Comic featuring Superman debut sells for $3.2 million
Following 48 bids made between August 14 and August 24, the coveted comic book was sold for $3.2 million
The first issue of Action Comics, which also feature Superman’s first appearance, has been sold for more than $3 million, according to online auctions website eBay.
Following 48 bids made between August 14 and August 24, the coveted comic book was sold for $3.2 million.
Darren Adams, the owner of the comic book, said only 34 of the 200,000 copies distributed in in 1938 are “left in existence.”
CGC comics, an independent third party comic book grading service, classifies comic books between zero and 10, point five being poor and 10 being perfect, president Matt Nelson said in a video posted on eBay’s YouTube channel.
This Action Comic No.1 was granted a nine on the scale, which Nelson said was “the highest grading in the world.”
“This is one of the greatest books I have ever seen in my career,” he explained.
The first owner of the book bought it off a news stand in 1938, Adams said in the video.
He lived in a “high altitude area in West Virginia” where he “kept the book in a cedar chest,” Adams told eBay.
Nelson added that the chest provided the “most ideal condition” for comic books as it was cool, dry, dark and had as little air as possible.
Speaking to the Washington Post, Adam said his book is a “museum piece” while defending the high price the comic managed to get.
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