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Monday, August 25, 2014

A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said Monday they submitted Sunday's record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No. 1, the 1938 book in which the superhero first appeared. It's believed to be the highest price ever paid for a comic book. About 100 to 150 copies of the issue are believed to exist, only a handful of them in top condition. This copy was kept for decades in a cedar chest in the West Virginia mountains by a man who had bought it off a newsstand, seller Darren Adams recently told the Washington Post.

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Well, assuming armageddon doesn't happen in the interim, no way he should lose money on the investment.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-08-25 07:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

Some right-wingers would have us believe this created as many jobs as 3.2 million comic books selling for $1.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-08-25 09:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

The second-highest bid was $19.

#3 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2014-08-26 01:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

The idle rich. Some people have nothing better to do.

#4 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-08-26 07:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

The greater fool has now been identified...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2014-08-26 08:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

$3.2 million...that's super, man.

#6 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-08-26 08:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

Action Comics #1? Wow. I've seen a copy of it under glass at the State Fair. But that was long ago.

#7 | Posted by scalawag at 2014-08-26 11:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

I destroyed my comics as a kid....read 'em over and over til the cover came off and the pages fell apart. I was into horror comics mostly. although me and my brother loved Mad Magazine.

#8 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-26 02:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

I liked G.I. Combat in the 70s....it didn't get better than The Haunted Tank.

#9 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-08-26 03:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

Did he then give the comic book to homer simpson for consumption?

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-26 05:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

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