Action Comic's Million Dollar Auction

The first issue of Action Comics, the 1938 comic book that introduced Superman, sold Nov. 30, 2011, for the record price of $2.16 million. The pristine comic book had been sold several times before and each time set the record for the world's most expensive comic book. It brought $86,000 in 1992 and $150,000 in 1997, then was stolen. It was found in a storage locker in April and sent to to be auctioned. A different copy of Action Comics No. 1 set the most recent previous record. That comic book, not in pristine condition, sold in 2010 for $1.5 million. Seventy-three years ago, the comic book cost 10 cents.

Superman comic 1928 issue 1 grade 9














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#2 Cards n Comics Appraisal??Poconoroy 2012-01-05 09:58
Can't believe this auctioned for this much.I have cards n comics to be appraised and rated.Can I have some info on how to get this done??Thanks and great comic there
#1 sallylue2 2011-12-08 13:02
Toby, you might find one of these somday. Keep looking!

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