonnnnnnnnnngggggggggggg wait before my comics reach that value.
EpicMan123 - 11/2/2011, 5:53 PM
nice.
and hey if you feel like helping out a newbie, check out the preview to my upcoming story, Allegiance, and leave a comment. its in fan fic lol
BooYah - 11/2/2011, 6:02 PM
@primetime3- Nope you're not third. Youre welcome.
Howlett - 11/2/2011, 6:04 PM
yeah it's cool to have it on your shelf, but with that money? a lot of people are jobless these days :(
TequilaMan - 11/2/2011, 6:09 PM
Didn't Action comics #1 sold for a million? How is this a record?
MAXQ1961 - 11/2/2011, 6:26 PM
Awesome! Avengers Assemble! Billion Dollar Movie! Loki Rules!
maskman0 - 11/2/2011, 6:29 PM
I have the story in my memories and that is priceless. As far as selling the actual book. Yes. I can always get reprints or digital copies to revisit the stories. Enjoy the stories and have good memories of it. That's the true value of comics, not a CGC graded price tag. For a quarter million, I will pay off school loans and get my own business off the ground, and grow as a human being. Buying a comic book for that much money is not going to help me do anything, imo.
HULK2099 - 11/2/2011, 6:34 PM
I DEFINETLY WOULD
marvel72 - 11/2/2011, 6:50 PM
i wish i could afford to buy monthly comics let alone $250,000.
BubbaDude - 11/2/2011, 6:57 PM
Nah...I've got the reprint. Or maybe 2.

Now waitaminit...maybe my old Cap comics from the 60's are worth something since the movie came out!
Mechagino - 11/2/2011, 6:58 PM
I always did like this cover and the issue.
MJPETTY7 - 11/2/2011, 7:26 PM
I already own it...The reprint anyway...
ArgentSnith - 11/2/2011, 8:22 PM
I actualy have a copy of this issue. Its a tad "thread bare" and I stole it from a barber shop when I was ten years old. I have plenty of "golden era" comics from those days but they're not in immaculate shape. Good memories though...
ClarkKentSuperman - 11/2/2011, 9:34 PM
wait till you guys/girls see what I get for my first print #1 of SUPER PRO! Superman, Batman and the rest of the comic world wont know what to do. On a series note my friend as 2 or 4 copies of avengers #1. I have rubbed one out to the room about 300 times. First issue of FF, Amazing Spidey, Cap, Thor, Hulk..... From Superman #5 to I forget what issue. Every issue of Green lantern Till like '02. All kept in a room that is an addition to the house costing somewhere around 75k a few years back. The room is fire proof with an alarm system and vents that suck out the air, its basically like a giant safe that houses one of the worlds greatest comic book collections. It very well could be the 9th wonder of the WORLD!
baldric33 - 11/2/2011, 9:48 PM
I would if I had that kind of money. Since I don't, I'm going to stick with the more beat up copy I had signed by Stan Lee at Comic Con this year.
NIRSINGHA - 11/2/2011, 10:08 PM
I have a very good copy of the AVENGERS #1 and I Love it. I have owned about 10 copies I used to buy and sell . One was even signed by Stan the man Lee. But that was before the movie was in production. Then it was hard to find the issue very good or better cheap. Anyway I'm keeping the one I have. I love the classic cover and that is the Hulk and Thor WITH HIS HELMET!!!!! I hope future directors let him wear the helmet like on this first issue. Thor is not HEMAN!!!!!!
Tainted87 - 11/2/2011, 10:08 PM
I'll never understand this.
You can buy a reprint from Marvel Masterworks for a price ranging from $5-$20 depending on where you look. The issue itself is one of the worst I've ever read, regardless of the time period and quality standard.

This kind of pretentious bullshit just urks me.
GiftedYoungster - 11/2/2011, 10:53 PM
haha from $0.12 to $250,000. Insane.
bababoozer - 11/3/2011, 2:07 AM
I should have kept my Avengers that I had....(#12-20)
MaddMonkk - 11/3/2011, 3:41 AM
I got X-Men #4 (NM) and it's worth around 450 buck, but I traded a baby for it so I better keep it!
JackBauer - 11/3/2011, 5:51 AM
Damn. I think the oldest issue I have of the Avengers is either #12 or #20. I can't remember.
niknik - 11/3/2011, 6:17 AM
A 9.6 is spectacular and THAT is why it's so valuable. I'm lucky if mine is above 8.0, but I never got any of my prized books graded.
nuck82 - 11/3/2011, 7:03 AM
lol nice bad,


jack@ i think my oldest one is 54 the 1st app of ultron.



i think i would rather have avengers #3 when the hulk and namor fight the avengers
plasticman - 11/3/2011, 7:03 AM
What does if cost to have your comic book graded?
nuck82 - 11/3/2011, 7:04 AM
and wow 9.6 is a high ass grade for such an old comic, some kept that thing in a safe diposite box or somthing
nuck82 - 11/3/2011, 7:06 AM
@plasticman well each comic i think its like $40 but then they charge you a shit load for the shipping it back to you..

i have been talking to my comic book store guy about doing a few of mine, he said to wait for a few other people to do it with me so we can split the shipping cost
spectre88 - 11/3/2011, 11:22 AM
Definitely one of my top 3 favorite comic book covers ever.

I have an extra copy of this issue if anyone is interested, it is a much lower grade though.
niknik - 11/3/2011, 3:07 PM
It's a hellova lot more than 40 clams per book for grading. Last time I checked (which was a few years ago) the CGC was now working it like the mob, taking a percentage of what you books value ends up being. Needless to say with Hulk 1-6, Avengers 1-10, Tales of Suspense 39-45, and a few others in hand, I decided I couldn't afford the thousands of dollars it would cost to have them graded. What a bunch of crooks.
niknik - 11/3/2011, 3:15 PM
I should point out its 2.5% of the value of the book if the value is determined to be more than $3000.00 so they take a percentage of the truly valuable books. the 40 buck charge is for books valued at less than 300 bucks. Again, a bunch of crooks. Why should they get a percentage of my collection. Its the same job grading a book whether its Hulk #1 or Hulk #349.
ciscokid56 - 11/3/2011, 8:01 PM
Hmm...Wonder what my VF #4 is worth...

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