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