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Action Comics #1 – Superman Sells For $2.16 Million

In case you wanted this for Christmas …

“It’s the first time a comic book has broken the $2 million barrier. The issue was published in 1938 and cost just 10 cents.

“When we broke the record in 2010 by selling the Action Comics No. 1, graded at 8.5, for $1.5 million, I truly believed that this was a record that would stand for many years to come,” said Stephen Fishler, CEO of ComicConnect.com and Metropolis Collectibles.”

You can read the rest at Huffington Post.

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23 December 2011 comics 5 Comments


  • TheCaptain says:

    Right on, Tom. Glad to hear i am not alone. I looooved going to the store and finding a new issue of CARtoons. Hmmmmm… that sounds familiar. At least it was guaranteed once a month (ahem…mattel!). I ended up getting a subscription. It wasnt quite the same as finding it in the store, but i still read it cover to back as soon as i got it. Never could draw cars like Trosley, but i always tried his how-to-draws. And never could bring myself to using the iron-ons.
    Wow. Really bringing up memories here. Thanks for the blast from the past, met (even tho this isnt the post’s subject)

  • Wraukn says:

    This was owned by Nick Cage. He apparently has quite the collection.

  • TheCaptain says:

    If only i had collected superman instead of “CARtoons”. Anybody remember those? I still have all mine, from the 70s thru 80s when they stopped (and Trosley went on to do comics for hustler (?)). Mad and cracked were also part of the collection but thats as far as my ‘comic’ collection went.

  • John in Missouri says:

    I wonder if someone somewhere has an unopened case of 36 of these…

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