According to reporter Bhupinder Singh, the most expensive item sold at auction was Leonardo Da Vinci’s SalvadorMundi preserved at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was bought by Mohammad bin Salman, Prince of Arabia, for a whopping $450 million back in 2017. However, even the biggest comic book heads would “marvel” at the price that this Incredible Hulk #1 comic book sold for at auction: $490,000
The edition sold was from the earliest days of The Incredible Hulk back in 1962. According to ComicConnect.com, the site responsible for selling the comic, this edition” is a rare object for collectors. This is accentuated by its’ 9.0 Very Fine/Near Mint quality grading. Highly-graded copies of Hulk #1 are notoriously hard to find, due to the cheap paper used and the smudging of the gray color on the front cover”.
Vincent Zurzolo, Chief Operating manager of ComicConnect.com continues, “The new owner of this book now owns a special piece of American mythology that will continue to gain in value. It will be a cornerstone of his collectible investment portfolio. Hulk will only continue to get bigger with time, if you know what I mean.” Zurzolo also reports that the purchase holds the current record for the highest price paid for an Incredible Hulk comic book in history.
Experts claim that there are very few copies of the original Incredible Hulk comic in existence, and even fewer in such a mint condition. Vintage comic book colleting has risen now more than ever and their prices are rising more than ever. For example the most expensive comic book sold was of an original Superman comic for$3.1 million “This purchase is only one of many in the growing trends of comic book sales and I perceive it to only increase in the years to come” concludes Zurzolo.