Su­per comic book

Cape Breton Post - - FOOD FOCUS - BY JAKE COYLE

Rare copy of first comic book fea­tur­ing Su­per­man sold for US$1 mil­lion, smash­ing the pre­vi­ous

record price for a comic book.

$317,000 for an Action Comics No. 1 is­sue. At­tempts to reach him for com­ment on Mon­day’s sale were not im­me­di­ately suc­cess­ful.

This copy fetched a much higher price be­cause it’s in bet­ter con­di­tion. It’s rated an “8.0 grade,” or “very fine.”

There are only about 100 copies of Action Comics No. 1 be­lieved to be in ex­is­tence, and only a hand­ful have been rated so highly. It’s rarer still for those copies to be made avail­able for sale.

“The op­por­tu­nity to buy an un­re­stored, high-grade Action One comes along once ev­ery two decades,” Fish­ler said. “It’s cer­tainly a mile­stone.”

Given its con­di­tion and rar­ity, that such a comic book would sell for so much wasn’t sur­pris­ing to Fish­ler. But the sticker shock was nev­er­the­less as­tound­ing.

“It is still a lit­tle stun­ning to see ‘a comic book’ and ‘$1 mil­lion’ in the same sen­tence,” Fish­ler said. “ There’s only one time a col­lectible hits the $1-mil­lion thresh­old.”

The As­so­ci­ated Press

In this im­age re­leased by Comic Con­nect Corp., the June 1938 cover of Action Comics that first fea­tured Su­per­man is shown.

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