A high grade example of Spider-Man’s iconic first appearance, Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 8.5 condition, sold in ComicLink’s recently closed February Featured Auction for $120,100.

This is only the second time that this issue in 8.5 has reached the $120,000 mark.  The first occurred in 2008 when another copy sold for $122,000, also in a ComicLink auction.

“We knew that it was going to get strong bidding interest,” said ComicLink President Josh Nathanson. “Our bidders are always excited when they have an opportunity to purchase a high-grade Amazing Fantasy #15, and bid aggressively in order to obtain them.”

An Amazing Spider-Man #1 in CGC 9.0 in the same auction also hit a public sales record when it sold for $42,900. It is the first example of this issue in the condition of 9.0 to reach the $40,000 mark in a public sale,” he said.

The popularity of Spider-Man today is at a very high level, Nathanson said.

“Long a favorite of collectors and consumers, Spider-Man’s origin was borne of the comic book genre, but the character has gained worldwide exposure via other media such as television, the toy aisle, and since 2002, there have been four feature films to date. Spider-Man’s visibility and popularity are both high right now, as collector enthusiasts are anticipating the next movie installment coming in 2014,” he said.

To consign to upcoming ComicLink auctions (the firm has auctions launching in March through May), email buysell@comiclink.com your prospective auction list, or call (617) 517-0062, option 1, to speak with Nathanson, Douglas Gillock, Jason Crosby, Sean Goodrich, Jon Signorelli, or other members of the ComicLink team. 

ComicLink’s auction schedule is available online.

The company encourages collector-investors seeking material of the highest quality to contact them.

“We have longstanding relationships with the owners of some of the most valuable material in the hobby. So, the firm can be an enormous resource for those looking to add top investment quality comic books or comic art to an investment portfolio,” Nathanson said.