A CGC-certified 9.4 copy of Journey Into Mystery #83, the first appearance of Thor, sold on ComicLink for $275,000, the highest price ever realized for this issue in any condition.
"The comic book sold to a private collector interested in obtaining some of the best Silver Age Marvels in the world," said Josh Nathanson, ComicLink's founder and President.
Over the years, Thorís August 1962 debut has proven to be very tough to locate in the highest grades. This CGC 9.4 is one of only three certified to date in that grade; there has only been one 9.6.
The $275,000 sale of this example exceeded the most recent sale in September 2013 for this issue in the same grade by nearly 50%, ComicLink reported.
"We are seeking other examples of top Silver Age Marvels and DCs as well as Golden Age keys to fill a number of client want lists. We are also always accepting new want list additions from clients, old and new," Nathanson said.
Parties interested in investing or consigning top notch material may contact Nathanson at (617) 517-0062, extension 101, or Douglas Gillock at (617) 517-0062, extension 102.