A single page from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book was bought at auction this Thursday for a record €3 million.
Mike Zeck’s $3.36 million (€2.93 million) artwork for Marvel Comics’ page 25 “Secret Wars #8” features the first appearance of the band’s hero’s black suit drawn. The symbiotic fact would eventually lead to the appearance of the character Venom.
The record bidding, which started with $330,000 (287,000 euros), took place on the first day of the four-day comic book event hosted by Heritage Auctions in Dallas.
The previous record for an inside page of an American comic book was $657,250 (€573,000) for the art of a 1974 edition of “The Incredible Hulk”, which prepared for Wolverine’s appearance.
Also on Thursday, one of the few surviving copies of Superman, “Action Comics #1,” sold for $3.18 million (€2.8 million), placing it among the most expensive ever auctioned.
None of the sellers or buyers were identified.