Posted by Mastrova on December 1, 2012 - 10:00 am
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Action Comics #1, which features the first appearance of Superman, once again set the new record for the most expensive public sale of a comic book. This issue, graded 9.0 Near Mint by CGC, sold for a whopping $2,161,000, shattering the old record of $1.5 million set in March 2010 by a CGC 8.5 copy.

This issue is not only one of the highest graded, but has a history that's worthy of a Hollywood movie. It came into prominence when it sold in 1992 by Sotheby's for $82,500, which was a record at that time. Actor Nicolas Cage later bought the comic in 1997 for around $150,000. He kept the prized issue mounted on a wall in his home in a high security frame. Around January of 2000, however, Cage noticed that the issue was missing, along with 2 other issues also in security frames, Marvel Mystery #71 and a high grade Detective Comics #27. In April of 2011 an unidentified man claims he discovered the Action Comics #1 after he purchased the contents of an abandoned San Fernando Valley, California storage locker. The book was authenticated and then handed over as evidence to the Los Angeles Police Department while they investigated further. It is unknown whether the comic was later returned to Cage and if he was the recent seller. As for the Mystery #71, it resurfaced a few months after it was stolen, but the Detective Comics #27 has never been found.




Action Comics #194 (Jul 1954, DC)
$22.50

VINTAGE 1954 Superman in ACTION COMICS #192 coverless comic book
$14.77

GOLDEN AGE ACTION COMICS #240 - DECENT CONDITION - ESTATE FIND
$29.88

ACTION COMICS #1 Superman 1987 Nestle Quick Reprint VF/NM 8.0+
$75.00

Action Comics 65 CGC 4.5
$225.00

Action Comics #27 (Aug 1940, DC) Lionized Early Superman
$500.00

ACTION COMICS #188 HARD TO FIND GOLDEN AGE DC 1954 LOWER GRADE BUT COMPLETE
$13.34

ACTION COMICS #223 SUPERMAN KRYPTON
$20.00

Action Comics #34 COMIC BOOK 1940
$199.99

Action Comics 1 Cover Reprint
$21.00

Action Comics #32 - 1st Krypto Ray Gun in Superman - 1940
$249.99

Action Comics #205 (Jun 1955 DC) RARE Golden Age Superman!
$150.00

Action Comics #84 -Golden Age Pre-code - (May 1945, DC) - CGC 4.5
$329.00

Action Comics #1 NM Replica - 1st Superman - USPS Commemorative w/Stamp
$40.00

* ACTION Comics #135 Superman Sweet Golden Age! *
$99.95

ACTION Comics #55 Superman classic WWII cover Air Force golden age DC book nr
$31.00

ACTION COMICS #104 DC 1954 PAGES MISSING BUT SUPERMAN STORY IS COMPLETE
$11.50

Action Comics #77 G 1944 DC Comic Superman
$120.00

ACTION COMICS #210 PGX2.0 Superman Calendar 1955 Luthor app Reduced 50percent
$59.99

ACTION COMICS #191 (1954) - DC. GOLDEN AGE! CALLING DOCTOR SUPERMAN. GD+.
$75.00
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