A rare, high-quality copy of Action Comics # 1 sold for $ 3.25 million, a new world record for the most expensive comic book sales of all time.
Released in 1938, Action Comics # 1 is one of the most famous comic books in history, marking the first appearance of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s Superman.
Only about a hundred copies are believed to exist, and this particular specimen – a CGC certified 8.5 (VF +) strip – is the second highest rating behind two CGC 9.0 VF / NM copies, one of which had the previous record selling price from $ 3,207,852.
The Action Comics # 1 sales were brokered by ComicConnect, which notes that this particular comic has more than doubled in value since it sold for $ 1.5 million in 2010, with subsequent sales in 2017 ($ 1.75 million) and 2018 ($ 2.05 million). Sounds like a good investment when there are a few million lying around …