Superman’s debut comic sells for 3.2 million dollars!
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.