Spiderman Comics Value

Spiderman Comics Value

This report looks into the value of key Spiderman comics by Marvel. Spiderman first appeared in the valuable Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962 and proved popular with audiences. The following year saw the launch of The Amazing Spider-Man’s first volume, which now contains the vast majority of the character’s most highly valued comics.

  • In September 2021, a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (Spiderman’s first appearance) sold for $3.60 million.
  • This makes it the most expensive sale of a comic book to feature Spiderman.
  • It is also one of the most expensive comic book sales in history. 
  • The price of a very-well preserved copy has increased 3.27 times from 2011 – 2021.
  • The most expensive sale from The Amazing Spider-Man was $336,000 for issue #1 (very-well preserved) in November 2022.
  • A nearly perfect The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (first appearance of The Green Goblin) sold for a record $210,000 in September 2022.
  • As of 2023, The Amazing Spider-Man’s average comic price (excluding variants) is $37.08.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man comic prices fell 10.22% over the previous year.
  • As of 2023, the cover price for The Amazing Spider-Man is $3.99.
  • When The Amazing Spider-Man was released in 1963, its cover price was $0.12.

Selected rare Spiderman comic editions by record sale

Although the most valuable comic featuring Spiderman is Amazing Fantasy #15, issues of The Amazing Spider-Man dominate when it comes to the most valuable Spiderman comics.

  • In September 2021, a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 sold for $3.60 million.
  • This makes it one of the most expensive comic book sales in history.
  • The edition also holds the record for the most expensive comic book featuring Spiderman, due to it being his first appearance.
  • In 2011, a similar very well-preserved copy sold for $1.10 million.
  • The price of a copy of this quality increased 3.27 times from 2011 to 2021.
  • The success of Amazing Fantasy #15 led to the character’s own comic, The Amazing Spider-Man.
  • The most expensive sale from this volume was $336,000 for a very-well preserved copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #1 in November 2022.
  • For comparison, a slightly above-average collectible of this edition could fetch around $20,000.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #14 sold for a record $210,000 in September 2022.
  • Its high value could be due to being a nearly perfect collectible and for presenting The Green Goblin’s first appearance.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #4 has a record sale of $174,000 (very well-preserved) and features the first appearance of The Sandman.
RankEditionRecord sale
1Amazing Fantasy #15$3.60 million
2The Amazing Spider-Man #1$0.34 million
3The Amazing Spider-Man #14$0.21 million
4The Amazing Spider-Man #4$0.17 million
5The Amazing Spider-Man #2$0.17 million
6The Amazing Spider-Man #3$0.14 million
7The Amazing Spider-Man #9$0.13 million
8The Amazing Spider-Man #50$0.10 million
9The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1$0.08 million
10The Amazing Spider-Man #15$0.08 million

Average Spiderman comic price

  • As of 2023, the average price of The Amazing Spider-Man comic (excluding variants) is $37.08.
  • This was also the lowest average price recorded from the given period.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man’s average comic price fell 10.22% over the previous year.
  • From the given data, the average price of The Amazing Spider-Man comic peaked during 2021 at $56.60.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man’s average price is decreasing year-on-year.
  • Prices decreased by 34.49% over the period.
YearAverage priceChange
2021 (Sep – Dec)$56.60
2022$41.30– 27.03%
2023 (Jan – May)$37.08– 10.22%
(Average ‘raw’ issue value, excluding variants)

A graph is given below to show average prices of The Amazing Spider-Man comic:

Spiderman comic cover prices

  • As of 2023, the cover price for The Amazing Spider-Man is $3.99.
  • When The Amazing Spider-Man was released in 1963, its cover price was $0.12.
  • It remained at this price until late 1969 when it increased to $0.15.
  • In total, the cover price is 33.25 times higher in 2023 than in 1963.
  • The first volume of The Amazing Spider-Man was paused at a price of $1.99 in 1998.
  • Its next volume began at $2.99 for the first edition, before reverting to $1.99.
YearCover priceChangeInflation-adjusted
1963$0.12$0.12
1973$0.20+ 66.67%$0.14
1983$0.60+ 200.00%$0.18
1993$1.25+ 108.33%$0.26
2003$2.25+ 80.00%$0.37
2013$3.99+ 77.33%$0.52
2023$3.99$0.40
(Prices taken from March/April issues. Data from The Amazing Spider-Man #1 – #915 only. Special edition prices vary)

A graph is given below to show cover prices of The Amazing Spider-Man comics over time:

Spiderman comics FAQ

How did Spiderman become popular?

Spiderman became a phenomenon in 1962 through Amazing Fantasy #15. His relatability as a teenager named Peter Parker, navigating the trials and tribulations of everyday life struck a chord with readers. Younger fans were also able to connect with the nature of Spiderman’s difficulties as a teenager. His distinctive red and blue costume, web-slinging powers and agile acrobatics differentiated him from other superheroes, cementing his popularity.

When did The Amazing Spider-Man begin?

The Amazing Spider-Man began in 1963, following his debut in Amazing Fantasy #15 the previous year. Marvel wanted to give Spiderman his own standalone series, driven by an overwhelming response from readers who felt identified with Spiderman’s personal qualities. Through the new volume, Marvel were able to develop the Peter Parker character and showcase his ongoing adventures as a superhero.

Which types of Spiderman issues are the most valuable?

  • First appearances of Spiderman tend to be highly valuable due to their historical significance and rarity.
  • Key issues within the Spiderman comic series also hold significant value due to their impact on the character’s storyline, such as those that introduce new villains.
  • Limited editions and variant covers of Spiderman such as those with low print runs can also have higher valuations.