First Superman Comic


Love Superman? Got tons of money to spend? Good news! A copy of the original comic is for sale on eBay, and bidding is already at $2 million with five days left to go.

Called “Action Comics No. 1” and created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, it came out in June 1938 and is the first time Superman ever made his debut as a crime-fighting Clark Kent. Only 50 to 100 original copies reportedly still exist, and guess how much the comic first sold for? Ten cents.

It’s not just special because of the content, though. The comic is in “pristine condition” and was awarded an extremely high and rare grade by the Certified Guaranty Company because it looks and feels new.

“It is referred to as the Holy Grail of comics and this is the finest graded copy to exist with perfect white pages,” wrote the seller Darren Adams, who owns Pristine Comics. “This is . . . the Mona Lisa of comics and stands alone as the most valuable comic book ever printed.”

The only other “Action Comics No. 1” copy to go for a comparable amount was sold by Nicolas Cage in 2011 for $2,161,000, but it wasn’t in as good of condition.

“This comic is the best of the absolute best and whoever wins this auction will be the envy of the entire hobby for many decades to come,” Adams said.

Can’t argue with that.


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