DALLAS (AP) – A single-page artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man cartoon sold at auction Thursday for a record $ 3.36 million.
Mike Zeck’s artwork on page 25 of Marvel Comics’ “Secret Wars No. 8” brings Spidey’s black suit for the first time. The symbiote suit would eventually lead to the emergence of the character Venom.
The record bidding, which started at $ 330,000 and rose over $ 3 million, came on the first day of Heritage Auctions’ four-day comic book event in Dallas.
The previous record for an inside page of an American comic was $ 657,250 for art from a 1974 edition of “The Incredible Hulk,” which included a tease for the first appearance of Wolverine.
Also on Thursday, one of the few surviving copies of Superman’s debut, Action Comics No. 1, sold for $ 3.18 million, placing it among the most expensive books ever auctioned.
None of the sellers or buyers were identified.