McFarlane Spider-Man Cover Draws Record Auction Haul
by Lucas Siegel, Newsarama Site Editor
Date: 27 July 2012 Time: 11:14 AM ET
“This is an earth-trembling cover illustration and an equally magnificent price,” said Todd Hignite, Vice President of Heritage Auctions in a press release. “McFarlane’s art brims with the raw energy that sky-rocketed McFarlane to the top of the industry and, now, the top of the auction world.” Full issues are selling well, too. Avengers #1 sold for $274,850, setting a new record for the 1963 issue. A fellow Marvel team book from 1963, X-Men #1, sold for $492,937.50, also a record for the issue, which is rated by the CGC at a 9.8 out of 10. The auction by Heritage itself looks to set a record, projected to break $9 million in sales. More on Heritage Auctions, including the ability to drop that 700 grand that's burning a hole in your pocket, can be found at HA.com. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!