In news related to “holy crap, shut up”, some serious dough and some serious comic book history was dealt out at Heritage’s Beverly Hills Signature Auction between July 26th and 27th. An Amazing Spider-Man #328 with cover art by Todd McFarlane sold at auction for a cool $657,250 this past Thursday, according to Heritage auctions. The issue in question, which is a pretty cool duel between Spidey and the Hulk, edged out another pricey cover also done by McFarlane, of Spider-Man #1, which went for $358,500. The auction featured the Shamus Modern Masterworks, along with the collection of Doug Schmell from Pedigree comics. Also, a CGC 9.8 of X-Men #1 and 9.6 of Avengers#1 took home $492,937.50 and $274,850 respectively.
While those sales don’t stack up to the Tintin cover sold for $1.6 million or the $2.1 million invested on Nic Cage’s Action Comics #1, these are still some pretty nice amounts considering these are seminal books in some of our most beloved series’ to this day. While I could never see myself forking over that kind of cash, I have always wanted someone to do a play on Bane breaking Batman’s back, where Bane and Batman are playing basketball and Bane crosses up Batman “breakin’ ankles” in the process. The final image would be Bane posterizing Batman…first person to get to me that wins twenty dollars and my eternal fondness!