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Spider-Man and Amazing Fantasy #15 Opportunities for Comic Book Collectors

The year 2022 in cinematic releases based on comic books has been profiled by Collectors Dashboard. Spider-Man: No Way Home has grossed $1.878 billion worldwide since its December 17, 2021 release. The movie has created success for the Spider-Man franchise in 2022. A new Spider-Man film in 2022 is what collectors must be aware of when casting a web into major financial commitments from key issues to buy.

Collectors Dashboard evaluates high-end collectibles as an alternative asset class. This means collectible comics are attracting the same capital that could have been invested into stocks or bonds. Many collectibles now cost thousands of dollars (or much more). Collectors with a passion to own key comic issues such as Amazing Fantasy #15 for years frequently have to compete directly against investors whose only desire is to make a profit in the future.

Heritage Auctions has the April 7-10 Signature Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction with opportunities for multiple issues of Amazing Fantasy #15. The Next Spider-Man film is scheduled to be released October 7, 2022.

Spider-Man 4 hasn’t officially been confirmed but No Way Home potentially marks the end of Tom Holland as Peter Parker because it was the final movie in his current contract. What is confirmed is the animation Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) scheduled to be released October 7, 2022. Big name actors like Hailee Steinfeld and Oscar Isaac should quell any fears of a dismal animation experience.

Ahead of major announcements and continued franchises here are key comic issues available from Heritage Auctions that will have everyone’s spidey senses tingling:

Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF- 7.5 off-white to white pages has a current bid of $97,500.00. (Image below by Heritage Auctions)

Amazing Fantasy #15

Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN/VF 7.0 off-white to white pages has a current bid of $62,500.00.

The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN 6.0 white pages has a current bid of $22,000.00.

Collectors still have time to explore the auction that does not conclude until April 7-10. Perhaps most interesting are the early bidding activity on original Spider-Man comic artwork:

John Romita Sr. and Mike Esposito Amazing Spider-Man #50 Story Page 10 Kingpin Original Art (Marvel, 1967) with a current bid of $100,000.00.

John Buscema and Joe Sinnott What If? #1 Spider-Man Joined the Fantastic Four? Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977) with a current bid of $65,000.00.

John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends #1 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1981) with a current bid of $23,000.00.

But hey, let’s look past Spidey for just a second here. The Captain America Comics #1 is the real star here. The “San Francisco Pedigree” graded CGC 9.4 has a bid of $837,500 — which now happens to be $1,005,000.00 after the buyer’s premium.