The first issue of Captain America circa 1940 just sold for $3.1mm USD through Heritage Auctions, making it one of the five most expensive comic book sales in history. Recently sold copies of Amazing Fantasy No. 15 from 1962, which debuted Spider-Man, and Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, which debuted Superman, make up the other four spots.
One of only three No. 1 examples of Captain America to attain a CGC 9.4 grade, the price tag on this historic piece of pop culture is further proof that alternative assets are here to stay.