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It's a bird, it's a plane … it's a million-dollar comic book

Dr. Evil would be proud.

A CGC 8.0 copy of Action Comics No. 1 — a comic book known for the first appearance of Superman — sold for $ 1 million dollars at auction this week.

The 1938 comic book broke the previous record for the highest amount paid for a comic book — $317,200 for a copy of the magazine graded 6.0 — set in 2009. It was sold on ComicConnect.com, an auction/consignment site.

This copy had been in a private collection for more than 15 years.

β€œIt’s the Holy Grail of comic books,” said ComicConnect’s Stephen Fishler. β€œBefore Action Comics No. 1, there was no such thing as a superhero or a man who could fly.”

Only 100 copies Action Comics No. 1 are believed to exist. Only two copies have received a grade of 8.0 (Very Fine) or higher.

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