Cover of Spider-Man #121‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ Sold
It is not uncommon for comic book-related items to be sold for astronomical prices at auctions. For instance, Tintin Shooting Star artwork fetched $288,300, Todd McFarlane’s Amazing Spider-Man #328 Cover Art was sold for a mind boggling $657,250 and the Tintin comic book cover was bought for $1.6 million. Recently, during Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature auction, the Spider-Man #121 Original Cover Art ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ fetched an impressive $287,000.
The cover was made in pencil and ink by John Romita Senior. That issue of the comic book is one that fiction enthusiasts will never forget; even the cover itself is very famous. The amazing price for which the masterpiece was sold won it a place among the top 5 highest prices ever paid publicly for an original cover of its kind.