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LAGRANGE, ILL. (AP) - A rare Spider-Man comic book worth about $12,000 has surfaced at a suburban Chicago store.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports ( http://bit.ly/uUSf7E) that a customer took the copy of “Amazing Fantasy” into Chimera’s Comics in LaGrange in a paper bag filled with old comic books. Spider-Man made his debut appearance in the 1962 comic book, then priced at 12 cents. Store co-owner Steve Brown says it’s an original, first printing.
The book sat in owner George Toman’s attic for years. Brown says a copy of the edition of “Amazing Fantasy” sold for $1 million at auction, but that Toman’s copy has wear and tear. That prices it at about $12,000.
The comic book is on display, framed behind a shop counter. Brown says it will probably take some time to sell.
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