Spider-Man to the Rescue! Dad Sells Valuable Comic Book to Help Pay for Daughter's Wedding

Spider-Man came through recently in an unexpected way.

With great power comes great responsibility.

It’s what Uncle Ben tells a fledgling Peter Parker in the first Spider-Man movie as he senses the young man is struggling with something — which, as it turns out, is a new-found strength after getting bitten by a radioactive spider.

But when you think about it, there is a great power that necessarily comes along with being a parent. Along with, of course, a great responsibility.

You can argue that parents are not responsible for paying for their kids’ weddings. But many would like to do it anyway, if they’re able.

A dad in Ohio wasn’t really able to think about paying for his oldest daughter’s wedding. But Richard Schaen still wanted to make it happen, according to the New York Daily News.

It was then that he remembered he had stashed away a set of comic books years ago — he stopped collecting them when he became a parent. There was one in particular — “Amazing Spider-Man” No. 1 — that was published in 1963. He paid 12 cents for it originally. And he just sold it for $7,900.

Since Schaen sold it through an auction house, his take-home pay is $7,000, which he said will help him help pay the catering bill for his daughter’s wedding.

Peter Parker’s true love? Mary Jane. Richard Schaen’s? Daughter Jane.

A great power, a great responsibility, and a great story.

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