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Vintage Superman comic sells for $3.2 million

by Greg Belfrage


A copy of the very first Superman comic has been sold for over $3 million dollars in an online auction!

A museum quality copy of Action Comics #1 from 1938 received 48 bids on eBay. The winning bid was $3,207,852. That's the highest price ever paid for a comic book.

View the official eBay auction

The comic was sold by prominent collectibles dealer Darren Adams. He created the video below to explain the importance of Action Comics #1 and explain how a pristine copy wound up in his possession.

Adams is donating one percent of the proceeds to the Christopher and Dana Reeve foundation.


Greg Belfrage is a lifelong Star Trek fan, Batman toy collector, sci-fi movie maniac and hopeless geek. He
can be reached at greg.belfrage@mwcradio.com