First Superman Comic Breaks $2 Million on eBay
Action Comics #1 (June 1938).
Photo: Via eBay.
With blockbuster superhero movies dominating cinemas this summer, it’s not surprising to see blockbuster comic book sales at auction. Darren Adams, owner of Pristine Comics, is auctioning off a rare copy of the first issue of Action Comics on eBay, and, with a current bid as of this writing of $2,002,038, it could break the record for the most expensive price ever paid for a comic book. Action Comics #1 was first printed in 1938 by DC Comics, and is famous for marking the first appearance of Superman. Another copy of the same comic set the current comic auction record of $2,161,000 in 2011. Adams’s auction ends August 24, leaving it plenty of time to surpass that record.
“It is referred to as the Holy Grail of comics and this is the finest graded copy to exist with perfect white pages,” writes Adams in the auction’s listing. “This is…. the Mona Lisa of comics and stands alone as the most valuable comic book ever printed.”