Superman’s debut comic sells for 3.2 million dollars!

supes classic

An almost mint condition copy of Action comics #1 sold in an E-bay auction for a little over 3 million dollars, the 1938 comic features the ground-breaking debut of the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created character Superman, the record breaking bid was made by New York comic dealers – Steven Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo.

It is estimated that there exist only about 150 copies of Action comics #1 worldwide, in various conditions, though the copy sold in the auction is rated a 9.0 out of 10, a near mint grade which is unusual for comics of this age. In comparison a copy of  Detective comics #27, which heralded Batman’s debut, sold in auction in 2010 for just over 1 million dollars and at the time was the most expensive comic book ever sold. Apparently some of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the former Superman actor – Christopher Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injuries.


Still the greatest Supes of all time!

About Bruce Hodder (formerly known as ArcaneHalloween)

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies... but then isn't everyone?

Posted on August 27, 2014, in Comics and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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