Amazing Spider-Man #13 is CGC’s Featured Comic of the Month for July

Posted on 6/30/2019

This book features the origin and first appearance of Mysterio, special effects and illusionist expert.

Heritage Auctions sold a pedigree CGC 9.4 Amazing Spider-Man #13 in May 2011 for $10,755. CGC has graded over two thousand copies of this book.
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Name of comic: Amazing Spider-Man #13

Comic publisher: Marvel Comics

Date: April 1964

Variants: U.K. Price Variant

What makes it special? This book features the origin and first appearance of Mysterio (Quentin Beck). Beck is a special effects wizard, hypnotist, and illusionist expert working as a stunt man for a major Hollywood studio. He realizes that his expertise in illusions could make him an effective criminal.

Why is it interesting now? “Spider-Man: Far From Home” arrives in theaters this July and features Mysterio as one of the main villains. This will be the second Spider-Man solo film with Tom Holland as Peter Parker.

Did you know? Although the first full appearance of Mysterio is in Amazing Spider-Man #13, it was later stated that a group of aliens Spider-Man fought in Amazing Spider-Man #2 were actually criminals in disguise - one of which being Quentin Beck.

Total graded by CGC: As of June 12, CGC has graded 2,080 copies (including 10 of the U.K. Price Variant). Around 8 percent have been certified with Signature Series labels.

CGC median grade: The median grade is Very Good+ 4.5.

CGC highest graded: The highest copy graded by CGC is Near Mint/Mint 9.8.

Sales highlights: Heritage Auctions sold a pedigree CGC 9.4 Amazing Spider-Man #13 in May 2011 for $10,755. At the other end of the grading scale, a CGC 1.0 with several defects sold for $116 in a Heritage Auction sale in July 2016.

CGC Comics Registry Champion: A set of Amazing Spider-Man #1 through #25 called “Scotty’s Spideys 1-25” ranks #1 in the Amazing Spider-Man #1-#25 category. All books in this set are graded 9.4 +. Explore this and other collections in the CGC Comics Registry.

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