Tuesday, December 06, 2011
A copy of the first issue of Action Comics, in which Superman makes his debut, has sold for a record US$2.16m. The comic, graded a 9.0 for its condition, was auctioned online with a reserve price of US$900,000.
The name of the seller was not disclosed but there have been claims it was Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage.
'When we broke the record in 2010 by selling the Action Comics No 1, graded at 8.5, for US$1.5m, I truly believed that this was a record that would stand for many years to come,' said Stephen Fishler, CEO of ComicConnect.com, the site which hosted the auction, and Metropolis Collectibles.
See our post about the previous Action Comics #1 record breaker, and our post about Detective Comics #27 (Batman's debut) which broke that record a week later!!