The first “Star Trek” comic book sold at auction for a record-breaking price of $46,500, according to Certified Guarantee Company, a Florida-based comic book grading service.
The comic book “Star Trek No. 1”, published by Gold Key in 1967, was sold at a legacy auction sale on November 3.
CGC said that it gave the comic book a rating of around 9.6. The company said it has rated only four other copies of the issue, and this is more than double the previous record of $20,500 it set in 2019.
The opening issue included “The Planet of No Return” and the story was written by Dick Wood. The first cover of the series featured Spock, Kirk and Hikaru Sulu, and went on to a 12-year-old, 62-point run under Gold Key. According to ComicBook, the series ended in 1979 when Marvel Comics acquired the rights to the series and made its debut. The current license holder of the series is IDW Publishing, which launched its first issue in October.
The history-making book was part of a collector’s big sale of other prized comic books. These included comics by Walt Disney, comic books by Donald Duck, Scooby-Doo and Astro Boy. Sold for many thousands of dollars.
This sale took place a day ago at Heritage Auctions“The Day the Music Died” sold for a record-breaking $447,000. The poster is an original advertising window card that commemorates the show that never was, and one of the first tragedies in rock and roll history.