$3.2 Million on eBay for Superman Comic Sets New Auction Record

August 27, 2014 1:05 PM

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$3.2 Million on eBay for Superman Comic Sets New Auction Record

The first comic book ever to feature Superman, Action Comics No. 1 (1938), has broken the record price for a comic. It sold for just over $3.2 million in an eBay auction that ended on Sunday, August 24, the BBC reports. The comic is only one of 50 originals of Action Comics No. 1 that has not been restored. It received a near-perfect 9/10 rating by Certified Guaranty Company, a collectibles rating agency.

Metropolis’ owner Stephen Fishler subsequently told the AP that the piece was “just too good of an opportunity to pass up.” Pointing out that the original sold for only 10 cents in 1938, he said that the comic’s worth is almost unbelievable, “but it is Superman. That’s an iconic thing. It’s the firs...

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