According to the blog
, Iron Man's first appearance in a 1963 Tales of Suspense
just sold for a record $375,000, up from $147,500 for a slightly lower-quality copy set in 2011. A copy of the first Avengers
appearance in 1963 sold for a record $250,000 in November, crushing the previous record of $100,000. The first appearance of Thor in a 1962 Journey into Mystery
sold for $222,200 in February, more than doubling the previous high price. And a copy of Captain AmericaComics
No. 1 from 1941 was snatched up for a record $343,000 in August 2011. Mint-condition copies of The Incredible Hulk
No. 1 (which debuted in 1962) are just as hard to come by, and the last record sale occurred in 2009 for $125,000.