If you saw Steve Martin in Father Of The Bride, you likely giggled at his hilarious reactions to the ever-growing bottom line while planning his daughter’s big day. While this was pure comedy, many dads get hit with a bill that’s anything but funny. One Ohio man recalled having something that might lessen the sting a bit when paying for his daughter’s wedding – the first copy of the Spider-Man comic.
Richard Schaen, 69, remembered having the Spider-Man #1 copy in his attic, so he went and found it and sold it to help pay for the (surely steep!) cost of throwing his daughter a wedding.
“I gave my daughter a promissory note for the money with a picture of the Spider-Man comic, which we can use to pay for a big part of the catering for her reception,” the loving father told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
Mr. Schaen had bought the comic at a drugstore in Columbus for 12 cents back in 1963. Collecting comics was a hobby for him that he gave up when he had his daughter, Jane.
“Comics had gone up to 75 cents by then and I was spending $40 a month,” he explained. “Also, it took two evenings a week to read the new comics and with a new baby in the house, I found myself stretched.”
Although his copy wasn’t in perfect condition, he was able to collect $7,000 for it to put towards the wedding fund.
What’s nice for this father of the bride is he has since gone on to sell other copies, including Daredevil #1, to make home improvements.
Talk about saving for a rainy day!