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 # 1 JUNE 1938 DC High Grade NM+ ***1st Appearance of Superman
$45.00

ACTION COMICS #186 GOOD 1953 SUPERMAN
$75.00

Action Comics 1949 # 133 - CGC 6.0
$91.00

DC Golden Age Action Comics Superman Vol. 1 #46 March 1942 Magazine 6.0 FN ST
$340.00

ACTION COMICS #90 VERY GOOD- 1945 SUPERMAN
$145.00

Batman #54 D.C. Comics Batman and Robin (Very Good + )Action! Mystery!Suspence
$249.99

ACTION COMICS #62, 1943 Superman Japanese War Americommando 3 Aces
$183.49

Action 89 (1945, D.C.) Classic Rainbow Cover, Superman Golden Age (id#13386)
$85.00

Action Comics #192- GD/VG 3.0 DC Golden Age 1954 "The Man Who Sped Up Superman!"
$69.95

Action Comics No 1 Superman Metal Tin Nostalgic Sign 10 cent Comic Book Cover
$14.99

Action Comics #25 (Jun 1940, DC) Last Gargantua T. Potts! Golden Age rarity!
$650.00

ACTION COMICS #214 - LOWER GRADE Complete - Golden Age SUPERMAN! - 1956
$14.50

ACTION COMICS #216 - LOW GRADE Complete - Golden Age SUPERMAN! - 1956
$6.50

SUPERMAN THE ACTION COMICS dc archives edition VOLUME 5 new sealed $49.99 cvr
$14.99

ACTION COMICS #217 - AVERAGE GRADE Complete - Golden Age SUPERMAN! - 1956
$16.51

ACTION COMICS #222 - NICE AVERAGE GRADE Complete - SILVER Age SUPERMAN! - 1956
$23.50

ACTION COMICS #223 - LOW GRADE Complete - SILVER Age SUPERMAN! - 1956
$8.50

Superman 1# action comics first appearance original rare ink drawing, Batman
$199.00

ACTION COMICS #224 - LOW GRADE Complete - SILVER Age SUPERMAN! - 1957
$4.25

ACTION COMICS #229 - AVERAGE GRADE Complete - EARLY Silver Age SUPERMAN! - 1957
$13.00
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