For Immediate Release
Contact: Sam Heller
Huggins & Scott Auctions, Silver Spring, MD
Inaugural Issue of The Incredible Hulk Sells for $167,280
LOS ANGELES, November 19, 2018 –A high-grade issue of The Incredible Hulk #1 from May 1962 sold for $167,280 on Friday.
This first issue is considered one of the most valuable and prestigious comics of the Silver Age. Marvel Comics published the inaugural issue of the Incredible Hulk in May 1962, which was part of an enormous resurgence of super-hero comics in the early 1960's. This comic book earned a Universal Grade of 8.5 from the leading comic book grader CGC.
The consignor read this 56-year old Hulk Comic once as a youth and kept it in storage since 1962. Well known to be a super tough comic to find in upper grades, this high-demand pivotal issue continues to show astonishing sale price increases, reaching a Fair Market Value of $175,000 in recent years for the few known examples that have been graded at the 8.5 level.
The popularity of the Incredible Hulk comic series led to Marvel Studio producing a superhero film The Incredible Hulk in 2008. The film starred Edward Norton as Bruce Banner/Hulk. Mark Ruffalo replaced Norton as the Hulk in the 2012 film The Avengers. Ruffalo reprised the Hulk role in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War.
The comic book was estimated to sell between $125,000 to $175,000.
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