15000 Comic Book, a mint condition Spider Man comic book valued at $15,000 was stolen from a home in Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s a collector’s item, because in May, an unnamed buyer purchased one of the Amazing Fantasy No. 15 copies for more than $1 million.
Nearly 50 years later, it sells for thousands of dollars and in May, and an unnamed buyer purchased a mint condition copy for more than $1 million.
When Spider-Man first appeared in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated to the role of sidekick to the protagonist. The series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, a teenage high school student and person behind Spider-Man’s secret identity to whose “self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness” young readers could relate.
The owner of the stolenÂ comicÂ believes it was taken sometime between Oct. 27 and Monday morning.
Spider-Man is one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes. As Marvel’s flagship character and company mascot, he has appeared in many forms of media, including several animated and live-action television shows, syndicated newspaper comic strips, and a series of films starring Tobey Maguire as the “friendly neighborhood” hero in the first three movies.