Today one of the most recognisable comicbooks in history: a 1974 Marvel Comics: The Incredible Hulk #181 is up for auction on online auction website for special objects Catawiki. The copy is CGC Census graded 9.8 (mint grade) and with it being only one of less than 100 registered, it is expected reach up to £10,000, or more – 40,000 times its original sale price. Edition #181 also introduced the now infamous Wolverine from the creative team of Len Wein, John Romita Sr and Herb Trimpe. Since, the adamantium-infused defender has become a global box office megastar, gloweringly portrayed by Hugh Jackman most recently in 2017’s Logan.
Collectors will “Hulk Jump” at the chance to own this copy as it is seen as one of the ultimate comics to own within any collection. Catawiki Comic expert Tim Plumbe commented: “Catawiki is delighted to have the opportunity to host an auction with such an exclusive and rare comic book. The Incredible Hulk #181 edition was not only written to document the tales of everyone’s radioactive superhero but introduces Wolverine, the epitome of strength and valor who has become one of the most loved Marvel characters. Our exclusive movie memorabilia auction means that whether you love the green Hulk or The Green Lantern, there is something for every comic fan to bid on.”
Check the auction here