Action Comics #1 (first appearance of Superman) sells for $1.5 million

April 2, 2010

Brent Frankenhoff (

After a short reign as the highest-priced comic book at $1,075,500, Detective Comics #27 (May 39, the first appearance of Batman) has been bested again by the sale of a higher-grade copy of Action Comics #1 (Jun 38, the first appearance of Superman), for $1.5 million., which brokered the first $1 million sale for a copy of Action Comics #1 Feb. 22, sold a second copy of the historically significant issue on March 29. This time, the copy was graded 8.5 (Very Fine+) by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC). The firm acquired the book only a few days earlier…

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