A rare issue of X-Men #1 recently broke its all-time bidding record with the 9.6-graded Marvel comic book reaching $702,000.
Golden Age comic books like Action Comics #1 and Detective Comics #27 become rarer for collectors to get their hands on as time goes on. This has led to collectors turning their attention to the Silver Age, with X-Men #1 now breaking an all-time bidding record of its own at a recent ComicConnect Event auction.
The value of X-Men #1 has sharply increased in the last year as Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios plot what’s next for the mutants in live-action. Per American Rodeo, a 9.6-graded issue of X-Men #1 reached a record-breaking price of $700,000 at a ComicConnect Event auction before it was ultimately sold for $702,000. For reference, an X-Men #1 issue in similar condition sold for $250,000 in 2013.
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The New Mutants was the last X-Men film to hit the big screen:
In this terrifying, action-fueled film based on the MARVEL comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions from other people’s fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who transforms into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who, as Cannonball, can fly at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar power; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). The younger sister of Colossus, Magik becomes encased in armor at will and wields a soulsword that amplifies her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities.
Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories about when their powers first manifested, the five “patients” come to understand that they are in a class of people called mutants, who have historically been marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities. Soon, they question what is real and what isn’t, and it becomes clear that the institution isn’t what it seems. Now the question is — why are they being held captive? And who is trying to destroy them? The tension and horror mount in this white-knuckle thrill ride directed by Josh Boone and co-written by Boone and Knate Lee.
Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.
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Source: American Rodeo