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US News First Marvel Comics issue sells in Texas for $1.26 million

05:00  22 november  2019
05:00  22 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Heritage Auctions says the Marvel Comics No. 1 from 1939 sold Thursday. Heritage says the buyer wished to remain anonymous. Ed Jaster, senior vice president at Heritage, calls it “a historic copy of a historic comic book.” The issue features the first appearances of characters such as the Human

DALLAS, TX – A rare near-mint condition copy of the first Marvel Comics comic book has sold at auction in Dallas for $ 1 . 26 million . Heritage Auctions says the Marvel Comics No. 1 from 1939 sold Thursday. Heritage says the buyer wished to remain anonymous.

This Oct. 8, 2019 image provided by Heritage Auctions shows a rare near mint condition copy of the first Marvel Comics comic book. Heritage Auctions says the 1939 comic book sold for $1,260,000 million on Thursday Nov. 21, 2019. (Heritage Auctions via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press This Oct. 8, 2019 image provided by Heritage Auctions shows a rare near mint condition copy of the first Marvel Comics comic book. Heritage Auctions says the 1939 comic book sold for $1,260,000 million on Thursday Nov. 21, 2019. (Heritage Auctions via AP)

DALLAS (AP) — A rare near-mint condition copy of the first Marvel Comics comic book has sold at auction in Dallas for $1.26 million.

Heritage Auctions says the Marvel Comics No. 1 from 1939 sold Thursday. Heritage says the buyer wished to remain anonymous.

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Marvel Comics released its Marvel Comics 1000 issue in August, which paid homage to many of the entity’s most recognizable characters In the issue , each page was devoted to a year in Marvel 's history, with the first one recounting the creation of the Human Torch in Marvel Comics No. 1 in 1939.

It's rare to find a near-mint condition of Marvel Comics ' first comic book, aptly named " Marvel Comics 1 ." But one in near-mint condition just sold for a record $ 1 . 26 million .

Ed Jaster, senior vice president at Heritage, calls it “a historic copy of a historic comic book.” The issue features the first appearances of characters such as the Human Torch, Ka-Zar, Angel and the Sub-Mariner.

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Heritage says the comic book was first purchased at a newsstand by a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, mail carrier who made a practice of buying the first issue of comic books and magazines. Jaster says that since then, the issue has only changed owners a handful of times.

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