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 #142 (Mar 1950, DC)
$36.00

ACTION COMICS #41 CGC 4.5 SUPERMAN cover 1941 Rare
$650.00

1974 Studio One Classic American covers CP 003 ACTION COMICS # 1 Superman
$12.99

Action Comics No.25 coverless
$76.01

ACTION COMICS #162 G/VG
$85.00

ACTION COMICS #41 SUPERMAN 1941- TIN EMBOSSED SIGN. NEW SEALED. GREAT GIFT!
$0.99

Superman Action Comics No. 34 Mar 1941 Mr. America ~ Black Pirate
$213.50

ACTION COMICS #256 FN
$90.00

Action Comics 71 Coverless o/w complete! (PG-GD $116) insides solid! (c#00012)
$40.00

Action Comics 74 Coverless o/w complete! (PG-GD $116) insides solid! (c#00014)
$40.00

ACTION COMICS #246 FN
$120.00

Action Comics 91 Coverless o/w complete! (PG-GD $87) insides solid! (c#00015)
$35.00

ACTION COMICS #66 Rare Golden Age 1943 WWII Classic motorcycle cover superman
$69.99

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

4 POOR ACTION COMICS: All no cover; 31, 38, 59 (all partial); 45(brittle, torn)
$68.00

ACTION COMICS #71 1941-COMPLETE /BRIGHT "COPY -OUTSIDE/INSIDE-" OF COVERS ONLY
$7.99

ED2 TOY STAMP & 1945 ACTION COMICS SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK ISSUE #91 CLEAN COMPLETE
$31.00

ACTION COMICS #1 JERRY SIEGEL SIGNED REPRINT • DYNAMIC FORCES CERTIFIED!
$349.99

ED2 TOY STAMP & 1946 ACTION COMICS ISSUE #94 COMIC BOOK COMPLETE CLEAN COMPLETE
$24.50

ED2 TOY STAMP & 1948 ACTION COMICS SUPERMAN ISSUE #118 COMIC BOOK NICE CONDITION
$34.33
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