Published: August 9, 2022
DALLAS — A copy of Fantastic Four No. 1, 1961, CGC VF+ 8.5 white pages, the issue that includes the origin and first appearance of the Fantastic Four, sold for $228,000 to lead Heritage Auctions’ Key Comics Showcase Auction August 4. The issue that introduced Marvel’s first superhero team effectively launched the Marvel Age, and issue No. 1 is much rarer in this grade than the other Marvel “origin” issues of the early 1960s. Heritage Auctions has offered just two higher-graded copies of this issue, which features a cover and interior art by Jack Kirby, since 2017. The auction achieved a total of $1,634,067.
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