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 #52 CGC 3.0 Classic Superman War Cover from 1942
$649.99

SUPERMAN - JUNE 1938!!!! - VERY RARE - SAME MONTH AS ACTION COMICS #1
$199.00

Action Comics #54 CGC 1.5 Superman vs Nazis!! C/OW pages
$200.00

Action Comics #6 (Nov 1938) Replica Cover Only
$0.99

Action Comics Superman number 397
$9.99

Action Comics #142 Superman, 1950, very nice, complete
$90.00

Action Comics #241 (Jun 1958, DC)
$60.00

DC ACTION COMICS #39 Aug 1941 vintage SUPERMAN WWII comic
$599.99

ACTION COMICS #29 (COVERLESS BUT COMPLETE) VHTF! 1940
$79.97

Action Comics # 1 Lot of 2 Reprints
$37.57

Action Comics 203 (1955) Fair-Good
$19.99

Superman ACTION COMICS #200 CGC 5.0 ~ 1955 Golden Age Comic
$225.00

ACTION COMICS #38-SUPERMAN-1940-DC GOLDEN-AGE
$347.75

*Final Drop* - ACTION COMICS #1 Superman 1987 Nestle Quick Reprint & Quik Bunny
$18.00

ACTION COMICS #56-SUPERMAN cover-HITLER story! 1942 dc golden age
$315.65

ACTION COMICS 83 CBCS 5.0 - WHITE PAGES - CBCS
$270.00

CGC 8.5 - ACTION COMICS #138 - 1949 - MYSTERY PLANE COVER - VERY SCARCE
$1795.00

Action Comics (1938 DC) #193 CGC 6.0 (1097071006)
$226.00

ACTION COMICS #185 8.5 VF+
$396.00

Action Comics # 31 DC Pub 1940 CGC 3.5 (VERY GOOD -)
$600.00
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