Rare Superman comic sells for record $3.25mon April 7, 2021 at 6:11 pm

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Action Comics #1, which sold for 10 cents in 1938, is the world’s most valuable comic book.

Action Comics #1 comic book of 1938 is pictured on February 23, 2010 in New York

image copyrightAFP/Getty Images

A rare edition of a comic in which Superman made his first ever appearance has sold for a record $3.25 million (£2.8m).

It means the issue of Action Comics #1, which sold for 10 cents when it was released in 1938, is the world’s most valuable comic book.

The comic includes the story of Superman’s origins and is considered to be the start of the superhero genre.

It is thought only around 100 copies of the comic still exist.

This particular copy was “buried in a stack of old 1930s movie magazines” and was in mint condition, online auction house ComicConnect.com said in a statement.

The comic explains how Superman came to earth from another planet and went on to become Clark Kent.

It “really is the beginning of the superhero genre”, said ComicConnect.com co-owner, Vincent Zurzolo, who brokered the sale. Hundreds of thousands of copies of the magazine were printed in 1938, he added.

The seller made a $1m profit on the comic after owning it for just three years. The anonymous buyer is “relatively new to comic investing”, the statement said.

A different copy of the issue sold for $3.2m on eBay in 2014.

- Advertisement -




Learn the Facts on the Mesothelioma Causes and Risk Factors

As of this writing, mesothelioma patients and their families are still waiting for the latest mesothelioma causes to be identified. While many scientists have...

Covid-19: Universal credit GBP20 uplift ends, and ‘Covid toe’ explainedon October 6, 2021 at 6:14 am

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday morning.

Oops, wrong chair: Netanyahu sits in PM’s chair after losson June 14, 2021 at 11:52 am

After a vote installing a new government, Benjamin Netanyahu sat back down, but in a seat that was no longer his.After a vote installing...

Georginio Wijnaldum: Liverpool midfielder set to join Paris St-Germain on free transferon June 7, 2021 at 11:40 am

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is close to joining Paris St-Germain on a free transfer.Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is close to joining Paris St-Germain on...

Leonardo Da Vinci bear drawing sells for record £8.8m at auctionon July 8, 2021 at 8:51 pm

Head of a Bear is more than 500 years old and has set a new record for a Leonardo da Vinci sketch.image copyrightGetty ImagesA...