Action Comics #1 Sells For A Million At Auction

February 23, 2010


A copy of Action Comics #1, best known for featuring the first appearance of Superman, recently sold for a staggering $1 million at auction. That's one rich old virgin! Kidding -- kidding -- hookers count.

They said it couldn't be done. They said that no comic book--no matter how rare--would ever sell for $1,000,000. This week, they were proven wrong. And in the midst of a recession, no less!

Only about 100 copies Action Comics #1 remain in existence, and of those 100, only two have received a grading of 8.0 (Very Fine) or higher. This particular book is one of them, making it among the rarest of the rare.

Up until now, the record-holder was another Action Comics #1, this one with a grading of 6.0. It sold on for $317,200 in 2009.

Daaaaamn! I wish I was at a place in my life where I could drop a cool mill on a comic. Cause right now I'm not even comfortable dropping 89¢ on a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito from Taco Bell. However, I am comfortable dropping trou for painting classes. You think about it.*

*The GW cannot be held responsible for playing with himself or winking at the artists during a sitting (I get bored and my mind wonders)

Auction Site

Thanks to JerkBoxJoJo and Tyler, who don't collect comics books, they collect superheroes. Jesus, that must be one hell of a fortified basement.

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