First Superman Comic Sold for $3.2m




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First Superman Comic Sold for $3.2mTalk about faster a speeding bullet! It took just 48 bids to get from a 99-cent starting price to a sale of $3,207,852 Sunday for a copy of Action Comics No. 1 that was auctioned on eBay.

first bid, three minutes into the auction that began on Aug. 14 and ended yesterday, immediately made the first appearance of Superman a $1 million dollar comic. It become $2 million on Aug. 18 and went over $3 million with a bid of $3,207,752 on Aug. 24, but that was $100 less than the highest bid. [eap_ad_2] The original price for the issue, when it was sold 1938, was 10 cents. In 2011, a copy of Action Comics No. 1, once owned by Nicolas Cage, was auctioned for $2.1 million. Both comics were graded 9 of 10, but the Cage copy showed more signs of discoloration from age, which could help explain the million-dollar for the new -holder.

Other comics in this rarefied club include two other copies of Action Comics No. 1 (one rated 8.0, which sold for $1 million in February 2010; the other rated 8.5, which sold for $1.5 million in March 2010); a copy of Detective Comics No. 27, featuring the first appearance of Batman, which sold for just over $1 million in February 2010; and a copy of Amazing Fantasy No. 15, Spider-Man’s debut, which sold for $1.1 million in March 2011. (NY Times)[eap_ad_3]