Captain America is one of the most iconic characters in Marvel’s arsenal. Chris Evan’s portrayal of the character in Marvel Cinematic Universe, only hyped up the character further. Recently, the first comic book ever to feature Captain America just sold at auction for a near-record price.
The winning bid for “Captain America Comics No. 1” came in Thursday at a whopping $3.1 million. The eye-watering number is not far off from the $3.6 million someone shelled out in 2014 for the first comic with Spider-Man.
The comic book, which introduced fans to Captain America and his trusty sidekick, Bucky, was published way back in 1941 during the height of World War II. The comic was in near mint condition, which helped pulling in such a high amount of money.
The issue which sold through Heritage Auctions, is 45 pages and the cover features imagery of Captain America punching Adolf Hitler and fighting the Nazis. As for other superhero comics, the first appearance of Superman went for $3.2 million in 2014, while the first comic with Batman fetched $2.2 million in January 2021.
The $3.1 million sale price for “Captain America Comics” puts it in the top 5 most expensive comics ever sold. This same issue has grown in value over the years as it was previously sold at auction twice before. It first fetched over $25,000 in 2010 and then $915k in 2019. Meanwhile, stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.
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