Auction for Copy of Action Comics #1 Sets New Price Record

Posted by at 11:58 am on August 25, 2014

Action Comics 1A copy of 1938’s Action Comics No. 1, which features the first appearance of Superman,sold for a record-breaking $3,207,852 to an unnamed buyer on Sunday.

Darren Adams, the owner of Pristine Comics, posted it on eBay on Aug. 14. The only other comic to sell for anything close to as much was a copy of Action Comics No. 1 that had been owned by Nicolas Cage, which sold for $2.16 million in 2011. The Washington Post explains, “Adams’s Superman book is graded at ‘9.0,’ an almost unheard-of condition for this issue, which hit newsstands in the summer of 1938.”

Adams told the Post, “I actually held it for a few years — I was so excited about this book. And equally exciting to having a book of this condition is the fact that nobody knew it existed. Most books have a history … but this book was totally off the grid, and nobody knew about it till I made it known.”

1 Comment for “Auction for Copy of Action Comics #1 Sets New Price Record”

  1. Even though this Action superman comic book magazine may have been created in the 1970 s it’s still some of these magazines are 40 plus years old. If the original super man #1only displayed superman. Then the magazine was created with several other books. So how can this book magazines be reprints. can you tell the interested what kind of population did these comic book magazines have ” please.

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