‘Captain America Comics #1’ Sells for $3.1 Million
The iconic first issue that introduced the iconic Marvel hero has reportedly sold for an astronomical price, as Captain America Comics #1 sells for $3.1 million.
There are few characters that are as beloved and well known in the vast history of Marvel lore as Steve Rogers’ Captain America.
He is a hero on par with any in the comic book medium, and has been a consistent presence in the superhero world form such of the 1940s and beyond.
The popularity of the character is rooted in his embodiment of the truest form of the American dream; representing an ideology that has either been completely forgotten, or perverted by modern politics to no longer sport the same level of inclusiveness as it once has.
His faceoffs against classic Marvel heroes such as Red Skull and Arnim Zola have constantly pitted Rogers against some of the most ruthlessly deviant villains in Marvel’s earliest days; yet, what made them so difficult is their evil intentions being rooted in the evilest aspects of humanity.
The character has persevered throughout time, and that could never be more properly understood until now, as the debut issue of the character, Captain America Comics #1, has sold for $3.1 million.
The sale was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, which noted that “the sale marks a record for the comic, Captain America Comics No. 1, and is now one of the top five most expensive comics ever sold.”
The notable issue arrived on newsstands in December of 1940, and the year before the horrendous events of WWII and Pearl Harbor made their way to the American sphere.
The issue was penned by the incredible duo of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, with the premiere title acting as the official Marvel Universe debut of both Steve Roger’s Captain America and Bucky Barnes.
The story remains one of the most beloved in all of comics, with the sickly hero of Steve Rogers gaining immense power that he uses for truth and justice; and this sale only reconfirms that undeniable truth.