Comic Books

The Incredible Hulk #1 Grabs Highest Auction Sale

Comic origin issues like Amazing Fantasy #15 or Fantastic Four #1 usually dominate the top sales of a comic book auction. The Incredible Hulk #1 was the high sale of Heritage Auctions Sunday Monday Comic Books Select Auction. Older collectors may remember the big green super-hero more from Lou Ferrigno’s character, and newer fans may think of the Hulk from more recent films over the last two decades.

We know that upcoming films and televised series can drive interest in comic books higher. Much higher. There may not be any officially announced Hulk standalone films in production yet, but the rumor mill continues to churn. And we do have the upcoming She-Hulk series coming.

Collectors Dashboard evaluates high-end collectibles as an alternative asset class. This means collectibles are attracting the same capital that could have been invested into stocks or bonds. Many key comic issues now cost tens of thousands of dollars (or much more).

The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages sold for $54,000.00. One aspect of this Heritage auction was that the low to mid graded conditions still allows for these to be affordable to collectors rather than just the collectible-investors who are chasing the grails in the highest conditions with million or multi-million price tags. (Image by Heritage Auctions)

The Incredible Hulk #1

Movies boost sales and the collector can imagine a new Hulk movie in the future at some point. These are the other top key comic issues that are still in affordable grades which all sold on May 1, 2022:

  • Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages sold for $52,800.00.
  • Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages sold for $48,000.00.
  • Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages sold for $40,800.00.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 White pages sold for $28,800.00.