The very first editions of brands, comics, and similar things, especially established from brands, have the highest collection value in the market and are often sold for massive amounts of cash. One such piece of memorabilia from Marvel Comics was recently auctioned, and its sell marked as most expensive of its kind.

The rarer the item is, the expensive it is, and since the first edition of comics are obsolete, they are that much high in demand among collectors—a copy of the first-ever Marvel comic book was sold at an auction for a whopping $2.4 million.

Vincent Zurzolo, COO of, told TMZ the prize was “Marvel Comics #1,” first released in 1939. The issue featured characters such as “The Human Torch” and “Masked Raider.”

The opening bid for the said comic was just $1, and soon after 33 bids, it got itself a number of $2,427,777.65. After the sale the comic is now recorded as the most expensive version of issue #1 ever sold.


The outlet was told the buyer is an avid comic collector who understands the significance of the comic and its historical importance of it.

Surprisingly, the comic is in near-perfect condition and is known as the “pay copy” because it was used by the publisher Lloyd Jacquet to record payments for his artists. It also features handwritten reimbursement notes left to the artists.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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